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  1. Hello,

    my Affinity products have been telling me for some time that updates are available.
    I would like to keep control of my computer during the update process and have therefore not yet clicked on download.

    Is it possible to download the updates manually and also install them manually? I want to run an uninstaller monitor during the update process.

    If I install the updates manually, do I have to uninstall the previous Affinity installation or can I install the update directly over it? Thanks for your hints.

    Kind regards,

  2. Thanks for testing, Walt.

    Maybe it has to do with the fact, that I have to press and hold the "Alt Gr" Key on my german keyboard, to compose the "[" or "]" character.
    Is there a user with a german keyboard layout, who can check this?




    I found the cause.

    In AD, they have these two hotkeys: Select Next & Select Previous
    These technically represent exactly the same keystroke as "[" and "]".
    If I delete these two hotkeys, the enlarging/reducing of the brush tip works normally again. :-)



  3. Affinity Designer / Photo, Windows 7 x64

    Hello Experts,
    I have the problem that my hotkeys for enlarging and reducing the brush tip (] and [) only work in Photo.

    In Affinity Designer the same hotkeys are defined, but the brush tip does not zoom in / out. I test it in Affinity Designer in Pixel Persona with the paintbrush (B).

    Can anyone confirm the problem or has a solution for it? I don't like to use other hotkeys for it.


  4. You must first convert the image to a curve object, then you can apply the corner tool.

    I made you a little screen video. In the beginning the image is not converted to a curve object, so the curve tool doesn't work.
    Then I selected the image, opened the menu "Layers" and selected "Convert to curve". After this I applied the curve tool to the image.

    My app interface is in german, in english the command is called "convert to curve" (or similar) . Unfortunately my screen recorder does not record the opened menus of Affinity, so you can't see the menu items.

    I hope I could help you with this.


    Edit: Sorry, didn't realized that you mean Affinity Photo. Does Photo offer a corner tool??



    On 5/18/2020 at 6:00 AM, George Gibson said:

    Willkommen in der Community, Kumpel!
    Ich bin auch neu hier. Freut mich, dich kennenzulernen.

    @ George Gibson:
    Ja, danke für das  Wilkommen heißen, ich freu mich auch, dass es hier Interessierte aus Deutschland gibt.

    @ George Gibson:
    Yes, thank you for welcoming me, I am also glad that there are interested people from Germany.


    On 5/18/2020 at 7:37 AM, Ernst R. said:

    Es freut mich, dass es auch einige deutschsprachige User hier gibt. Ich dachte schon, ich wäre der einzige. 😂
    Aber im Ernst, ich habe mir die komplette Palette von Affinity geleistet, weil, ich auch die Programme grandios finde. 

    @Ernst R.:
    Auch ich überlege gerade, ob ich mir nicht auch noch den Affinity Publisher zulege, jetzt wo der 50%Rabatt verlängert wurde. Diese Chance bekommt man sicherlich nicht so schnell wieder und ich hätte dann alle drei Programme beisammen.

    Derzeit mache  ich einen online Comic Kurs, einfach nur zum Spaß. Sicherlich werde ich die Grafiken später dann am Computer nachbearbeiten.

    @Ernst R.:
    I'm also thinking about buying Affinity Publisher, now that the 50% discount has been extended. This chance is certainly not going to come back so quickly and I would have all three programs together.

    Currently I'm doing an online comic course, just for fun. Surely I will later rework the graphics on the computer.



  6. Dear MEB,

    thanks for the support, but I'm obviously still doing something wrong.

    Even if I execute "expand stroke" on both objects, this does not lead to the desired result.
    I have made a video of it. Unfortunately, my screen recorder doesn't seem to include the menus, but I can assure you that I executed "expand strokes" in both cases ("Kurven erweitern" in the german version).

    The workflow looks exactly the same as in GarryP and both times the rectangle tool was used, so I don't understand why one of the objects are not converted to curves.


  7. Hi team,

    Are there any zoom presets in Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo that can be quickly accessed?

    It would be very useful if I could define multiple zoom presets in my document. 
    For example, if you're working on a landscape design, you might often switch between a total view and two or three detail views that you want to edit.
    For example, leaves on a tree, then bushes further out and the clouds or the sun as the third point of interest.

    Without any pre-settings, one has to manually zoom and move the viewport to the different places again and again.

    If I could define some hotkeys for this or if there would be a panel with user-definable zoom presets for the document, then this would be helpful.
    In a zoom preset the viewport, the zoom level and the rotation of the document could be saved.

    Does something like this already exist in AD?


  8. Hello experts, 😉

    i have installed Affinity Designer on my Windows 10 laptop today. On my Windows 7 computer I had installed it a few days ago.
    Now I notice that the pop-up menus on both computers are aligned differently.

    On the Windows 7 computer the menus are left-aligned and on the Windows 10 computer they are right-aligned.
    Is this a setting in Windows or can it be set somewhere in Affinity? The behavior on the Windows 7 computer tells me more.

    Thanks for hints.

    Stay healthy and many greetings

    Btw: how I can place an image in my post instead of only attaching it to the post?


  9. Great,

    thank you very much for this thread. It just helped me a lot, because I also wondered why the colors of the same picture looks brighter in Affinity Photo than in my picture viewer XNView.

    I did not know that XNView can work with ICC profiles. A great hint! Especially since the display of my laptop is very bluish and therefore I installed a special ICC profile from the manufacturer a long time ago to fix the problem.

    And now I remember again that I changed the ICC profile of my Chrome browser from "System profile" to "RGB profile" some time ago. This was necessary because the RGB color values that I programmed when I designed a web page no longer matched the original values when displayed in the browser. Therefore an image downloaded from the internet looked paler in the browser than in Affinity Photo. The browser no longer used the special color profile stored in Windows.

