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    Steaming T got a reaction from Hal54de in Affinity Publisher for macOS - 1.8.1 (was 1.8.0)   
    Great update! The new Preflight option has already been very useful. But I am still missing global layers as in InDesign. I have documents with different versions of text and graphics. Without global layers in Publisher I am forced to continue using InDesign for these docs. So please: Global Layers!!!
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    Steaming T got a reaction from SillyWalk in Affinity Publisher for macOS - 1.8.1 (was 1.8.0)   
    Great update! The new Preflight option has already been very useful. But I am still missing global layers as in InDesign. I have documents with different versions of text and graphics. Without global layers in Publisher I am forced to continue using InDesign for these docs. So please: Global Layers!!!
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    Steaming T got a reaction from Metalhead in Affinity Publisher for macOS - 1.8.1 (was 1.8.0)   
    Great update! The new Preflight option has already been very useful. But I am still missing global layers as in InDesign. I have documents with different versions of text and graphics. Without global layers in Publisher I am forced to continue using InDesign for these docs. So please: Global Layers!!!
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    Steaming T got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher for macOS - 1.8.1 (was 1.8.0)   
    Great update! The new Preflight option has already been very useful. But I am still missing global layers as in InDesign. I have documents with different versions of text and graphics. Without global layers in Publisher I am forced to continue using InDesign for these docs. So please: Global Layers!!!
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    Steaming T got a reaction from Wosven in Viewing the opacity in text frames in %   
    In most places in Publisher the amount of opacity is shown as a percentage except for one. When changing the opacity of a fill in a text frame there's a slider but no place (as far as I can see) to view the actual percentage of the opacity. I find this very frustrating and makes for inconsistent values when adjusting the opacity of fills in text frames. If this is a missing feature, please add it in the next upgrade!!!
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    Steaming T got a reaction from Wosven in Viewing the opacity in text frames in %   
    That's fine if you want to adjust the opacity of the whole layer, both text and background fill. But I just want to adjust the opacity of the fill.
    This is the opacity of the layer:

    But this is where I need to see the opacity in %:

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    Steaming T got a reaction from Petar Petrenko in A Little Bit Disappointed...   
    That is not an option unfortunately because I would have to reformat the size of the copied image every time. The best of course would be for Publisher to accept to place a Photo file with all the layers intact.
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    Steaming T got a reaction from Petar Petrenko in A Little Bit Disappointed...   
    You say that "All layers, adjustments, etc. will be there!" but that's not true. The layers in Photo is not transferred over to Publisher.
    Thanks for the video but I already know that! The problem here is that I have nine portraits in a row and want to edit the one at a time while seeing the others for comparison. With the method you are showing in your video I am not able to see the changes before I close the edit and returns to the main page. In the enclosed screenshot you can see exactly what I am working on. I want to be able to color correct the images while seeing the others for reference. Also each image is actually two layers, one for the image and one for the background (done in Photo). Once placed in Publisher the layers are gone and when trying to adjust ex. brightness or contrast the whole image is affected, both the image and the background and I don't want that.

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    Steaming T got a reaction from Petar Petrenko in A Little Bit Disappointed...   
    Now that Publisher is finally out I am both happy and a little disappointed! I am happy because I finally can let InDesign go and no longer have to worry about subscribing and never own my software. I am a little disappointed though and here's the reason why: Along with Publisher the concept of StudioLink was also introduced. This promises "Full integration of Affinity apps". Sadly this integration leaves something to be desired. I am currently working on a document with almost 40 portraits in color. These images was first prepared in Affinity Photo by first removing the background and then adding a layer with a new neutral background. This resulted in 40 .afphoto-files, each with two layers. The problem here is that when I place them into Publisher the layers disappears and the result is a single flat image. This would be all good if I just wanted to adjust the image as a whole but in my case I need to adjust just the image without the background being affected. This is where I had such great hopes for using the Photo persona in Publisher but since the layers never follows the image that is being placed this functionality is not what I was hoping for.
    I have found a solution though. I have made copies of all the Photo-files without the background layer and then added the background in Publisher instead. Since Publisher has most of the adjustments that are also available in Photo I can then edit my images without using the Photo persona. Not the most elegant solution compared to what I was expecting from the StudioLink but it will have to do for now.
    So to the developers of Publisher: PLEASE MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO PLACE A .AFPHOTO FILE WITH ALL THE LAYERS INTACT INTO PUBLISHER FOR FURTHER MANIPULATION!!!
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    Steaming T got a reaction from Petar Petrenko in Using the Photo persona in Publisher   
    Double clicking on the picture still does not reveal the layers when switching to the Photo persona. Can you specify more precisely where I should double click?
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    Steaming T got a reaction from Petar Petrenko in Using the Photo persona in Publisher   
    I wanted to try to edit an image in Publisher with the Photo persona. The image file  (made in Photo and saved as a Photo file) consists of two layers, one with the actual image where I have removed the background and one with a new background layer. When switching to the Photo persona those two layers is not shown. So if I want to change the brightness and contrast of the image only it also affects the background layer. This makes it much less useful for me. Am I missing something here or is this simply not possible?
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    Steaming T got a reaction from A_B_C in A Little Bit Disappointed...   
    Actually I have found a better solution. I have removed the background layers in all the images and are adding the background on a separate layer for each image in Publisher instead. That way I can edit the images in place using the adjustments in Publisher which are quite similar to Photo anyway - and without using the Photo persona.
    See enclosed screen shots.
    In Photo:

    In Publisher:

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