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Posts posted by fabiogil

  1. After the last update 18/11/2018 it seems to be improved, but not completely solved. Still transforms accidentally.

    by comparison I tested the behavior using the app Graphic and the experience is much better. And they don’t standardize the app as a PRO tool. So AD for iPad is now on my opinion below of the line of amateur app.

    I really recommend the Affinity devs to test the competitor Graphic for IPad.


  2. 16 minutes ago, DM1 said:

    May also explain why the effect appears worse on smaller screens when unzoomed.

    Maybe a toggle for 'sensitive' area size based on Touch for Gestures only setting, as a way to tell when Apple Pencil is preferred to fingers for selections. As is, when off and much smaller when on.


  3. @Chris B

    I figured out that the problem is because they have designed the app to be used using fingers. Which is great!  But when using the apple pen the experience is awkward and give the frustrating  impression of lack of accuracy.

    the app needs to be smart in recognizing if the touch is being given with a finger or a precision tool (apple pen), what doesn’t happens now.

    I’ve measured the “sensitive-active area” of the Hot corners of the object. Here what I’ve found:

    Any touch point inside of the circles areas  will transform the object. That’s why it’s so difficult to move an object if it’s already selected. The space you have to move it is easily mistakable by the huge active corners areas.

    I would reduce the active area of the corners in 85% then we will see accuracy using a precision tool again.




  4. I’ve started trying Affinity Designer with Astropad Standard today on my macbook pro 13 2017 + ipad pro 9,7”. And it’s been amazing!

    I was try to get used with Autodesk Graphic, that is pretty reliable and precise on iOs. So my expectation using Astropad was very high! But it was Really easy to set up the workspace. I was afraid about the 9,7” be too small for such use... but definitely it’s pretty good! I’m very surprised with so fluid workflow. Almost zero lagging!  I worked around 3 hours on a logo design project. And zero problems at all, no crashes, no bugs...

    better than this just... AD for iOs... looking forward! :P

  5. Hi Guys,

    Great update! I've been using AD for 3 years! My considerations:


    1. Something that is very annoying, especially on daily basis workflow is the 'save popup' (see image) mainly when using Separate Mode > the tool bar always get on top of it, and I always have to move the bar. It's really annoying! Please, consider changing the behavior of the save popup!!!

    2. the Frame text do not adjust/ snap automatically to the size of the text block. It just doesn't make sense! Why should I keep the frame size smaller than the text block?

    Intuitivelly i think it should adjust automatically to the size of the text block.. :)




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  6. Hi TonyB,


    I tested uninstall all fonts (restore standard fonts) and yes, the issue is about number of fonts installed.


    But, i still can see difference of "time of answer" (delay) between selecting an object and selecting an text object. There is a fraction of second of delay (getting an text object).

    Maybe an delay proportional at the number of fonts installed ?



  7. Hi TonyB,

    Thank you for your fast answer.


    I have an Imac an an Macbook Air (both having the same issue)

    both have 1.577 fonts installed and it happens in all designs/files using AD.


    Following the configurations of the mac's:


    mid 2012 - 1.7ghz i5 processor - 4gb ram

    OSX Yosemite 10.10.1



    late 2011 - 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 - 10gb ram

    OSX Yosemite 10.10.1


    Thanks advance !

  8. Hi guys, (sorry for my english)


    When i create an text object, and i will select it, is happening an delay of 2 seconds (aproximately) for the object appear selected (blue corners). Do you having the same issue ?


    This is bad because it break the fluid opperation/ user experience (having to whait this 2/3 seconds) each time i select some text object...


    All others objects, the time of selection is instantaneos, just text objects are slow...


    How to fix it ?


    Thanks !