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  1. David Edge

    Scaling in print

    Hi Sean It might do, but almost everything I print is on a different size paper, aspect and scaling so easiest just to set as required. And now moved on to tearing my hair out with my imposition software! thanks d.
  2. I have an image 284mm x 400mm and wish to print it on A3 paper. I have chosen A3 borderless (307 x 430) and Fit type Scale 100%. I'm using an Epson 3880 and the document is at 360dpi for Epson. This is how I have always printed with Affinity successfully as it lets me print close to paper borders without worrying about printer margins. In 1.7 the preview is red and the image is cropped however. 2014-07-21_at_16-18-17_2.tif
  3. In Designer under MacOS, even if you use the Last Used print settings, print reverts to Print Whole Document. No other app I know of including Affinity prior to 1.7 does this.
  4. David Edge

    Last Used Print Settings

    Thanks Sean I wonder if the following pieces of misbehaviour in printing have the same root cause: Orientation - Automatic - it gets this wrong. But if you go in and change it to automatic - ie just activate the control, it gets it right. Scale 100% - it gets this wrong, but it's fine if you activate the control and set it to 100% manually It's a pesky thing because you can't guess from looking at the screen what's going wrong. cheers d.
  5. David Edge

    Scaling in print

    Hallo Hangman Apologies for not getting back to you earlier. The problem arises because of a couple things; all of the other problems stem I think from these: 1 - it always attempts to print the whole of a multi-artboard document - Affinity have confirmed this is a problem in a separate thread. You don't seem to have this problem, so it must be some other aspect pf my setup. Probably stemming from this: 2 - Orientation - Automatic - it gets this wrong. But if you go in and change it to automatic - ie just activate the control, it gets it right. 3 - Scale 100% - it gets this wrong, but it's fine if you activate the corneal and set it back to 100% So thanks for your offer o help; but it does seem that there is something that Affinity have now got onto best regards, David
  6. David Edge

    Scaling in print

    Thanks Hangman Some of the problems are because I'm using dartboards and in some cases it will simply not allow me to print a single artboard. Hence even when you select Print selection or Print Artboard X it just reverts to print whole document and hence the red overlay because the whole project is bigger than A3. So the workaround is: - save the document, close and reopen - you can probably now select a single artboard - overtype the displayed 100% scale with 100% - set the document model to tiled not single That now does what it used to do. The uploaded file is a TIFF with Affinity layers for compatibility with my DAM (Capture One). Can't see a repeat upload being any more successfully. d.
  7. David Edge

    Scaling in print

    Further investigation reveals that if I overtype the "100%" scaling default with "100%" it then does scale to 100%. However the image is now printed top left on the sheet instead of being centred as it was formerly, and I also need to fiddle with margins. Is there a way to centre it automatically?
  8. In the Book printing model I can only have one sheet per signature. I'm hoping this is a bug. What I'd expect to happen (although I have no experience of other software) is that Book would be a collection of booklets for pp1-12; 13-24 etc (for three sheets per signature).
  9. David Edge

    Print dialog needs work

    Similar problems in 1.7.0.206 Scale value resets to 100% after printing and Range doesn't reflect what you set. When you tab after selecting All / Even / Odd / Current the number of pages doesn't change - so if you select "odd" in a six-page document the preview changes to three pages; but you can't get back to six. It forgets the document model.
  10. Has it stopped just for Affinity or all apps? In my case it was the latter and a restart fixed it.
  11. In Capture One the curve tool highlights the value of whatever's under the cursor so I can see immediately which part of the curve to adjust. Any chance of that in Photo?
  12. David Edge

    Print order for pages

    mac_heibu: have you got a solution for the OP's eight-page booklet problem or XCel's upside-down problem?
  13. David Edge

    Let's be honest

    When 1.7 is released it will be the complete 1.7. Ditto 1.8, 1.9. What Dave means is 1.x versions will be "complete" when they start 2.0. Photo and Designer have contained substantial enhancements in the dot releases - no reason to believe Publisher will be different.
  14. David Edge

