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    DashingDave got a reaction from Willy Pimentel in How do the items in the Performance pane (Preferences) affect optimization?   
    I'm curious as to how each of the items affects the applications' performance. There's no explanation in the help files.
    RAM Usage Limit: I notice this can be dragged up to ~64 GB (which is more than 5 times how much RAM my Mac has...); does lessening the amount keep the application running smoothly... or do I need to open it up to the maximum amt of RAM I have so that it doesn't get "bottled up"? Disk Usage Warning Limit: This one's a bit confusing--does the application warn you if there's less than the set amount when you try to save a document? Again, the max is set at 64GB, even though my hard drive has 40 GB of free space at the moment. Undo Limit: I presume that the lower I set this, the less RAM the application will need Dither gradients: faster performance checked, or unchecked? Use precise clipping: same question Use hardware OpenGL: same User only integrated GPU: same
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    DashingDave reacted to AEH in Save History   
    Would be usefull to have 'Save History with Document' as a default option maybe in preferences  or a save option with file size warning.
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    DashingDave got a reaction from rarteagasf in How do the items in the Performance pane (Preferences) affect optimization?   
    I'm curious as to how each of the items affects the applications' performance. There's no explanation in the help files.
    RAM Usage Limit: I notice this can be dragged up to ~64 GB (which is more than 5 times how much RAM my Mac has...); does lessening the amount keep the application running smoothly... or do I need to open it up to the maximum amt of RAM I have so that it doesn't get "bottled up"? Disk Usage Warning Limit: This one's a bit confusing--does the application warn you if there's less than the set amount when you try to save a document? Again, the max is set at 64GB, even though my hard drive has 40 GB of free space at the moment. Undo Limit: I presume that the lower I set this, the less RAM the application will need Dither gradients: faster performance checked, or unchecked? Use precise clipping: same question Use hardware OpenGL: same User only integrated GPU: same
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    DashingDave got a reaction from LilleG in Transform tool.   
    Oh, I see--you have to move the mouse off of the dots. The sizing arrows appear when the pointer is on top of the dot, and the skewing arrows appear in a small region outside the dot (similar to where the rotation arrows appear near the corner dots).
     
    Thanks, Hokusai!
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    DashingDave got a reaction from Leigh in Trouble Using Erase Brush Tool in Designer   
    Ah, yes--that was the key. I've been thinking that I had the entire layer selected rather than just the most recent curve. If I select the main layer all of my curves are on, then the eraser tool can manipulate each of them.
     
     
    Thanks for the assist, Leigh!
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    DashingDave reacted to amergin in All UI Elements are too small on a 5k iMac   
    Please get some of your developers/designers/testers 5k iMacs to test with. I'm sure the UI works well with a laptop/notebook sized screen but as far as I'm concerned it's unuseable on my iMac. I am 54 years of age and wear glasses but I work with loads of other apps on my iMac with no problem. I'm not asking you to change your UI - just to add the option to scale it up. I know you have some preferences to scale things up but none of them get anywhere near making the UI useable for me. I love your apps, I love your company, I just can't work with the miniscule icons and text. :)
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    DashingDave reacted to KimberlyK in All UI Elements are too small on a 5k iMac   
    I have the same problem seeing the tool icons on my larger screen since its size makes me sit further away.  I noticed this issue while trying an illustrator trial so I thought I would see if this program addressed the issue.  (There are many posts complaining about the icon size for all versions of illustrator.)  This might be a selling point for the users of larger screens or those who have older eyes since it really slows the work process down to move forward and squint.  At the moment I prefer Affinity's layout and price.  I hope you consider making icon size a choice in preferences.
     
    Kimberly
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    DashingDave got a reaction from anon1 in What's the simplest reset I can choose to return my color palette to the original layout?   
    Which Reset option in the Miscellaneous panel of Designer's preferences will do the least resetting of all my options and still return my color palette to its original layout? As you can see from the attached screenshot, several colors have been accidentally dragged out of position (imo, it's too easy to move them; I'd like to see a modifier key needed in addition to a drag in order to move the colors around), and I'd like to return the order to what it was originally:
     

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    DashingDave got a reaction from ronnyb in Pixel Tool vs. Paint Brush Tool - same keystroke??   
    Is there a reason that the Pixel Tool and Brush Tool are in the same subset in Photo but displayed as separate tools in Designer?
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    DashingDave reacted to pomme27 in Custom Palettes   
    I'd like to be able to define a custom palette, with user-defined sub-categories that allow me me to organize colors by "purpose".  Something like shown in the attachment.  Thanks
     
     
     
     

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    DashingDave reacted to evtonic3 in How do I use the paintbrush to make a dot?   
    See pic attached.

