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I just downloaded the trial version of FastRaw Viewer and want to use it with Affinity Photo.  I saw a posting that said to do this I hae to set AP as an External Editor?  Also do I need to set up a shortcut that at the end the files I select are automatically loaded into AP?  If so how?  Thanks yes a Newbie here

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a) Obviously it is a question (not a suggestion or request), so it would be better to put it in the correct thread/group - so someone can answer you at all.

b) Rather, it's question to completely different application (FastRAW). But find its setting is not a problem (first item):

https://www.google.com/search?q=Fast+Raw+external+editor&oq=Fast+Raw+external+editor&aqs=chrome..69i57.21270j0j7&client=tablet-android-asus-rev&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

Find the "External editors" on page. 


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In FastRawViewer, you can set Affinity Photo as an External Editor in the Preferences dialog:

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You can add a keyboard shortcut by using the menu choice: File > Customize > Keyboard Shortcuts. Choose "External Editors" from the list on the left, and assign a shortcut, if you want.

Once you have a Raw file selected in FastRawViewer (remember, it must be selected, not just being viewed) you can pass that file to Affinity Photo:

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Forgot to mention this...

As you probably know, Affinity Photo only handles 1 Raw file at a time. This is why I have left the "Supports Batch Processing" checkbox UN-checked in the Preferences dialog above. You cannot realistically choose multiple files in FastRawViewer and pass them all to Affinity Photo.

In my example, above, I have selected only a single Raw file and am about to open that file in AP. However, I also have a copy of DxO PhotoLab, which DOES support batch processing. I can choose multiple images in FastRawViewer, and then use the menu choise Select/Batch > Batch Run Program > [Name of Program], which will open and select multiple images in the batch-capable application I designate.

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5 hours ago, smadell said:

As you probably know, Affinity Photo only handles 1 Raw file at a time.

Actually, it can open multiple RAW files in Affinity Photo, each into the Develop Persona, but it does not open them very fast when you do that.


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12 minutes ago, R C-R said:

it does not open them very fast when you do that

I strongly suspect that they’re unlikely to change its name to SometimesNotVeryFastRawViewer! :D


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2 minutes ago, Alfred said:

I strongly suspect that they’re unlikely to change its name to SometimesNotVeryFastRawViewer! :D

I meant opening multiple RAW files in Affinity Photo, not FastRawViewer ... but you probably already knew that. ;-)


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On 1/30/2019 at 1:22 AM, Alfred said:

I strongly suspect that they’re unlikely to change its name to SometimesNotVeryFastRawViewer! :D

You're wrong about that...It's the fastest raw viewer.....

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On 1/30/2019 at 12:22 AM, Alfred said:

I strongly suspect that they’re unlikely to change its name to SometimesNotVeryFastRawViewer! :D

I think that @R C-R is referring to Affinity not FastRaw Viewer.

John


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1 minute ago, John Rostron said:

I think that @R C-R is referring to Affinity not FastRaw Viewer.

John

 

On 1/30/2019 at 12:25 AM, R C-R said:

I meant opening multiple RAW files in Affinity Photo, not FastRawViewer ... but you probably already knew that. ;-)

 


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2 hours ago, John Rostron said:

FastRaw Viewer.

Is it really "RAW" Viewer, or "Thumbnail" from RAW file Viewer?


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3 hours ago, Pšenda said:

Is it really "RAW" Viewer, or "Thumbnail" from RAW file Viewer?

The grid or filmstrip displays the JPEG previews that are embedded in the raw files, but the main display is rendered from raw. It typically renders a 24 megapixel raw in about a tenth of a second on my machine.

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11 minutes ago, >|< said:

but the main display is rendered from raw

Are you sure?

I am using the FastStone Image Viewer, and it certainly does not develop the contents of the RAW file. But because thumbnail is quite large (1600x1200 in the 3720x2800 ORF), it looks like a RAW file content view.


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13 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

Are you sure?

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FastRawViewer opens Raw files extremely quickly and renders them on-the-fly, instead of just displaying embedded JPEGs. It allows a photographer to see the RAW exactly as a converter will "see" it, without any delays or waiting time, guaranteeing the possibility to sort and cull RAW images lightning fast and based on the quality of the RAW itself, not JPEG previews.

FastRawViewer's RAW-based tools (unique ones such as RAW histogram, RAW statistics, Shadow Boost, Highlight Inspection, Focus Peaking, per-channel view, as well as familiar ones like Exposure Compensation, White Balance, Contrast Curves) allow one to estimate what a converter will be able to squeeze from the RAW image data and make preliminary adjustments to the RAW file, which will be acknowledged in Adobe converters.

FastRawViewer provides tools for the rating, labeling and sorting photos, and filtering of any number of RAW images.

FastRawViewer is very user-friendly and seamlessly integrates into any existing RAW workflow. It is extremely flexible; nearly all of its settings can be tuned and keyboard/mouse shortcuts can be changed according to individual habits and preferences.

https://www.fastrawviewer.com


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27 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

I am using the FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer is not the same as FastRawViewer.


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52 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

FastRawViewer [...] allows a photographer to see the RAW exactly as a converter will "see" it ...

So what exactly does this mean? How does 'converting' a RAW file differ from developing it? We know that different RAW developers produce different results, so what is it this app "sees"? :S


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