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Hi,

The Stock panel worked for me in Beta of Photo, but with release of the final version I get "connection failed". I'm working on W10.
Any ideas?

 

 

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  • W10, i5 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 840A, Wacom Intuos Pro M, iPad Pro 2018. 
  • W10, Xeon 3.20GHz, 32GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 600, Wacom Intuos Pro M

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Hey Przemysław,

As far as I know, only users with Windows 7 have been experiencing the 'Connection failed' message. 

The main thread can be found here:
https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/88295-stocks-tab-unsplash-not-working/&page=2

However I believe the fix being discussed only applies to Windows 7 but it may be worth having a read anyway. 

I think we may need to do something about this as expecting users to modify the registry isn't really a solution.

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It works OK in the most recent Betas.
I have this problem on both my PCs, on work PC I can't edit registry anyway.


  • W10, i5 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 840A, Wacom Intuos Pro M, iPad Pro 2018. 
  • W10, Xeon 3.20GHz, 32GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 600, Wacom Intuos Pro M

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Stock Panel not working with "unsplash" "pexels" and "pixabay"

Get Connection failed every time

Using the latest version of Affinity Photo on Windows 10, I can access these sites using my browser with no problem

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On 12/3/2019 at 1:26 AM, taylorr52 said:

Stock Panel not working with "unsplash" "pexels" and "pixabay"

Get Connection failed every time

Using the latest version of Affinity Photo on Windows 10, I can access these sites using my browser with no problem

Same here!

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Yes - didn't help.

Funny thing is, they all used to work, a while back Unsplash ans Pixabay stopped working, and just today i noticed that Pexels has also stopped.

To be honest it's not a major problem, I can just go to their websites. Just a minor irritation! 

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@jrsnbsch

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums :) 

We think this is a recent change to Pexels affecting all customers on all OS's (If Pexels stock search is still working for any other readers of this thread feel free to correct me))


Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

Latest releases on each platform 

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Update - when I first said that none of them were working I was using my work PC.

I don't often use the stock tab at home, but I just checked and Pexels is the only one saying "connection failed", the other two are working OK.

 

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1 hour ago, PaulEC said:

Pexels is the only one saying "connection failed"

Pexels is best avoided anyway, IMO.


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Better lose it altogether;

Although it's a users responsibility to sort out the licensing applied, it may become a minefield :(
https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/07/15/unsplash-copyright-infringement/


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