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    Psych got a reaction from Chris B in "Wet Edges" option in Context Menu enables itself   
    Thank you. I don't understand though, if I want the effect, I'd just leave the option checked, if I don't want it and uncheck it should stay unchecked. It's common sense...
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    Psych reacted to Chris B in "Wet Edges" option in Context Menu enables itself   
    Ah thanks. I've just checked and the bug report has been closed as by design but I've bumped it with your post anyway. 
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    Psych got a reaction from Chris B in "Wet Edges" option in Context Menu enables itself   
    Hello Chris B,
    yes, you were involved:
    I also found this thread:

    I highly doubt this is by design. And if it is, it's a bad design choice.
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    Psych got a reaction from Chris B in Mirroring consume 100% of my CPU   
    Yes I just checked, it was set to WARP. I changed it to my graphics card and now it's much faster. Although it lags on 4K with some brushes but that's to be expected.
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    Psych reacted to Chris B in Mirroring consume 100% of my CPU   
    You shouldn't really be struggling with that size document and brush. Can you make sure you don't have your Renderer set to WARP in Preferences?
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    Psych reacted to Chris B in Mirroring consume 100% of my CPU   
    Hey Hanu,
    On macOS, we see no such lag (at least I don't) and this is due to Metal. Unfortunately, Windows doesn't have anything like this at the moment but we will be looking at Hardware Acceleration in the future which would likely sort this out. 
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    Psych reacted to Rocketdrive in Designer and Photo brush engines   
    I’ve been using Photo for some time as my primary illustration and drawing tool. I always felt that the brush engine was not top notch, but I kept going because of the completeness and power of the app. I bought Designer for iPad right after it was published and was positively surprised that the brush engine for the pixel persona felt snappier than the one in Photo. I would like to assume that this upgraded experience is coming to Photo, too  
    I would also love to see a much improved brush speed on the desktop. It is strange, but brush strokes feel most sluggish on my Windows workstation, though in theory it should be up to four times faster - according to geekbench comparisons between the A10x and a Xeon E5-2680 v2. Affinity tells me that the brush engine is CPU bound, so I hope it can tap into all cores for best speed.
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    Psych reacted to Chris B in Paint brush tool in need of an improvement   
    Hey Andych56,
    Thanks for your feedback. It does feel like more of a feature request than a bug. We've already got an improvement logged with the developers for this kind of tapering. 
    There are some other interesting comments here so I'll make sure they get filtered through the appropriate channels. 
     
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    Psych reacted to Pauscorpi in Paint brush tool in need of an improvement   
    @Andych56 whey using the brush, do you also get this weird rendering (i suppose) issue where at the start of a stroke, it initially 'pixellates' for a brief moment before rendering the smooth stroke? this has been happening to me across all versions and is one of the deal-breakers to not using Photo for painting/drawing. 
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    Psych got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Photo for Windows - 1.7.3   
    Thank you so much for the .ABR brushes fix! It was driving me crazy. I have a library of brushes that I couldn't import before and now I can.
    I was also waiting for the tga file crash fix. Maybe in the next update?
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    Psych reacted to Patrick Connor in Affinity Photo for Windows - 1.7.3   
    We are pleased to announce an update for the Windows release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.3
    Changes in this build
    The changes in Affinity Photo for Windows 1.7.3 (over the last release Affinity Photo 1.7.2) are as follows:
    Fixes
    Fixed masks not working in a group of adjustments. Fixed Minimum Blur live filter constantly resetting Radius slider to zero when changing other values. Fixed failure to import .ABR brushes. Fixed PSD import crash (with embedded ICC profiles with non-ASCII names). Fixed Transform panel behaviour when transforming a sheared object with aspect lock. Fixed import of layered TIFF sporadically failing to load text layers. Fixed crash when install location contains a non-ASCII character. Fixed crash at startup (due to initialising crash reporter). Updated translations. Earlier changes and fixes in 1.7.x since 1.6 (including the new 1.7 features) are listed in some detail in this earlier update announcement.
    This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Photo Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum.
    UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)
    The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Photo).
    If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Photo for Windows) can be downloaded from this link. (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key).
    If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.
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    Psych reacted to thomasp in Affinity Photo: brush picker context menu   
    just wondering if i'm the only one missing a context menu to quickly pick brushes right on the canvas, adjust their parameters and so on instead of having to dig around in the interface for the settings in the context toolbar and the brushes palette.
     
