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  1. Goto.. View > View Mode and switch off... "Clip to Canvas"
  2. You will never be forced to upgrade. Version 1.x will continue to work even when version 2 is released. You can choose to upgrade or not depending on if you want any of the new features that will be in version 2
  3. Nope, the thought of Friday night beers was clouding my thinking, I have already amended my post
  4. You cant export photos already opened in the program using the batch job function. This is only used on files outside the program to convert them to other formats or simply to resize them Yes, if you create a macro first and save that macro in the Library, you can run a batch job using that macro and the filters and/or adjustments in that macro will be applied to all the files in the batch job Edit: Ooops just noticed this is an iPad question, I don't have one of those so ignore everything I just wrote if it makes no sense
  5. If you select all objects on the page then use the special bottom-right adjustment handle then the text should resize proportionally as well (none of the other adjustment handles will do this)
  6. You will not be able to create a Custom Ratio preset if that preset already exists, which includes all the default presets that are already set up. Also bear in mind Affinity considers a Custom Ratio preset of 6 x 3 to be the same as 3 x6 so you can only set up one of these.
  7. See this post for another possible solution when the above does not work https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/86930-170367-rc2-edit-in-designer-menu-is-greyed-out/&do=findComment&comment=468693
  8. I think the pixel layer is corrupt. If I export just the pixel layer as a jpg (switch off all adjustment etc) Then place that jpg just above the existing pixel layer then I can't get it to go wrong. ( Switch off or delete the original pixel layer, or else it does still go wrong at certain zoom levels) Not sure what caused it to go wrong in the first place but if it does it again try to remember what you last did on the document if you can. Normally I would recommend switching on "Save History with Document" to record future work on the document and to catch any errors that may occur but since your document is already the size of a small village's server in Africa I would not do that in this case. Anyway, try the above and see if it works for you
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    Rene Kappeler

    Try switching off... "Always show brush crosshair" in Edit > Preferences > User Interface
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    Very slow Export

    If you could upload a sample APhoto file that takes "forever" to export it may help the Devs identify what the "problem" is and how they may improve it in the future.
  11. Not sure if I fully understand you but... Give the Text Frame a colour (say white) Click on the Fill Colour in the Text Frame panel Select the Colour Tab if not already selected Lower the Opacity Slider at the bottom of that Tab
  12. If you are using publisher View > Studio > Text Frame
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    Very slow Export

    It will if you have no adjustment or pixel layer selected at the time. On my PC it takes 24 seconds. It also takes the same time if the Clarity Filter is not a child layer as the reduction in time (when used as a child layer) is only applicable when you have other adjustment layers that the Clarity Filter is interacting with in the stack. You could add a Snapshot (3 extra clicks) just before you add the non-live Clarity Filter which will allow you to reverse that destructive step if you ever need to edit the document in the future. Bear in mind that adding a snapshot will increase the size of your afphoto file when saved, but the export time to a jpg is unaffected and will still only be 4-5 seconds.
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    Very slow Export

    In this particular image the Clarity Filter is the one causing the export to be "slow", and on my PC it takes 18 seconds (Without the clarity filter it takes 2 seconds) If you move just the Clarity Filter so it is a child layer of your image then the export drops to 9 seconds So you can either 1. Keep the Clarity Filter and move it 2. Discard the clarity filter and maybe use something else like an Unsharp Mask Filter In either case... If, as you say, you have dozens of these to do. If you use the same 4 adjustment layers for each image you can add them all in a macro (including putting the Clarity Filter as a child layer). All the adjustment will be added with their default values of "no effect", so you then just click on each one and adjust it how you want it. This should speed up your workflow. I attach a screenshot showing the clarity filter moved to the child position in the layers panel. PS If you find another image that is taking over a minute to export please upload it so we can have a look at it to see why.
  15. See if this post helps https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/62259-cannot-save-files/&do=findComment&comment=323174
  16. I think it's this one https://player.vimeo.com/video/170587322/
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    Very slow Export

    Do you have a sample afphoto file you can upload? (one that takes a loooooog time to export)
  18. It may sound harsh but sometimes the best way to get stunning backgrounds for your kids is to take them to places where you can photograph them against those backgrounds. The small child here was traumatised for weeks but he had the best school holiday pictures when school started again. Next year we will be lowering him into an active volcano.
  19. See this thread https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/87348-hey-guy-need-some-helpmy-v16-image-brush-was-disappear/
  20. If you run it without the macro does it still crash i.e. just converting the files to .aphoto files (Keep parallel processing off)
  21. You should be able to "crop" a layer in Photo using a rectangular shape (or any shape) and Clipping or Masking There was a good video for "Clipping vs Masking" which I can no longer find for you as inexplicably the normal links to the videos no longer work
  22. Where are you copying the text from e.g. An internet page or another Windows application?
  23. Also, bear in mind if you use the shift key in Polygonal mode it automatically switches to magnetic mode
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