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  1. Hi Phily, I had the same problem and I solved it by turning off parallel processing. I'm curious to see if that also works for you!
  2. Hello When I export an image with spot colours as TIFF or EPS, the spot colours don't appear in the exported image. It looks like they are converted to CMYK. They do appear in an exported PDF but I haven't checked any other format. Thanks! Bauke
  3. Hello I'd like to stress the need for a (very) good justification engine in Affinity Publisher, in order to produce high quality text-heavy publications. Because I'm not sure what the status on microtypography in Publisher currently is, I'll drop this info for your consideration. In the 1990's type designer Hermann Zapf and engineer Peter Karow developed the Hz-program, a justification engine which has gained a somewhat mythological status. Its algorithm combines multiline composing, hanging punctuation with word-spacing, letter-spacing and most controversial: glyph-scaling. Adobe has bought the patent, but it's not known whether they actually use the program in InDesign. You can however change most of these parameters (word-spacing, letter-spacing and glyph-scaling) in the justification engine in InDesign with a minimum, maximum and optimal amount. In my opinion, a paragraph composer with these settings, combined with extensive hyphenation settings are an absolute must for professional typographers. Some sources on this topic: - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microtypography - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hz-program - http://www.typografi.org/justering/gut_hz/gutenberg_hz_english.html Thanks for your consideration!
  4. Hello, Are you planning on adding functionality for the new OpenType variable font technology in Designer, Photo and Publisher? Best, Bauke
  5. Hello I noticed that changing the DPI without resampling doesn't work in Photo 1.4.1. Example: When opening a JPG in Photo, and changing the DPI in Image resizing, I uncheck the resample checkbox because I just want the DPI changed, not the actual height or width. I then save or export the JPG and close it. When I open the JPG again and check its DPI, the number has been reset to its original DPI. I quickly tested this in Affinity Designer but couldn't reproduce the problem there.
  6. Hello, Would it be possible to add the option for a keyboard shortcut to toggle the brush stabiliser on and off? Thanks for your consideration!
  7. Hello, I'm very glad that we now have a glyphs browser, but I personally feel that its looks can be improved. Virtually all typefaces are made primarily for use on a light background, and to correctly evaluate a glyph I think the glyph browser should reflect this by having a white background with black glyphs. Right now the dark UI theme shows light glyphs on a dark background and the light UI theme shows grey type on a light background (which is better but lacks contrast). The font dropdown however does have black type on a white background in both themes, which I think is a good choice. Looking forward to your thoughts! Best, Bauke
  8. As this wasn't changed in the final version of 1.6, I'm curious to hear what the UI team / @steve_m has to say about the subject. Thanks! Bauke
  9. Hello, Since the new version (1.6) the second axis of the grid in Designer is glitching when I'm zooming or panning. I have attached a video of the problem. floatinggrid.mov
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    Grid floating when zooming/panning

