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Affinity looks good and pretty intuitive to use. What I am missing is a batch processor. My primary photo targets are birds; things that move pretty fast at times. So I usually shoot photos in bursts - same light situation, same settings etc, up to 20 images. To allow me to select the one photo I like, I want to process all of them the same, so applying a macro/batch processing them. The outcome of the batch processing should deliver good results.

 

This is the one feature photoshop has ahead of all other photo processing software - it does good batch processing. I have tested other software (Nikon firmware, Corel, Gimp etc.) and they have all delivered unsatisfactory results.

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Amendment - there appear to be macros - but they don't work quite yet, so this request might be filled in a future update.

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Try Lightroom, I'd argue it has even better batch processing than Photoshop. And then the manner in which you can preview all of the resulting images is astonishingly better than working with Bridge and Photoshop.

 

It's almost as though it comes from a universe outside of Adobe.

 

// it did, they bought it.

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I concur with this idea, it would be great to be able to process many images at once.

Furthermore, if such processing could be initiated from a command-line, this makes it a really solid tool in an asset pipeline!

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Batch processing is on Andy's roadmap for Affinity Photo, it'll be in a free update after launch.

Hi, has this happened yet? I'm busy with a 10 day trial and batch processing is important to me.

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Unfortunately there is no batch processing at the moment, Desmond, but as Dale said, this feature will come to Affinity Photo in the (hopefully not so far) future …  :)

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I would love to see this feature too. I think it's essential for every day photo editing work. Still i have to use two applications, while i would prefer to use only Affinity Photo for all steps of my photo editing workflow.

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Not just for photographers.

 

I've just processed over a hundred product images sourced from the web of perfume bottles to be used in a product sample video. All had pure white backgrounds so I applied the following task order 100 times:

 

Open

Erase white paper

Rotate 90º

Export PNG

Close

 

I feel stupid having forced myself to do it in Affinity Photo when PhotoShop could've batch processed it all while I went on lunch, but hey, I'm trying to use Affinity products as much as possible to get completely comfortable with them so Adobe can stop being my "go to" apps. (difficult to do when the lasso selection tool's cursor obscures my view of what I'm doing. It's terrible)

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Open

Erase white paper

Rotate 90º

Export PNG

Close

 

Coming from Fireworks exporting lots of photos for use on websites I’m also used to such a workflow and would very much love this in Affinity Designer.

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I'll add my voice in asking for what i believe is a much needed feature. Still no news on when its going to happen? I can see this being added to the DAM package they are working on. 

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I'll add my voice in asking for what i believe is a much needed feature. Still no news on when its going to happen? I can see this being added to the DAM package they are working on. 

 

I think it makes a lot of sense for this to be included in a DAM.

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^1 - Up vote. Batch processing really needs to be included. I have been telling everyone about Affinity Photo but I have two people saying that the program MUST include batch processing in order for them to make the switch from Adobe to Affinity.

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Please add an option for applying RAW settings using batch processing. I could not make a macro recording for that.


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I'm in the "New Batch Job..." window, but it's missing a "Save to PSD" option. Please add! Or at least let me do batch exports based on an export preset...

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so need Batch RAW processing similar to Adobe's camera raw, I bought Affinity with the hope of escaping Adobe's PS strangle hold but was disappointed that I could not batch correct images needing the same adjustment while live viewing.  This seems like it'd be a basic software function especially knowing working photographers would be purchasing the software.

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1 hour ago, Derek Smith said:

so need Batch RAW processing similar to Adobe's camera raw, I bought Affinity with the hope of escaping Adobe's PS strangle hold but was disappointed that I could not batch correct images needing the same adjustment while live viewing.  This seems like it'd be a basic software function especially knowing working photographers would be purchasing the software.

That's two of the reasons I will continue to use DxO Optics pro for batch processing RAWs until AP/AD or new Affinity DAM is released.

Regards

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