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  2. Just adding my support here for an EPUB output facility in Affinity Publisher, but not limited to reflow text. There are a million tools that will do the basics. Affinity Publisher is a great tool for more visually focused and complex publishing, yet has minimal ability to output. Even the PDF export does not allow for using the Interactive PDF standard, so you loose the page spreads when bringing into Google's Play Books. If you're making a comic book for publication, or a cookbook or any other kind of book where the layout is critical to the presentation, the fixed layout EPUB standard is what you need instead of reflow. Converting PDFs to EPUB Fixed Layout is currently done by hand by publishing houses. It's a mess.
  3. Alright, so I have been working on a project of mine, that involves producing a final image that is going to be 81,600 x 131,072 (yes it's really that large, long story), that is made up of a ton of smaller images (that are around 9600x9344). Well I have been running into a problem where I export the photo as a JPEG (which thank you by the way, Photoshop doesn't like this), I have issues with creases appearing between all the images that are being combined. So I went and tried to merge the images together, to hopefully stop that. Big mistake. This ended up bricking my computer. I have tried different combinations, as small as just 3 of them. The second I start the process, I watch my memory usage shoot through the roof, capping out at 64 GB (it consumes almost 50 GB of my RAM in the one case of just doing 3). Now I am no expert of this stuff, but to me this feels like it shouldn't be happening. No I can't currently release the photo, sorry, it's for a "secret" project we'll call it. If it's not, I apologize but to me this seems off.
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  5. I've recently created several vector only designs in Affinity Designer. When I go to export them as SVG instead of being vector svg files they are svgs that contain raster pngs embedded in them and hence don't scale properly. This is not what I want. 😢 Is there any way to tell affinity designer to export the vector design as only a vector svg not png embedded in svg? Are there features of the software that force the design to export embedded pngs, and if so is there a refence to which ones so they can be avoided and alternate methods employed? I've noticed specifically that outer shadow fx seems to trigger this, i'd really like to know which other features trigger this behavior so that i can make svg vector safe resizable designs. Anyone know a reference to this aspect of Affinity Designer? Many Thanks. ❤️
  6. Apologies, I started my own thread in which the version of everything relevant are all mentioned/referenced: I figured out the bug was in Affinities handling of color management profiles. The weekly windows 10 pro insider edition update must have pushed a new version of the surface enhanced color profile i'd been using for the surface display. Switching the surface display to use this profile sRGB IEC1966-2.1 (default) fixed the issue even though i'd been using the Enhanced profile on the surface display only this entire time, the other two displays were already sRGB IEC1966-2.1 I'm guessing that a bug in the colorspace math is what is causing the early crash, android and ios have both had similar bugs in the recent past. they are easy to get if there is any rounding in the colorspace math code, you can easily get out of bounds values unless all calculations have limit checks. thanks for the reply, hope the color management information helps others facing this issue.
  7. Buenas tardes, al momento de querer comprar affinity publisher en Colombia, para Mac me aparece que en mi región no es posible validar la comprar por qué no tienen validado paypal en la región. Cómo puedo comprarlo?
  8. You can create your mask, rasterize it to a mask and then apply an adjustment layer like a curve to the mask to choke it, etc. In the attached images, the image of the bike is layered on top of a red fill layer. The mask applied to the bike image is a radial gradient with a feathered fall-off. The curves adjustment layer applied to the mask creates a harder edge to the fall off by adding extreme contrast to the mask - NOTE: to make the adjustment layer operate on the mask, you nest it with the mask layer but you must also choose the curves layer to operate on the ALPHA from the curves dialog drop down menu (yellow arrow). Kirk
  9. Photo keeps crashing when I attempt to open a file. I tried uninstalling and re-downloading but it won't allow me to open anything. I'm on macOS Catalina.
  10. You can also work in Lab color mode, where color and luminance are separated by the color model itself. Kirk
  11. Hi everyone, so I use Affinity Photo as my "photoshop replacement", and I usually make art in it. Well I was messing around in Affinity Photo, and when I dragged a pixel layer over to another pixel layer that had my line art on it, it allowed me to change the "color" my line art by painting over it like a mask, as opposed to it being just solid black. (see image 1& 2, versus image 3) This is a neat little feature, but I don't know exactly what it is, or how I am even doing it. You can see in image 04 how I accomplish this layer trick by dragging it over and it shows this option (see image 04). Any help would be appreciated!!
