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  1. Found! MacOS was the culprit. Not only Affinity could not overwrite existing files, no app could. Strange things happen...
  2. I''ve just tried to open and place JPEGs, NEFs and .afphotos in Designer and Photo (or did you mean something else?) – without any problems and quick as always. (iMac 2020 & Catalina) Maybe your images come from a slow external file or network, or there's another App causing trouble. I would try a reboot.
  3. When exporting SVG and PNG files (haven't tried other formats) from Designer 1.9.0 and a file with the same filename already exists, the "Overwrite?"-dialog appears for some milliseconds and seems to be automatically answered with "No", so that I can't save the new respectively updated file. Work around: Delete the older file before exporting the new one. Cheers Tom
  4. Same here (but different scanner). Use the Scanner-tool that MacOS offers: Spotlight search for "Scanner" finds "printer & scanner" or so. Affinity uses the same tool but I could not find an explanation why it crashes...
  5. IMHO it's absoluty human to first try out what has worked before in a similar situation. > Following this, the computer, the iPhone, … never would have been invented. The computer as an example... originally paper tape was necessary. Necessary, but not a user-friendly idea. So they finally used what the users already knew since the 19th century: The keyboard. And this in an old layout that could have been improved in the process. (Dvorak keyboard for example.) A good decision, IMHO. When I create something new, I always consider user expectations, and only when I think there is a *really* better solution, I do implement that. > So, you really want a copy of Photoshop? Are you looking for a cheaper version of Photoshop? Not a copy, but: A software that has been developed for 30 years must contain some good ideas. Why not find them out and make them your own (speaking for Serif here)? By the way, the price is not why I don't want to use PhotoShop anymore: I don't like the rental software system. Because of AD (among others) I have cancelled my Adobe CC subscription in the meantime. Only the photographer subscription is left, because AP does not contain yet all features that are helpful for my jobs.
  6. Truly, but this is how you typically approach new software... or a new Microwave, Radio, Navi, Toaster, ... I think that's perfectly okay, and maybe for the developers of "B" it could be an indication that the developers of "A" had a good idea too that should be adopted.
  7. "Color overlay" ignores any selections. Currently the "Brush-trick" seems to be the quickest way... "New Adjustment Layer/ Recolour" could also be an alternative, but here we can't define the new color precisely; respectively not by RGB value or so.
  8. Thanks Pixel, I didn't notice this Checkbox in the Brush-Context-Toolbar. It's a little more cumbersome than it should be, but that's acceptable to me.
  9. Thank you all! So unfortunately there is no function to protect the transparent surfaces like in PhotoShop. If you want to apply a new color to some pixels, filling with transparency-protection can be the quickest way. PhotoShop has a checkbox for that in its "Fill"-popup and besides that a "protect transparency" option in its layers context menu. Both are quite useful. Example: Today I received a logo as a transparent PNG file in which I had to change some text, but only a part of the graphic. In the end, I made a selection of the entire content and deselected the area that wasn't to be colored. With simple filling it would have been faster.
  10. Hi, how do I protect transparent areas of a pixel layer against filling? Or in other words: How do I fill only the not-transparent parts on a pixel layer? (...without first applying a proper masking)
  11. In my opinion, "Studio Link" – the way the three programs are connected and integrated – is an absolute highlight! The easy switching makes Publisher very productive and a real "creative" tool.
  12. "Printing to PS" seems to be the best work-around for me. Thanks to all!
  13. Hi Seneca, nope, I meant PDFs I get from clients. Today that was a PDF with a logo that was not converted to curves...
  14. AD cannot interpret fonts embedded in PDFs and asks for missing fonts during each import... Ok, that's not great, but is there a work-around? E. g. an App (other than Illustrator :) or Online-service that can convert typo to curves?
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