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    Fixx got a reaction from Ian_L in [Poll] Do you need a DAM? And what should it be like?   
    I think most Affinity users are waiting for LRkiller, and maybe one third of the users are hoping for TrueDAM. It is very unclear if these two can be combined successfully.
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    Fixx reacted to Bryce in Why are arcs and radius' based on resolution?   
    I know I have wondered this before and never quite found a solution but if I copy from one document that's 300 dpi vs another that is 600 dpi the radius' and arcs will all double (or shrink going the other way)? Is that a bug or a feature because it doesn't really make sense to me and I need to understand.
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    Fixx reacted to th_studio in How does this thing actually work?   
    @Fixx sort of. But if you convert the compound path to regular curve then you'll no longer have access to the primary components.

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    Fixx reacted to leleusi in Export Size - am I doing something wrong?   
    Hi again @Fixx,
    Ok, thanks for your insight. I will keep experimenting and try to find something that works for me! 
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    Fixx reacted to Mithferion in Thanks - Some of the most wanted Features after 1.8 launch   
    Hi there!
    This topic is a word of encouragement and gratitud. Since last year, I had a list somewhere around the forums, of things that people wanted to see in the Affinity Suite. After this launch, and considering some features that came in 1.7, I wanted the thank the whole team for the wollowing (Blue is for things launched in 1.7, Green is for 1.8):
    Designer
    Bleed area guides Mesh Fill tool Mesh Warp/Distort tool Knife tool Calligraphic line styles Arrowhead line style Export slices with previews Pages (like the ones in Fireworks) (Almost what we expected, but you never know) Multiple Effects/Fills/Strokes per shape (Not available for text, but it will come later) Replicate/Blend Convert Bitmaps to vectors (Auto traicing) Select same Color/Fill/Attribute Blob tool Spiral tool Width tool Paint Bucket tool Vector Eraser tool Vector Crop tool to do actual vector cropping Shape Builder tool Scripting/Extensibility Text Hinting support Prototyping capabilities Vector patterns Fixing the convert to curves problems at small sizes (improved to a great degree) Fixing problems with Boolean operations (improved to a great degree) "Universal Layers" using Artboards Photo
    IPTC Support Smart Objects support (import only, and of course, not all possible Smart Objects) Better digital painting brushes (the double thing has proven to be very good) Tool Presets Crop to selection Publisher
    IDML Import support Data merge Footnotes / Endnotes All Apps
    Saving custom workspaces DAM Application DXF/DWG Import/Export ICO Export BMP Export WMF Export in Mac TGA with alpha Channel Export CDR Import/Export PSD Export with editable text AI Import/Export Right-To-Left languages support User made Templates Hope to change the color of more items from the above listing soon!
    Best regards!
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    Fixx got a reaction from John Rostron in Photo 1.8 and Filter Forge 9   
    That is sick, man... 😎
    Great that it works (I have not upgraded FF as latest version did not seem to have must have features)
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    Fixx reacted to Robert Williams in Setting bleed for odd and even pages in picture book   
    Thanks to all for your advice and comments. I ran a test PDF, setting the pages as spreads, specifying the bleeds, and then exporting to PDF as pages, and this approach works perfectly. (Remember to set your first page as Right.) I've designed many books published by Amazon/CreateSpace/KDP, all using cover bleeds built manually in the layout, and this has always worked just fine, without a word of complaint from Amazon. But this is my first book design project for IngramSpark, and the first with interior bleeds. IS works differently from Amazon. Thanks again, everyone.
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    Fixx got a reaction from Patrick Connor in affinity software does not install as iMac applications   
    This is meant to mean that you are supposed to drag the Affinity Designer icon to the APPLICATIONS folder. the APPLICATIONS folder in the disk image is good for that as it is a shortcut to your applications folder. (Actually you can drag the Affinity Designer icon about anywhere as long as the app is somewhere in your mass storage. Only virtual disk like the dmg image is not good.)
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    Fixx reacted to SrPx in Converting Pixel drawing to Vector?   
    For a logo is highly recommended to trace manually (if all the legal grounds are covered, as is a no-way in many cases). As for such thing an auto tracer will require such heavy nodes cleaning that the work for that is more time consuming than just tracing over manually. And the latter is always more optimized and accurate. Provided there are legal permissions to produce such a version of the logo, I'd manually do the vectors. An usual logo will be about 10 -30 nodes, or the like.  Quite fast.  If is for dirty and  even faster works and tasks, you're even better just doing some selection to eliminate the white, and then apply whatever the hue or fill to the layer transparency selection, or as a layer effect, etc. In photo, maybe using its "vector " tools to trace over the logo, then fill with the color, or etc
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    Fixx got a reaction from timlt in [Poll] Do you need a DAM? And what should it be like?   
    I think most Affinity users are waiting for LRkiller, and maybe one third of the users are hoping for TrueDAM. It is very unclear if these two can be combined successfully.
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    Fixx got a reaction from Ulysses in [Poll] Do you need a DAM? And what should it be like?   
    I think most Affinity users are waiting for LRkiller, and maybe one third of the users are hoping for TrueDAM. It is very unclear if these two can be combined successfully.
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    Fixx got a reaction from fde101 in Layer-Crop missing   
    Probably it has not occurred anyone Photo should have layer crop tool. I do not know any other sw that has. People are used to using mask tools instead as they are more capable in photo editing tasks.
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    Fixx got a reaction from David Cheshire in Jpeg badly pixellated in Affinity   
    100 % in Photo is identical to 100 % view in this thread viewed with Chrome. Photo does not mangle your image, but sometimes its zooming routines do not present best possible view of the image.
    Resampling with suitable method (Lanczos for example) and sharpening with USM can give you slightly better image.
    Here is 4X resampled image (1976X1808) done with Topaz Gigapixel AI which has best upsampling algorithm at the moment. It looks pretty good but letter forms are mangled visibly (not smart enough AI for typographic content... 😄
     