    Hi Sean, Here you go! Example.afdesign
  11. Hello I encounter problems exporting a rotated image. While the slice preview looks okay, the exported .jpg is cropped and rotated (as if I never rotated the image) Here are the steps I took: Open a .CR2 with landscape orientation. Rotate the view (not the image) by 90 degrees counter-clockwise in the Develop persona. Develop the raw. Reset the view rotation and rotate the image counter-clockwise in the Photo persona so that it has a portrait orientation. Do some additional cropping. Export using the Export persona. The preview looks right, but the exported image is not: while the file 'canvas' is right, the content of the canvas is back to its original rotation (landscape) and the rest of the canvas is white. Additional issues I encountered when I wanted to circumvent this problem: Ignore the pre-made slice and make a new one. I tried to size and position the slice correctly by using the expressions ph en pw in the height and width fields of the transform panel. But this makes the slice now landscape oriented (while the image itself has a portrait orientation). So being adventurous I used pw in the height field and ph in the width field, thinking that would solve the problem. Turns out the slice has the size of the image before I cropped it. So it looks like the expression values refer to a pre-crop and pre-rotated state of the image. I hope this is of any help!
  12. Hi, I have several 8-bit .tiff files that I'd like to open in Photo. The ones that are in RGB open just fine, but the ones in CMYK are transparant (sometimes with colored glitches). The assistant also adds an RGB working profile as if it doesn't recognize the colormode. I can send the misbehaving .tiff files. Thanks in advance, Bauke
  13. Hi Chris, Thank you for your reply! Your proposal articulates exactly what I had in mind. Speaking of the font dropdown, I also started an unanswered topic about that (see below). Thanks! Bauke
  14. It would be great to hear the opinion of the developers on this topic.
  15. Nice find! That would be a great improvement for the constraints feature.
  16. Hello, When I add a live perspective filter to an embedded document in Affinity Photo, I can't select dual plane. Am I doing something wrong or is there a good reason for this? Thanks in advance! Bauke
  17. Hi Toltec, Do you mean the perspective tool? In that case yes, I could rasterize it and use the non-live perspective tool to get the final result. No it doesn't matter so much, but it would remove an extra step from the workflow and allow for live viewing the final result while designing the embedded document. As I'm always on the lookout to improve and speed up workflows, I'm just curious what prevents dual panes from the live-version of the same tool. In the meantime, I'll try to wrap the rasterizing and and appliance of the non-live perspective tool in a macro so that it would still be a single action to perform. Best, Bauke
  18. Hi Callum, Thanks for your quick response. Let's hope they can enable it! Should the developers decide to remove it, please let me know what prevents it from working in the live filter. It has great potential for live wrapping a book cover design (in Affinity Designer) around a 3d book mock-up (in Affinity Photo), which I now have to do in two steps (front and spine separately). Best, Bauke
  19. Hello, When I create a RGB document in Designer and export it using one of the following presets, it always gets converted to CMYK, even when explicitly setting its colour space to RGB. PDF/X-1a PDF/X-3 PDF/X-4 The PDF settings that kept the RGB profile (regardless of explicitly setting the colour space to RGB) were: PDF (for export) PDF (for web) PDF (for print) PDF (flatten) Is this a known bug? I could recreate in both AD and AP in 1.5 and 1.6 beta 1. Thanks in advance! Bauke
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    [AP/AD] RGB exported to PDF becomes CMYK

    Hi Dave, Thanks for the answer! I see now that RGB images are being kept RGB while vectors are converted indeed. It seems my tests were poorly made; I only used vectors. Is the converting of vector colours a technical limitation of your pdf implementation or a deliberate choice? Best, Bauke
  21. Bauke

    [AP/AD] RGB exported to PDF becomes CMYK

    Hi Pruus, I agree about X-1a, but I beg to differ about the others. As I understand it, not only do PDF/X-3 and 4 fully support RGB [1], it's actually contemporary best practice to keep pixel images in RGB until the last step in the process (which would be the RIP of the printer) [2]. Best, Bauke [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF/X#List_of_the_PDF.2FX_standards [2] https://indesignsecrets.com/import-rgb-images-indesign-convert-cmyk-export.php
  22. Hello, A functionality like InDesign's quick apply or Slack's channel switcher would be a great addition. Some things I imagine it could incorporate: swap between persona's access menu-items insert named assets and symbols apply object-, text- and paragraph-styles apply macro's apply layer effects select layers by typing its name jump to an artboard by typing its name apply a swatch by typing its name I'm looking forward to your feedback! Best regards, Bauke
  23. Hello, As part of an ongoing research to baseline grid composition, my colleague and I recently made Fitbaseline, a calculator that distributes the baseline grid over the document height. This is especially convenient when designing a document with fixed sizes (for example in print) in which you want to evenly distribute the baseline grid. Although we developed a version that applies the calculation automatically for Adobe InDesign, the online calculator is application agnostic so it can be used with Affinity too. However, it would be great to see this concept implemented in Affinity applications such as the upcoming Publisher. I'll make a feature request for this soon. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Bauke
  24. I expect Sketch import wouldn't be too much of a problem since they opened up their file format into JSON recently. I sincerely hope Affinity is considering opening their file format too, since it unlocks so many possibilities (automation, integration with other applications etc.) Info about the new Sketch file format: https://medium.com/sketch-app-sources/sketch-43-is-coming-to-town-with-a-new-game-an-open-file-format-ae62e7e7c223.
  25. Hi Reglico, Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the snapping of curve control handles cannot be enabled using the snapping manager. I agree with Mattyd that feature would be a most welcome addition.