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    JDW reacted to Tupaia in Linked files, Reveal in Finder   
    +1
    A "reveal in explorer" would be very nice!
    Thanks!
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    JDW reacted to muelli75 in Linked files, Reveal in Finder   
    Please do this feature, its very important (to us).
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    JDW reacted to Phil_rose in Link instead of embedding image   
    Oh. OK. Well, they should change that position!
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    JDW reacted to firstdefence in Transparency Tool -- how to delete your transparency   
    Or have a styles panel the gives a list of applied style effects that can be removed or turned off, maybe add these options to the fx panel, transparency and texture.
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    JDW reacted to razorpig in Transparency Tool -- how to delete your transparency   
    I just had this very same question. JDW is spot on here - how elusive is this?! Two years on and we still have to use this obscure method to remove transparency. Wouldn't it be so much easier and vastly more intuitive to simply have a Remove Transparency button on the context toolbar?
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    JDW reacted to Denoise in Text Anti-aliasing Method   
    it's a shame that Serif is concentrating all efforts in ipad apps than resolving basic feature lack in Affinity Photo. I guess Ipad apps are quick money for now, but it's a shame that the real PS replacement dream seems to fade away when important features are missing for such a long time.
    so, no text anti aliasing options in Affinity Photo ;( 
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    JDW reacted to Tom Schülke in Import InDesign files   
    Well as you said, you dont know the idml format ?   This a is format that Indesign can export also to alow transfer of documents in differing indesign programms..   I used this some time to get documents from a more advanced indesign version to an older one, and it worked nearly perfect.
     
    So to say..   IDML would be enough as an import format.   BUT !!!!
    We also need the possibility to export Publisher Formats to IDML..  this is very much needed, because very often we have to cooperate with the outer world..  and the outer World is dominated by evil     
    So please also make export of idml possible..
    I Think most of us wouldnt have considered to look at Affinity photo too, if it hadnt been able to import and also export psd files.. 
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    JDW got a reaction from Oval in Text Anti-aliasing Method   
    I'm glad we agree, and thank you for the screenshot. There's much power in using OS X's Terminal too to accomplish various tasks in OS X, but arguably, it is a less intuitive and sometimes a slower approach that using the GUI. In like manner, fiddling with curves in AP only to eliminate text anti-aliasing is ridiculous.
     
    Serif, please add a text anti-aliasing pop up to AP at the earliest possible time. Thanks.
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    JDW got a reaction from derei in What is the difference between Lanczos seperable and non-seperable.   
    Are you a designer or programmer?  If the latter, you're in the wrong place.  You are here among VISUAL DESIGNERS.  That means we go with what we see, not with what theory or scientific data says to us.  If something looks sharper to my graphically trained eye (with Photoshop and Illustrator experience that spans the entire life of those products), then IT IS SHARP.
     
    PERIOD.
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    JDW got a reaction from Elle in What is the difference between Lanczos seperable and non-seperable.   
    Since no one knows what the difference is between Lanczos 3 "separable" and "non-separable" may I suggest that Serif put something more meaningful and descriptive into those parenthesis instead?
     
    In my testing, Lanczos 3 (separable) enlargements and reductions a tad sharper than Bicubic, and Lanczos 3 (non-separable) is much sharper.
     
    So I would think the Resample popup should read as follows:
    Nearest Neighbor Bilinear Bicubic Lanczos 3 (sharp) Lanczos 3 (sharper) Because, quite honestly, "separable" and "non-separable" may appeal to the left-brainers, but isn't Affinity Photo appealing to our right-brain creative side?  Yes.  So make the descriptions more understandable, please!
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    JDW got a reaction from ronnyb in Link instead of embedding image   
    Serif, for the love of Pete!, the previous posters are in tears!  Please implement graphic LINKING without further delay in Affinity Designer.  It's a crying shame we even have to ask for this important KEY FEATURE.
    Thank you.
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    JDW reacted to Koshiro in Vertical text alignment in text box   
    Please add support for vertical text!
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    JDW got a reaction from Argee in Booklet option   
    The previous post seems to show that relying on a "printer driver" is not always a solution to print booklets in Affinity Publisher.  
    And for those of you searching desperately in vain for the link, there was none provided.  So I shall remedy that by providing it here:
    https://www.thekeptpromise.com/CreateBooklet/
    Disclaimer: I've never used the software myself.  I'm just posting the link.
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    JDW reacted to Dazium Design in Link instead of embedding image   
    I realize Publisher has this feature... but it would be great to add it to Designer. My layouts in Designer are increasingly large with embedded images.
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    JDW reacted to Tom Schülke in Linked files, Reveal in Finder   
    But thats one of those tiny smal commands you realy miss if they are not available...
    should be implemented, and shouldn´t be to hard to implement..
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    JDW reacted to Old Bruce in Linked files, Reveal in Finder   
    I may be wrong but I am certain we cannot do this at present.
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    JDW reacted to Pauls in Redraw Bug?   
    Thanks - We'll check that out.
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    JDW reacted to toltec in Default Colors by Keyboard Shortcut   
    This is the preferences you should see. The menu set to Miscellaneous so Set Fill to Black and White appears.