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    Fixx reacted to h_d in Setting bleed for odd and even pages in picture book   
    Hi @Robert Williams and welcome to the forums!
    You shouldn't need two masters if you're working with spreads. Check your bleed settings in File - Document Setup: 

    You will need to click the chain icon to set different values. Set Inner to 0 and Outer, Top and Bottom to your bleed dimension: it should sort your binding edge on both left and right pages. 
    Here's my spread, extended to bleed:

    Test an export on a single page to PDF - I've exported a left, which bleeds to the left, top and bottom but only goes to the trim edge on the right:

    Cheers,
    H
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    Fixx reacted to MikeW in Jpeg badly pixellated in Affinity   
    A couple button clicks. First I sampled an area of the yellow background and set the image to utilize transparency. Then masked the original yellow background and deleted it. Added a layer and filled it with the yellow. Saved that result. The used ON1's resize.
    PhotoZoom Pro does a slightly better job. I don't have Topaz's Gigapixel application (but I'm tempted...). I suspect if I had kept my un-resized export, it would have done better.
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    Fixx reacted to Lagarto in Jpeg badly pixellated in Affinity   
    Yes, that's the way to go with this image. Did some test runs with Topaz -- as @Fixx mentioned, it really does overdo things like small print --making it look like script in most occasions, or distorting too much small glyph forms anyway. But its guesswork is nice on those watch images and it does clean JPG artifacts effectively -- there does not seem to be options for making more selective job just some generic parameters. I guess there is no magic wand, or AI that could beat "actual intelligence", so for optimal results one would need to collect outputs from diverse multiple manipulations (some programmatic, some manual, something left alone). I'll have a look on ON1 and PhotoZoom next.
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    Fixx got a reaction from Lagarto in Jpeg badly pixellated in Affinity   
    100 % in Photo is identical to 100 % view in this thread viewed with Chrome. Photo does not mangle your image, but sometimes its zooming routines do not present best possible view of the image.
    Resampling with suitable method (Lanczos for example) and sharpening with USM can give you slightly better image.
    Here is 4X resampled image (1976X1808) done with Topaz Gigapixel AI which has best upsampling algorithm at the moment. It looks pretty good but letter forms are mangled visibly (not smart enough AI for typographic content... 😄
     

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    Fixx got a reaction from PatrickM in AD - Schemes made in AD - they look very blurry after export   
    I would export to PDF.
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    Fixx got a reaction from PatrickM in AD - Schemes made in AD - they look very blurry after export   
    If they are diagrams why not keep them in vector?
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    Fixx reacted to Chris_. in Marquee tool selection add/subtract   
    I'd like the marquee selection tool (rectangle, oval, row, column, lasso) work like Photoshop, in that I can hold SHIFT key to ADD to a selection, and OPTION to SUBTRACT from a selection. Having to use the current mode toggle buttons is not efficient.
    Thanks.
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    Fixx got a reaction from LostInTranslation in Publisher: Solid background instead of transparency in PDF?   
    I would not worry that, Photoshop opens any PDF defaulting transparent background. Even when there actually is no such thing in the file. PS just lets user select how "no object" is interpreted.
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    Fixx got a reaction from Wosven in When modifying a designer file the "close" button doesn't indicate it needs to be saved. (Mac)   
    Uh oh, I never noticed the black dot... 🕵️‍♂️
    [Modified] in title bar is clear, but so is * in Adobe apps.
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    Fixx reacted to MillwoodsRes in Scale Drawing Suggestion   
    I would like to make a suggestion of something I would find useful and others may too.  I realize that designer is geared to creating pictures and art but often I am making an actual 'design' of a item where I need dimensions added.   So I was wondering if any though was or could be given to adding a dimension tool that scales so I can make a 1 inch square and set the scale to 1 inch = 1 ft - take a dimension tool and pick two nodes and the drafting lines would be drawn and text showing the length using the scale would appear.
     
    Just a thought.
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    Fixx got a reaction from IllusionStudio in Import PDF with embedded fonts   
    Font licensing is anyway beside the point. Fonts for professional use allow embedding and there is no problem legally or technically – only in Affinity software's inability to use them as passthrough.
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    Fixx reacted to Fritz_H in Cannot open image in Publisher   
    @R C-R
    Well, to me d-n-d is the preferred because more convenient method - not just a "plan B" 

    kind regards
    Fritz
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