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The inpainting tool does not always respond.  Some files it works perfectly and on other it does not respond.  Have no idea what would cause this.

I am using Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123

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In versions prior to 1.7 (in Beta) it is necessary to rasterise an image layer first. When you forget to do this, the inpainting tool doesn't work.


Affinity Photo/Affinity Designer/Affinity Publisher | macOS 10.14 Mojave | MBP13 2013

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I have never rasterized a file before and the inpainting has worked just fine, so I guess I do not understand why you would need to rasterize.  Is it required for any of the tools to work???

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I just did a test on the same photo, one a jpg and the other afphoto.  The inpainting works just fine on the jpg version but not on the afphoto version.  I have no ideas why.

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14 hours ago, HVDB Photography said:

That also applies to the beta version !!!!

At least in the current Mac beta, it depends on how the 'other brushes' Assistant option is set. I get this notice if it is set as below & I try to use the Inpainting Brush on an "(Image)" layer:
965818474_Assistantrasterized.jpg.367dcff8e4ea1f8ac9a9e17c27b70515.jpg 
Assistant.jpg.ded6a39f09e528d059e951141f3e3d0d.jpg

Even though the Assistant option says it applies vector layers, in the beta (but not in the 1.6 retail version) it also applies to "(Image)" layers when the inpainting & other retouching brushes are used on them.


Affinity Photo 1.7.2, Affinity Designer 1.7.2, Affinity Publisher 1.7.2; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.153 & Affinity Designer 1.7.2.6 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.3.1

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11 hours ago, jbrent said:

I have never rasterized a file before and the inpainting has worked just fine, so I guess I do not understand why you would need to rasterize.  Is it required for any of the tools to work???

No, for pixel layers -- ones that in the Layers panel have a "(Pixel)" suffix like in the screenshot @HVDB Photography posted -- rasterizing is not necessary because a pixel layer is already a rasterized layer. Image layers --- ones that have the "(Image)" suffix -- are a special type of layer that must be rasterized before the retouching brush tools will work.


Affinity Photo 1.7.2, Affinity Designer 1.7.2, Affinity Publisher 1.7.2; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.153 & Affinity Designer 1.7.2.6 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.3.1

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