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Jochen Damm

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  1. That's right. You can do very much with this simple trace. But you have to admit that some images don't work well that way. Tracing is a method you need experience for. And this software isn't targeted only to professionals. Like you said the right of the tools. If you know to use a saw and a hammer you might not have the knowledge to build a house with it. There are many ways to vectorize images. Logos in other settings than artwork, photos different from cad. What do you want to have? Only outlines, only fills, both. B/W or colored, solid colors or gradients. Abutting or overlapping. Edge de
  2. Maybe I was too blind another time. Nezumi, Stacy and Kuttyjoe are right. I should have said that it is a crucial feature. In my circle of acquaintances are some people that use Adobe Illustrator only because it's tracing capabilities. Two or three use Corel Draw (719 Euro, about US$ 865). And of cause Serif can't work on several feature projekts at the same time. I know that the wishlist is long. But for basic support should be an option. Basics like convert selection into shape. For example you can in Affinity Photo add borders to images with knocked out backgrounds. This should be pos
  3. I agree that Inkscape does a nice job and both applications work well together. But I don't agree that Potrace isn't useful with logos. Back in 2013/2014 I traced for the company I worked for its logos. They only had small files of GIF and JPEG for letterheads and business cards. At that point I was a bloody newbie with almost zero experience in graphic design. I scanned flyers with a flatbed scanner, blowed the images up that they were about a square metre tall. Then I autotraced them several times with several settings and corrected it manually after that. It took some hours but the outcome
  4. Mithferion, you're right. It is an easy work around for checking contrasts. But - please correct me if I'm wrong - it doesn't suffice to check by estimation if you have to design objects that have strict rules regarding accessibility for visual impaired people. There are so many different difficulties people can have with their eyes. In my very own case: I have Keratoconus (progressive thinning of the cornea, may result in blurry vision, double vision, nearsightedness and light sensitivity). By classification I am concidered to have mild to moderate visual impairment and moderate to sever
  5. Hi, on the german site leserlich.info you will find helpful calculators in German and English: Contrast calculator (Calculating and testing easily accessible colour combinations for screen and print) RGB for screen, CMYK for printed materials, also some color swatches like HKS or Oracal Font size calculator (Calculating and testing easily accessible font sizes from mobile devices and books to traffic and advertising signs) Calculates Distance in cm, Visual acuity, Ratio of x-height to font size, Text types (Reading text, Consultating text, Signalling text)
  6. Hello, in my opinion I prefer the full support of sla files or an import/export filter for them. I am used to use Scribus for about five to eight years now. Very basic but for my needs very useful. And it has functions that I miss in the Affinity Suite: The features that I mainly used and still use are the preview modes including all forms of color blindness and the scripts that are added. The addon scripts I used very often were: Scribus Generator - Extends Scribus with a simple but powerful Mail Merge functionality Color Chart - Creates a new document with all colo
  7. I really like that surface of the applications. But I miss the option to resize its objects like Icons or menus. Designers usually have good vision. But there are also Designers out there with optical issues. In my personal case I am Designer and Photographer but have poor vision for this tasks. I am shortsighted and sometimes have problems to navigate through the menus and toolbars. It also is difficult if the contrast is too low. I don't want to stick with my nose on the monitor. But the menu entries, docks and Icons (sometimes) are too small to see/read. There is a limit how much it can be
  8. It would be better to implement import and export or the full support of that file type as regular format. It might be useful for teams that collaborate - even more for those using Linux. It is XML based so that it is perfectly suited as additional exchange format. Scribus offers IDML as well but at some point very poorly. I really like Scribus and will use it in the future as well. So from now onwards there are for me two parallel work flows. The One with the Affinity Suite and the one using only Open-Source-Software for special occasions. That includes GIMP, Inkscape, Krita and Scribus.
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