    As a layman, one usually only recognizes these correlations when problems occur. I had long forgotten that I switched off the icc profile in Chrome, so today I was surprised that the photos looks so pale in the browser and also in XNView.

    Thanks to this thread I'm now up to date again regarding the color profiles. Thanks to all involved.

    Greeting Markus

  10. You will find the english version of my presentation further down in the article:

    Hallo zusammen,

    mein Name ist Markus, ich bin derzeit 52 Jahre alt und ich komme aus Deutschland.

    Eigentlich bin ich kein Grafiker oder Künstler, ich bin selbstständig, programmiere Software und biete IT-Dienstleistungen an.

    Ich war lange Zeit so etwas was man einen Computerfreak oder Nerd bezeichnet. Das fing in den 80ger Jahren an, wo ich die Welt der Computer für mich entdeckte (Commodore VIC 20, C-64, Amiga).
    Ich war damals auch schon sehr neugierig auf die multimedialen Dinge, die man mit einem Computer tun konnte (Grafik, Musik, Soundbearbeitung). Ich habe mich aber nie zu einem echten Grafiker oder Musiker entwickelt - was mich auch nicht gestört hat. Für mich stand immer das Programmieren und Hardware-Basteleien im Vordergrund. Trotzdem war ich immer mit den adäquaten Programmen zur Erstellung von Musik und Grafik ausgerüstet. Zum einem machte es mir Spaß und zum anderen konnte man in dem ein oder anderen Programm auch mal eine Grafik oder die Oberfläche für eines meiner Programme gestalten. Ich habe diese Programme schon oft genutzt, mich aber nicht zum perfekten Künstler entwickelt.

    Mittlerweile hat mich das echte Leben (die reallife.exe ;-) ) eingeholt und auch meine Interessen haben sich verschoben. Trotzdem bin ich noch immer neugierig was das Thema Multimedia angeht.

    Die Affinity Produktreihe habe ich Ende letzten Jahres entdeckt und mir hat es ehrlich gesagt den Atem verschlagen, als ich gesehen habe was für leistungsstarke Funktionen dort integriert sind. Am meisten beeindruckt bin ich aber von der Einstellung und dem hohen Qualitätsstandard, den die Entwickler an sich selbst legen. Das gefällt mir, denn auch ich bin so ein kleiner Perfektionist, wenn es um die Entwicklung von Software geht. Von daher war mir das Produkt vom ersten Augenblick an sehr sympatisch.

    Ja, ich weiß, dass ich vermutlich nur einen Bruchteil der Funktionen nutzen werde :-), aber aus diesem Grund habe ich auch auf die nächste Rabattaktion von Serif gewartet. Jetzt war es soweit und ich habe mir vor wenigen Tagen Affinity Designer und Affinity Photo zum halben Preis zugelegt. Vielen Dank, Serif, für diesen großzügigen Rabatt.

    Alle anderen Grafikprogramme (Krita, Gimp, Inkscape) werden nun von meinem Rechner gelöscht. :-)

    Die nächsten Tage und Wochen werde ich mich mit diversen Tutorials und dem Affinity Designer Workbook beschäftigen, welches ich mir vorher schon zum Geburtstag habe schenken lassen. :-)

    Es gibt wenig gekaufte Software auf meinem Rechner, das meiste ist OpenSource. Aber die Software, die ich gekauft habe, für die habe ich mich bei allen Titeln aus dem gleichen Grund entschieden. Die Entwickler oder die Firma geben aus persönlicher Überzeugung alles, um eine perfekte, fehlerfreie Software anbieten zu können.

    Ich grüße alle hier im Forum und wünsche euch, dass ihr in der heutigen Zeit (CoVid-19) gesund bleibt!


    English version:

    Hello, everyone,

    my name is Markus, I am currently 52 years old and I come from Germany.

    Actually I am not a graphic designer, I am self-employed, I program software and offer IT services.

    For a long time I was something what you call a computer freak or nerd. This started in the 80s, when I discovered the world of computers for myself (Commodore VIC 20, C-64, Amiga).
    At that time I was also very curious about the multimedia things you could do with a computer (graphics, music, sound editing). But I never developed into a real graphic artist or musician - which didn't bother me either. For me, programming and hardware tinkering were always in the foreground. Nevertheless I was always equipped with the adequate programs for creating music and graphics. On the one hand it was fun and on the other hand you could use these programs to create a graphic or the interface for one of my programs. I have used these programs often, but I did not develop to a perfect artist.

    Meanwhile the real life (the reallife.exe ;-) ) has caught up with me and my interests have changed, too. Nevertheless I am still curious about multimedia.

    I discovered the Affinity product line at the end of last year and honestly it took my breath away when I saw what powerful features are integrated there. But most of all I am impressed by the attitude and the high quality standard the developers set for themselves. I like that, because I'm also a little perfectionist when it comes to software development. That's why I liked the product from the first moment on.

    Yes, I know that I will probably only use a fraction of the features :-), but that's why I was waiting for the next discount offer from Serif. Now it was time and a few days ago I bought Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo for half price. Thank you very much, Serif, for this generous discount.

    All other graphic programs (Krita, Gimp, Inkscape) are now deleted from my computer. :-)

    During the next days and weeks I will work on several tutorials and the Affinity Designer Workbook, which I already got for my birthday. :-)

    There is little bought software on my computer, most of it is open source. But the software I bought, I decided for all titles for the same reason. The developers or the company give everything out of personal conviction to be able to offer a perfect, bug-free, breathtaking software.

    I greet everyone here in the forum and wish you all the best for your health in the present time (CoVid-19)!


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