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  1. I have indesign files, but also old Quark files. Is there going to be that capability in the future for Quark (even older versions)? Thanks.
  2. I too can't get them to work. First, their status shows up (in preferences) as Unknown. But when trying to use them, I always get the message: Cannot Proceed. IPC Memory in use or Image size is too big for the system. I no longer have my Photoshop CS3 installed, but I have Photoshop Elements 15 and they do work on the same image in there.
  3. There are a few things that do not behave as what I've become accustomed to (from being a long-time Photoshop user) and had to launch PS just to get it done quickly. I really have big hopes for Photo though.
  4. Well, I don't need page layout in AP since that will be what Publisher is for. But I still want a text tool in AD and AP. Many times I do a logo and need a text tool for that, so I wouldn't want it removed completely!
  5. Hi, I'm using the new 1.5.1 and in the Export Persona, there no longer are the 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x buttons. It's blank up there. Did you do away with them, or is it a bug?
  6. onamac

    Layer Issues

    Hi, I am noticing a lot of issues relating to layers. 1) When working on a layer, it gets randomly deselected and then your paintbrush or whatever tool you are using goes into oblivion because the layer being worked on is no longer selected. 2) Selecting a layer, then using the marquee tool to select something on that layer will deselect that layer. 2) Duplicating a few layers, grouping them, can sometimes delete both groups. 3) Copying a layer then pasting creates a Text layer 4) Sometimes moving, selecting, layers can cause the whole image to vanish as though it has been deleted. Undo (sometimes several times) can bring it back. Delete key or command had not been used. 5) Layer cannot be dragged to another open document to place it there (yes, in separated mode). Must use copy and paste. Wacom Pen: Wacom pen working in layers is not stable. Just touching a layer automatically nests it. All in all there just seems to be instability with layers in the layer tab. I am seeing this can be a great app with these things worked out. Thank you! 10.11.6 El Capitan; Wacom latest driver (Intuos Pro)
  7. +1 I too have this issue in both AD and AP. Using the Wacom pen with layers is very, very fiddly with unwanted results, such as simply selecting a layer can make it nest as a group with an adjacent layer, or get deleted, or cause it to move elsewhere. Pen selection is overly sensitive, and I use standard settings in the Wacom prefs. Yesterday this happened so often I had to resort to my mouse. I have also noticed that when clicking a tool in the toolbar with the Wacom pen, it will cause Affinity Photo to often unexpectedly quit. The behaviors with Wacom and Affinity Photo seem unstable, however with the mouse it is fine. My Wacom tablet is the current Intuos Pro Small. I have also plugged in and tried my Medium and does the same thing. Thank you! El Capitan 10.11.6; Wacom Driver 6.3.18-4
  8. I agree with these comments. I too feel that as much as iOS apps have a great market, it is still difficult to manage photos in a professional capacity (you first have to import the photo into the iPad for starters, which is not the same as a connected drive). iOS is great for people uploading camera shots to Pinterest or Facebook, but I can't imagine sending a client job to a print house from my iPad, let alone trusting it for color accuracy or even zipping the file. So I still see the need to offload it to desktop to complete it. That said though, it's not a criticism of Serif or their reasonings. I respect that, and I can imagine so much to do that they would want to target both but have to choose priority. iOS is a big market. I feel Publisher is the app that will let us truly move from Adobe as long as we can rely on its output (and that it covers the needs of a professional designer...trapping, color, etc). I think what Serif has accomplished is amazing at the very least, and I applaud their successful efforts. I know I am anxious for Publisher, and I think I probably share that with everyone else, hence this topic.
  9. I'd like to bump this post to clarify what is the best way to handle resizing, per my previous post questions. Thank you!
  10. Oh, and thank you Ben in advance. Am looking forward to an answer on this as I want to know the best way to resize in AP for best results.
  11. Thank you. 1) When you say "best advice is to use standard DPI, you mean 72? and if so, then why would the 2x and 3x be finer res when the original was only 72? I'm trying to understand how AP is handling this scenario. 2) Let's say you want to create a new image and your target is a 600x200 standard image, and a 1200x400 enlargement of that image. When you launch AP, what do you enter as the settings to begin the image (and at what size)? 3) If you already have an image done at 600x200, and then want to engage the 2x retina, what do you do in AP to get the best quality? 4) RE: your comment "the document DPI will be used to determine..." Does that mean that the images are "fluid" and not committed to pixel size until final export, meaning the pixels won't suffer the enlarge (pixels stretched) /reduce (pixels discarded) damage?
  12. +1. I'd say there are two schools of thought on the library/catalog subject. Some people like having their assets imported and stored in the app. Some people would prefer the app simply read your folder structure, with no import, like Bridge (or Lyn) does, so storage is not proprietary. I have become a person who prefers to take advantage of the OS's Finder and folder structure than use a proprietary storage. Here's why: over the years I have had many, many apps that held my content in its own proprietary format. That's fine, but only if the content is still mirrored on your hard drive. Unfortunately some didn't maintain the assets outside of the app itself. Some of these apps have since gone out of business / apps no longer work with OS. Some were difficult to sync both ways with what was already imported in them versus what was in your actual folders, so you may have new stuff in the app but not in your folders, or forget to sync, etc. Some import-type apps are just convoluted and you have to be very careful NOT to accidentally delete your original photo/asset because it will also delete it from your hard drive. Plus, some were only valid back then because at the time, they provided a feature that the OS didn't have, which is likely redundant now. So to me, they were just short-term solutions, and were risky and problematic in the long run. I used to use a photo asset app which was great for display, but unfortunately it stored the data plus has now become extinct. I lost all that data and had to painfully re-assemble what I could salvage, and some of it is just gone. But what I did salvage is now in folders. I'm finding these days that I can replace those apps via Apple's OS, which includes doing my organization in Finder using folder structure (which I did before anyway), and not via an app...because Finder's way will always work and be compatible in future OS upgrades. So an asets app based on that principle is a good thing by working in conjunction with Finder, not trying to replace it. For a little example, I used to use a proprietary app to organize my document types, which were then dependent upon that app. Now, I am taking advantage of Tags, so I tag the documents accordingly, and put the tag labels in my sidebar. I also had an app that was good for organizing my apps, for those little apps I'd forget I had that did such and such. I've now tagged them too. Now if I want to look at x, y or z, or a category, or whatever, I just press the tag in the sidebar and up comes all the stuff that used to depend on an app to do. It's really a breeze and it's future-proof. And by tagging my apps by category, it makes a quick launcher too. Not to veer from the DAM subject but this is just an example of using the power of the OS in conjunction with an app, which is what I'd prefer the new DAM to be.
  13. When clicking the Clear button, the app crashed. I tried the launch reset a second time and got a second crash. So I launched the app without Control and used Preferences to reset, but the layers problem persisted. APBeta crash 1.rtf
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