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  1. I just noticed a UI bug with the colour panel in Designer 1.7.1 The colour picker area is placed over the sliders, making them inaccessible. This only happens when I select RGB. All the other colour panels work fine. This also happens when I detach the colour panel from the right studio. Sorry if this was already reported, I searched, but couldn't find any mention of this.
  2. toutou, no problem.. I thought it was funny RM f/g, indeed, that's the place ! I previously added it to the library folder on my backup drive... which is why it didn't show up in the export dialog...duh... Thanks everybody for the assistance.
  3. I must be overlooking something obvious, but I can not figure out how I can use custom colour profiles when exporting to PDF. I need to send an advertisement to a newspaper, and they have provided me a custom icc colour profile that I need to use, but how do I do it in Publisher ? (I'm on macOS)
  4. While I do appreciate the help given, it is not what I have asked. Twice, I have mentioned that I am on macOS, which is the fruit logo'd computer that does not run Windows. I know how to choose profiles in all Affinity products, and how to select them on output. My question was : where do I add the icc profile in macOS so that it becomes available inside the Affinity suite ? Sorry if I was not clear enough..
  5. Yes, I know how to export a PDF and change settings, but I can't seem to add any custom icc profiles. I'm on macOS, and there is the colorsync utility, and also folders where display icc profiles seem to live... but if I drop this print icc profile in that folder, it doesn't appear in publisher. The icc profile I'm supposed to use is ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc In the export dialog there is a ISOcoated v2, but I'm not sure if this profile is 300% or not.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ?
  8. Many thanks >|<, that worked perfectly, and I wouldn't have found this by myself...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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....
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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....
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. I often need to work with documents that have an unhealthy amount of layers. A fast way to search a certain layer by it's name would really help. Now I need to review the complete layer list over and over again, sometimes missing the layer, starting over etc... This is actually the only feature I miss from Photoshop. I know there is a feature where you can click objects and have the layer selected, but that does not help me because most layers I need to find are not visible.
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
  22. From time to time I need to design wall layouts for tradeshow booths. The documents can be huge in size. Not in mb, but in dimensions. Currently I am working with the MAS version 1.4.1, and I have a document that is 632 cm wide. When I export this document as PDF, Designer crashes each and every time. The strange thing is that I was able to export this document with one of the 1.4.1 betas. But not anymore. Furthermore, the PDF I was able to export, opens fine in Preview, but when opened in any Adobe app (acrobat, illustrator, indesign) the document is blank and the document is smaller in dimensions. I'm thinking that there may be dimension limit in the PDF standard, but I'm not sure. If this is the case, Designer should warn about this instead of just crashing. I can send you the afdesign file if you want to troubleshoot.
  23. Many thanks for the followup and the explanation. Also my apologies for using the wrong e-mail. Would a simple warning (a popup or inline text in red inside the export dialog) be possible when a document is larger than what Adobe currently is capable off displaying. Something along the lines of "Be aware that Adobe apps are unaware of their own standards and can only handle documents up to 14400pt..." and leave the scaling up to the user... I wouldn't want Affinity to do the rescaling automatically.
  24. I just sent the design as well as the PDF to affinity@serif.com If there is anything else I can do to help, please let me know.
  25. I'm in the same boat. Still using CS6, only Indesign. Photoshop and Illustrator have been thrashed. I was looking forward to the Publisher beta, but alas. About the focus to iOS, I hope they can prove me wrong, I really do, but I can't think of using any kind of iPad for serious work. Even if it has "Pro" printed on the back. How do I connect a Thunderbolt Raid to an iPad ? I have 32 TB of data split between 4 Raid systems. How would I ever access that data and use it with an iPad ? Even if Serif can pull off a kick-ass application on iOS, they would still be severely crippled by the consumer oriented filesystem. If it's purely a marketing effort, to get themselves in the spotlight, I agree, this makes sense.