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    Affinity Designer for macOS - 1.7.3

    strange behavior in the OSX (10.12.6) App Store. After Reload no update notification under the Update Tab. In the Purchased I only can open the App (1.7.2). If I go to the Affinity Designer Details, I have the option to update (instead of the buy button) but after 10min. nothing happens. Any Idea? Edit: after an hour nothing happens
  2. We are still in Publisher right? I don't see the point to have confusing Illustration options in a Layout program. Don't get me wrong I love addition stuff if it let my work much easier, but when is just confusing me, that's don't help. When I have a project, time is what I need and time I have with a clear structure of functions. Illustrations extra stuff I expect in Designer. In Publisher I need a fluent and fast intuitiv UI only for layouts.
  3. Maybe I don't understand it right, but this is the feature request and suggestion area, right. I don't need interim solutions, I want to suggest a feature that maybe also help other, so I think in this area the community agree or disagree suggestions or requests. I don't think is the right way to give Serif the support of »you can do it by a complicated not good solution« I hope they also want Designer became to be a better software, so please, support feature request with constructive feedback, that they understand how many customers need it or not. Don't spoil the Software engineers, That's their job. Sorry if this sounds harsh, english is not my mother tongue
  4. You professional advice is that I should use Publisher for ... maybe a user interface project? with Icons and other stuff that need symbols and assets. I don't think so. Also in Designer is a preview mode useful.
  5. Thomahawk is right. Is useless to have 2 places for the transparency. in the Layer palette I want to set the transparency and in the color swatches palette I want to set the hue. Thats just logic and we already learned it in the professional programs this way.
  6. Hi, just have a small project that I want to do in designer and for the consistents I need some Guides, Margins, bleeds, columns. Nice all there, but when I want to see how the Layout looks like without all the lines there no way to hide them in one step. In Publisher is a Preview Mode, why not in designer?
  7. 3joern


    +1 but The problem here is unfortunately that thanks to the Studio link, the (changed) images are embedded and if you e.g. packaging the document and later change image data (such as OPI's) or other corrections, those in the current version are not updated in the Publisher document. Therefore, it will be important Affinity create a meaningful workflow that makes packaging (for linked images) useful. The best option at this time is just export a print pdf for the Produktion and for a export Layout for the client just embed the images (I know is professional like a Layout in PowerPoint, but at this time Affinity only had this workflow, so I still use indesign for my productive work and hope one day they optimize Publisher for professionals).
  8. Wow this is really impressive, I just tested it with a really big IDML. Renamed it in zip and open it, only xml files with many infos, really cool to know.
  9. Hi, thanks for you Feedback, that's control... shift behaves differently control works before I've change to a picture frame and select another excerpt. After that control don't work anymore. Bug? I don't just want to grumble, I have made a comparison and simply prepared an old layout to position the pictures in both programs. Once in Indesign then in Publisher to show a simple workflow. Admittedly, I'm more experienced in indesign and don't use Publisher's Studio Link as I could (I want flexibility when there are changes from the client) and does not want to change any linked data that is embedded after all.) First Indesign workflow (not perfekt at the End but 9:31min) indd.mp4 Then Publisher workflow (the separate picture frame workflow slow me down to 14:09min for the same effort) pubisher_vs_indd.mp4
  10. sorry, this sounds more like vindication than a discussion about optimization. With what perspective are you here? Software developer? As a designer, I want a tool that make my work easier for me and saves time. In the Live Keynote, Ash put a lot of emphasis on Studio link is fast and effective. But if I need twice as much time to process my images in the Layout (position, scale and select the image excerpt with all image formats) because of Studio link, at the end this great feature actually doesn't help at all. I hope this will change, because I work 85% of my projects with linked OPI data. Studio link doesn't help at all and the sources of errors when updating images are extremely large. Shift does this for me? yeah, see the second video with shift you can scale proportionally, but also without any control of the angle (on Mac)
  11. Dear Affinity Team, my daily business is the design of books and magazines (for photography and architecture). I prefer a fast workflow that allows me to easily and intuitively position, scale and select the image excerpt. Now that I've been playing around with publishers for some time (also long time in beta) to test the possibilities and post my opinion here, I'd like to address the biggest problem (that drives me crazy) for me so far, the handling of image boxes and their inconsistent variability (which is probably also due to the Studio link concept, but doesn't really work in the base yet). Also see the video that shows my points a bit. - the first and biggest problem is the different handling of different image types. With a JPG or Tiff I have the standard options I expect from a layout program. The whole thing changes as soon as I work with psd, eps, pdf. Suddenly I can't choose what I could do with jpg, like the percentage input of the image size, or the simple choose of the best image excerpt. This must be normal for every image type also for eps, pdf etc.: - next are the different image integration options that result in different operating options (context menu, positioning, dragNdrop, dragNdrop in a Picture frame etc. and each time different operating options afterwards). These are basic functions that should function as simply as possible and above all always have the same functions afterwards. - then selecting the image excerpt, once you have to convert the image into an image box, then sometimes it can not be converted with an eps or psd e.g. (if I have a logo overview, I have to laboriously make a mask using the layer tool) that must work everywhere the same. All pictures must always be in a picture box, otherwise it's like PowerPoint, where else do I need a layout program for? - never, never ever should one have the possibility to distort a picture without conscious intervention. That has happened to me now already many often by mistake and if one does not notice such a thing and one has a distorted logo, picture or plan, then the shit has hit the fan. - with the picture box I can only scale proportionally at the lower right corner, but when I put the picture. But when I position the image at the bottom of the layout, I have to move it back and forth forever until I scale it correctly, because no keyboard command allows me to scale it proportionally at another corner. - and a few other things that bother me a lot about the way publishers deal with pictures, but I don't have time for that today. I understand that you have already invested a lot of time in really good features and the program costs really nothing compared to Indesign, but you have the claim to appeal to professional people, there must be a more convincing tool than the image positioning of PowerPoint or Keynote, for example. I appreciate your work very much and that's why I take (a lot of) time here to explain the problem as good as I can (also with a video). If you want more details we can have a video call with screen sharing and I can try to tell you why this efficiency is so important for professionals, and how you can optimize it (for free ). Oh, and I don't want a workaround, I want a timesaving change, because I believe Publisher can be a game changer. PS and last but not least, why for heaven's sake is when I create a print document defined as standard color RGB? Videooos: the correct size (100% ) of an image is unfortunately not as easy as it should be jpegPsd_100pro.mp4 scaling of a image excerpt should be possible proportionally not only at one corner, best with a shortcut, but with Control everything turns uncontrollably with scale.mp4 image excerpt for an eps/PSD (logos, plans, etc.) is too complicated. Make it like a normal jepeg or tiff. ausschnitt eps.mp4 DragNDrop place many images, I wish it happened the same as when you placed images via the context menu dragndrop.mp4
  12. I see what you mean, but it's overcomplicated, when the normal option in jpg works without problems (see my first screenshot), why Publisher do not the same with vector graphics. And the hole image handling in Publisher drives me crazy, the cropping, the scaling, the position of images and image frame. I will open a new topic in suggestions for the image handling.
  13. ok, not what I was hoping for a layout application, but that works
  14. Just a last Question, If you only use the image (without the picture frame) how you can select the perfect picture-excerpt? (when you have other elements in the eps or pdf)

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