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  1. Thanks! I wasn't aware of this hidden feature and funny thing, never thought to try :)). Much appreciated!
  2. Hi, not sure what is your workflow, but until AF Designer has Trace Bitmap implemented, you still can benefit of this feature for free: Inkscape is free, open source vector drawing software with a rather decent and powerful Bitmap Tracing functionality.
  3. One of the most needed features in resizing the canvas is percentage! We have percentage in Guides Manager, but we don't have it when resizing things. How much is 50% from 3255? Yeah, I need a moment to figure it out too... but if we would have an option to choose percent along with mm, pixels, points and other units, that task would be performed by the computer (this is why we invented computers, i believe). So, if there isn't too much trouble and the Affinity Development team is listening, it would be awesome if the next release has this feature. Best wishes!
  4. Hi, I switched to Affinity for about one year already, because my university won't offer free educational license for Adobe software, and it was really obvious that one time payment will do for all my needs for long time and not have to deal with Adobe's business model. The only issue now is that the computer at the university are all running Adobe software, so I can only work at home, which at times can really complicate things. So, I was wondering if there would be a way to carry my Affinity software on a USB stick and run it on a machine at university, without requiring installation. Thanks.
  5. The absence of bitmap tracing feature is a big minus for Designer... definitely reducing its appeal among professionals. Even Inkscape (free/open source) has a decent bitmap tracing engine. Hopefully Designer will have soon too.
  6. One of the most successful 3D Mesh Modellers was SketchUp. The initial developers (@Last was their name) came with the most intuitive and simple way so far to work in the 3D space. Unfortunately, since Trimble acquired SketchUp, things started to go south and the company is more focused in money making at all costs (and by this I mean sucking the blood out of the people which have little choice but to stay with Sketchup for one reason or another) and did too little to improve the software and the experience. The new version (SketchUp 2019 just moved towards web-based and yearly subscription...and users aren't happy about it. On the other hand, there is another company which thought there would be a bit of a market to compete with SketchUp (Bricsys - https://www.bricsys.com/en-intl/), they are offering the free software Brics CAD Shape (https://www.bricsys.com/en-intl/shape/). The similarities with SketchUp are obvious, but the downside of this one is they won't allow expansion by using plugins. SketchUp's real power came from plugins developed by the community members. Maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea for Affinity to consider an alternative for SketchUp, following the same principles: take what is good and make it better, but at a decent price. And focused on users, because users will reward you for that. Wishing you best!
  7. Please read the first post in this topic and you will understand when it does it. And why... I experienced the joy of losing work 3 times before I decided to ask here about what's going on.
  8. I was referring specifically to the situation when Affinity can't save (due to remote disk communication issue) and it closes the document on purpose (that's not a crash, is a deliberate command). So, before closing the document, Affinity could simply make a recovery file with everything that hasn't been saved yet and then close. I really can't see what is the issue here. But instead, as it is now, AF Photo will forcibly close the document and any unsaved edits are gone... sad, very sad.
  9. I didn't get any notification for update and when trying to download it, the file received is still 206. Could you please provide a download link? Thank you. @fde101 nvm, I found a link on the forum. Thanks for letting me know about the new version!
  10. Great feature! Maybe there should be another flag added to this function: when an error happens and Affinity can't perform a normal save... I understand that in the event of a crash, it can't operate because.. it crashed, but when the software is operating normally, I don't understand why it doesn't perform a quick recovery save before shutting down.
  11. @fde101 Right-Clicking on that group of layers, on my "normal" page, shows the following menu (see attached): AF Publisher Version: if yours looks different, kindly please share a screenshot.
  12. @dutchshader did you manage to find it? If so, do you mind attaching a screenshot? I can't seem to find those options. Thanks.
  13. I have a Master Page with a text placeholder and I want to have a unique text on each page where that specific placeholder is. The issue is that the text is between two layers, so if I take the text out of the Master Page Group, (which has been created in page's layers when I applied the master page), the text won't be between those two layers anymore (it has to be between the layers, as the layers do some blending). So, I would like to be able to edit my text field on every page, but to not affect the Master Page. In Illustrator is possible to "release" a field so it can be edited independently from the Master Page. Any suggestions?
  14. guess you're right... plus this guys have all our bank account details too... Don't you suddenly start feeling oppressed? :))

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