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  1. 3 hours ago, Josh Neufeld said:

    Switched to Affinity Designer after a decade of Illustrator and it took me less than an hour before my troubleshooting search found this thread. I'm completely stuck without "select same" functionality... will ask for a refund given how unresponsive Serif seems to be for such a critical feature request.

    Pop! (this is the sound of my initial enthusiasm for Affinity Designer disappearing)

    Yep, sadly it doesn’t take long before this becomes an insurmountable issue. It’s fundamental to vector illustration. 

  2. @DomD Sketch (Mac) is a capable alternative if you're focused on UI work which is a perpetual license and a year's worth of updates. After that you pay a lesser fee to continue to receive updates. Aseprite is an amazing Pixel Art editor with a perpetual license and currently infinite free updates. Both of those are quite specialised though and not the generalist tool that Photoshop is or Designer is trying to be. As it is, Designer is sadly not fit for purpose when it comes to heavy lifting -- at least for my use case.

    If you already have a CC license I'd stick with that, at least for the foreseeable future. It'd be wrong to assume Affinity are actually working on this, at least not for the version we've paid for.



  3. 15 hours ago, robinp said:

    I think part of the problem here is that it is such a basic feature that you have many many customers who probably would still be potential customers had they known AD doesn't have it.

    It's like having a word processor without a find tool, ie unconscionable in 2019.

    Too right, I wouldn't have bought Designer if I knew it didn't have this feature. Now I recognise that's mostly on me because like you said, who would've thought in 2019 a professional design application wouldn't have a 'select same...' feature. Nonetheless, I'm not particularly keen on paying for a new version when I haven't got any value out of the version I bought due to a deal-breaking feature omission.


    On 7/3/2019 at 3:49 AM, Old Bruce said:

    Everyone needs to start adding

    'Translating PDF:  $/£/€X.00 per hour'...

    I agree that people should charge for their time but this proposal is flawed in this case. Take the following situation:

    Two designers (of equal skill) quote for a job requiring manipulation of a vector file. One uses Affinity Designer, the other Adobe Illustrator. Who do you think quotes for fewer hours?

    It's absurd to suggest that you charge the client more money because you choose to use under-cooked software. That's not the client's fault! Any sane client would call you out and go elsewhere, somewhere—that likely uses Illustrator—making trivial work of an existing vector file.

  5. Crikey, what a story.

    I'm in the same boat as you; I desperately want Serif to take a chunk of Adobe's pie but without a core features like this I cannot in good faith recommend Designer nor is it fit for my purpose. That's a shame because it has a lot going for it and has potential to be massive. Instead, in its current state it's gathering dust in my Applications folder.

    Anyway, we digress and should keep it on topic.

  6. If I had known AD lacked a core feature like this (and then it be ignored for 5 years) I wouldn't have bought it; AD is virtually unusable to me in this state. To be completely fair though, that's on me, I shouldn't have assumed what appeared to be a "serious Illustrator contender" would have a staple feature like this. It's like if your favourite code editor didn't have a Find & Replace feature. Sure, you can use it but inevitably you're in for a world of pain that just isn't worth suffering through for the other good features.

  7. 12 minutes ago, CLC said:

    I can only hope that now, when 1.7 was released, this little, tiny and very important feature is finally going to get on the feature list for the next release, along with mesh/warp/envelope distort. These two would finally make Designer my only vector tool.

    Sorry, man, but you're having a laugh if you think this'll make it into 1.8. It's not even on the roadmap and like @MEB said above it's not likely to be in a 1.x version which places it eons away (still).

  8. 42 minutes ago, MEB said:

    Hi B4ttleCat,
    All I know about this feature specifically at this point is that it's planned for an upcoming version, sorry. I have no information about dates or the current state of development.

    Being QA/Support and the conduit to the community, is that something you would mind finding out for us, please? I appreciate it's not helpful to the development team to give concrete details but you've told me the same thing as you did in this thread years ago.

    Edit: And apologies for being rude: thank you for the reply.

  9. On 7/17/2018 at 7:30 AM, MEB said:

    Please bear with us while we work to expand/improve the app.

    We've been "bearing with you" for quite literally 4 years for a planned feature. This is absurd.

    If I didn't give a rats about Affinity Designer (or Serif in general) I wouldn't be here badgering you, but I do care. It's not only impossible to stop using Adobe products for missing features like this, it's also impossible to genuinely recommend to serious users.

  10. In a marketplace where you're up against "The Goliath" Adobe Illustrator I would've thought this would be great for boosting user acquisition. If people are looking to support the "David", AKA the more innovative, nimble guy AKA AD it should be made as easy as possible to transfer that existing work, right?


    This seemingly minor feature is high impact enough that it makes me hesitant to drop Illustrator (despite having bought AD and enjoying many other great features). Please, please, please bump this up the priorities.

  11. Removing unused colours and selecting same objects by colour/stroke/fill style are two things I find myself wanting to do a lot and as my current knowledge goes, have a significant time-cost to work around. But, I'll admit I'm still learning the program so perhaps I'm missing something.


    Here's a situation I found myself in just yesterday: I had made a palette out of the colours in my document (great feature BTW) but I had a two-tone gradient backdrop so it pulled dozens of colours from said gradient and placed them in my palette. I thought to myself, "no worries, I'll shift click them like the OS and bulk delete them" but couldn't find a way to do that.


    Am I missing something or is the only way to delete multiple colours doing them one by one? Seems like Affinity have thought about (and done a great job at) creating palettes but not thought about cleaning them up.

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