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Batch processing in Affinity Photo?


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Assuming you're not talking about a folder of RAW images:

  1. File > New Batch Job...
  2. Select the files to process
  3. Select the output location
  4. Select your desired output formats, and for each, specify the dimenension(s) you want and whether to preserve aspect ratio
  5. Select some macros if you feel like it
  6. Click OK.

On the other hand, if you are talking about a folder of RAW images: Currently, if you use Affinity Photo Batch processing to convert RAW images to another format, only a subset of the usual Develop Persona processing is applied, and you may not like the results you'll get. You might need to experiment, and possibly do some additional macro processing to adjust the results to your satisfaction.

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The easiest way to reduce images, is to divide the resolution by 2 or 4.

w/2 or w/4

This will work correctly even if the image set has a various aspect ratio.

 

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6 hours ago, rudy serna said:

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unable o initiate batch processing - OK button is grayed out

 

Strange... i have no idea why that is happening. Works fine here.

That said, Serif should definitely improve the batch processing. For example, i sorely miss a option to save the processed files with a file name extension like "IMG_3367_processed". That way, you could save into the same folder, without overwriting the existing files. I can also imagine that some generic auto corrections like sharpening, auto colour, or auto contrast could be added. Even Photoshop Elements has that.

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7 hours ago, rudy serna said:

unable o initiate batch processing - OK button is grayed out

Have you tried pushing the Authorize button?

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7 hours ago, chakko007 said:

I can also imagine that some generic auto corrections like sharpening, auto colour, or auto contrast could be added.

You can do that (& more) by applying macros you have created to the batch job.

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Right, but, why not just implement those as factory defaults, instead of making the user do the job? My point was about comfort, as that's what makes a software... well... more comfortable.

Apart from that, i really don't see where APhoto should have some auto corrections like PS Elements has. Maybe i just don't know where to look.

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30 minutes ago, chakko007 said:

Apart from that, i really don't see where APhoto should have some auto corrections like PS Elements has. Maybe i just don't know where to look. 

The main Toolbar at the top of the screen has 4 icons/buttons for

Auto Levels
Auto Contrast
Auto Colours
Auto White Balance

You can record one or more of them in a macro and replay them in a batch job as required.

 

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55 minutes ago, chakko007 said:

Right, but, why not just implement those as factory defaults, instead of making the user do the job?

Probably because users use batch jobs to do a lot of different things, & for many of them any generic auto corrections would be inappropriate or counter-productive. Among other things, keep in mind that the 4 auto corrections that @carl123 mentioned are destructive & even the order they are applied in (much less how much if any sharpening is applied & where it is done in the order) can produce different results.

With macros, you have much more control over this, for example by including a macro that duplicates the original photo layer for batch exports to formats that support layers.

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unable o initiate batch processing - OK button is grayed out

 

OK -got it to work!  Applied AP update from Apple Store, selected Authorise (that I had previous done) and OK button was activated, set image size to 6" x 4" and they were resized..had to specify size in inches (") for it to work.  Thanks for your replies and help!!

 

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On 9/16/2019 at 6:47 PM, carl123 said:

The main Toolbar at the top of the screen has 4 icons/buttons for

Auto Levels
Auto Contrast
Auto Colours
Auto White Balance

You can record one or more of them in a macro and replay them in a batch job as required.

 

I'm ashamed now that i never noticed those... i expected auto-corrections to be in one of the menus, like they are in PS Elements. Thanks a lot for the tip!

Back to school for me now, and to see what i also missed in the software. :D

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13 hours ago, chakko007 said:

i expected auto-corrections to be in one of the menus

 

42 minutes ago, carl123 said:

 

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To be fair, auto levels, contrast, colours and white balance are all adjustments rather than filters, so the Filters menu isn’t perhaps the most obvious place to look for them.

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