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  2. Hello Aammppaa It happens with all version of Affinity for me from very first day of my use (i.e. 1.6.1)
  3. Moin, verstehe ich zwar an dieser Stelle nicht. Aber magst Du mir bitte noch sagen, wie ich APu komplett inclusive versteckter Einstelldateien löschen kann, ich würde es gern von Beginn an ganz neu aufspielen; die Mac-Suche zeigt mir nichts, auch nicht bei sichtbar gemachter Library, aus der ich auch den Ordner für die Beta löschte. Installiere ich aus der Ur-DMG .238 heraus neu, weiss es dennoch, welche Dateien ich zuvor lud. Alle Einstellungen intern zurückzusetzen hilft auch nicht. Ich habe nun auch alle Anforderungen beim Starten nach fehlenden Dateien erfüllt, die zwar in der "nicht-verknüpften" Darstellung, aber nicht im Verzeichnis mehr vorhanden oder dort geändert waren, gleichwohl richtig gedruckt wurden, weil die Afpub eben einbettet. Gruss, lars PS: was ihr mit "verstehen" meint, ist vermutlich ein anderer Begriff als ich ihn verwende. Ein Programm verstehen ist für mich mehr als die Grundeinstellungen zu kennen. Wie soll ich z. B. verstehen, warum RGB/ Adobe98 nicht, wie ich zuerst annahm, in die Maske: Mehr bei Export einzutragen ist, sondern offenbar in die Dokumenteinstellung? Wie, dass zugleich in letzterer Dein Eintrag 96 dpi nicht nötig ist, sondern auch 300 dpi lauten kann, um dennoch korrekte 96 dpi PDF zu erzeugen? Warum soll ich wissen, was Sampling ist? Ich sehe auch nicht, wie ich Themen vermischt hätte. Es gab ein Auflösungsproblem, das in einem anderen Forum/ Thread MEB löste. Und ein Farbproblem, das Du löstest – nur dass ich es in die Maske: Mehr eintrug. Und die weissen Felder konnten nur ein HInweis sein, der mich nicht weiter interessierte, sie wurden ebenfalls in einem anderen Thread behandelt. Alle diese Probleme habe ich ja bildlich belegt, wie auch meine intensiven Einstellungsbemühungen gegen die Vergrauung.
  4. I usually uses a PMS color that I rename for the die. With separated spot colors on export, it usually works out for the printers i work with.
  5. I did clear the cache, using the control when the app opens and that didn't help. I restored the prior version and the file in question opens without an issue. The version restored is 1.7.0.227
  6. Since the update a few days ago the file I had open last, when opening, causes the app to crash/disappear. I can open other files fine. I even downloaded a prior version of this file from a month ago and still causes the beta to crash. I have plenty of space on my drive, haven't installed any new fonts, have most recent version of High Sierra. I would like to upload the file for you to look at and the crash report, but I can't find where that crash file is. The file is about 60MB, so too large to load here.
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  8. No usually not, at least not for vector text, since that's a feature Designer and Publisher do support. Though there are some ways to reuse circular written text in Photo from the before named Affinity apps, or going the route to reuse/import in SVG format (or some other vector supported format) created circular text here then. See a quickly created SVG text example here SVG circular text
  9. @Pauls Not sure how I'd be able to do that without causing some kind of system error. In any case, updating to Mojave fixed the issue, though I can't stay on this OS because it's disabled some of my other programs.
  10. Is there a way to write text on a curve (in a circle) in Affinity Photo?
  11. Good post. One gain is for sure by using Linux for creative work.... at least a 14% of faster rendering in Blender Cycles (vs Windows, not sure when compared to Mac OS). This is a ton (I should know) when doing render heavy projects. I might be a bit in one extreme of that stats chunk, as using whatever the machine, I notice that I optimize my windows a lot more than many colleagues. But still, it is a large difference, and it is absolutely evident in recent and old benchmarks. One of the many reasons why I don't oppose to the idea (Linux for graphics, not just Affinity in Linux), despite my....kind of large doubts of it being close to a reality and all. My very personal take is not jump ship into something until is 100% workable for my workflows. Even if not industry standard, but covering what a freelancer needs in every situation, merely. For hobby stuff is a very different story, can get more "risky", but graphics aren't my hobby... It is a convincing post (yours), although of course, is all raw estimations. I like it probably because I'd like it someday becoming more of a reality (hopefully is not too much of wishful thinking..).
  12. There are also some iOS Tracing apps for the iPad (like this one here Imaengine Vector) which claims to can then be used to trace a bitmap image into a reusable vector format. So you don't have to draw everything manually, which can be time consuming for a bunch of images/bitmaps. - Thus you can also use something like that for tracing and then finetune the exported vector result to your needs in AD for iPad.
  13. Cealcrest

