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    Affinity Designer for iPad - 1.7.0

    Thanks for making the UI smaller! That's great!
  2. Hey everyone! When choosing monochromatic UI, the icon for indicating snapping activation is still blue: https://www.shushustorm.com/_Uploads/Serif/iOS/1_7/UI_Monochromatic.PNG Best wishes, Shu
  3. Hey everyone! Here is a recording I made with Affinity Designer 1.7 on iPad mini 5, iOS 12.2, visualizing touches set to true, showing the gestures fail a lot: https://www.shushustorm.com/_Uploads/Serif/iOS/1_7/PinchNotWorking.mp4 This shows the input itself does in fact get recognized. The gestures mostly fail when using thumb and index finger, but will mostly work when using index finger and middle finger. After some testing, I can say this is true for both Affinity products as well as for Procreate. Since the visualization shows that the input is indeed recognized, could there be an issue with iOS rejecting input because of palm rejection issues? Unfortunately, for me, persistently using index and middle finger is not an option. It's very inconventient. Best wishes, Shu EDIT: Also, I posted here about this as well: And again, the topics about this on the Procreate forums:https://procreate.art/discussions/4/10/27407https://procreate.art/discussions/4/10/28314
  4. Hey everyone! When snapping some windows together and snapping them to the left or right, their vertical arrangement gets inverted. I am using 1.7, macOS 10.13.6. This happens for both Designer and Photo. Best wishes, Shu
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    2 pinch Zoom and Undo NOT working

    Hey everyone! I mostly use Affinity software (Designer and Photo) on macOS and when using on iPad, I usually don't need to zoom and pan as much as when using Procreate, due to the nature of what I use the software for. However, today I used Affinity Designer and for what I needed to do, I had to zoom a lot. And I can 100% absolutely confirm this issue happens for Designer as well as for Procreate, sometimes resulting in 4 or 5 missed gestures after another, which is insanely frustrating. I just had the iPad booted. I suspect this is indeed an OS issue. Using iPad mini 5 (iOS 12.2), Procreate 4.3, Affinity Designer 1.6.3. Topics on the Procreate forums: https://procreate.art/discussions/4/10/27407 https://procreate.art/discussions/4/10/28314 Topic on the Affinity forums: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/74572-2-pinch-zoom-and-undo-not-working/&tab=comments#comment-388521
  6. Thanks for pointing out! I expected the search to automatically sort by posts that include more keywords, but I guess that's not the case then.
  7. Well, I would have been glad to not do the work of typing in the words for my post. If I actually found a topic on this. I did use the forum search before creating this topic and I found nothing. I entered several different keyword combinations with this issue not showing up. Eventually, the forum blocked my searches, because I seemed to search fast enough to be considered a potential threat. Then, I even searched the first few pages for the keyword "link" or "linked", without finding this issue. But I was not going to search 70 of those pages. Even now, after reading this post, I tried doing the same again, without any results. I don't know how I should have searched for this, but it certainly doesn't seem easy to find. I guess I just carry on with 100MB files then. High Sierra does store file delta information after all for backups.
  8. Hey everyone! When opening Document, Resource Manager, selecting all files and setting them to linked, my document will still be at 109,3MB file size. In fact, before linking the unlinked images, the file had 108MB. So linking even increases file size by a small amount. The Resource Manager will show them as linked and Publisher will report errors when renaming a file. It just doesn't decrease file size. And even when Publisher cannot fint a file, it is still being displayed, instead of an error frame, which I would expect. Is this a known issue? It seems it shouldn't be since there is a tutorial on the website for this. I am using High Sierra. Best wishes, Shu
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    File connection lost

    I will try to keep that in mind and next time I am facing this, I can make a screenshot. I currently don't use Designer or Photo a lot on iOS, but it happens rather frequently, so I may be able to provide a screenshot soon. EDIT: Here is what the alert looks like: https://www.shushustorm.com/_Uploads/Serif/iOS/Alert.PNG I encountered it in a different context, since I am not using Photo or Designer a lot on iOS right now, but it's the same alert.
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    File connection lost

    Thanks for your replies! No, I just set the iPad up from scratch (without restoring a backup to it). It's merely a few weeks old. Also, I did face a similar issue on my older iPad, which still happens (not being able to delete files from recently deleted files, stating it cannot be found, which is also solved by deactivating and activating "On My iPad"). Yes, this may very well be the case. Still, there may be a way for Serif to prevent this from happening, depending on the specifics of this problem. I am wondering why this doesn't seem to have shown up a lot. Do people actually use iCloud? (, which may be working without those issue in contrast to the local storage?) @WildBill I was facing the export slices problem as well, which seems to be intended. I guess this is just some weird integration of UI. You have to select a folder, then open it and you should return to Designer or Photo automatically, which should let you export the slices to the specified folder. Concerning the share button, though, it seems to work for me without problems. And if I remember correctly, it may also let you save to Photos.app.
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    File connection lost

    Hey GabrielM! Thanks for your reply. All my files are stored locally. I mostly use "On My iPad/Procreate/SomeFolder/", but I tried "On My iPad/Designer/" and it still fails to find files quite regularly, resulting in not being able to save over the file. I am using Designer for iPad version 1.6.3 along with iOS 12.1's Files.app and I sometimes go to Files.app to see the time of the last edit for the file and sometimes it will not display the current time, even though I just saved and when that happens, Files.app isn't able to find the file (or at least it says that when I try to rename or duplicate it; it keeps displaying it, though), unless I deactivate and activate "On My iPad". However, strange enough, it must know there is a file named like that, because when I go to Designer and save from outside the file, it will create a duplicate with exactly that name and an additional " 1".
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    iPhone version

    I bought a 9.7 inch iPad (2018) a few weeks ago due to the growing performance difference between the current iPads and the iPad mini series, which hasn't been updated for a while now. While the better performance is a huge aspect for working efficiently, and Affinity software is only available on iPads with a certain screen size (those applications are very helpful, though!), I would still go for an iPad mini 5 for painting if it had comparable specifications. I just cannot hold the 9.7 inch screen as comfortably as an iPad mini and after working a few weeks with the 9.7 inch iPad, I still think the ways to reach the UI are too far. After some testing, I do understand why Serif locks the mini series for the Affinity apps. There are quite some small hitboxes, even on 9.7 inch displays. For smaller displays, especially iPhones, the whole UI would need an overhaul. That said, the new iPhones do have quite some screen real estate.
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    View tool

    Hey walt.farrell! Thanks for your reply! Unfortunately, I still cannot find it. For me, the last icon on the toolbar (left) is the color picker tool (Designer for iPad version 1.6.3) I can use it in the macOS version of Designer, though.
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    [By Design] Slice resolution

    Hey Gabriel! I see. Thanks for your reply! I am not used to set any DPI values, since I am mostly using the images for 3D graphics, so this confused me a lot. But it seems to makes sense if 72DPI is the standard resolution. (Which is still somewhat confusing, since current devices rarely run on 72DPI and for printing, you would rather use 300DPI) Thanks for clarifying! So this is indeed intended behaviour.
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    File connection lost

    Hey everyone! Sometimes, the connection to .afdesign files in Files.app is lost. This happens without moving any files. When this problem occurs, saving from within the file will not overwrite the file in Files.app (it seems to do nothing at all) and when saving from outside the file, there will be a duplicate with the " 1" prefix. When trying to access the file in Files.app, it says the file cannot be found. In order to make it work again, "On My iPad" has to be disabled and enabled again to be able to access the file. I'm unsure whether or not you can solve this or if this is an iOS issue. This can be quite inconvenient, since it happens about once every 30 minutes. Best wishes, Shu
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