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  1. I agree, For me, Capture One has always been the gold standard for shadow/highlight recovery. To be fair, the OP appears to be working on an 8bit file, which tends to bring out the milky look when recovering shadows/highlights. But fwiw, Affinity Photo has the same symptoms when working directly on a RAW file as demonstrated here. I'd love a better shadow/highlight tool in Affinity Photo.
  2. Many thanks >|<, that worked perfectly, and I wouldn't have found this by myself...
  3. A small update to my original question. I now received the diagonal dimensions... I'm now trying to recreate the shape, but I'm still stumbling in Designer. Is there a way to snap to any place on a circle ? I'll try to embed a video. I've first drawn the base line (horizontal), then I've drawn a vertical line, and I've positioned a cricle that represents my first diagonal. Moved the rotation point on the vertical line, and now I'm trying to rotate the vertical so it snaps to the diagonal... but nothing is snapping. I've tried a few different settings in the snap tool, and would have thought that "snap to object geometry" would be perfect for this... but my circle is not snapping at all... The diagonals are 3027,4 and 3142,7 Sorry to bark on with this, but I'm trying to get a better understanding of how Designer works... designersnapcircle.mov
  4. That's a bit scary... it is actually a Stonehenge exhibition that I'm working on... The "technical" drawings I received where off by 4mm to the dimensions they displayed, and I'm assured that the dimensions are correct, so I took the drawing that was sent to me and adjusted for the 4mm difference. I'm pretty confident everything will turn out right, it's just not the way I like to work... I'd rather be exact, hence why I would have liked to recreate the shape in Designer...
  5. Well, that's the problem... the lightboxes are being built as we speak in Italy and will be shipped directly to the US, and I am in Belgium where I have a local printer that will print the fabric. So it's a global effort Not to mention the deadlines. I'm already a week late....
  6. Hi gdenby, I appreciate the effort, and I agree that it is an odd question to ask. I've already settled on the notion that this is something that a design illustration app should not be required to do. Posting this question here was more out of frustration that I wasn't even able to easily measure and verify the existing drawing in the first place (drawing rectangles and rotating them to get a dimension = not very elegant). And my next mission was to try and recreate the shape... and the rest is what you see in this thread. fwiw : A = 1815,7mm B = 2458,3mm C = 1909,2mm D = 2461,9mm For my problem, I have solved it by making the design for the fabric a few mm smaller on each side, so that I am sure there is enough tension when stretching and inserting the fabric into the lightboxes.
  7. Confusing it is. In my language we also speak of Trapezium. I mentioned trapezoid because that is the name that is used inside Designer, and because it sounds a bit cooler (I'm also a fan of sci-fi movies and such... :-) Anyway, I did try the suggestions John has offered, but the problem still remains when trying fit all the sides and corners together. There is no problem making sides of the correct length, but rotating each side until all 4 corners are correct is impossible without a diagonal. Not to mention that is fiddly... I do think it could be done in software though, to have a dialog box, or an expanded transform tool where you can type in lengths of all sides and Designer (or a plugin) computes the resulting shape. "Artificial Intelligence" sort of speak, as is the buzzword these days...
  8. Yes indeed, I have 4 lengths. Nothing more. I had thought about circles, but I'd at least need one diagonal, which I don't have. I think what I'm trying to do is impossible without more data. In practice what is happening, I am given a technical drawing of a lightbox for which I need to design the fabric that goes in front. Upon measuring (with the fiddly rectangles and rotation acrobatics in designer, please serif give us an elegant way to measure stuff...) I have noticed that the technical drawing is not accurate. I'm told that the dimensions that are displayed on the drawing are exact though, so I'm trying to recreate the shape, but without at least one diagonal I think I can't...
  9. I'm not sure if irregular trapezoid is the correct english term, but in any case, I am desperatly trying to create a shape that has 4 sides, of which none are the same length and no side is parallel. I know the exact length of each side, but I can't seem to create the shape in Designer. I'm currently fiddling with drawing rectangles as measurement tools, but this is impossible to get correct. (does a measure tool exist, I know it has been requested by many users, but I can't seem to find any means of measuring aside from drawing rectangles ?). I can't create diagonal lines with exact lengths. I can create horizontal or vertical lines and use the transform tool for exact lengths, but since I don't know the required rotation, I'm at a loss. It would be great if exact dimensions where displayed when draging nodes.... If anybody has any tips how I would create this in Designer ? I'm not using 1.7 currently, does 1.7 have anything that could help ?
  10. I find myself with multiple PSD documents, each over 100 layers, that I need to export every layer to jpg files. The export persona seems like the ideal solution. However, creating slices (with the button "create slice") makes the slice as big as the layer actually is, even the bits that are clipped by the canvas. i.e. a layer is often larger than the canvas. But I need to respect the canvas framing... If there would be a simple option to create slices, not only auto-sized, but optionally canvas-sized, this would make my day. Alternatively, if there would exist a destructive crop action (= delete all the pixels that are clipped by the canvas), this would also achieve the same result. As it is now, I need to spend a whole day exporting every layer by hand....while this could be done in under a minute if any of the above would exist. If it does exist, please be kind and point me to the right workflow. My search came up empty.
  11. I also need overprint stroke. My printer needs this to cut shapes after my file is printed. The stroke determines the shape of the final print, but it does not work when overprint stroke is not selected in the pdf....
  12. Many thanks for this, I just tried it and this is perfect !!! But it would still be nice if the crop tool was enhanced a little for one off images... but indeed, for many layers, your solution is perfect.
  13. I'd like to have this for both designer and photo. Currently I have a document with lots of layers, I need to export each layer as a seperate cropped object. The export persona is too cumbersome for this, but the slice tool does almost work exactly as I'd like the crop tool to work. Ideally, when selecting the crop tool, there would be an extra button in the toolbar "bounding box" that automatically sizes the crop to the bounding box of the selected object on screen. Even more elegant would be an extra pixel offset, so that when cropping to the bounding box, and offset of a few pixels could be set to leave a little extra space around the object. Such an option would greatly enhance my workflow. As it is now, I need to go through hundreds of objects and manually size the crop each... and... every.. time... which is mighty time consuming.
  14. Pete123

    Move marquee selection issues

    Helo Meb, No, this happens with fresh images that I opened. No prior editing has been done at all. the 5 steps I posted are the only things I need to do to make this happen. If it doesn't happen with you, there must be some setting that I have mistakenly filled in, but I have no idea where such an offset can be set...
  15. This happens for me in both the actual Affinity Photo 1.43, as well as the GM 1.5 When I make a marquee selection on an image, then move the selection to the desired place, then copy the selected pixels... pasting the copied data is not what I had selected. As I said, I can reproduce this in both versions, as well as on different macs. It happens all of the marquee tools. To reproduce : 1) Open a photo or image 2) Draw a selection marquee on any part of the image 3) Move only the selection to another part of the image 4) Copy the current selection 5) Paste the current selection The resulting pasted layer is something entirely different from what I have selected. Fwiw, enabling the quickmask does show me the correct selection. This only happens after moving the selection, not when I simply select and then copy/paste. I am using a Wacom and thought that this might have something to do with it, but I can reproduce this with my trackpad too.