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  1. The Column Guides option was on, I turned it off, and that fixed the problem - thanks! I never would have thought to look there.
  2. I have a Mac Mini running Big Sur, and have Affinity Publisher 1.10.4 installed. I'm still on the learning curve moving from InDesign to Publisher, making photo albums. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like all the 'placed' photos (on a white background coming from a template file provided by the album publisher) have a slight haze over them that does not show up in a photo application (such as Affinity Photo or Photoshop), and also disappears when I export the document as a pdf file. But it's noticeable enough that I keep thinking I have to do haze removal on the image back in a photo app. I can't tell whether there is an option to set for viewing or whether I just have to accept it with confidence that the haze is "not really there."
  3. I'm running Affinity Publisher 1.10.4 on a Mac (11.6), and use it to create pdf files for a photo album for printing. I 'place' photos onto the workspace. When I close Publisher and re-launch it, almost all the photos are out of focus, and can take several minutes before the images are sharp. If I click on an image, sometimes it comes into focus right away, sometimes not. But in addition, if i move to another location in the file, and then move back, photos that were in focus have fallen out of focus. If I could get the focus back immediately, that would be one thing, but sometimes the photos stay out of focus for several minutes. I have checked the Mac Activity Monitor, and neither CPU nor memory is necessarily taxed. Is there some sort of setting where I can speed up, and maintain, image focus?
  4. I'm running Affinity Publisher 1.10.4 on a Mac (11.6), and use it to create pdf files for a photo album for printing. When I 'place' photos taken on an iPhone in portrait mode onto a page in Publisher, they are oriented horizontally and I have to rotate them to restore portrait mode. When I 'place' photos taken on my DSLR, they have the proper orientation. In Adobe Lightroom, all photos have the right orientation whatever the source. Somehow the EXIF information is missing or lost. Is there a way to fix this?
  5. I will rephrase: I did not know there was a warning setting until I triggered it. Apparently it is not possible to set a hard disk usage limit, nor does Affinity set it, so the warning is more for "my benefit," though the largest number I can set the warning to has no relation to how much disk space there actually is. I have now downloaded and installed 1.10.4, and the file size is now only 250 times that of the smaller project. I don't know of any way to track this down other than by systematically deleting pages or else building the project back up from scratch. As I think about this, the maximum warning value of 65536 MB is actually a rather large number, I guess consistent with a half-gigabyte file with 20 double pages of photos... I have now tried to create a new project by copying and pasting page contents into the new file. The application has crashed more than a dozen times while trying to do this. In the process I discovered that I had mistakenly 'placed' some camera raw files rather than their .jpg versions. The overall file size is reasonable using only .jpg files. But placing even one raw file enlarges the Publisher file by ten times that file size. I know to avoid this, but I'm surprised that Publisher lets me even attempt it.
  6. The maximum disk usage warning slider position is 65536 MB. I have the same limit settings as you have mentioned. So I have modified the two questions: What the warning means when it is small compared to available disk size, and there is no limit setting. I take the warning seriously if it recommends closing files, except that the only real file I can close is the project itself. How a photo album project that has roughly 3 times the number of linked photos as another album is larger by a factor of 300.
  7. I'm using Affinity Publisher 1.9.0 on a Mac Mini with OS 11.6 (Big Sur) to create a photo album in the style of InDesign. It's about 25 double pages with photos linked (not embedded). I then opened a new 1-page file for formatting a page. There was a long delay, at the end of which I got this message: Persona disk usage has risen above the warning limit - consider closing some documents. I don't get it. I have 400 GB free on a 1 TB drive, and 8 GB RAM (but that's not disk space). I just checked the preferences interface. The warning trigger was set around 35 GB, and the MAXIMUM was around 65 GB. Since I haven't finished adding photos or editing, I run the risk of getting a warning even at the maximum setting. I've also looked at a previous project using the same process that should be about 1/3 the size of the present project. The final .afpub size of that project is 2.2 MB. But the present project .afpub size is over 600 MB. I don't know how to sort this out. The present file size is huge and I don't understand the disk limits.
  8. With Affinity Publisher, I'm starting with a plain template that simply has margins for printing (e.g. bleed areas). The background is white. I am unable to generate any kind of background. From what I can read, I thought one created a layer consisting of a transparent (i.e. the photo images cover it up) black backgroud, and I can turn the layer on and off. But clearly I'm missing something.
  9. Sorry - I'm using Affinity Publisher on a Mac. I assume that I'm placing jpg images onto pages (I don't know what picture frames are) with links rather than embedding. I also assume that I'm placing the images onto the pages, as these form the unique pages of the photo album. I want the digital equivalent to an old-fashioned paper album where physical photographs are stuck onto black pages, but with the ability to turn off the black background during layout. I send pdf files to Printique for printing a book. I've done this many times with InDesign. To make a new album, I usually make a copy of a previous album that has the correct background settings, then delete all the images and place new ones onto the blank pages. I was able to download a .imdl template into Affinity Publisher which visibly shows the margins, but now I must put in the background by hand.
  10. I'm sure these are elementary questions but I was not able to find answers. I'm trying to create a photo album as I used to do with Adobe InDesign. I'd like to be able to edit the album with jpg images placed and re-sized together with some text on top of a white background, then switch to black when editing is complete. I have two related problems: I had already created another album several months ago that has a black background, but I can find no way to turn it off (then back on). Also, I discovered that pages were 'locked' (I don't recall doing this, since I don't know what it entails), and that I had to 'unlock' them to do anything. For the present project, I can find no way to set up a layer with a switchable (black) background. In both cases, I tried working with A-Master and with individual files. Nothing worked in either case.
  11. I have been using Photoshop Elements and am thinking of switching to Affinity Photo (MacOS). In Elements, there is an image align tool whereby one creates a line by dragging, and the image is then rotated to make that line horizontal or vertical. I have found no such tool that works in Photo. There is some documentation here: https://affinity.help/photo/en-US.lproj/index.html?page=pages/LayerOperations/align.html?title=Aligning ...but in one case the icon is grayed out, and in the second case I can't find the icon anywhere. Maybe this isn't the right place to look. I use this tool in Elements in a small fraction of photos, but not to have it at all in Photo is a dealbreaker.
  12. I'm running MacOS Mojave, and have made many photo albums using InDesign, and would like to switch to Publisher. I was able to export a file I was working on from InDesign via .idml for use with Affinity Publisher, and now I'd like to make a new document using what already works with the file that I have. Normally with InDesign if I want to make a new album, I simply "Save As..." to a new name, modify the page size and margins, and then replace the images. I see no way to do this with Affinity Publisher. Further, If I use "File->New" in Publisher, it asks for all sorts of parameters for which I can't see them in the modified file that I already have. I tried exporting to a template, but the new document is the same as the old and I still can't change the margins. So I have 2 questions: How do I learn the full list of file settings for a document that I exported from InDesign to Publisher? What is the simplest way to create a new file that makes use as much as possible of all settings of an existing file in Publisher?
  13. Thanks regarding the Preferences option, which I've now set to update images. This time I tried "Edit Image" and then "edit in Photo" and everything seems to work. Thanks to all for your help!
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