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  1. ..... I'm just about to swap out my mid 2012 MacBook Pro for a new one. My question is, do I have to de-activate my copy of Affinity (both photo and designer) on the old machine before installing them on the new one? Please tell me I don't have to buy whole new licenses? Thanks in anticipation Steve aka TheRogue
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    Little bugs....

    Ah Chris, thank you for this. Who'd have thought to go to the OS preferences? The tool size didn't bother me, I just thought it was something that wasn't working. Many thanks again for your time.
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    Little bugs....

    Hi Guys. I've been using Designer on Mac for a few years now. Still amazed by the speed etc when compared to Illustrator which was my tool of choice for YEARS! Designer does everything I need basically. HOWEVER - I do seem to have bugs and wondered if they were common, or just 'me' related; Designer refuses to open last document. It always starts with the blank screen and I have to either to open an existing document or create a new one. Likewise, changing the tool sizes in preferences just doesn't work. And just the default size remains. There may be other such tiny bugs that have existed for a while but these are the ones I come across daily. These are not huge issues, just rather little niggles. For info, I am using Designer on a MBP fully loaded and running 10.13.2 - I have used all variations of OSX with Designer and the bugs here started with the upgrade to Designer 1.6.0 . It was fine in the previous version. Any thoughts?
  4. Its what I got it for. Its perfect for short story book covers. I used Illustrator until it went all subscription on us. And with art boards, different versions of the same. I don't need anything else. Bring on Publisher!
  5. It used to be the case that last worked on file(s) would open with the launch of Designer. But now, even though that option is ticked in the Preferences, I have to open manually. That is on both my 5k iMac running 10.11.6 and my MBP running the same. Am I missing something guys?
  6. Well, yeah, its checked. Actually its checked on default. But I unchecked and rechecked it, but still have to open last files manually. Maybe its an OSX thing?
  7. I dont suppose there is any chance, even the smallest chance of light versions of Designer and Photo for iOS? I know I know, stupid idea. but the latest ipads do give opportunity to carry on work after the laptop has been put away for the night and the desktop has been closed down.
  8. Ha Ha wow, and there was me thinking I was breaking new ground with the ideo of iOS versions. How close are they to release?
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    Save JPEG images

    You had control of 9 workstations and you couldn't / wouldn't save / export JPEG yourself? Wow. I'm speechless.
  10. I'm no expert. I have both and think probably its similar to having Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Designer is vector, Photo is pixel. Like I said, I'm no expert but that's how I see it. The sets of tools are very different.
  11. ... but where do I find the artboard feature? The help says in the Tool panel with the Move tool but duh! The upgrade to Designer is 1.4 right?
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    AP Apple Store updating problems

    I had this trouble. It took me three or four attempts each at upgrading Designer and Photo. Even then it was a far from smooth trouble free process. But all good now.
  13. press CMD V simoultaneously isn't it?
  14. I'm using mid 2012 (Retina) MacBook Pro with 16gb and 750 gb flash drive. Its fast! When at home this is hooked up to Apple's 27" thunderbolt retina screen. No performance issues at all. I just got Affinity Photo too!
  15. Hi Guys I'm on my seocnd day with AD. Its amazing, although its speed does somewhat outdo me - I can be slow on the uptake! AI had Feather so pictures could be blnded into backgrounds, and so no unsightly sharp edges didn't exist. Does AD have an equivelent? Once again, I know its probably glaringly obvious to most. But after 20 years with AI I'm just begining on a learning curve. Thanks Guys Steve
  16. Thank you so much Alex. I shall be onto this at some point tomorrow and feed back my levels of success, or not! Thank you again.
  17. Hi Guys / Girls I'm a brand new user (from today!) over from AI after 20 yrs, since that subscription model doesn't suit me as a single user 'advanced hobbyist'. Affinity Designer by the way is so cool. My AI was getting less and less functional with every release of OS X. My question - AI had an easily applied Drop Shadow in its effects filter drop down which I used all the time, especially with text. That doesn't exist in AD. fair enough, it may appear. But is there an efective workround? Also must say can't wait until Artboards make an appearance. Thanks in advance people! Steve aka TheRogue
  18. MEB thank you so much. You're a gentleman!