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    Affinity Photo Beta

    Affinity Photo Beta by Razvan Serea Affinity Photo is a professional photo editing tool with all the power you’ll ever need. Live retouch tools work in real time and its speed means there’s no waiting to see your results. Non-destructive editing, raw processing and end-to-end color management are standard, so Affinity Photo has all the features required to make beautiful photographs spring to life. Affinity Photo comes with a huge range of high-end filters including lighting, blurs, distortions, tilt-shift, shadows, glows and many more. Correct and enhance images with Levels, Curves, Black and White, White Balance, HSL, Shadows and Highlights and over a dozen other adjustments that are previewed instantly and can be edited any time. Other features include raw image processing, PSD import and export, colour management, accurate adjustments, high-end controls for channels and masks, advanced layer handling, batch processing, focus stacking, and much more. What's new in Affinity Photo 1.7.0 Beta: Brushes Photo 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush. Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring. We have more symmetry features on the way - so stay tuned during the beta process. Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance. Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control. All brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request RAW The RAW processing engine in Photo has been rewritten - producing better results and improved performance. RAW files now load much more quickly. Re-implemented support for XTrans sensors. The denoise algorithm has been rewritten (to produce better results). Hot pixel removal is now automatically performed by the Serif Labs engine. Profiled lens correction are more stable, apply more quickly, and can be toggled in the Develop UI. The histogram in the Develop persona is now presented in the output colour space - as opposed to always being linear. Filters New “Procedural Texture” filter with advanced presets support. New “Voronoi” filter. Denoise, Clarity and Shadows / Highlights filters have been rewritten (using technology from the Develop Persona). More filters are now available as Live Filters - including the new Procedural Texture filter. Live filters have been rewritten to improve performance - especially when multiple filters are used in a document. Improved Polar to Rectangular and Rectangular to Polar filters. Adjustments The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls. The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request. The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten. PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved. The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider. Tools The Crop tool has been rewritten - it now supports resolution changes, absolute pixel size and has a much improved preset mechanism. The Sponge Brush tool now gives more correct / pleasant results. A general tools overhaul has been performed - providing editing of grids, guides, page origin, across multiple tools (not just in the Move tool) General “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Photo will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done. HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Photo. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed. A large number of new cameras are supported for RAW development (we will provide a list of the new supported cameras as soon as possible!). The batch process dialog now fully supports expressions for height and width - available constants are “w”, “h” and “dpi”. Photo now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request. A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added. New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quick operations on clipping masks etc. The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved. New provider options have been added to the stock panel - support for Unsplash and Pexels. Both of these providers offer full-resolution stock imagery which is free to use. Metadata is now dynamically synchronised with your document - so if you resize then export, the values will be correct. Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features. Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes. Added support for per-monitor ICC profiles (previously we only used the primary monitor's ICC profile) in the document view (controls still use the primary monitor's ICC profile, which will hopefully be fixed in the future). Affinity Photo Beta fixes: Fixed masks failing to show correct preview Fixed crash at startup Old documents with white balance, hsl, selective colour and vibrance adjustments should now render the same as before (in a legacy compatibility mode) Improved layout of Float All Fixed Layers panel to allow scroll while click-dragging to move layers Fixed potential crash when adding a HSL Layer adjustment Removed excess space after raster format descriptions in open dialog filter Removed EIP from supported filetypes (because it isn't) Fixed import of ABR brushes with random controllers Added Rasterise to Mask to context menus Fixed incorrect state when leaving certain personas (e.g. ToneMap) Added support for ICC profiles in Photoshop plugins Fixed crashes with batch processing Download page: Affinity Photo (10 Days free trial) Download: Affinity Photo Beta | 333.0 MB (requires a valid product key) View: Affinity Photo Homepage | Screenshot Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  3. China is Huawei and the chinese are stealing tech and pirating everything. If Huawei is getting this beat-down.... its because they are chinese Racist much? Can you disprove his comment? The Chinese culture has different ethics than the western world. The Chinese believe the ends justify the means, regardless of how dishonorable it is [e.g. stealing tech which they do all the damn time]. It's not racist to point out a stereotype that exists because they literally ######ing do it every day. Disprove his racist comment? No, we are all on the same page that it was racist. How is it racist? Because he called out the Chinese? People with your poor ability to comprehend reality and properly debate are the reason that President Trump will win a re-election [and Brexit will eventually happen]. BTW, Chinese is not a race, asian is. Try again. Chinese are? Asians. Try again. I’ve had this idiotic conversation with you in the past. You aren’t any better than the poster. If you and the poster in question are feeble minded that you need to tar an entire people with the same brush, expect kickback. Lmao, don't take your delusion to a whole new level. What should i have said? whether you like it or not... Huawei is a chinese company and the chinese government is encouraging its people to steal and pirate. there is nothing racist about my original comment. the only racist here is the pretender you are. people like you are doing everything they can to hide their racism even when no one is accusing them. so they go about calling racism to things that are clearly not
