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  1. I think it's a big mistake to apply styles to the names of those styles in the style panel. It can make them extremely hard to read.
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    Double Image on Opening Raw File

    When this has happened, I've closed Affinity Photo and reopened it. This has usually fixed the issue, which makes me wonder if it is a memory issue. I guess that 8GB RAM doesn't go very far when you're running a number of other programs and opening large files.
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    Double Image on Opening Raw File

    Hi MEB! Yes, I'm running High Sierra.
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    Double Image on Opening Raw File

    Ah, I seem to have the Serif option selected. Perhaps that's why I haven't had a problem recently!
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    Double Image on Opening Raw File

    I haven't experienced it recently. Mine's a lowly TZ100. Wish I has an X-T2!
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    Double Image on Opening Raw File

    Affinity Photo 1.5.2 running on MacOS 10.13 Raw photos occasionally open as double images. The only way to fix this seems to be to close and reopen Affinity Photo.
  7. Of course database connectivity would be useful, but let's get Affinity Publisher out and handling the essential publishing functions first.
  8. I should have added, that the halftone screen will inevitably be lower resolution than the maximum resolution of the raster engine because halftone dots are of variable size, so evey dot is made up of several scan lines. By the way, I see that Graphic Converter, which I have, can convert to 1-bit.
  9. Believe me it does. I don't pretend to know how these rasterising programs work but they seem to work on the assumption that there is no such thing as pure black or pure white in a greyscale image (a reasonable assumption). In any case, a high halftone screen resolution might be 200 dpi (many digital presses use less), a fraction of the resolution of the raster engine (or a typical 600dpi 1-bit image), so you'd end up with what was effectively a very low resolution image with jagged edges. Indeed, if you applied a screen to the text, it would look terrible. There might also be cases where you are reproducing an existing halftone (say from an old book). There are two ways to avoid screen clash (the moiré pattern when two screens have been applied to an image): (1) soften the image to remove the visible screen (which will inevitable reduce image quality); or (2) reproduce dot-for-dot, where you maintain the original screen pattern. This can only be done with a 1-bit image.
  10. I work in book publishing and 1-bit TIFF files are essential. If you have a greyscale image, the printer's software will automatically apply a halftone screen, which degrades the image. This is really a sine qua non of a serious graphics program. PNG and GIF images are often rejected by printers.
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    It's PPI not DPI

    DPI is dots per inch, not drops.
  12. I have a slightly different problem. The UK App Store lists 1.5 as the latest version of Designer. I have version 1.4.3 but no upgrade is shown as available (just the Open button). Should I delete Designer and re-install? I imagine that it's just the App Store being flakey (again).
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    Affinity Publisher

    InDesign CC (2015) is pretty good but the subscription is killing me.
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    Footnotes in Publisher?

    I would say that InDesign's handling of notes is rather poor. It has no facility for endnotes so I have to use InFnote from Virginia Systems. I don't expect Affinity Publisher to improve on InDesign in its first version but it would be nice to see support for endnotes at some stage.
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    Beta - Affinity Publisher

    Well, I'm using InDesign CC at the moment and it is fantastic but it is also horrendously expensive. All the other programs mentioned here are not in the same league. If Affinity Publisher is as good as Photo and Designer (and I'm sure it will be), then it will be a worthy replacement, although I'm not sure what I'll do with my last 20 years' ID files.
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