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    Editors’ Choice

    If this is the equivalent of “Unsere neuen Lieblings-Apps” … well, then the German App Store followed hot on the heels …
  2. Hi ogin, and welcome here … The original post was about Affinity Photo on iPad. And the Convert to Curves option is hidden pretty well in Affinity Photo. Thankfully, it’s easier to find in Affinity Designer, and I think it’s great that you added this information to the present thread. Since there are two apps on the iPad platform now, one gets easily confused when looking for answers on the forum. Cheers, Alex
  3. LOL … that’s true, Alfred. But for the mistrustful among us it’s good to have a second source of information …
  4. As Alfred indicated, this panel is dynamic, and the available options depend on the OpenType features implemented in the font you are using. Different fonts, different features available. Recently, I found an online resource to test OpenType features present in a font: https://fontdrop.info It says files are not uploaded to any server for executing the feature check, but I would use it only at your own risk (font copyright!). It is presumably safe to use the service with open source fonts.
  5. And Fatih, when you have a look at the sneak preview video of Publisher linked at https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/51958-affinity-publisher-sneak-preview/ you will notice that there is something nice (and still somewhat mysterious) that is supposed to happen when all of the three apps are installed on your computer.
  6. Yes, Petar, let’s hope Publisher will bring some improvements in this area (maybe not in the initial version, but later on, at least). I have never seen a Glyph Browser that would have worked really well. All of them were cumbersome in one respect or another. So I believe there is huge room for improvement and intelligent solutions …
  7. I honestly cannot see why rasterising a layer should be considered overly complicated, and I see a real value in the concept of image layers versus raster layers. In my opinion, this is a useful concept. Don’t get me wrong, there are some instances where I would love to have a more streamlined workflow, but in this particular case, I believe the deviation from the beaten path makes sense. As a side note, you will surely know that you can assign a custom shortcut to the Rasterise … command. So it shouldn’t be too much hassle to achieve what you want.
  8. Why do you think it is impossible to cut out parts of an “image” in Affinity Photo? Are you talking of an image layer (or image object) in contradistinction to a pixel layer? Then yes, it is impossible to cut out a part of an image layer, but that makes sense. It is incredibly useful to have image layers in a document that retain some of their original properties when placed. To cut out a part of an image layer, simply rasterise it (Layer > Rasterise …). It will become a pixel layer at document resolution, and you can cut and copy parts of it. Here is some information regarding image layers and pixel layers: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/19770-rasterrasterizerasterise/&tab=comments#comment-91891 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/13651-layers-and-masks-concepts/&tab=comments#comment-60276 Cheers, Alex
  9. What do you mean by “script”?
  10. Basically, you could group your layers and rasterize the entire group. But you will lose the document structure, of course. Everything will be baked into one pixel layer. In addition to your thoughts, I wonder if it would be possible to add a Freeze Button to layers as it is available in digital audio workstations. Provided that rendering a pixel layer is less GPU-intensive as rendering a layer with vector shapes, live effects, adjustments, and so on – wouldn’t it make sense to have a button that would temporarily rasterise a layer to the document resolution while keeping all the vector shapes, effects, adjustments, … on record in form of a parameter list? Unfreezing a frozen layer would simply reconstruct the layer from the parameters. I don’t know if that would be technically possible, but I believe it could help speed up complex documents. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12937?locale=en_US
  11. A_B_C

    Rounded corner number input

    Couldn’t have said it any better …
  12. A_B_C

    Rounded corner number input

    You can use the Corner Tool on a rectangle to create a rounded rectangle where the corner radius can be set in absolute numbers.
  13. Decimal point accuracy - this is in sore need. When all I can get is 1 number to the right of the decimal point (in many instances), this app is unusable. For years, Illustrator was only accurate to 2 decimals. It sucked. 3 is an absolute minimum, and 4 or 5 would get Designer out of the dark ages. Hi johnnydfred, and welcome here … Internally, all Affinity apps will use the full floating-point precision for processing numeric inputs, but the interface will only show you a limited number of decimal places. But you are not restricted to entering numbers with one decimal place only. Use the “calculator” flyout, if you need more precision. The interface will present you with a rounded version of your input, but the exact number you entered will be used for processing. The desktop version allows you to select the number of decimal places for the interface. Hopefully, there will be a way to achieve something similar on the iPad in the future. Alex
  14. … in the Context Toolbar. I don’t know if this is an already known issue. If so, please disregard my post. I noticed that when I use “Reset Defaults” with the Pencil Tool or the Pen Tool (might be a general problem), the Colour Studio will immediately update, but not the Context Toolbar of the respective tool. Some or all of the settings will get stuck here. Should you need additional information, I’ll be happy to post a video. iPad Pro 12.9" first generation, iOS 11.4.1
  15. I wonder why one couldn’t just use overlapping slices in Export Persona. Wouldn’t that work?
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