  4. Speaking of Green, the green in the Microsoft logo looks off.
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    What Computer Should I Buy to Make Games? This depends on the "Level" you are aiming at. But unless you always want to stay in the world of 2D 8 bit pixel type things, getting the best GPU you can is very important. My recommendation is a NVIDIA GPU in the 2XXX series. For tight budgets, I have a thread on best value GPUs here: <insert link> RAM SSD Asset Storage Asset and Render Pipelines
  7. The U.S. government computers under attack by their own tool, and through a vulnerability that has received a patch long ago? Sometimes I think Microsoft's decision to make updates mandatory was the right decision.
  8. No way will it be less expensive.
  9. Extremely idiotic! After everything those malware programs have done, some a** thinks it's a great idea to collect them all on one computer and then sell it! They can put whatever security they want, but that doesn't make it unhackable. Especially with physical access.
  10. Not the Trumpster?! If you're talking about the same guy I think you are, that guy is to stupid to know the difference between any kind of art and a virus!! Are bone spurs a virus? I can't believe this guy is even getting a bid, let alone that amount! I'm pretty sure we are dealing with "fake news" as the big boy would say.
  11. And Windows 8. Windows 8 was worse.
  12. Reminds me of Google Glass. Neat concept, way too expensive and not that practical. Google Glass actually did what Google said it would without breaking down in a few days. It was the public reception that killed Glass.
  13. Yeah but in a way that makes Samsung look bad, this was a huge failure, it was a very public failure that made front page news all over the world and it should not have happened. How did internal testing not reveal these basic faults that appeared after a week or less with reviewers? What testing did Samsung do? How did they not think that people would not rip off the ‘screen protector’? I expect my Nan does more comprehensive testing on a new sponge recipe than Samsung did with the fold.
  14. Not the Trumpster?! If you're talking about the same guy I think you are, that guy is to stupid to know the difference between any kind of art and a virus!! Are bone spurs a virus? I can't believe this guy is even getting a bid, let alone that amount!
  15. That's pretty creative and probably qualifies as art. I doubt the sale price is legit but who knows. Maybe the high bidder is the Trumpster.
  16. Video out is implemented either via MHL to HDMI/SlimPort to HDMI/SlimPort to DisplayPort or USB-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode. But the phone has to implement it, simply having a USB-C to DP adapter isn't enough. Plenty of high-end quality phones have one of these video outputs. I transfer things via cable and wi-fi depending on what I'm transferring. But if I'm paying $479, I expect it to have USB 3.1 Gen 2. The thing about cable is I can use File Explorer to browse files on the phone via MTP. I don't know if an app lets you browse files on the phone (without rooting) in a similar way using File Explorer over Wi-Fi. Do you know one? Usually you have to install an app on the phone and another app on the PC just to transfer files via Wi-Fi. Jeez! No thanks! I can't stand stock Android, never have. It's full of hard to discover features, icon-only UI everywhere without text labels, weird gestures instead of clean simple buttons with labels. Some apps are too simple with too basic UIs. Google has never understood accessibility or usability to make things really dead simple for a n00b. Stock Android goes too far in achieving extreme minimalism instead of focusing on ease of use. Also, updates slow down the phone tremendously. They have always slowed down Google's phones even with the Nexus series and now Pixel. Even with all the unpatched vulnerabilities, I haven't experienced any data breach on any non-updated Android devices as I know how to keep it secure and clean. I am not dissing on this phone to justify an $800 phone. I prefer a phone in the $250-$300 range. I'm dissing on it because if you're paying $480, I expect it to have video out, latest USB standard, a more accessible UI and fundamental things like notification LED not left out.
