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  1. Pixelmator Pro, Photopea, and Acorn export editable text. Why? Those apps are intended for professional users. Even one click background eraser is a default feature on the OS itself and other apps take advantage of it. I’m not saying you’re giving excuses for a lack of features. I’m just saying they can’t ignore who these apps are designed for. This is not for mom’s free time to do some photo crafts laptop. Even Linux has apps that offer that. You know how sad I was today buying Pixelmator Pro just for editable psd export and instant selection? I mean, I paid $99 for a great bundle but we need that bundle to achieve our needs.
  2. I have faith that it will be on 2.1 Affinity knows the struggle. Just an PSD editable text export will do. I don't need effect, plugins, add-ons or any of the other Adobe crap inside a PSD file. I just need editable text. That's all.
  3. I recently got a project to turn 25 pictures into black and white with colorful light flares passing around the worker model person with shattered particles around their bodies. The client send me the photoshop add-ons and brushes and specifically told me it got to be done in photoshop. I did it all in Affinity Publisher. Using all the apps in one give me the versatility and productivity I need to achieve this task and I didn’t use either the brushes or the add-ons he provided. One of the workflows to get the person out of the picture was super fun using the Affinity Share option on the Menu bar, basically I shared it to Apple’s Photo app and with a right click I copied the selection and pasted to the Affinity project like, instantly! I will try to use Keyboard Maestro to see if I can create a macro that can be helpful to this kind of workflow in the future.
  4. In Apple's Preview app and in Keynote app you can remove background with a click or click and drag like instantly. Recently a friend show me how he removes a background with Pixelmator Pro, literally one click and everything around the object is gone. Knowing that Afinity Photo 2 is a powerful image editor and is marketing for the Pros, I need to know if there's a similar way to extract an object or delete a background with it. In the latest iOS update, I can touch an image on any photo on the iPad and copy just the person without the background instantly. That's how I'm doing as part of the workflow with Affinity Photo 2 on iPad, but today I was trying to do a fast edit on a picture and didn't find a way to achieve this. I literally Airdrop the pic to the iPad and copy the image with one touch and paste it on Affinity Photo, but it has to be a faster way on the desktop version, right? Well I learned you can do the same thing using certain apps on macOS like Preview and Photos and so on... Why I can't find a way to do it inside Affinity Photo? Pixelmator is using the Apple's API, obviously! Am I doing something wrong? Is because Affinity runs in Windows too and can't take advantage of macOS capabilities? Any idea of how to remove a background with a click or click and drag will be appreciated. Video: https://d.pr/v/KF44b1
  5. When using UWHD Screens monitors (Wide 34/46 inches ones) the windows are hard to read, and it's no way of fixing it. Using Apple Studio Display in normal view is fine but when you use the Extra space view it also makes impossible to enjoy the text. However, this is something related with the monitor, not Affinity. Most people and designers use monitors that aren't designed for video editing, and with color calibration and IPS framework you can work fine. View sonic, Samsung and Dell offer great monitors for graphic designs and UI/UX, so it's better to build a work space that fit your needs.
  6. I’m using an iPad Pro late 2020, not M1. I installed Designer 2 and upload a file that was original made on Adobe Illustrator. I started editing the file and suddenly crashed. When I open the file my progress didn’t saved either. I start the editing again and manually start selecting ‘save’ from the menu to avoid the same experience. It crashes again and to my surprise the progress wasn’t saved either. I open other file, originally made on Affinity Designer 1 just to see if the Adobe file was the problem. It seems is not the file because it crashes again. It doesn’t happen if I start a project from scratch, but as a professional I have lots of projects that I will be opening and this is not good. I bought the universal license. I support your work. Please fix this bug.
  7. Answering completely honest, Yes and No. Yes: if you are installing it on your daughter (or Spouse) laptop that is registered on your name. Even if you want your brother to have it, you need to be sure it is on a laptop that "belongs" to you. In my case, for example, Every device in my household, Wife, Daughter, etc. is under my same account. Legally, they're all mine. No: If you want to sell it on eBay, give it away to a friend or maybe a family member that owns the machine. In that case, you can't.
  8. Is there a way to fix this in settings? Why I need to select my preset every time I launch the app? It's getting annoying. I use dual monitors for working. Is that maybe an issue now with V2?
