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  1. Yes there is: pdfToolbox: https://www.callassoftware.com/de/produkte/pdftoolbox As far as I know, this is the only software with these capabilities. And yes, it is not really cheap. But this kind of software needs a huge amount of research and development.
  2. What do you want to say with this? But whatever this means: Define your own black (0 ,0 ,0, 100) and make sure, that your document profile is the same as your export profile.
  3. Windows and macOS are different operating Systems. Applications for one of these systems can‘t run on the other system. So you need 2 applications, one for Windows, one for macOS. And since both apps need to be coded, there are investments for both, which you have to pay. And, sincerely: The app is ridiculously cheap regarding its capabilities. If someone doesn‘t recognize this, well, the Affinity products are definitely not the right tools for this person.
  4. @Pariah73: Funny! No application does, what is needed, except one. But this one is expensive. Could it be, that creating such a complex application simply is expensive? Even Adobe didn‘t bear this investment, but licensed the according code from Callas. And: The market for such an application is very limited. (Who needs it, except prepress guys?) This, in combination with huge development expenses justify the price level. Never understand, why people want software, with which they earn their living, for no money …
  5. Da sind mindestens 3 Profile im Spiel: Das Monitorprofil (eingestellt auf Systemebene), Das Dokumentprofil (einstellbar in den Dokumenteinstellungen) Das Bildprofil (ist dem Bild angehängt) Welche Profile sind das bei dir?
  6. Which application are you using? How exactly are the black values defined? Which document profile are you using? Which output profile are you using? The last point, you are listing, makes me assume, that there are possibly other issues in the game. Could you attach a small version of your Affinity document here? Then we will have a look.
  7. I had a look at your files too. The color values in Photoshop and Affinity Photo are exactly(!) the same. You must be doing something wrong. My question: Which color profile has your monitor? Which color profile has your Designer document? Which color profile did you choose for output? What you should change: Your image has no color profile at all! This may lead to color aberrations, because the application can’t know, which colors you are expecting. But even in this case (no RGB profile) the deviation like in your images above (red <> purple) shouldn’t show up.
  8. i read this comment from an Affinity team member too, Walt, but I didn‘t comment it, because I think it is normal, that nobody knows everything. But definitely: A monitor profile contains all deviations of your specific monitor from „standard“ RGB. Deleting or not using this profile means that colors can‘t be displayed correctly on your monitor.
  9. First: Why don’t you give us the file? Doesn’t seem to be that secret … Second: You write „I am using Mac OS my monitor color settings are sRGB IEC61966 2.1 this is also my color profile for Photoshop and Affinity“. This is a complete wrong workflow! Never use sRGB image profile as a monitor profile! In a different thread I wrote: Make sure, that your monitor is set up/calibrated correctly (Attention: Many screens can’t be calibrated, but you can adjust colors, gamma, brightness, …). Apple has a quite effective tool for that in its „Monitors“ preferences panel). Use your monitor profile for your individual screen (don’t simply use sRGB, because your monitor profile describes the individual deviations from sRGB). If working with RGB images make sure, that they use the sRGB profile (AdobeRGB has a wider color spectrum, but this „plus" doesn’t make its way to print output). Don’t use your monitor profile for images! If working with CMYK images, make sure that they use the same color profile as your final print output does (to avoid CMYK to CMYK conversion) Use the CMYK profile, which your print provider recommends for your Publisher document and force Publisher’s output routines to convert the images into the recommended CMYK profile. (The last step isn’t really necessary, but recommended – especially, if the creator of the document isn’t definitely sure about what he is doing.) More can’t be said, until we don’t have the source files (Affinity document, original image)
  10. Not a screenshot! This shows only results, not the causes. Give us an original image and a Affinity document, and we will see …
  11. Go to the AppStore, lo in with you personal account, and go to the „Purchased“ tab. Of course you have to be logged in with the account, with which you purchased the app.
  12. What are you doing? All is working completely as expected: By the way: Looking at your (in my humble opinion: deeply unfair) blog posts here: https://medium.com/@postenterprise/affinity-publisher-beta-hands-on-review-4f5f05c96c02 I would have expected, that you know this procedure from InDesign …
  13. @MCFC_4Heatons, would be more than nice, if you re-think your tone. In this forum, we use to speak in a more polite way to each other. And, as for me, I‘d be glad, if we stick to this …
  14. Unfortunately I still don‘t understand …