  17. The 167.1 Dev build autoinstalled and now works just fine again.
  18. If I pee on my laptop and then throw paint on it... and post it to a questionable website, I will call it art. I will then sell said laptop for 2 million. Ante up?
  19. Rather embarraskin leak, that - NSA HQ is less than twenty miles south of Baltimore city (via the B-W Parkway, US 1, or I-95).
  20. xMorpheousx416

    1903 v145 and SoundBlaster Z

    Here's what you can try. Having the latest version of their driver handy, go into Device manager. Remove Sound Blaster from the list, but don't remove the software. Go into Windows Sound. Just type: sound in the start menu, open Sound Settings. Set the system to 5.1 and test it. If you have all speakers up.. reinstall the SB drivers, use the Repair option. Restart when done. Keep in mind, these issues I have had, surround (no pun intended) the Z series card. Not Zx or ZxR. Not sure if the core drivers are different... similar to say, the same Nvidia release works on a 610, 650Ti, 750, and above series cards, but different features may be installed for each type. On that subreddit, I joined in as Charvelx04.
  21. China is Huawei and the chinese are stealing tech and pirating everything. If Huawei is getting this beat-down.... its because they are chinese Racist much? Can you disprove his comment? The Chinese culture has different ethics than the western world. The Chinese believe the ends justify the means, regardless of how dishonorable it is [e.g. stealing tech which they do all the damn time]. It's not racist to point out a stereotype that exists because they literally ######ing do it every day. Can you civilized Westerners now justify the killings of 1M Iraqis b/c of the FUD called WMD? I am ready to hear excuses.
  22. I don't really know of any modern smart phones nor have I ever seen a modern smart phone which has direct video out cables. Though I would imagine that there are USB-C to HDMI (or display port) adapters out there that would fit your needs. As far as the USB 2.0, how often do you (or even the modern consumer) transfer things via cable to a phone these days? 99% of my phone's data transfer is done wirelessly. USB 3.0 is not an essential feature on a phone. Lastly, stock android is and has always been my preference. It's predictable, easy to use and not bloated with functionalities or assistants I neither want nor care about. The only other interfaces that have won me over even slightly was the old Android Razer smartphone and HTC (until I got tired of their UI and used a new launcher to switch it to stock Android). Stock android is perfectly usable, and getting security updates and new features faster than any other Android phone is essential to me. If I don't like the UI, I can always change it. But I won't ever have to worry about bloatware from some carrier or OEM clogging up my phone. This is obviously all preference, but to me it just sounds like you're dissing this phone in an effort to justify a likely $800+ phone purchase. If I need to get a new phone anytime soon, I'll be looking at these. $700+ is far too much for a device that sits on my desk inactive for 80% of my day. Too true, Emn1ty - too true. The phone the 3a XL replaced as a planned purchase (for me) was the Galaxy S10e - which is $700+USD. While it has no notch, it's still pricier than the 3a XL. And while it gets plain vanilla Android out of the box, since I'm not on Verizon Wireless, I can run any AOSP ROM that has a build for it - and a lot do. (Further - thanks to the now much-wider availability of said phone, I expect AOSP builds for the 3a XL to increase - not drop. In fact, my favorite AOSP ROM from back in the day - Dirty Unicorns - has a Release Candidate build for it - right now. (It's already both rootable AND TWRPable - only the former of which is possible with my current smartphone - and is a GPB to even do.) That means I could even scratch the self-maintainer itch I've had since I had a Galaxy Nexus back in the day - practically from the jump. That AND sane pricing? Note that the camera doesn't enter into it at all. I call it the Sane Smartphone for reasons having diddly to do with the camera.
  23. China is Huawei and the chinese are stealing tech and pirating everything. If Huawei is getting this beat-down.... its because they are chinese Keep repeating a falsehood, until monkeys believe it is the truth
  24. They are just showing their power to be an economic hitman. Nothing else. USA cry for dictatorships in other countries, however, it is doing exactly the same thing at world level. Such a shame
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