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  1. Have you made sure to save as a 'regular' SVG and not an Inkscape SVG? The latter has extra code that can't be read by other apps.
  2. I never got a reply to this 5 years back so I'm going to bump it! Can we please have a simple option to show recent items on the main 'File' menu, at the bottom? Just a tick box and 'number of recent items to show' (like PSP screenshot). It REALLY bugs me having to have 2 steps for this when there is a ton of space on most screen sizes for this.
  3. Hi There, how on earth do I pick colours from an existing gradient, without just using the eyedropper as close to the edges as possible and hoping i get the 'full' end stop colour, not just one of the in-between shades? Lets say I open a file provided by a client and an object has a gradient of blue to grey. I want to use the same blue and grey to create other objects. I can't use the eyedropper as I might not get the full blue or the full grey if I don't click right at the edge of an object fill. Is there an easy way to 'name all colours' or 'add all colors to swatches' that wil
  4. I've noticed a strange bug when using guides. Please see the attached .afdesign file. I dragged from the top ruler to create a horizontal guide on the page. I then used the 'create artboard' button which replaced my page with an identically sized artboard. I then duplicated that artboard. I decided I no longer wanted the horizontal guide, so I dragged it back up the the ruler to remove from the page. When I go to View > Guides Manager it shows no guides on the page. Same thing if I select each artboard and check the Guides Manager. However, if I click and drag a sel
  5. Because dragging the edge of the square results in an unwanted overlap, so the corners of the triangles no longer meet (see image).
  6. Has there been any progress on this bug? I am creating a 'swatch' shape with jagged edge and there are dozens of triangles along each edge that I need to combine with the inner square. I realise I can add an overlap, but it'll be very time consuming for every little triangle (yes, yes, I could have used symbols then only had to edit one triangle, but too late now!).
  7. Any update on a global 'scale with object' toggle? I think this should apply to Strokes and Effects (effects are even harder to manage in this regard as you have to select each object and then go into its FX setting to tick the box).
  8. I have a weird bug in the latest version of Designer. In the attached file, when I group the two objects (circle and text box), the text scales up a little bit. 247 365.afdesign
  9. Yes but that is on 8-Bit PNGs, which do not support alpha transparency, just single colour transparency. The method I'm referring to will allow pixels to have multiple levels of opacity, but it will still reduce the number of colours to save file size. It's like the best of 8-bit and 16-bit PNGs combined.
  10. Hi there, is there any plan to introduce more options for compressing PNG image exports? I've noticed I can add my transparent PNGs created in Affinity to an online image compressor like Optimizilla and it will compress the image considerably, whilst retaining the quality and the alpha transparency. It uses something called "Indexed RGB" colours to do this, reducing file sizes by between 40% and 60% for most PNGs with alpha transparency. In Affinity, there is just the option of 16 Bit or 8 Bit (dithered). When exporting logos for the web, this helps improve Pagespeed Insigh
  11. I would like to agree with the others in this thread. I've been using Affinity Designer ever since it was first released on Windows, and now I seem to be getting all the lag and slowdown mentioned above. I've only noticed it since the very latest update - before then it has been zippy, fast and responsive. One example is pressing File > New - it takes about 15-20 seconds for the dialogue to pop up, which is normally instant. I've also never noticed the pixelation when zooming in and out of documents before, now suddenly it's there all the time, even with a small, simple doc
  12. I've noticed after recent updates that there is a change in behaviour when zooming in and out on Affinity Designer documents. The items on screen seem to pixelate slightly as I zoom, then sharpen back up once the view is fixed. I swear it never used to do this. Is this a performance option or related to the graphics card perhaps? A video reviewer on YouTube also pointed this out when taking a first look at AD.
  13. I'll have to check with the Nobel Prize board.... It's a shame about the right click. As that doesn't seem to be used for anything whilst on the clone brush. In fact it would be great to be able to customise all extra mouse buttons in Affinity apps - I have a pair of back/forward buttons on the side of my mouse that I'd love to have as undo/redo or brush size up/down.
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