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  1. +100 How can it take years to get around to a crop tool?
  2. Hah! I have email notifications turned on so it send me your post. I can't post the file publicly, will DM you. Thanks for your willingness to help :)
  3. Haha yeah JimmyJack, I saw what you posted before you edited but unfortunately those ideas didn't work. Hoping MEB has some ideas soon now he has had a chance to test one of the files.
  4. MEB - Have messaged you the file. Thanks for taking a look! R C-R Thanks for the link, I will digest that info and see if it helps me. I guess what I'm thinking of as "correct" is just how the file looks when I open it in any other application other than Designer. I will see what MEB discovers when he tries to open the file :)
  5. One of the problems I'm having is understanding this line from the user manual "The chosen profile will be used as the current working space and will be offered when creating new documents, or will be used if you choose to convert an opened file's colour space (discarding its own colour profile)." This line is in relation to the preferences/colour profile menu you suggested I look at. The instructions seem to indicate that you chose a single profile, but that's not true. You choose a profile for RGB and a profile for CMYK. When I open my supposedly unassigned image, it tells me that it has converted it to my working colour space, but it has converted it to my working CMYK colourspace, not the working RGB one that is specified in the preferences menu. I feel like this is where the problem is. There doesn't appear for there to be a way to open this unassigned image and have it apply the specified RGB ICC profile, it always goes for the CMKY one and in doing so, all the colours get shifted.
  6. I'm not sure what I'm confusing, but the fact is there is no way to open these files in Designer and have them look correct. It applies a CMYK ICC profile (U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2) automatically when you open the files, but the file isn't CMKY, it's an RGB file, so it skews all the colours in the way you see in the file I attached to my first post. Once you have the file open, you cannot get the colours to go back to how they should be, either by manually assigning an RGB ICC profile, or converting to an RGB ICC profile in the document preferences. I can open these files in Finder on my mac, in Photoshop, Bridge ...etc and they all look fine. It's only a problem when I open them into Designer and I get the warning message that it has applied a profile to an unprofiled image.
  7. Yeah, I saw that option, but in that menu there is no dropdown box to let you define what to do when you are opening a file that has no color space already attached to it. The problem with these files, and there have been many like it downloaded from Shutterstock and Adobe Stock, is that the are totally unassigned. When Affinity Designer gets hold of then it seems to performs a conversion to CMYK immediately, without asking you. That menu specifies which CMYK space to use use if you open a CMKY image. Or what RGB space to use if you open an RGB image, but if it doesn't know whether it's a CMKY or RGB image, it seems to make some assumptions somewhere and make a conversion. When I try and open the same files in an Adobe app, a menu pops up and says what kind of image would you like to open this as. It doesn't make any assumptions if it doesn't know, so it asks you. As far as I can tell, there's no way of going back from that conversion once these images have been incorrectly profiled. If I convert back to RGB, the colors don't change back, so I'm stuck with the wrong colours.
  8. I have some stock AI files that I purchased from a stock library and when I open them in Affinity Designer, all the colour shift from what I'm wanting them to be. I can't figure out how to shift them back! When the files are opened, I get a message popping up saying a profile has been applied to the unprofiled document. It applies US Web Coated SWOP v2. Is there a way to change what profile is applied by default? What am I supposed to be doing? I have been to the document setup panel and tried both assigning a profile, and also converting to a profile, but the colours always remain the same and don't match the colours of the same file when opened in any other applications. Here is the same file opened in Designer and Photoshop. This is a drastic colour shift that I can't understand.
  9. Unfortunately there is no tooltip showing up when I hover over it.
  10. whistlerdan

    Snapshots in Affinity Designer

    +1 for snapshots! Please, please enable them. I like to use them for creating blog graphics. I add the image and then create the title over the image in various font combinations, saving each one as a snapshot. Then I can quickly flick back and forth between the completed snapshots to decide which one is the "winning" design.
  11. Thanks for the suggestions guys! As it turns out, I think it was a temporary bug. I happened to close the file and then reopen it again today and I can't repeat the same issue. They seem to snap together correctly now. Weird!
  12. Thanks for the reply. I look forward to the changes :)
  13. What was the remedy to this issue? I'm getting the exclamation mark at 1x as well and I can't figure out why.
  14. I've got a couple of vector masks which are masking out two images. When I drag the masks together, with snapping turned on, they snap but leave a gap between them. A gap that's very clearly visible... what am I doing wrong? There's no stroke before you ask :D Driving me mad!
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