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    DashingDave got a reaction from fmlfoto in How do the items in the Performance pane (Preferences) affect optimization?   
    I'm curious as to how each of the items affects the applications' performance. There's no explanation in the help files.
    RAM Usage Limit: I notice this can be dragged up to ~64 GB (which is more than 5 times how much RAM my Mac has...); does lessening the amount keep the application running smoothly... or do I need to open it up to the maximum amt of RAM I have so that it doesn't get "bottled up"? Disk Usage Warning Limit: This one's a bit confusing--does the application warn you if there's less than the set amount when you try to save a document? Again, the max is set at 64GB, even though my hard drive has 40 GB of free space at the moment. Undo Limit: I presume that the lower I set this, the less RAM the application will need Dither gradients: faster performance checked, or unchecked? Use precise clipping: same question Use hardware OpenGL: same User only integrated GPU: same
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    DashingDave got a reaction from justwilliam in How do the items in the Performance pane (Preferences) affect optimization?   
    I'm curious as to how each of the items affects the applications' performance. There's no explanation in the help files.
    RAM Usage Limit: I notice this can be dragged up to ~64 GB (which is more than 5 times how much RAM my Mac has...); does lessening the amount keep the application running smoothly... or do I need to open it up to the maximum amt of RAM I have so that it doesn't get "bottled up"? Disk Usage Warning Limit: This one's a bit confusing--does the application warn you if there's less than the set amount when you try to save a document? Again, the max is set at 64GB, even though my hard drive has 40 GB of free space at the moment. Undo Limit: I presume that the lower I set this, the less RAM the application will need Dither gradients: faster performance checked, or unchecked? Use precise clipping: same question Use hardware OpenGL: same User only integrated GPU: same
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    DashingDave got a reaction from yakk in How do the items in the Performance pane (Preferences) affect optimization?   
    I'm curious as to how each of the items affects the applications' performance. There's no explanation in the help files.
    RAM Usage Limit: I notice this can be dragged up to ~64 GB (which is more than 5 times how much RAM my Mac has...); does lessening the amount keep the application running smoothly... or do I need to open it up to the maximum amt of RAM I have so that it doesn't get "bottled up"? Disk Usage Warning Limit: This one's a bit confusing--does the application warn you if there's less than the set amount when you try to save a document? Again, the max is set at 64GB, even though my hard drive has 40 GB of free space at the moment. Undo Limit: I presume that the lower I set this, the less RAM the application will need Dither gradients: faster performance checked, or unchecked? Use precise clipping: same question Use hardware OpenGL: same User only integrated GPU: same
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    DashingDave reacted to Ben in How to increase Grid line thickness - Affinity Photo   
    We will soon add the option to change gird line colour (and probably opacity).  That should help make them clearer.
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    DashingDave reacted to toyotadesigner in Grid lines   
    I am using scanned large format images in the architecture biz. Sometimes I need to correct building anomalies. So when I open an image file and display a grid, it comes in light grey, which is rather useless in many cases because of white buildings or bright skies.
     
    Is there any chance that you implement a feature or an option to set a different color for the grid?
     
    In addition: The snapping is really bad, not to say it doesn't work at all. No snap to guide lines, no snap to grid, nada, even though I have enabled the snapping. I've set the radius to 0, 8, 15 and 22 pixel - no difference.
     
    When I use a mesh to straighten building corners, I need a snapping to the guide lines or at least to the grid (btw, same problem in Affinity Designer).
     
    I know the speed is kind of slow on my 8.1 iMac with a 3.06 Core Duo with 6 GB RAM, particularly with the very large images (13.092 x 8.728 pixels, ~650 MB per file), but somehow the speed appears a bit slow compared to my other 16 bit image editor (PhotoLine, not PhotoShop!)
     
    Also loading a file takes a long time - some 16 seconds compared to 4 seconds to my old app - from my external FireWire 800 HD (WD).
     
    Even if AP will be slower than my old app, I like to have a precise tool, and this includes a precise snapping.
     
    Any help will be appreciated!
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