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From Capture one to Affinity

Postby meyer999 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:15 pm

Is there a way around this:?

As far as I know, Capture One requires a traditional .exe file application to use the Open With feature. Due to the way Microsoft sandboxes and installs Apps through the Microsoft Store, I don't believe it's possible to open an 'App' through Capture One that's been downloaded from the Microsoft Store. (Affinity Photo app)
I'd recommend contacting Phase One and seeing if they have a workaround for this, as this comes down to their implementation of opening external programs.
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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby David532 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:15 pm

Don't you have to download and eventually pay for the full application from the affinity web site at https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/desktop/ to be able to do what you want?

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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby IanS » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:24 am

Adrianjm@gmail.com wrote:Is there a way around this:?

As far as I know, Capture One requires a traditional .exe file application to use the Open With feature. Due to the way Microsoft sandboxes and installs Apps through the Microsoft Store, I don't believe it's possible to open an 'App' through Capture One that's been downloaded from the Microsoft Store. (Affinity Photo app)
I'd recommend contacting Phase One and seeing if they have a workaround for this, as this comes down to their implementation of opening external programs.


If that is true that is one mighty good reason not to buy an app through the Microsoft store! AP is not exactly expensive to buy from Affinity. How much did you save buying from MS?

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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby IanS » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:26 am

IanS wrote:
Adrianjm@gmail.com wrote:Is there a way around this:?

As far as I know, Capture One requires a traditional .exe file application to use the Open With feature. Due to the way Microsoft sandboxes and installs Apps through the Microsoft Store, I don't believe it's possible to open an 'App' through Capture One that's been downloaded from the Microsoft Store. (Affinity Photo app)
I'd recommend contacting Phase One and seeing if they have a workaround for this, as this comes down to their implementation of opening external programs.


If that is true that is one mighty good reason not to buy an app through the Microsoft store! AP is not exactly expensive to buy from Affinity. How much did you save buying from MS?

Ian


Answered my own question :-) It is the same price, so why buy from MS if it restricts functionality compared to buying from Affinity?

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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby SFA » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:54 am

The information on the MS Store web page for Affinity does advise that it needs to be installed on a drive in the local machine. However it can be installed on up to 10 PCs, apparently.

I don't believe there is an App for Windows but there is a version of Affinity Photo for iPad.
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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby mikekatz » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:33 pm

There is a version of Affinity for Windows. I own it.
https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/desktop/
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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby SFA » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:03 pm

mikekatz wrote:There is a version of Affinity for Windows. I own it.
https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/desktop/


There is indeed. I also own it (and several versions of it predecessors that were Windows only) but Windows store is about Apps as well as Applications and the word "App" was used earlier so I think it is important to clarify what is meant by the word and what is available.


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PS. I'm not sure that it is appropriate to offer a direct link to another product for which there is no direct relationship to Capture One on a forum provided by Phase at their cost. However that is a fine line of etiquette for which the Phase crew can offer guidance if they wish to.
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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby mikekatz » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:59 pm

SFA wrote:
Grant

PS. I'm not sure that it is appropriate to offer a direct link to another product for which there is no direct relationship to Capture One on a forum provided by Phase at their cost. However that is a fine line of etiquette for which the Phase crew can offer guidance if they wish to.


Of course, but we're looking at using Affinity with Capture One, not in place of it. It enhances Capture One, so is to Phase One's advantage.
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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby meyer999 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:42 pm

IanS wrote:
IanS wrote:
Adrianjm@gmail.com wrote:Is there a way around this:?

As far as I know, Capture One requires a traditional .exe file application to use the Open With feature. Due to the way Microsoft sandboxes and installs Apps through the Microsoft Store, I don't believe it's possible to open an 'App' through Capture One that's been downloaded from the Microsoft Store. (Affinity Photo app)
I'd recommend contacting Phase One and seeing if they have a workaround for this, as this comes down to their implementation of opening external programs.


If that is true that is one mighty good reason not to buy an app through the Microsoft store! AP is not exactly expensive to buy from Affinity. How much did you save buying from MS?

Ian


Answered my own question :-) It is the same price, so why buy from MS if it restricts functionality compared to buying from Affinity?

Ian


I thought it was the same as buying directly from Affinity.
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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby meyer999 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:50 pm

SFA wrote:
mikekatz wrote:There is a version of Affinity for Windows. I own it.
https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/desktop/


There is indeed. I also own it (and several versions of it predecessors that were Windows only) but Windows store is about Apps as well as Applications and the word "App" was used earlier so I think it is important to clarify what is meant by the word and what is available.


Grant

PS. I'm not sure that it is appropriate to offer a direct link to another product for which there is no direct relationship to Capture One on a forum provided by Phase at their cost. However that is a fine line of etiquette for which the Phase crew can offer guidance if they wish to.


I agree, but just want to be able to do what can be done with Photoshop. In any case it can be done with a version purchased from Affinity. My problem is that I got the Microsoft store version.
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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby pope » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:15 pm

So I think this may be a problem with any Microsoft Store App.

One thing you can do is try to get access to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps - but that starts messing with permissions and whatnot.

I did try to use https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/57000-method-open-any-windows-10-apps-command-line.html to see if I could get the the application to run from a batch file - and I could (sorta)! Looks something like:

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powershell.exe explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\$(get-appxpackage -name SerifEuropeLtd.AffinityPhoto ^| select -expandproperty PackageFamilyName)!SerifEuropeLtd.AffinityPhoto


The problem is I haven't figured out how to pass arguments to the Affinity Photo app here (as opposed to the explorer command. It seems that UWP apps, like the Affinity Photo app from the MS Store, aren't built to handle command line args. Instead, they are through handlers, like a File handler or a Protocol handler.

What could make this work is if Serif added protocol support - and allowed for query string arguments to be passed. Something like afphoto:f=NAME_OF_FILE.tiff. Or if Serif added the windows.appExecutionAlias to their manifest file. Then I could write a small Go app or turn a .bat file into an .exe and then Capture One would be able to use that.

I'm still digging into how powershell may be able to help make this happen. Thought I would do a brain-dump of what I found though - in case someone else knows something.
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Re: From Capture one to Affinity

Postby pope » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:31 am

Put in a request of Serif to add Command Line args or Protocol support - https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index. ... tore-apps/.

If that happens, then it could be easy to add an Affinity Photo Capture One plugin to open/edit files.
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