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  1. Being able to place a PDF with embedded fonts is a very important feature. Publishers need to be able to place PDF Ads supplied by third parties. These Ads will have the fonts embedded, and the advertiser will expect them to appear in print looking like the Ad they approved. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. Please sort it out Affinity. I love your software. But discovering this problem may mean I have to return to Adobe... UPDATE: This is how I am getting around this problem. I still have an old copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro. Going into the Flattener Preview settings gives you the option to 'Convert Text to Outlines'. This strips all embedded fonts from the PDF, text is now turned into 'curves' instead. This new PDF can then be placed into Affinity Pulisher because there are no fonts in it. Adobe Acrobat Pro is still the only Adobe product that I can't replace. Not ideal. But maybe this will help someone else.
  2. Totally agree with this. Acrobat Pro seems to be the only Adobe product that I can't replace. There doesn't seem to be any alternative way to view/check color separations in a PDF. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader will at least show overprints. Any Affinity 'persona' or even a totally separate program would be great.
  3. The Affinity way of doing things is causing a few problems. If you work on small projects where the designer handles all the picture gathering and the page layout then the Affinity way works ok (ish). When calling the pictures into the Affinity Publisher pages you can see their max size at the resolution you need for print (300) and design the pages accordingly. BUT if you are part of a bigger team with a more traditional publishing workflow then someone else is handling the picture gathering. Normally that person is not a designer, they are a picture gatherer/picture researcher. They do not place the pictures onto the pages, so they don't use Affinity Publisher. It is incredibly useful for that person to know that the pictures they have gathered are physically big enough (at 300ppi) to be used in the printed publication. It is too late in the workflow for the designer to discover at the page layout stage that the pictures are too small. When working with Adobe products I have solved this problem by giving the picture researcher a Photoshop droplet that automatically resizes any picture to the size it would be at 300ppi. Then the picture researcher knows straightaway if there is a potential problem and can source larger versions or different pictures, before passing the layout job onto the designer. It would be incredibly useful if Affinity Photo handled picture sizes the same way as Photoshop. All I want is to be able to resize images to the size they need to be at 300dpi. I can't seem to do this in Affinity Photo. Grrrrrrrrr. I have all 3 Affinity design programs. They are brilliant. I am a huge fan of Affinity. But this resize image problem just seems like such a simple thing that has been overlooked.
  4. Hi Affinity, please disregard my earlier question. 'Affinity Photo – resize image when resolution changed'. I have just worked out the Affinity way of laying out pages and handling pictures. Love the little dialogue box in Publisher that lets you set the resolution at the layout stage on the actual page. I have always tried to get the picture sizes sorted out before the layout process begins. But I love the way you do it. Just got to explain this to the designers I work with... Onwards and upwards in this brave new world... Thank you
  5. Hi Affinity, loving my new software (Photo, Designer and Publisher) bought them all yesterday and looking good so far. There is one thing that I just can't seem to work out. I do work for a publishing company and it is important that they know the size of their images at print resolution (300ppi). Otherwise they use the pictures too large on their layouts and we can't make PDFs to send to the printer. So before any layout work is started we make sure that all the images are 300ppi. In Photoshop this was very easy. Image > Image Size > Document Size - change the resolution of the picture to 300ppi with 'Resample Image' unchecked. Photoshop then alters the physical size (width and height) of the picture so it still looks good at the new resolution. So for a picture that was 72ppi to start off with we end up with a smaller picture when the resolution is changed to 300ppi. I can't seem to get this to work in Affinity Photo. I have gone into Affinity Photo > Document > Resize Document. I have changed the DPI from 72 to 300 and unchecked 'Resample', but it is not making the image physically smaller. I have been playing around with this for ages and I am getting nowhere. Am I missing something? All I want is to be able to resize images to the size they need to be at 300dpi. Affinity Photo looks amazing, I am sure there must be a way to do something as simple as this? Thank you for any assistance.
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