    Let's be honest

    I'm certainly not writing you off and will buy a licence as an act of faith. There's a fine line between making a noise about what we're needing to recommend Publisher as highly as the other two apps and sounding critical. I suppose part of the problem is we're sitting here comparing the very fine 1.6 apps with a 0.9 version that's numbered 1.7. No doubt if you had done Publisher first we'd be sitting here moaning about the early versions of Designer. Comments notwithstanding the overall impression is "Here's a pretty solid start", as if Henry Ford had started with the Escort and we're moaning about the lack of satnav. Have a good weekend, relax and groove on Monday. d.
  15. David Edge

    Let's be honest

    Yes, quite so. Like others I'm thrilled with Photo and Designer and use Designer and Pages for print output. My concern is that while I can produce a lovely electronic-image-of-a-book in Publisher I can't print it which defeats the object. As I have to do manual imposition, that's easier in Designer than Publisher, especially when I sometime use wacky folds - Publisher's never going to cope with that. Patently users producing telephone directories, business cards, novels and brochures have different needs! I wish my chums in Nottingham all the very best with this (you've never heard a Derby person say that before) and when it can print books without needing separate imposition I'll be there (as will Rahel no doubt). I'm not complaining; merely highlighting that it doesn't do book imposition (and could with twenty lines of code). Yet. And I understand that users of the other software don't think it works terribly well either! And finally I accept that Serif need to put resource into making this bombproof for the majority of use cases, not me. So happy to wait. d.
  16. David Edge

    Book publishing

    Me too re books. However the Book option in print would be close enough for me if only it allowed you to choose the number of sheets per signature, which would not be the toughest piece of coding in the world!
  17. David Edge

    Imposition: sheets per signature

    So how do people print real books? I'm producing small runs of artist's books so it's not something I can leave to a printing company.
  18. David Edge

    Booklet option

    "And does anyone know the difference in "Book" versus "Booklet" in that setting?" In "booklet" it produces a single signature, that is to say if you print 12 pages on three sheets of paper you can simply fold the bundle in half, staple and lo! you have a booklet. Now what you would hope for in Book is that it would print multiple signatures as that's how a book is bound - basically a stack of booklets sewn together. So if you had three sheets of paper per signature in would print pages 1-12 in the first stack of three, 13-24 in the next. Unfortunately AP seems to assume there is but one sheet per signature so you get pages 1-4 on one sheet (printed 4-1-2-3), 5-8 on the next, so it's a book, but with only one sheet per signature.
  19. Nottingham breathes a sigh of relief - just as the Sheriff was about to read the riot act to tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the Market Square bearing placards saying "LOREM IPSUM" the crowd suddenly dispersed. Thanks guys :)
  20. I'm used to exporting objects from CaptureOne at their target dpi - so if I export a file at 105mm wide at 720dpi I know it will read into an A6 portrait 720dpi file in Affinity Designer at full size (say). Exporting files from Affinity Photo though they seem to go out at 300dpi and need resized on import. Am I missing something - ie a way to set the dpi at output? Using the latet version of AP and AD on Mac 10.13.5
  21. Thanks Gabriel A most peculiar limitation (in terms of using images for multiple purposes) but glad to know I'm not missing something simple. ta d.
  22. I've tried file, export and the export persona. The document I'm starting with is 26679 x 2000 px (yes, long and thin) at 300.
  23. I can't find the video tutorial where James aligns and merges two photos of an abandoned milk float in a grotty old shed. I'm trying to do something similar and the approach there is more suitabe than HDR. Can anyone tell me what it's called? d.
  24. Aha! Thank you. It doesn't seem to be listed so thanks for rescuing me. d.
  25. I have a photo of two bands of ceramic tiles that are lit by mixed light so the colour shades from warm to cool across its width. I'd like to equalise the colour across the bands while preserving the texture and shading. I'm sure there's a terribly simple solution, but it's eluding me!
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