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  1. Any info about size? Does it need a transparent background? Fairly straightforward in Affinity Photo.
  2. I suspect it may be a question of creating a circular logo and then importing it into the 3D Vista 360 panorama image. But as for size, image file format, colour profile, transparency - I'm in the dark and 3D Vista isn't very forthcoming about the details in their tutorial.
  3. The Photo Persona button is the one with the Affinity Photo logo, to the left of the other personas: If you can't see that, then (forgive me if this is too obvious) it's just possible you've inadvertently dragged the interface slightly to the left. This would also obscure the adjustment tools and the macOS 'traffic light' buttons: You may just need to click in the grey toolbar area at the top (black in dark mode) drag the entire interface a little bit to the right. If not, posting a screenshot may help diagnose the issue. (Screenshots from Affinity Photo 1.8.6 running macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur, same as you.) Cheers, H
  4. If you're using standard squared-up images then placing them in a rectangular Picture Frame gives you a lot of control, including the ability to add a stroked border. You can even convert the frame to a curve, giving you the option to modify its outline, while retaining the resizing and movement controls: Cheers, H
  5. Click once with the text tool on an empty area of the page, or on the object you want to move, and then type 'v'. Cheers, H
  6. To display the Assets panel go to View - Studio - Assets.
  7. As far as I can tell PageMaker has never run on macOS X (the last full release was for OS9 in 2001, fact fans) and I would bet a pound to a penny that Publisher will not open its files on Mac.
  8. One thing you might want to factor in to your decision is that your macOS licences for the Affinity applications are not transferrable to Windows. You would need to purchase new ones.
  9. Hi @MJ2112 and welcome! Check the rotation (R) in the Transform panel: (Although I have to say your octagon looks perfectly level to me, and the left and right points align perfectly when I paste your screen grab into Designer and drag a horizontal guide over them.) Cheers, H
  10. Hi @K Marie and welcome! It may depend a bit on where you bought your software from, but generally the procedure is pretty seamless. When you start up your new Mac you'll be stepped through the transfer process which will include options to duplicate application files, user settings and files, passwords etc. It's all handled by macOS Migration Assistant. Your Affinity licences should cover multiple Macs (as long as they're for personal use). The only thing I've found is that the migration process can be quite slow - two or three hours seems common, especially if it's running over wifi, which it will need to if you're moving to a laptop, as they don't have built-in ethernet. So give yourself plenty of time Cheers, H
  11. We sort of have that already. From the File - Open dialog, look down the sidebar for Media - Photos and that will give you access to the images in your Apple Photos library. However, it's pretty clunky - sometimes it will initially only display my Photo Booth library. On top of that, if you open a file in this way, and then close it (even without editing), the next time you run File - Open you start deep in the normally hidden Photos.library directory structure, and heaven knows what damage you could do to the database if you start messing with that. I also don't know what the effect would be in Apple Photos if you opened an image in this way, edited and saved it. Photos doesn't recognise .afphoto documents, so you'd have to manually flatten it to retain .jpg format. Even then I don't know what effect it would have on Apple Photos, and I'm somewhat reluctant to experiment with it. And I don't even want to begin to think about a workflow for raw files...
  12. Same here (macOS 11.0.1, Photo 1.8.6). Maybe it's because Photo saves the description to both the EXIF Image Description tag and the XMP Description tag and then can't edit them both at the same time. Whatever the reason it's not good behaviour.
  13. It's a complex subject but if you make the baseline grid the same as, or an exact multiple of, the leading, then you can use it to align text, images and other objects.
  14. I would explore your printer settings. On my very basic printer I have an option to print N-Up which would seem to do what you require: (5 copies, two across with a repeat of two on A4 paper). Cheers, H
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