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  1. Just stumbled on this thread — having the same issue with very large documents. I have a simple affinity-doc (376 x 376 pixels) with 29 layers. Affinity-file is a whopping 796 MB. Exported this to PSD (with layers): 12,8 MB (!) What's going on?
  2. +1 for python. See the magic that happens with drawbot or nodebox
  3. Did take me a lot of time to find this one too. I find this UI confusing and inconsistent ("picture frame" properties for example are adapted in the bar on top). Colour should be treated like in Indesign (a switch button for frame/text for example). It is very confusing that you can edit the colour of objects in very different places. This can be double (as well in the colour palette as in in the textframe palette) but it should always be editable in the colour palette.
  4. Same here, my work depends on "global" layers aka the InDesign layers. Example: a brochure which I design for 6 different languages: masterpages used for different types of pages (cover, intro, detail,…) layers used for different content (languages) and backgrounds. I have al my pictures and backgrounds in one layer, text on the others, so I can easily switch which brochure I can edit or export to PDF. This is really necessary if we want to use aPub for long and complicated documents.
  5. In Indesign everything (numbers/measures/fonts/…) you change when there's no document open it will use as a default. Would be handy in Publisher — saves an awful lot of time. thanks!
  6. Hello! after Adobe pulled another stunt (with Lightroom this time) I'm preparing for an Adobe Free Future™! I've come back to Designer (ßeta 1.6/12) — and what I saw made me very, very happy. Cannot wait till I see what you guys do with Publisher! As you have guessed I'm still missing some features before I can ditch Illustrator all together: selecting objects by type/look (see screenshots with Graffix Select Menu) lockable guides and the making guides from objects. Also: split in to grid. overprint on a per object (fill/stroke) base (not only in the swatches). ability to choose a font (and other things) from the contextual menu. Despite its name, it's not very contextual right now. plugins/scripting would make Designer much more powerful of course. See for example what you can do with Python in DrawBot of Nodebox offset path (could be scripted?) more transform options like "transform each", which is very, very handy in Illustrator … Anyway, can't stress enough that you guys already did a fantastic job, making such a powerful app from zero. …without the income of subscription-model ;-). Keep up the good work! — Benjamin
  7. Hey MEB, thanks for your quick reaction! Sorry — I've missed the menu command :rolleyes: So I'll change my request to add this command to the contextual menu ;-) Or maybe better still — customizable contextual menus! Just dreamin'… thanks again! Benjamin
  8. Hey, something i'm terribly missing (and that I use a lot in Illustrator) is the expand stroke function. This lets you convert a stroke of any object into a fill. Sometimes this handy in logo's (because sometimes the strokes are not scaled proportionally and your logo is ruined when scaling). thanks! benjamin
  9. I have nice previews in the bigger sizes — only in column or list view (smallest size of icons) the file icon itself turns into an ugly plain white one.
  10. Hey, can't find "document setup" in the file menu — how do I change from a white to a transparent background? thanks!
  11. Hey MEB, thanks! Looks promising — But is it possible to get the crisp drawings (included in some fonts for the smallest sizes) like in the attached image? thanks! Benjamin
  12. Hello, is there a way to disable text antialiasing? Or choose a degree (eg PS "crisp", "smooth",…) thanks!
  13. Hello Just purchased AP as a quick & unbloated alternative to PS (stupid cloud). I work as a print designer and something I use to do a lot in PS was converting images from RGB to CMYK with a specific colour profile (eg: sRGB -> ISO coated 300%). However, if I choose "document -> Convert ICC Profile" in AP I only see RGB-profiles (and no rendering options). I can convert of course with "document -> Colour Format", but that doesn't give me any options on how I want to convert my images… Am I missing something? kind regards, Benjamin
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