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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. "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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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.
  9. "Printing to PS" seems to be the best work-around for me. Thanks to all!
  10. Hi Seneca, nope, I meant PDFs I get from clients. Today that was a PDF with a logo that was not converted to curves...
  11. 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?
  12. Nope. Besides the raw image data there is much more info stored in almost every picture format – and in addition compression algorithms create very different results – that makes plain file sizes incomparable.
  13. @thomaso: I just wanted to find out if even a JPEG in highest quality is compressed or not. And the pixel clouds show the compression. Only a 100% white sample would have meant "identical".
  14. Didn't know that there is a built-in interface... Using the Mac-scanner-interface works fine, AP still crashes. Serif doesn't seem to use the exact same interface: See the missing "Scan to/Name/Format"-settings.
  15. A bit off-topic... I expected an 100 % JPEG to be of the same quality as the uncompressed original. Now I wanted to make sure and did a simple test: 1. Create a JPEG with 100 % quality from an uncompressed TIFF 2. Import the JPEG as a second layer above the original TIFF 3. Set layer effect to "Difference" 4. Combine both layers 5. Invert 6. Zoom in to 1200 % 7. Use "Levels" to highlight the differences And that's the result – tadaa: Even an 100 % JPEG is somewhat different (compressed). And an 100 % Affinity-exported JPEG is closer to the original than the PShop JPEG is. (Without these image manipulations, however, one would not see any difference.)
  16. Thanks for the tip, R C-R! I hadn't installed any drivers yet, and used the TWAIN interface instead. Now I have installed both Canon drivers for test purposes, but unfortunately with the same result: The scanner popup crashes...
  17. Hi, this is 100 % reproducable in APhoto 1.7.1/iMac 27 Late 2013/Mojave: Using "Acquire Image" with "Image Correction" set to "Manual" crashes the Scanner-Interface (CanoScan 5600 F) immediately as soon as I press the "Scan"-Button. With "Image Correction: None" it works fine and PhotoShop has no problem with any setting. Looks like a bug to me... Cheers Tom
  18. I believe that you've found a little bug missing feature... :) The way back could be to save the file in AD or APhoto and then reopen it in APub. But a better way to switch between the apps is IMHO to use "StudioLink". All of the three App-icons will be there...
  19. Yep, that's possible. Have a look at the context menu of the "Text Styles" Studio/Panel...
  20. Vector files exported by AD are at least twice as big as the same file exported by Adobe Illustrator. I've just now exported a logo: 28.108 bytes with AD ("SVG for web"), 15.365 10.663 bytes with AI. (Updated: Smaller file had display errors) Small files sizes are IMHO still important when exporting graphics for the web... Can we expect improvements in this case?
  21. Now that I've tried another spectacle, I see it as well... Thank you Carl and MEB!
  22. Hm, there is no such command in the context menu or anywhere else... I've tried "Lock" but that does not prevent the masked image from being scaled.
  23. Hi, I want to resize a layer mask I have created before by dragging an image-layer below. The mask layer is just a vector rectangle. When selecting and scaling the mask layer I always scale the masked image as well – and that's what I don't want. The only ways to achieve that seems to be dragging out the image of the mask layer... but I hope that there's a more effective way.?.
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