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  1. Hey y'all -- I guess you figured this out, but here's a workaround: Under Document Setup, switch the document's DPI (resolution) to a much higher setting, then try the Expand Stroke again. It tends to work better.
  2. v_kyr, thank you --- this was just what I was looking for and I had no idea it existed as its own separate service. It's easy and directly suited for what I'm doing here.
  3. Is there any way to figure out how many pixels of a certain color exist in a jpg file? Or alternatively, what percentage of a file's pixels are a certain color? I'm trying to figure out the total surface area of a group of oddly curved, organic shapes.
  4. PÅ¡enda, that's an interesting workaround. Makes good sense. >|<, I was looking for that in Preferences, but couldn't figure out how to get to that option.
  5. OK while I was searching for an existing thread that addresses this topic, I figured out a workaround. So after I posted this question, I set the Flood Fill Tool [G] to 100% Tolerance and unchecked "contiguous". That did the trick. But a keyboard shortcut would be convenient.
  6. Hi -- I think I used to know how to do this in Affinity. I want to Fill the selected pixel area with the foreground color. In Adobe it's "command-delete". Any help would be appreciated very much.
  7. Well, I kept trying combinations, and my problems came down to one large complex shape -- any Boolean operations that I used on it (add, subtract, intersect, divide, combine) all resulted in both it and the other selected layer disappearing completely. So I went back to an earlier saved version of my file and didn't have that problem any more. I don't know what happened to that shape meanwhile, but I got the work done that I needed. This kind of thing has happened to me more than once, so there must be something about the way that I do things that creates this problem.
  8. I enjoy using the Boolean tools in the upper right corner of Affinity Designer, but sometimes (seemingly randomly) have trouble using the Subtraction tool. Most of the time it's pretty simple: select two shapes, click the button with the minus sign, and the shape on top is cut out of the shape on the bottom. Sometimes I can't seem to make this work, though -- both shapes disappear and I can't figure out why. I have tried variations on these steps, to try and make them work, but so far they both keep disappearing. Do you have any insight on what I might be doing wrong? Or ways that I can get it to work?
  9. Thank you both so much, PixelPest and R C-R! I had already signed out of and back into the App Store a few times, but deleting the old version, then powering down, and reinstalling did the trick. That makes perfect sense -- i wish i had thought of it. AP 1.5.1 works great now!
  10. Yes -- when i open the App Store, it shows that i have purchased Photo and Designer in 2015, but it doesn't show that i can get an update for Photo. Now i have Photo Beta 1.5.2, which is good, but i have the feeling that i am going about this backwards. (?)
  11. Hi -- Sorry to ask what is probably a dumb question. On my Mac, I have purchased Affinity Photo 1.4.3 and downloaded Photo Beta version 1.5.0. On the Mac app store, Photo 1.5 does not show up under "Updates". When i run my version of Photo, it doesn't ask me if i want to update. I tried throwing my beta version in the trash to see if that would make it ask to update, but no. What should i do? I apologize, because i think i should probably already know how to do this.
  12. Thanks so much R C-R. I had looked around for that update, but in the wrong places. It was right there in my "Purchased" list, waiting for me to install it. And now i have installed the update and am using the Beta version to edit the file that i couldn't get into, the one that i had asked about in the first place. Thank you MattP!
  13. Hmm -- i have downloaded the beta version of Photo, but it won't let me run it because it apparently doesn't recognize that i have the purchased 1.4.2 version of Photo also installed in my Applications folder.
  14. AHa -- Thank you MattP, this is great news! I thought that i understood what you were getting at, but I was afraid of messing things up worse since I was already unsure of why the file wouldn't work. Thank you so much for the help! I am downloading the beta Photo and looking forward to the next appstore update!
  15. Wait -- are you saying that if i had v1.5 of Photo i could open that file that is now a Design file? :) Or is the genuinely good news about getting Photo 1.5 just a consolation for my bad situation? :unsure:
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