    there's of course hotkeys to change brush parameters but i find quite often that a little more visual guidance is really handy, especially when you're not just changing brush radius all the time.
     
    example from photoshop: quick access to brush library and basic brush settings on sliders

    here's a nifty one from zbrush (more of a 3D program) that includes links to a lot more options probably irrelevant to a 2D program but most notably has a mini color selector which i think would be really handy (especially with a little palette of color swatches that mirror the swatches tab).

     
    would be happy to see something like this pop up in photo at some point. :)
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    Psych reacted to Patrick Connor in Latest Affinity releases on each platform by store   
    This post is designed to be an aid to knowing if you are using the latest version on your platform.  The thread is now locked to if you "follow" it you will know then we release a new version on any platform. Version numbers are displayed on the About dialog (or preferences in iPad builds)
    NOTE: I will update/edit this first post as new releases are added.
    Product Name       | Platform   | Purchase Store  | Version | Trial | ====================|==================|=================|===============|=============| Affinity Designer  | Windows 7, 8, 10 | Affinity Store | 1.7.3 PK (481)| 1.7.3 | Affinity Designer  | Windows 10       | Microsoft Store | 1.7.3  (481)  | (as above)  | Affinity Designer  | macOS 10.7-10.14 | Mac App Store   | 1.7.3   | n/a         | Affinity Designer | macOS 10.9-10.14 | Affinity Store | 1.7.3 PK | 1.7.3   | Affinity Designer  | iOS 11,12       | iPad Store     | 1.7.3 | not possible| ____________________|__________________|_________________|_______________|_____________| Affinity Photo   | Windows 7, 8, 10 | Affinity Store | 1.7.3 PK (481)| 1.7.3 | Affinity Photo     | Windows 10       | Microsoft Store | 1.7.3 (481)   | (as above)  | Affinity Photo     | macOS 10.7-10.14 | Mac App Store | 1.7.3 | n/a | Affinity Photo     | macOS 10.9-10.14 | Affinity Store | 1.7.3 PK | 1.7.3 | Affinity Photo     | iOS 11, 12      | iPad Store | 1.7.3 | not possible| ____________________|__________________|_________________|_______________|_____________| Affinity Publisher | Windows 7, 8, 10 | Affinity Store | 1.7.3 PK (481)| 1.7.3 | Affinity Publisher | Windows 10       | Microsoft Store | 1.7.3 (481)   | (as above) | Affinity Publisher | macOS 10.7-10.14 | Mac App Store | 1.7.3 | n/a | Affinity Publisher | macOS 10.9-10.14 | Affinity Store | 1.7.3 PK | 1.7.3 | Affinity Publisher | iOS 11, 12      | iPad Store | n/a | n/a | ____________________|__________________|_________________|_______________|_____________| [Please note that Microsoft Store presents the build number within the store differently so Affinity Store build 1.7.3.481 appears as a Microsoft Store build number 10703.481.0.0]
    Release notes
    Affinity Designer 1.7.3 for Windows                (previous release notes: 1.7.2 , 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.6.5, 1.6.4, 1.6.3, 1.6.2, 1.6.1, 1.6.0 ) Affinity Designer 1.7.3 for macOS                    (previous release notes: 1.7.2, 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.6.1 (& 1.6.5 PK), 1.6.0 ) Affinity Designer 1.7.3 for iOS                            (previous release notes: 1.7.2, 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.6.4 & 3, 1.6.2, 1.6.1, 1.6.0 ) Affinity Photo 1.7.3 for Windows                      (previous release notes: 1.7.2, 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.6.5, 1.6.4, 1.6.3, 1.6.2, 1.6.1, 1.6.0 ) Affinity Photo 1.7.3 for macOS                          (previous release notes: 1.7.2, 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.6.7 (& 1.6.11 PK), 1.6.6 ) Affinity Photo 1.7.3 for iOS                                 (previous release notes: 1.7.2, 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.6.12 & 11-9, 1.6.8, 1.6.7, 1.6.5, 1.6.4, 1.6.3, 1.6.2, 1.6.1 ) Affinity Publisher 1.7.3 for Windows                (previous release notes:  1.7.2, 1.7.1 [launch] )    Affinity Publisher 1.7.3 for macOS                   (previous release notes:  1.7.2, 1.7.1 [launch] )               Installation of Software and Updates
