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  1. Open and Save UI elements should not be tied to the main document frame. Many professional users have multiple monitors and it's very awkward to use. Not everyone is on laptops. Thank
  2. I remember back in the early days of the Mac, I thought it was weird that every new version of PageMaker required that old documents be "converted" and how the UI was "just a bit odd" from release to release. (The company I was working at was a Quark user due to it's superior kerning abilities). I read an interview with someone who was part of the PageMaker team at Aldus, he said it drove them crazy. Everytime they tried to add a simple feature (I remember something about adding a new measurement option or something like that) the whole thing would break. So every new version of PageMaker was almost a re-write of the program (a problem with first to market products). I think it really held them back. Perhaps this is the case here? This seems to be a feature that would be easy to implement, but I didn't write the code. I do wish they'd bring on an experienced print production person on their team. They would understand why these little things are so important to people trying to use their products in a professional setting.
  3. That line is the bottom of the selection. Selected Stretched the section up 10px. Dd the same thing in PS - no line
  4. it's really as simple as that Open an image Select part of the image Scale the part that you just selected. Looks like you have to "Rasterize" first. although now it leaves a white line on the edge of the selection for no apparent reason. This is a 30 sec operation in PS
  5. In PS, you select a part of an image and you can just scale it or do whatever. No other steps are involved. Can't seem to figure out how to do such a straight forward operation
  6. very true. In fact, most professional design work is pretty boring. After the conceptualization it's really about execution, and that's the difference between pro's and normals. A pro is more interested in speed of layout, stability. It's more about getting 15 ad's out by 5, or that 75 page AR that the client has been slow at getting the source material to you so you're 2 weeks behind and it needs to get to proofing next morning and it's 3pm. You don't get a chance to do all the wacky things that the programs allow you to do in real-life.
  7. Agreed. I think Affinity needs to work with an experienced production consultant. Someone who has spent many years in the print industry and agencies actually producing printed material in the real world. There are really good reasons why Adobe stuff does what it does (although they've added a ton of other features) - it's not just a feature. They could hire me, I started with Quark 2.11 . . . and paste-up!
  8. In production it would be great to have a "replace selected item", instead of just a "place command". Select the logo on the business card go to File->Place Click box in dialog "replace selected item" Select the file that the client should have initially sent you click "ok" The new graphic is in the same place with the same scaling, effects, etc Very useful when having to replace logos or graphics in documents
  9. (everything updated) Create a new document open the stock panel put in search word Select thumb in the sidebar Drag to document Cursor drags thumbnail to page with green "+" sign Release mouse button Image is not added to page
  10. yes - please add sub-folders. Kinda useless otherwise (in production enviroments)
  11. It's so weird. I wonder if this is a much more complicated feature to add than we think. The Guides manager has a lot of options so it's a very odd omission. I wish companies would monitor these forms and reply. Imagine if they said "hey there, we tried to add this feature but it's gonna take much more work than we thought. I don't think we could get it implemented and tested for the next release or so". We all would think "drag, but ok". Silence is never a good reply to ones customers. It's ok to say no, just don't make it seem like you ignore your customers.
  12. Well it can be tricky - I remember thinking how odd it was back in the day and just started with this stuff that PageMaker's doc formats would change from version to version. They got "converted" when you opened it with the new version of the program. At a User Group meeting I had the chance to meet someone from Aldus and he told me that the way they started the code made it so whenever they added a feature it would often break the whole thing - so they'd need to almost re-write it to get around their limitations. Programming can be hard and it's hard to know what to focus on (which is why a clear vision from the start is so important) AND, this is a $79 program. I think we should keep that in mind.
  13. It's super weird and always behind the tool bar. Could you make it float on top and just be a normal save box? Thanks
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