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Develop Persona vs Photo Persona (Affinity Photo)

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#1 Five



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:47 AM

One of my biggest struggles with Affinity Photo, as well as with other photo editors, is to make a decision wether I should do the majority of my adjustments while developing the RAW file or later in the photo persona. For instance, right now I am working on an image which needs quite a bit sharpening (details), straightening, cropping, heavy exposure and withe balance work, and a gradient overlay to further adjust the sky. 

I could do all this in the develop persona. But I could also do all this in the photo persona with the benefit, that I can change my values for a specific adjustment whenever I want. I assume there must be a benefit of doing some adjustments in the development persona, but I don't see it. What am I missing?
I would like to know what kind of adjustment work you guys are doing in the development persona versus the photo persona for RAW files. Thanks!

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

Hi Five,


Welcome to the Forums :)


MEB wrote a large paragraph explaining the develop persona below you may find it useful!





#3 MBd


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:50 PM

here is another thread covering the subject pretty well, a bit more in depth 


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