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blh

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About blh

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  • Birthday 05/08/1967

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    France
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    Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, Desktop Publishing, Music Production, Video Production
  1. Hi, Even if Affinity Designer is clearly not a technical drawing tool, I use this app quite often to draw technical plans, and I think it could be very interesting to add an option "Print gridlines" either in the print panel (AD section) or in the document configuration panel. This would be a simple workaround to the missing feature "working at scale". Adding lines on the document to fake a grid as suggested is just a nonsense. Hope this feature will be add in a future release. Regards.
  2. Same problem here with the latest version of Affinity Designer. I installed a new font on my Mac using the MacOS font manager app, and it seems the font list of AD does not take it into account in real-time (nevertheless many apps perform this well). Anyway, so I quit Affinity Designer and relaunch the app, but no success. The new font does not appear in the AD font list. So I decide to reboot the Mac, and again no success. The app is still missing in the font list of AD !!! Finally I tried to reset the fonts using the command in the Preferences panel, and guess what... no success ! Any idea to get around this issue would be highly appreciated... Regards.
  3. Hi, I currently work on some document with blue background colour. In that case, the document margins are truly invisible. It could be nice to have a way to set the colour of margin (and guide) lines somewhere in the Preferences panel. Thanks.
  4. DXF/DWG Import/Export capabilities are by far more important than just a "must have" feature. We have to exchange files with some professional partners every week, and most of them work with DXF/DWG file formats. I am very disappointed by the way the app evolve in the past two years. Affinity Designer seemed to be very attractive at the beginning as a very promising vector software, but important features requested for a while are still missing. Maybe there are too much developments in the pipe, and unfortunately I am afraid that things will not improve in the coming months because of a growing number of targets (apps available for desktop and mobile platforms, and for both Windows and MacOS systems, a huge time-consuming effort for the dev team).
  5. Hello All, I just bought Affinity Designer, and Oh my god!!! This is an amazing app. As a long time user of Photoshop CS, I will certainly add soon Affinity Photo in my bag. And because I also used quite a lot Xpress in the past, I am very interested by Affinity Publisher too. So now, let's talk about the next step. Whatever the field in image production (photo, document publishing, illustration, graphic design, cartoons, ...) we work on, one of the most important thing is the way you organize your media collection. So, instead of adding features to organize and tag all our media pieces in each existing Affinity app, it could be more interesting to externalize these features in a central master piece... The "Affinity Catalog" App (or why not "Affinity MediaBrowser" App). As some other competitors did in their respective software (Aperture, Lightroom, Capture One, ...), the key points are organizing, browsing, filtering, searching, rating, adding keywords and metadata on the media elements of your collections. And now, let's imagine if each Affinity production App (Photo, Designer, Publisher) would integrate a media browser plugin to provide some smart functions to make the search of these elements easier on media collections, for example based on some criteria defined in the Affinity Catalog App. In that way, your software solution could completely address professional workflows. In my case, having an "Affinity Catalog" App would let me definitely replace my Lightroom software. :-) Maybe (and I am pretty sure), you already have this in mind, so I look forward to have your point of view on this. Best regards. Bruno
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