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  1. I've been having an issue where I export a paragraph of text into SVG (without converting it to curves but relying on the system fonts) and some characters render differently in the browser (tested on both on the latest desktop firefox and the latest android samsung browser) as seen in the image below: On closer inspection it seems that the SVG adds certain tags to certain characters, isolating them - without an apparent reason however. it is easy to reproduce: create a new document use the type text tool type "Other All" as text (using Arial font) (for some reason the issue appears if there is another word before the word All! Other tested strings that produce the fluff are "A All B" and the "Unlock All Features" string) export to SVG The SVG should have isolated the Al characters into an unnecessary <tspan> element: <g id="Artboard11" serif:id="Artboard1"> <text x="209.036px" y="520.05px" style="font-family:'ArialMT', 'Arial', sans-serif;font-size:36px;">Other <tspan x="307.087px 331.099px " y="520.05px 520.05px ">Al</tspan>l</text> </g>
  2. I accidentally started 2 batch jobs with the exact same file list - I was trying to find a way to cancel one of the two - is there still no cancel button? would be very useful!
  3. Never thought I'd use this filter but here I am today discovering this longstanding issue too
  4. interesting discovery Old Bruce! I feel even more confused now. Cmd+shift+"=" works indeed - Now another coincidental bug that I discovered while testing the shift modifier, is that cmd+shift+"-" doesn't work in Affinity Photo but does work in Affinity Designer. Seems by default there are multiple overloaded keyboard shortcuts for the same actions and some work in some scenarios while other in other scenarios only? Regardless, I suppose one could eventually use cmd+"-" to zoom out and cmd+shift+"+" to zoom in, but AFAIAK the default behavior is that that cmd+"=" should work just as well; which doesn't happen when the location panel is on.
  5. Here's a video demonstrating the issue: Here's the video - the keystrokes are not visible, but initially I press + and - on the keyboard and the mini-map is zooming in and out (up to the 0:35 mark). Around 0:35 I start pressing Cmd + and Cmd - instead of +/-. Cmd + once again zooms the mini-map, but Cmd - zooms out the document as was expected (Cmd 0 resets properly the zoom level of the document but I didn't record that on video)
  6. It's a mild annoyance that gets solved if you just hide the Location panel (never understood why it opens by default - why would you need that open when stitching a panorama) but here it is: While creating/stitching a Panorama, the zoom keyboard shortcuts (Cmd +/-) don't work for zooming in and out of the image (useful for checking for seams). Instead they affect the world map at the location panel. Hope it helps!
  7. hi Chris, thanks for looking into it! Variance definitely has to do with it (I always max it to 100%) - without a 100% variance, it wouldn't be possible to have a 500px brush act like a 20px when drawing with light pressure ! Having said that, the brush that I use as a starting point is the second brush from the Assorted Brushes set, named "Solid Brush" (the one with width variance, but no opacity variance). It's preset to a variance value of 60% that I manually reset to 100%. btw have I mentioned that I use the apple pencil? So after your last message, I tried reproducing it with my original instructions but with only occasional success, apparently my steps were rather vague, apologies! However I've now found a barebones workflow that causes it to appear invariably! Here are two recordings of all steps via the iOS screen recorder: here and here Steps: - Create a new document - choose the Vector Brush Tool - choose (if not already chosen) the Assorted Brushes Set -> pick the 2nd Solid Brush (the one with size variance but no opacity variance) - at the bottom of the screen, choose pressure controller - at the bottom of the screen choose more - set variance to 100%, size to 600px, and reset the pressure curve to a linear curve, starting from 0 and ending at 5-10% (instead of 100%) - commit the changes and close the editor - draw a stroke alternating the pressure from featherlight to heavy - return to the gallery -return to the document - now the once "slight" pressure variations, should be blown out of proportion! Let me know if this worked!
  8. Thank you Chris! I just managed to reproduce it quite easily, I hope this helps! here's what I did: - I made a new document on the iPad - chose the Vector Brush tool, with stroke size around 8pt - drew a few parallel lines - resized my brush to 50pt but also clicked on more and edited the pressure curve so that the maximum is around 20% of the range (I eyeballed it trying to find an effect that creates lines of equal weight for the same pressure) - I drew a few more lines with the new settings - they appear almost indistinguishable from the 8pt lines, even though these are 50pt lines (normal, since I'm not using maximum pressure and have a new pressure curve etc) - I resized my brush to 150pt and again clicked on more and edited the pressure curve so that the maximum, is around 10% of the range (again eyeballing it) - I drew a few more lines with this settings too. So far, all three sets look similar as seen on the image below - I closed the document, by going back to the gallery. The thumbnail appears fine. -I reopened the document, and now I can see the line-weight being very different! Not sure why the 50pt lines appear thinner than the 8pt ones, but that's the result -I return to the gallery, now the thumbnail has been updated to reflect the new weights!
  9. hi Chris, I'm quite positive (actually all the strokes, even then thinner ones were on the same layer, I'd have to manually handpick all these dozens of tiny strokes in order to modiiy them) - but I'm also certain that all was in perfect order until I quit the document, even the thumbnail in the gallery was correct - so whatever happened, happened on reopening the document! Unfortunately I couldn't reproduce so far, it but I will definitely be on the lookout for it! Sorry I haven't been of more help!
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    Opening a multi-layer tiff

    I'm sorry for reanimating this old thread, but I'm also having multi-layer tiff files appearing as flattened - no text here, these are tiff files generated by autodesk's Sketchbook - any chance of that this can work at some point in the future? thanks!
  11. F_Kal

    shut off scale line weights?

    hey I had the same question a few minutes ago! to achieve this: - select all the objects that you wish to prevent - at the Stroke studio (the button on the right where you can edit the stroke width etc) click on advanced - from there deselect Scale with Object option. Now the stroke won't scale with the object! (Do the opposite if you wish to make sure that the stroke retains its ratio to the object/document size after successive transformation)
  12. I'd like to submit a bug with the iPad version of Affinity Designer: I was inking some art using vectors, when I decided to call it a day, exited back to the gallery of AD, chose "Save" (to have the file saved on iCloud) and went to bed. When I got back today to reopen the file, I realized that some (but not all) of the strokes were of a much thinner width! before:after:after: In retrospection, while I was working yesterday, at some point after finishing the head I changed the pressure curve of the brush considerably so that I can use the apple pencil more comfortably. I made sure however that the overall lineart looked consistent in width. I then continued inking the torso. It seems to me that all the strokes I painted with the initial pressure curve, upon reload were reprocessed (perhaps with the new pressure curve?) and now appear so much thinner!
  13. Hi, I wonder if there is some way to automatically crop/trim and downsample pixel layers to their visible portion and document dpi resolution so that the affinity designer file isn't bloated beyond necessary? I've found that Rasterize Layer does the downsampling, but when you have hundreds of such layers, it's hard to keep track which ones have been rasterized and which ones I've missed! Any function already in the software that I've missed? Thanks,-Fotis

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