    Jaguar E-Type Lightweight (AD)

    Honestly, I don't enjoy cars much, but your skill of execution just blows me away every time. I love looking at your work even if the subject matter is not something I typically enjoy.
  14. Thanks a lot! I know what to do now ... Great!
  15. Yes, I know that live filters should cause some lag because they are more complicated to do. But read on and you will realize that the lag is a lot more severe than one would expect. I suspect there is a memory leak or something like that, since it gets much worse as time goes on. I know this lag is to be expected, since 24 MP + Live Denoise = lag. But here's where the problem is: I just sat at my computer for 3 minutes straight, with my CPU pinned at 100% on all 12 threads for the entire time. Why? Because I zoomed out, and Affinity Photo had to render new parts of the scene. It caused the program to not go through with any operations (like saving the file) before it finished rendering. And it was not going to finish rendering any time soon. I only had two live unsharp masks (one set to darken, one set to lighten) and I tried to do a denoise afterwards. Affinity Photo did not like that, especially because I had the program open for 30 minutes (and it gets worse the longer the program is open). I had to close the program in task manager. I have a Ryzen 5 1600 6 core, 12 thread processor, 8gb of RAM, running Affinity Photo on an SSD, with a GTX 970 4gb. The program has some hardcore software aging (this kind of software aging) on my system, although it doesn't appear to just be a memory leak. The biggest problem over time is CPU usage, it appears. I find that, as the program is open for a while, my CPU usage likes to go up to 100% more and more often. 100% CPU usage means a lot on my CPU... I don't even see it go above 50% usage when playing a game like Battlefield 1. After editing a few files, the program just crashes. I do close out of images as I go, so I only have 1 image open at once. On top of all of this, I even get DPC latency while applying things like noise reduction, sharpening, etc, meaning that audio distorts while using the program and my mouse cursor even lags. Note, however, that I do not have a DPC latency problem on my PC; all other programs function flawlessly. Here's my Latency while watching a 4K 60fps video on YouTube, something that is notorious for causing dropped frames on people's computers: And here is what happens when I do a few different live filters, like denoise, clarity, and unsharp mask in Affinity Photo: And my CPU usage suddenly looks like this: Even if Affinity Photo goes ahead and uses 100% of my CPU, It certainly should not be causing DPC dropouts... rendering in Blender, for instance, also uses up 100% CPU. But the DPC latency is perfectly fine on my PC while rendering with Blender: I love Affinity Photo, but this general lag in the software has been something I never had to deal with in Photoshop. When Photoshop lagged, it came back from its lag without crashing or causing my mouse cursor to lag or my audio to distort (i've never seen a program cause DPC latency before). Affinity Photo is sometimes faster than Photoshop, like with the Lens Blur tool or Liquify Tool, but it self destructs when doing things like noise reduction, sharpening, etc, and it eventually just crashes. Devs / people of the forums, do you get the same sort of DPC latency when using Affinity Photo? What are your computer specifications? Perhaps Affinity Photo does not like one of my drivers, as DPC latency often comes from driver conflicts.
  16. NO, but you always have the original RAW file so you can use the other RAW engine as far as it supports your cam.
  17. Do you mean with copying in the sense of copy/paste via the system clipboard?
  18. Reminds me that I once made a quick turnaround image slice (and companion merge back) tool for such image splitting into same sizes purposes, since a friend needed this for Instagram image presentations or the like. - Can be handy if one has to do such things very often and repeatedly. One can find a bunch of such tools on the net.
  19. Designer-Clint