    If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer to download and install any available update. For the macOS release, in the application main menu there is an option "Check for Updates". Alternatively, you can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "download" button in there. Updates are installed automatically (or manually by installing the new version over the old) Previous builds do not need uninstalling first. New installations of paid software downloaded from the Affinity Store requires a product key and email pair to use.
    Software downloaded from the Mac App Store, Microsoft Store and iPad store do not require a product key and are updated through the relevant store: 
    If you’ve purchased from the Mac App Store— updates are done automatically next time you run your software after it is available in the Mac App Store. However, you do need to be logged in with the same Apple ID you used to buy them. If this does not happen for you, open the Mac App Store app and go to the Updates page and then Store > Reload page or press CMD+R. This should hopefully force the update to show. Apple sometimes phase roll outs around the world which can mean it may take up to 72 hours for your update to be available.
    If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.
    If you’ve purchased from the Pad Store— Your Affinity iPad apps should update automatically next time you run them. However, you do need to be logged in with the same Apple ID you used to buy them. If the automatic update does not happen for you, go to the iPad Store app and go to Updates. Once you’re there, tap near the top of the screen where it states 'Updates' and then hold, pull down and then release. This should manually refresh the updates page. However, don’t contact us if the updates are not available for you yet—Apple sometimes phase roll outs around the world and this can take up to 24 hours.
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    This thread is locked and will only be posted to by Serif Staff as the released versions change.  Please follow this thread if you want to know about future version changes. If you think this post has got behind and needs updating please PM me.
    If you are looking for the equivalent beta build numbers please refer to these threads
    Affinity Range Mac Beta Release Notifications Affinity Range Windows Beta Release Notifications
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    Psych reacted to ClarityDynamic in Is it just me?   
    @Ej2019 if you find these controls complicated wait until you start using Affinity Design & editing nodes 
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    Psych reacted to Danielcz in Crashes immediately upon opening 16k TGA files   
    Another freeware software that can open large files too:
    Krita: freeware for concept artists and painters.
    Paint.net: Freeware program written in NET Framework. 
    Pro Motion NG: pixel art editor based on ancient Amiga DeluxePaint can at least open it too without crashing...
    PS: can someone try legendary PAINTSHOP PRO? (i dont own it) or MacroMedia FireWorks dead fish right?

    SerifFailOpen.mp4
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    Psych reacted to Danielcz in Crashes immediately upon opening 16k TGA files   
    Yep its same issue, I think this isnt something trivial for them to solve, because it taken so long, maybe they have to rewrite some big chunk of their code handling this (maybe thats the price to pay if you base bitmap software on vector one (Affinity Designer) and want to share same/similar core).
    This will probably take few years to solve not months, If you can use Photoshop or freeware GIMP meanwhile. (GIMP dont have non-destructive editing yet) but paid Affinity Photo cant handle this filesize yet.

    BigFilesIssue.mp4
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