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  1. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    I kept the default values for the Publisher document and the PDF export, so there shouldn't be any problem with the RGB file or the color profile. I copy files from Photo files. I select all the layers, then choose Merge Visible, and copy and paste the merged layer into a Publisher page. I am showing you the result of Amazon KDP conversion. The GIF image is what they sent me. I don't know anything else yet. I don't think I could ask Amazon to send me the converted file, but I could try anyway, adding to my request a link to this thread. I remembered yesterday that they sometime have a problem with what they call "Transparency" in a PDF. Maybe this whole thing actually comes from their process, so what I did is flatten all the pages layers, and send them a new PDF. I should receive a new proof in a few days.
  2. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    Yes, in my Publisher document, the pixel layers should be the Comic book Designer flattened file and the fill layer (that I copied from an Affinity Photo document). Fill layers help me create a resizable background for each of my documents, be it Designer, Photo or Publisher files. Kindle Support sent me the attached file about the PDF document I sent them. It shows that there really is a difference between the blacks. I did the same with the eyedropper in Affinity Publisher and didn't find any color difference in the blacks, so It looks like the difference appears only when the PDF is exported. I don't see any visible problem with the text. The colors are as they should be. The only problem is the background on which the pages have been pasted, but I can't seem to reproduce it. I even opened the original PDF in Affinity Photo. When I used the eyedropper on a page, there was no difference between the blacks either. I don't know how Amazon ended up with this result, but I do see that it has to do with the pasted images onto the black background. I am at a loss of ideas, at this point. Maybe I should try to flatten the layers in the publisher file, and send them the resulting PDF, to check if it solves the problem. If anyone has an idea, suggestions are welcome.
  3. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    Actually Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is OK for RGB files, especially since the books are primarily intended to be published digitally. The print-on-demand service is an option Amazon offers to KDP publishers. It allows us to create a printed version of the book with Amazon's digital printing service, but it's not offset printing, so there's no real need for a CMYK file. Amazon can handle any conversion necessary, so I've always sent them RGB files (and everything has been fine with this process, so far).
  4. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    That's the problem. The Designer images and the Publisher file are both in sRGB/8 with the exact same profile, because I left the Default options as is in both apps. The black color is RGB = 0,0,0 in all the Designer files, and in the Publisher file. It's obvious in the printed book that the source of the problem is the difference between the black color in the Designer file and the black color in the Publisher file, but I don't know what option to change to make this right. At worst, I'll simply put a black fill background layer in each Designer file and paste the fill layer along with the image into each page. If the problem comes from pasting the Designer files, this solution might work, but it won't solve the overall problem. Is there some option to change in the Publisher and Designer files I posted to just make the Publisher file right?
  5. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    OK, so this means that the software is fine, but the files have to be converted. All the book pages are RGB Designer files, and I need to send KDP an RGB PDF file. I suppose the fastest way to do this should be to paste each flattened RGB Designer file into an RGB Publisher file, and then export it into PDF. I thought that’s what I did, but obviously, I have it wrong. What would be the options to check in the Publisher file so that the pasted RGB Designer files, and the black background rectangle into the Publisher file have the exact same black values?
  6. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    It will be faster with the real pages, since they are already done. Sorry about the free publicity, I'm really trying to have this book released. Here is the flattened Designer document, with its associated Publisher Page. The designer Page has been cut and pasted onto the Publisher Page, and a black background has been created as a master for the Publisher Page. Rage_Page_Designer_Sample.afphoto Rage_Page_Publisher_Sample.afpub
  7. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    Sorry about the black values:) You're right for the Designer and Photo values, so the problem might not come from it (which is kind of worrying) Here are the images I sent to Amazon Kindle Support once I received the proofs of my books (photos of two of the book's pages). As you'll see, there's a difference between the black values, and I know for a fact that the differences are between the images I pasted into Publisher from Designer flattened files, and the Background rectangle I created in the Publisher Master Page of the book. I am trying to solve this, and am open to any idea.
  8. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    Same reply as for Alfred: The files are in RGB/8 and I let them as is.The only thing I do is exporting the document to PDF. What I find is wrong is this: Create a new document, choose the Print option in the Type menu, set the Colour Format to RGB/8 if it's not already set this way, click OK, then create a rectangle. Click the Fill color thumbnail on top of the document. In the Color Tab, set every slider to 0 in the RGB Sliders menu to fill the rectangle with black. Then click the RGB Sliders menu, and choose CMYK sliders. You'll see that the sliders have been automatically set to C: 72 M: 68 Y: 67 K: 88. Choosing CMYK Sliders isn't like converting the whole document to CMYK. It would be more akin to checking if the CMYK values are right. I believe in this case, the values for Black should 100 for every slider.