    PSD Text Layers

    I'm having the same problem. Preference changed but still happening. What's worse is it's happening when copying from Affinity designer to Affinty Photo.
  20. ClimbnRox

    Ducati Pantah

    Looks brilliant
  21. Thank you everyone!!! You have answered I think most all of my questions. I appreciate you taking the time out to help me I can't help but compare this to photoshop right now because PS is the program I've ever used and its very easy to me. But, I LOVE this program because it seems so much easier and does alot more than other vector programs. I'm still very new with vectors and most of my editing has been for my photos and a few other graphic designs and backgrounds, but now the work I'm getting needs to be vector so everything still seems a little confusing. Well, anyway, sorry for the story..lol Adult ADHD here
  22. ClimbnRox

    Need Some New Ideas

    Reaching out to my Affinity friends. I am in desperate search of something new to design in Designer. Does anyone have any ideas that would be in the medium difficulty range. I am by no means an expert and have been working on logos lately. Please help I have writers block! Much love! climbnrocks
  23. Oh, OK...I purchased it from the Affinity Store, so I guess I’ll wait to be notified. Thank you so much for the clarification.
  24. It depends on where you purchased your copy. If you purchased from the MS Store, then it would auto-update, I believe. If you purchased from the Affinity Store, the program would notify you of the availability of an update, but only if Serif has put the newer version on "auto-update" status. As 1.6.5.135 is functionally identical to 1.6.5.123, Serif did not do that for 1.6.5.135. You're free to visit the Store and download it if you want, but .135 should function the same as .123 for you, so there's no strong reason to upgrade that I know of.
  25. Thank you! So, I have Windows 10. According to the chart, I should have had updates. Am I reading the chart correctly-I need to go to the Microsoft store to get the updates? Do you know if I’ll need any info (like my product code, etc.) to get an update at the Microsoft store? Thanks for your help.
  26. Ron P.

    Selection Tool Does not SNAP to Edges

    Was that question for me? If so, I have not changed the installation folders for them. They're in their default locations.
  27. Hi @Dominique I may have misunderstood what you want but assuming I got that right, this alternative approach should work & may be something you want to consider for future projects: Note: From what you posted, I gather for this file you want what amounts to a 3240 px x 3240 px image (3 x 1080 in each direction) exported into 9 equally sized 1080 x 1080 px JPEG file slices. (I am assuming the 1080 x 1076 "bande4" slice is not the size you actually want for that slice.) For safety's sake & just because I like to keep things as non-destructive as possible, create a snapshot of the original image. It's optional, but it never hurts. Using Document > Resize Canvas & the center anchor point, set the canvas size to 3240 px x 3240 px. Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool, make a selection that encloses all of the non-black parts of the image & invert it. Using the Flood Fill Tool set to black & 100% tolerance, fill the selection, which should leave you with an all black background surrounding the colored image. Deselect the selection & switch to the Export Persona. Create the nine 1080 x 1080 px slices. This was for me by far the most tedious part but using a combination of the Transform panel to set the sizes & snapping to get all of them lined up, it only took a minute or so. Export the nine slices & you are done, The attached Mosaic of slices.afphoto (history included) is an example of this approach, using a scaled up version of the 704 × 712 JPEG file from your first post. Because it was scaled up it is more pixelated than what I assume is your full sized file, but it should be good enough to demonstrate what I did.
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