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When I open a photograph of a closeup of someone, the flesh/skin colors are distorted.

It looks like the software is vectorizing the colors of the photograph as the colors don't blend together but are separated by rigid lines and Affinity Photo is also applying a lot of contrast which I also cannot remove.

I have applied several color profiles to Affinity Photo but nothing seems to change.

See the attached photos; the photo on the right is the original; the photo on the left is what Affinity Photo does to it and it can't be undone unless you close the file without saving changes.

Help!  :$

Claudette H Reichel copy.jpg

Claudette H Reichel.jpg


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I see that the picture configuration has changed; the photo on the bottom is the original; the photo on top is what happens when I open the photo in Affinity.

(When I open the photo in Gimp.app, colors are correct)


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I am using Affinity Photo version 1.6.7 purchased through the App Store

I am using Affinity Designer 1.6.5 purchased through the Affinity Store

I have opened the file I originally provided in this case in both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer.  The photo presents slightly better in Designer than Photo, but still not very good.  As a reference, the photo presents nominally (very good) in Gimp 2.10.6; that is my only other benchmark for comparison.

I am sure that you guys have heard about Gimp by now; but, if you haven't, it is a free raster based software provided under the General User Interface @ https://www.Gimp.org. 

The photo attached is what Affinity Photo does to the original photo every time I open it in Affinity Photo: compare it with the original that I sent to you; the difference is blatantly obvious.

Please send me a link to download the beta version of both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer.

Thank you,  :)

Claudette Reichel.jpg


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Original is attached; sorry that it is so small.

ClaudetteHReichel.jpg


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This is another example of what Affinity Photo does to my photos; sorry, again, the picture is just a bio photograph used in a website, so it is also small, but you can see; the difference is obvious.

Christopher Foti MD-after Affinity Photo.jpg

Christopher Foti MD.jpg


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This is another picture of my General Practitioner; you can see the difference.

I have spent over an hour going down the list of all of my 30+ color (icc) profiles; none of them seems to correct this problem.

Affinity Photo screen.png

Christopher Foti MD.jpg


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It seems to me though, that if I did have the wrong color profile, the photos would be equally distorted in all of my software; these photos present perfectly well in Gimp, Inkscape, Corel After Shot, Nikon NX  View, Nx2, NXi and all of the rest of the software packages that I use.

It is only in Affinity Photo and Designer that photos do not present well.  These are the only variables; all other factors are the same.

This is the reason I would like to try using the beta versions to see if that would make a difference; perhaps your newest code would have corrected this.


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Attached is a zip file with screenshots from 8 different photo editing software packages of the same photo.

All of the software including 2 web browsers present the same photo identically, except for Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo.

NAGENDREN.zip


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This is even worse!  See for yourself...

sRGB IEC61.png


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Well, GLORY BE!!! :):D;)9_9

Opening these same pictures in the Beta versions did the trick! :)

Thanks for your time, patience, tenacity and professionalism guys and girls!  Long live the Affinity revolution!

AFFINITY BETA PICTURES.zip


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Screenshot of Paul R Fontenot's Affinity Photo ver. 1.6.7 as requested. ;)

Having taken a look at this after I took the screenshot, it dawned on me that maybe I should have changed the color profile globally instead of just in the document I had open.

I kept my eye on the first picture I sent you and nothing changed, even though I changed the global profile several times; ;then, on a hunch, I opened the Nagendra file which I also sent to you and it looked pretty good; so, I opened another file (Lauren.png) and it looked just like it was supposed to look and how it looked in other software.

I think maybe, the first picture I was toying with may have been corrupted (???) or something.  Because the pictures (Lauren & Nagendra) look pretty good now.

Paul Fontenot-Affinity Photo 1.6.7.png

Lauren.png


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Does Affinity Designer have an "Undo" history function?  I have not seen any documentation on that so far.

That helps me a lot if I have to retrace my steps when I use the Gimp app.


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1 hour ago, PAULRFONTENOT said:

Does Affinity Designer have an "Undo" history function?  I have not seen any documentation on that so far.

That helps me a lot if I have to retrace my steps when I use the Gimp app.

Yes. Cmd + Z, or Edit > Undo, as you'd expect. Or use the History panel. Assuming the Affinity Help works for you, search for Undo there (or use the online Help).

1 hour ago, PAULRFONTENOT said:

Screenshot of Paul R Fontenot's Affinity Photo ver. 1.6.7 as requested.

In that screenshot, from their names, I would guess that your RGB profiles are monitor profiles, not document profiles. You need to specify document profiles there, such as sRGB something, or Prophoto RGB or Adobe RGB.


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Thank you for that guidance, Walt.  I will definitely go to that section of the Help menu and look that up. 


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Hi PAULRFONTENOT,
Thanks for the screenshots. The issue with the wrong colours is due to the profiles you have set up in the Affinity Preferences, Colour section. Set them as shown below - the first two specifically (which is the default - unless you want/need to use another colour profile in particular ) and the files should open correctly in the retail version as well.

968669804_preferences.colourdefaults.jpg.55ad7066b72144de6dc2a1b047640062.jpg

 

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Thank you MEB for that guidance; I will surely set those parameters as advised.


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