    I set my shortcut to Ctrl + Shift + X
     
    Note though that there is an alternative (and IMHO better) way of quickly choosing black or white. Use the Swatches panel, rather than the Colour panel.

    The advantage is, unlike setting the Colour panel to black and white, any colours you have picked or set in the colour wells, remain there. So four colours (or rather, two colours plus permanent black and white plus transparent) are instantly available to you. Plus of course, you can set your own swatches.
    It is possible to set a keyboard shortcut for the Swatches panel, so it instantly appears.
    That is also in Miscellaneous but you have to scroll down to find it. It's called "Swatches Page" for some reason.

    That instantly brings the Swatches "page" to the front for quick selection of all your colours.
    Swatches is actually a much faster way of working because unlike using the Colour panel, where you have to click on the colour panel, then use a shortcut to set the colour wells to black and white, when you click on Swatches (or use a shortcut) black and white is already there, permanently.
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    JDW reacted to Uncle Mez in Default Colors by Keyboard Shortcut   
    @JDW this is Exactly what we meant. 
    Unfold by clicking the section below and choose miscellaneous, from there you will see the shortcut list will change and you will find the line we talked about and simply follow @hannah steps to setup the thing. 
    Unfortunately I can't draw things to help you right now,  it's 3AM on my side and reading this using an Android with lower capabilities. 
    Maybe during the day I will make step by step kind of tuto to help (if no one brought it already) 
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    JDW reacted to hannah in Default Colors by Keyboard Shortcut   
    you might have to scroll down, Miscellaneous is the very last menu-point, that might be not visible if your screen-resolution is on the lower side. If that's the case drag the whole Preferences-Window to the top, as high as you can and then open the drop-down-menu again. You find it? I'd really like you to find it
     

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    JDW reacted to hannah in Default Colors by Keyboard Shortcut   
    You are not there yet. Where it says "Affinity Photo", right bellow "Photo", that's a second drop-down menu. You have to set it to "Miscellaneous".

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    JDW got a reaction from globalmatt in Default Colors by Keyboard Shortcut   
    Matt, as you can see, I posted that question back in July 2015 and no one gave me the courtesy of a reply.
    I am enthusiastic about the Affinity apps, which is why I bought both of them.  But I must say I don't use them very much because of unanswered questions and unimplemented features that I deem important.  I even bought both of their books!  I would be overjoyed if things could change though, not only for my own personal benefit, but for the benefit of every Affinity app user worldwide.
    Don't let this hold you back from asking questions in this forum though.  Serif needs a pounding (a cordial and intelligent pounding, of course) to get the ball rolling in the right direction.  If they want to capture more customers from Adobe the solution really is simple.  All they have to do is start answering questions from Adobe users and implementing their feature requests.  And I'm of the strong opinion that it shouldn't take 3 or more years to do that.
    Best wishes!
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    JDW reacted to globalmatt in Default Colors by Keyboard Shortcut   
    Same question here. How do I quickly revert to the default black & white colours like I can in Photoshop?
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    JDW got a reaction from Elle in What is the difference between Lanczos seperable and non-seperable.   
    Since no one knows what the difference is between Lanczos 3 "separable" and "non-separable" may I suggest that Serif put something more meaningful and descriptive into those parenthesis instead?
     
    In my testing, Lanczos 3 (separable) enlargements and reductions a tad sharper than Bicubic, and Lanczos 3 (non-separable) is much sharper.
     
    So I would think the Resample popup should read as follows:
    Nearest Neighbor Bilinear Bicubic Lanczos 3 (sharp) Lanczos 3 (sharper) Because, quite honestly, "separable" and "non-separable" may appeal to the left-brainers, but isn't Affinity Photo appealing to our right-brain creative side?  Yes.  So make the descriptions more understandable, please!
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    JDW reacted to psiclone in Add "Angle" to Gradient Controls   
    3 years later and still no angle to gradient in any obvious form.  Is it really that hard?  I can do this in InkScape no problem.
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