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Windows 7

After the excitement of discovering Ansel I was pretty gutted to see the Windows download was for Windows 10 and 11 only. Despite of this I thought I'd download the installer and see if it would work on Windows 7 and to my pleasant surprise it does!

Is there any reason Windows 7 compatibility should break in the future?

Yes, I am bitterly clinging onto Windows 7 for games and Affinity Photo until I figure out how to get all that running on Linux too. Having Affinity Photo and Ansel on different boot drives would be far from ideal.

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    • The Windows download is marked for 10 and 11 because I know it works on these. Not knowing if it does on 7, I will make no promise that I can't keep.

      I'm glad to hear it works on 7 too.

      As with any software relying on 3rd-party libraries, the challenge is rather to ensure each and every one of them keeps working on platform XYZ. The most potential I see for breakage is from Gtk, which behaves already unreliably on Windows in some contexts, and as many FLOSS projects, lacks dev and beta-testers on Windows.

      • Fair enough and thank you for the reply!

        I'll have to figure out how to install it on Linux (and how to get Affinity Photo ported too). I know there were some people who made progress on porting AF using WINE but it looked complicated.

        P.S. - Your rant on DT4 was highly amusing. Well done putting together Ansel! I only installed it last night, it's taking a little getting used to but so far it does actually feel a little faster.

        • I have not tried, but It is quite probable that It world with no problema.in Windows 7.

          It all depends on having a display driver forbyourbgpu with OpenGL 1.2 support in orden to have GPU support.

          But you can allways use the CPU.

          DT does not seem ti use OS advance features or new libraries o technologies, but the GPU.

          • Yes, it IS working fine in Windows 7 so far.

            Windows 10 was always a line in the sand for me so I've been migrating to Linux over the last two to three years (wish I'd done it sooner).

            Coming from DT 4.2.1 a few of the modules complained when importing from XMP: Highlight Reconstruction, Filmic and I think Lens Correction were not happy. I had Highlight Reconstruction set to "inpaint opposed" in DT and had to select a new option in Ansel.

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