  12. Check your settings in the Develop Assistant - there are choices there for applying a tone curve or taking no action, as well as applying an exposure bias. Perhaps you have the Tone Curve option set to "Take no action." Kirk
  13. Hi DanC, I'll give the action that should be recommended for beginers IF ever encounter this issue again... After followed your steps as described above....I though the only solution here was to CLEAN software version... I had delete/moved all reference to Affinity from my PC. Reload a new version as it is for new user of the App. Results I got everything back the way it's ought to be. Keep in mind a simple issue to fix specially if the person is new to this whole experience. For future reference and I can praise your responses in keeping the level of understanding specially for the newers. Cheers Luis
  14. One aspect I hope gets resolved in 1.9 is the fact that the Colour Picker Tool does not share its settings with all the other colour pickers in Affinity. What I mean by that is that the Colour Picker Tool is able to change its settings to Current Layer among other things, but every single tool that has a colour picker can't use those same settings. See this link for reference about addressing the various shortcomings of the Colour Picker Tool and colour picking in general: That combined with the previously mentioned problem that there are no sticky settings for several tools, which forces you to change it to Current Layer for the Colour Picker on start-up every time and press I on the keyboard to properly select the colour you want. When you have nearly a hundred layers on top of the layer you want to colour pick from, this becomes a lot of tedious extra work to set things up properly. Speaking och sticky settings, one aspect that I hope the new Studio Presets will eventually address is saving your sticky settings along with the rest of the workspace. So if you happen to have a tool setting you normally like for a specific workspace, you can save that with your preset. If you combine this with being able to export/import your Studio Presets so you have an easier time setting up Affinity for work wherever you go, Affinity as a whole would become a lot smoother in a workflow.
  15. Thankyou DanC, I'm glad that finally my issue is understood. I believe that my frustration over pass the calm and serenity, specially when you're not finding the correct answers to your problem. I wanted to see this as Customer Support that resolved issue at various level (obviously was not). I had explained at from my simple problem, very simple I can see you have the right word to the issue which is apreciated. More on that I had followed your instructions and relaunched the App to find it as it was in the original state when I bought this software. Until now nothing has change the issue still appear to be the same. I had attached the screenshot to see the current state...do you have any other solution? Appreciate you time and pacience on this, thanks Luis
  16. I'm hoping someone can help me. Before I updated to AP 1.8.5.703 all my plugins worked just fine. Last week I had used both Filter Forge 9 and the DXO free version of the NIK Collection. After I updated this weekend, they were all grayed out in the menu with a pixel layer selected. Going to the Preferences section showed the plugins still shown as 'working' in green and still has the check box for Allow Unknown selected. Yet Affinity Photo can't access them for whatever reason. I removed all the plugins and redid the links to both Filter Forge and NIK. I managed to get the Filter Forge to start working again. However, no matter what I tried to do, I can't get the NIK Collection to work again. Did anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions on how I can get them working from inside Affinity Photo again? I did check and the programs themselves still worked as standalone programs so there aren't any issues with the NIK Collection themselves and I have not updated NIK. Won't be updating because the latest update of the NIK Collection removed something I used. The only changes have been updating Affinity Photo and the latest Windows 10 Update. I need my NIK Collection back.
  17. Thanks guys for the research. I have tried so many ways to get this fixed. And yes, asking for the drawings in Greyscale only was one of them. I still think, if a user defines (=wants) a greyscale drawing only, the program should respect that and convert the respective drawing/page in a CMYK document as CMY=0 on export. Masks in drawings (done in Affinity Designer) also seem to be one of the problems. ok, I will try this, but this then has to be done already in Aff Designer. since the whole CMYK document has to be exported in fogra39 for the printing process. @Lagarto,Thank you for your insight, but please remove all drawings in your post due to copyright. @thomaso: Thank you also for your insight, but please remove the download in your post. Thank you both for your consideration, I do not own the rights to post the graphics on the internet. I will work on all the hints and wisdom given, thanks again to everybody who contributes to this post. ------- Still I would like to see a feature on export in Aff Pub, a panel, where a user can define for one single CMYK document, e.g.: CMYK pages 1,3,7,9.......are in 4c and CMYK pages 2,4,5,6,8...... are force defined as b/w and such – if needed – are converted by the export process without further ado. This would be very helpful for a book production and is definitely needed not only by me.
  18. So it seems to be more than just RAW files causing this crash. It crashes almost every time I use the 'edit with' function in Capture One. CO creates a 16bit TIFF file and sends it to AP. AP opens and displays the file momentarily and then crashes. I have uninstalled, deleted all config files, re-installed and it still crashes. I have tried version 1.8.5, 1.8.4 and 1.7.3, all versions do the same. Any ideas what might be causing this would be very welcome. Is there any way of extracting any useful clues from the crash report files that are filling my disk?
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  20. actually I'm just asking the same thing like this 😅 Do you have trick? alternative? to make a mockup with smart object 🙇‍♂️
  21. It is not just the exact size of the export, the position and size for the whole pixels of the source image is important. If you need quality output for graphics, not for photos, I recommend using a lossless format, such as PNG. The JPEG format (even if it is 100%) is still lossy, and it blurs and forms compression artifacts.
  22. This question comes from a relatively new user to Affinity and one that is VERY happy with the performance and feature set and is also a heavy user of the BorisFX products. They recently came out with a product called Optics that is an interface to a number of their SFX plugins for photo work. https://borisfx.com/products/optics/ I would love to have this kind of capability in Affinity and it would be the best of both worlds to me. A better interface with the ability to use any OFX plugin would be awesome. Have there been any discussions about support OFX plugins with Affinity?
  23. I suspect it's intended, and the theory is that by adding those snapping options you're providing additional overrides (beyond the possible "Move by Whole Pixels") that take precedence. If you didn't want that, you wouldn't set those options. Of course, even if I'm right, it requires a fairly good level of knowledge for users to use it successfully.
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