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About wout

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    Valencia, Spain
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    Designer. Nerd. Artist. That's my DNA.

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  1. There is a requirement for both a Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo on Linux. I'd buy them even if the price was twice that of the macOS and Windows versions (that's me of course). Now we are stuck with second grade apps in this area on Linux, so I need to dual boot Windows. In most other fields Linux is covered: - Audio: Bitwig, Reaper, Ardour, ... - Video: Lightworks - 3D: Maya, Houdini, Blender, Modo... - CAD: DraftSight - Office: LibreOffice, OnlyOffice, ... - UI design: Figma But when it comes to Photo editors, we're stuck with Gimp. I'm not mentioning Krita because it's more focused towards painting. Not that the Gimp is bad, but its UI and UX is way below what we find acceptable these days. And the same can be said for Vector Graphics editors and Desktop Publishing. Inkscape and Scribus are in the same boat as Gimp. They're not necessarily bad but not pleasant to work with, either. To be fair, GravitDesigner is working hard to deliver a vector graphics app, but it's nowhere near Affinity Designer. Lately, a lot of companies are investing in Linux. Take Bitwig for example, also fairly new like the Affinity apps. More than 30% of their customer base are Linux users. This is partially thanks to the fact that Ableton Live does not run on Linux (natively). But it shows that money can be made from the Linux world. On Linux, Serif has an open field. There is literally no competition. I know a lot of people would be happy to leave the macOS/Windows world if any company would provide decent apps for graphic designers. And especially with the rise of elementary OS and POP!_OS, it's clear that a new group of design-oriented people is entering the Linux environment.
  2. I was wondering if there is an ETA on this feature. I need it very often and the expand stroke approach is not usable for me because it bloats the path with points. Basically, not having this in AD makes me keep my Illustrator subscription and it's a lot of hustle moving pdf's back and forth.
  3. I just read up on ligatures and it all makes much more sense now. I'm using a font that I created back in 2002. Looking into the original file, the fi glyph was activated but empty. So it was an error on my side Anyway, thanks for the explanation!
  4. One feature in AD is bugging me for quite some time now. When I type the letters fi, they disappear. I already found out I can fix it by disabling Character > Typography > fi, but every time I open a new document it's enabled again. In my case, it's particularly annoying because my last name and my company name start with fi. So how can I disable this permanently? I don't even know what it's for, so I am probably never going to use it anyway.
  5. After looking more closely I noticed the whole header, the total height of the artboard's name all along the width of the artboard, acts as a drag handle. If it only would be the label, that would be ok. But I tend to start dragging my marquee right outside the artboard, most of the times from top left to bottom right. So in that case, it's really easy to accidentally grab the artboard. Great tip, thanks! :)
  6. I love using a lot of artboards. Many times, when I try to select a series of elements on an artboard by pulling a box around them, I accidentally grab another artboard. Because AD requires pulling the box around the whole element instead of just a part, this happens quite often. It 'd be good to have a position lock on artboards to prevent this. I already tried activating the lock on an artboard in the layers tab, but this makes the contained elements unselectable.
  7. Hi, I ran into what I think is a bug when expanding a stroke on a shape with sharp edges only: The shape has started off as a twelve-sided polygon which I remodelled. I double checked all points; they are sharp. There are no double points, and also the stroke cap and join settings are straight. While trying to make this work I could reproduce this issue many times. Although, not a bug, a second issue occurs while expanding bezier curves. A simple circle becomes incredibly complex after expansion: I'm using AD to create cut files for a Z√ľnd CNC machine. I can see the machine haveing trouble with the extreme amount of points on the curved parts. Unfortunately, it slows down the whole cutting process. section-test-bug.afdesign
  8. I have had this problem a lot. It's hard to reproduce it every time but I noticed it happens when a new folder is created from within Affinity.
  9. @Ben Great, thanks! Looking forward to it :) .
  10. Hi, I can understand only 6 snapping candidates are used at a given moment. But if I select an element, I would expect it would be added to the list of candidates. Or another solution would be to pick the six elements closest to the mouse. Now it is rather frustrating having to wait until it becomes snappable without having a clue when. It's just like @A_B_C mentioned, this is the case with option + drag. Newly created elements don't have this issue.
  11. Hi, First of all, thank you so much for your products, I love them. For many years I have been hoping for someone to take on Adobe and you're doing a great job. Now to the issue at hand. I noticed that when I make a copy of an artboard in AD, its elements don't become snapping candidates immediately. It takes a while for them to become snappable. No matter what I do, I can't snap on them until I've waited long enough. I made a screencast illustrating the issue. If you need anything more, please let me know. Best, Wout
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