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WynterTheCat

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  1. I like Affinity Photo but it is an absolute hell using it on a touch-only basis. I use a Surface Pro 7 and there are glaring problems with touch screen usability that bring me to a boiling frustration every time I use Photo for more than a few minutes. We need touch controls in the Toolbar for common functions. Undo/redo, deselect, incremental rotation, etc. need Toolbar controls, whether added by default or as an option under the Customize Toolbar window. The fact that I have to sit and repeatedly do Edit > Undo using a pen or my finger, because the simplest thing like an undo button is missing from the UI, is insane. Especially when I make a sketch and then decide to change something, and need to hit undo about 40 times. Immense oversight. The option to disable and hide the canvas viewport's scrollbars would be invaluable. Touch misfires are bad enough when they cause the canvas to jitter or cause a tool change unexpectedly, but when the slightest "tap" of a nonexistent finger hits the scrollbars, your entire canvas gets thrown to the side instantaneously. Very disorienting, and happens at least once a day in my experience. I never ever use them since I have both a touch screen and a gesture capable trackpad, so they ONLY mess things up. An off button would be very nice. It would also be nice to be able to tell Photo to interpret a single-finger drag (assuming you have touch for gestures only turned on) as a pan canvas command, and a two finger gesture then could always be considered zooming. The gesture interpretation between two finger pinch and two finger drag seems to be really finicky and ends up being very clunky. Finally, though it might be a very niche thing, having a Canvas Lock toggle you could add to the Toolbar would be nice. That way one could lock the canvas while doing intensive inking, to prevent possible jitter due to a palm rejection misfire, and manually unlock it when intending to pan and zoom around the canvas.
  2. My primary setup is a Wacom Cintiq 13HD. Drawing has been a breeze. However: I am working more and more out of town/out of state, and I wanted to be able to practice drawing while on the go, without carrying a tablet, a cable, an extra power cable, etc. I got a Surface Pro 7 (base model) for cheap, and so far I really love it. It's got a very natural feeling pen, which is a far cry from the iPad which I tried before. The drawing experience makes up for its crippling lack of power under the hood. (Go 4 gigs of RAM gang...) However, now I don't have those Wacom shortcut buttons on the side of the display. I thusly looked into the toolbar editor and found a glaring lack of basic features that would be very useful to have. Undo/Redo buttons, Cut/Copy/Paste buttons and canvas rotate/mirror buttons, for one. Another thing is that touch screen drawing tablets are the bane of my existence. Misfired clicks due to resting my hand on the display happen constantly. This happens a MILLION times less on Surface than with the iPad, but it's still very frustrating especially after a 12 hour work day, trying to peacefully unwind to do some doodles. A canvas lock toggle would be nice. In fact, if it were not a button, but a "switch" like you'd find on iOS, so that you have to slide deliberately instead of just (accidentally) tapping it. This would just lock the position and zoom of the canvas so that any accidental misgestures wouldn't jitter it around. I imagine all of these things would just be button groups added to the toolbar.
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