Introduction to Affinity Photo
Introduction to AffinityPhoto
Hello James, very instructive video - thank you! However - as you stated, the adjustment intensities of color saturation and contrast are subjective - for my liking, the overal final image was too flat and lacks "punch" ....but again, that´s just my taste. I own a license of AFPH but did not use it until now because I did up to now not find a reasonable tutorial for astrophotography with AFPH.
What I also liked a lot is that your explanations are clear and easy to understand, you English is very fine for someone like me, having English not as my primary language.
Allow me please a suggestion - it would be very pleasant to have your steps as some kind of a to-do list written somewhere. With that on hand, I could go ahead point after point and follow your instructions perfectly.
Thanks for your effort and that informative tutorial!
I had a crack at this data following approximately the video workflow. Was really pleased with the result in Affinity BUT when I exported to jpeg (to post in the TL website), my carefully preserved core was horribly blown out. James - is that a limitation of the jpeg export (which perhaps will never be as good as the .afphoto version) or is there something I could do to preserve the detail?
Hi Mike, are you editing on a MacBook Pro M1 by any chance? It might be that EDR is enabled by default (basically HDR), and you're seeing an extended brightness range that would be clipped when exported to an SDR format.
If you wanted to send your .afphoto document over to firstname.lastname@example.org I'd be happy to have a look at the file—if you don't have a file sharing service you can use I can also set up a Dropbox file request. Hope that helps!
Very interesting video. Very useful to start post-processing in astrophotography with Affinity. Thanks a lot.