  9. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    It shouldn't be an issue because I don't convert the files. The files are in RGB/8 and I let them as is.The only thing I do is exporting the document to PDF. What I find is wrong is this: Create a new document, choose the Print option in the Type menu, set the Colour Format to RGB/8 if it's not already set this way, click OK, then create a rectangle. Click the Fill color thumbnail on top of the document. In the Color Tab, set every slider to 0 in the RGB Sliders menu to fill the rectangle with black. Then click the RGB Sliders menu, and choose CMYK sliders. You'll see that the sliders have been automatically set to C: 72 M: 68 Y: 67 K: 88. Choosing CMYK Sliders isn't like converting the whole document to CMYK. It would be more akin to checking if the CMYK values are right. I believe in this case, the values for Black should 100 for every slider.
  10. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    OK if we create a document for offset printing, but we publish eBooks too nowadays. And then, there's Print-On-Demand services, who tell us to send them RGB files, and handle the CMYK conversions themselves. If it has to do with the TAC, I believe it should be part of a setting instead of being here by default.
  11. Glyphs

    Color Bug?

    Thanks:). The penciler is Alex Nascimento, and it's been colored by Dijjo Lima. The color format is RGB/8, so I don't see any reason why the CMYK option shouldn't display 100 for each value in this case. Maybe this has to do with the color profile, but I can't be sure. To check it, just create a new document, set it to RGB/8, then create a rectangle. Click the Fill color thumbnail on top of the document. In the Color Tab, set every slider to 0 in the RGB Sliders menu to fill the rectangle with black. Then click the RGB Sliders menu, and choose CMYK sliders. You'll see that the sliders have been automatically set to C: 72 M: 68 Y: 67 K: 88. I still don't understand why that is. At this stage, having a way to change color values for all objects at once would be a great help.
  12. I have been trying to publish the latest issue of my comic at Amazon Kindle. Usually, I just create the pages in Designer, then compile a PDF to create the comic, and send it to Kindle in RGB. Kindle then handles the RGB to CMYK conversion, and the printed result is always fine. But this time, I used Publisher. I cut and pasted the flattened Designer pages into a Publisher document, then exported the book to PDF, and sent it to Kindle. As I needed a black background for the pages, I created a black fill rectangle in the Master Page, and applied it to all the pages. As you can see in the sample page I added to this post, the black color looks right (to my eyes, at least). But actually, it isn't. There's a slight difference between the blacks of the Designer page I pasted in the Publisher document, and the black background I used for the fill rectangle. So I checked the colors of the fill rectangle, and the RGB sliders are all at 0, as they should be. Then, I chose CMYK Sliders and I have the following values: C: 72 M: 68 Y: 67 K: 88. To be sure, I created a new document, created a black fill rectangle and checked the values. These are the same default values. I suppose this is where the printing problem is coming from, and these CMYK default values might be a way to have the black color look better in offset printing, but why are these values displayed by default instead of being part of some kind of Color Conversion setting, and why are the RGB sliders all at 0 while the CMYK values are not at 100? Shouldn't the RGB values reflect the CMYK values in this case? PDF Page Test.pdf
  13. Thanks! I didn't notice the "Replace existing" option in the Apply Master's dialog. It's going to make me save a lot of time!
  14. When you apply a Master to a page, all the Master's items are placed in a layers group at the bottom of the layers palette. Is there also a way to create a Master so that some items are also placed automatically at the top of the layers palette in each page? Or in other words, is there a way to create a Master so that it generates several layers groups for each page?
  15. I actually find it faster to just right-click a layer and choose Merge Visible in Photo than exporting to TIFF. And it's easier to manage too, since all I have to do when I have my FR and US merged layers is copy and paste it into a Publisher Page, then delete only these two temporary layers in the original Designer or Photo document. Exporting TIFFs into a pages-layout software is how DTP is usually done, and we always end up creating a file for each language, but it's still too slow, and prone to errors. I find my way better (even though it's mostly subjective), but it's still too much work. That is why having in every Affinity app a special layers palette exclusively dedicated to Localization would be useful to me. The goal here would be to import a Designer or Photo document into Publisher, and have it appear in the layers palette along with its localization layers (one layer for each language). When all the pages are imported, you check one option in Publisher, and all the French layers are displayed exclusively. You check a second option, and all the US layers are displayed the same way. And every time the original Designer or Photo file is updated, it refreshes in Publisher without loosing it's Localization layers. I am not sure how such an option could be implemented in future versions, but I am pretty sure it would be a great time saver for all of us.
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