  9. I've been working for big companies for more than 20+ years. Industry standard is something you can't avoid. I love to do Audio Production on Logic Pro, but the industry demands Avid Protools. I feel at home working with Affinity Suite, but the industry asks for Adobe CC documents. My short advice is one you won't like at all. Buy Adobe CC and please your costumers, I'm not being arrogant, just honest. There is no way to fake it, if they need Adobe files, send them adobe files. That's why I have three Macs, one from 2012 with Adobe CS6 stuck in time running macOS Yosemite with no internet synced with my 2021 Mac M1 on my network, so I can deliver their "Adobe files" when they need them. My point of view about this is a commonly redundant on every other forum about design on the web, don't ask a company to clone another because you can't or don't want to pay for the one you really need. Embrace the change. Eight years ago I started my business as a freelancer and I made a drastic decision of not using Adobe software anymore. It was a challenge but with time everything became the new normal and little helpers like Photopea website and renaming a PDF with .ai extension solve most of the cases. Little by little I've been teaching my clients and print shop partners on Affinity and all many of them are happy with the "Affinity files" as well. The only ones that demands Adobe are the marketing agencies I work with, and none of them are designers. Basically all of them are using computers with Adobe CC on them and that's what they know to use. My design tools are Affinity V2 Suite, Sketch, Hype4, Rapidweaver and Nova Editor, They are subscription-free, and the results are incredibly good. I'm planning to make another drastic change in 2023 starting in January, and it will be working with full projects using only an iPad Pro M2. I've been using my iPad Pro more than ever, and I think it can be my only machine for design. In the meantime, I'm still in my office, enjoying this great chapter of Affinity V2! Bundles with one time payment Adobe CS pre-installed: 1. iMac 2012 Design Bundle 2. Macbook 2009 Design Bundle
  10. And just like that.... I get ALL APPS for the price of VectorStyler. This is Christmas for me!!! Thanks Affinity! Universal License is awesome! My Creative Suite is Complete!
  11. I wonder if these will be upgrade prices or brand new apps that need to be paid in full. I’m up to any of the answers, I just want to know so I don’t make the same mistake of last time, buying apps from the app store and others from the website. Thanks in advance.
  12. To answer your question, I work with Mac only since 1992. The other system I use as part of my everyday living is Ubuntu (running also on Mac).
  13. Affinity posted a new teasing video for new apps coming this month! I can't wait to see which of my guesses are true and which aren't! I have my money ready to buy all six apps at the same time. Not only that, but I've been saving for this moment. Designer 2, Photo 2, Publisher 2, Designer iPad 2, Photo iPad 2 and Publisher iPad 2! OMG! I think I'm going to have a heart attack just for waiting.
  14. Well, that would be bad for the company. Affinity should be accurate and trustworthy with the software they are working on. Imagine that even Publisher for iPad is not even coming out? How sure you would be putting your money on a next product? Judging for the lack of social media interaction and no news about the progress behind the scenes, it was refreshing to see their app on an Apple’s product announcement. I’m happy that Affinity still working on my fav apps. That’s the only thing I wanted to express here (a forum for users in a channel for feedback and chatting about their softwares) just sharing the joy of knowing they’re still here! Can’t wait for what’s coming!
  15. Actually, it’s about the new announcement of a brand new app for iPad from Affinity. Totally relevant. This is not a place to be cynical and offend others, that’s for sure. Nobody is guessing what’s coming. In my defense I just pointed out what it’s showing up in the video, and the moderator was making sure with the post that it’s not ok to make any assumptions, if this was an off topic, this thread wouldn’t exist now.
  16. Well... I'm pointing out what the app is showing up by itself. 1. iCloud (Files) is represented by an icon 2. Photos (also represented by an icon) 3. Account sync (represented by an icon, otherwise why I want to see my name under the account icon tab if it's not doing the same as the actual apps) 4. Project Gallery (that's basically how it looks) 5. Live Docs (do we need a definition?) 6. Project Info (is literally that) 7. New Icon (bruh!) Possible Assumptions: 1. Project Cloud Management (Based on the GUI that let you delete and move your tiles) 2. Drag and drop with Universal Control (based on the GUI that let you move projects around) 3. Studio Link (Based on the same functionality as the desktop because the others apps are available on iPad already) Maybe I'm wrong with the last three. Not the others, as they are shown with the labels very clearly.
  17. This is the greatest news from Affinity so far. They're not dead! Actually, they are working as we speak on a mayor release of their apps. How do I know? Check the video on Apple's website and find out all the things that are coming! So far, Live Sync, Universal Control drag and drop, in app access for iCloud and Photo apps are just a few you can actually spot in the brief ad. Can you spot more new and upcoming features?
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