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    fde101 reacted to anon2 in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.204)   
    Yes, that would be useful. I think being able to nest any type of object would be useful for non-destructive creation. Please do it
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    fde101 reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.204)   
    Hi,
    Repeating child vector objects could become a thing if people think it's useful? I nearly put a toggle in for it yesterday then had second thoughts (exporting these to a vector target will rasterise them, of course).
    Hope this helps,
    A
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    fde101 reacted to theyzzzecom in increase the symmetry count   
    hey ive been using affinity designer to make these artworks , i use the symmetry tool a lot , i really wish you could increase the maximum symmetry count so i can make better artwork 







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    fde101 reacted to Anondson in Hex grid type for Grid and Axis Manager   
    As a creator of hex maps, I have tried to make the triangle grids work for lining up hexes, but the snapping ability of the triangles to line up hexes is clumsy and I must manually eyeball lining up the next vertical column of hexes to nest against the other columns of hexes. I have been able to re-import previously created hex grids that I spent hours lining up perfectly, then locking that group. But it would be fantastically useful if hexes could be an option in the grid and axis manager tool of Affinity Designer.

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    fde101 reacted to Boldlinedesign in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    They said their plan was to make VS about 100 dollars, no subscription, with free updates for a year. Then you'd buy it again when needed
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    fde101 got a reaction from PaulEC in Balance Ragged Lines   
    For that it either needs to be done manually or using a yet-to-be-developed "AI Balancing" mode.  Still would seem preferable to just one or the other?
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    fde101 got a reaction from Phojoegraphy in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    No Mac version, thus worthless.
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    fde101 reacted to Pšenda in tangent hardware connections to affinity photo   
    You mean this?
    Why don't you continue with this thread? It is a pity to break the threads, which are then difficult to find for users with the same/similar interest.
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    fde101 reacted to AlainP in Create QR Code   
    I always used third party apps for bar and qr codes. But I agree that, for me, it would be nice to have this is Designer. But once it's in Designer... why not in Publisher and Photo. But untill then there are so many free apps and website you can use. I don't think it's one of the most important function to add.
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    fde101 got a reaction from haakoo in Asymmetrical Transform; wishful thinking?   
    It means they are spending development time on an inferior platform instead of doing something more meaningful with that time...  for example, if they really want a second platform, they could be developing a Linux version instead.
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    fde101 got a reaction from anon2 in Asymmetrical Transform; wishful thinking?   
    It means they are spending development time on an inferior platform instead of doing something more meaningful with that time...  for example, if they really want a second platform, they could be developing a Linux version instead.
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    fde101 got a reaction from gnx in Asymmetrical Transform; wishful thinking?   
    It means they are spending development time on an inferior platform instead of doing something more meaningful with that time...  for example, if they really want a second platform, they could be developing a Linux version instead.
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    fde101 reacted to betachromatic in Better Layers Panel   
    Hello,
    Fellow UI designer here, just wanted to suggest a few tweaks to the layers panel,
    1. Add an even smaller thumbnail setting and maybe even a no thumbnail setting (Not for me but I think some people might like it). The UI is already scaled quite bigger than I'd like and wastes a lot of space from the actual view window.
    2. Add the ability to copy paste things from the layers panel, for example: If I hold down CTRL and drag a layer it should let me make a copy of it. It's different than duplicate because it allows me to put the copy anywhere I want directly.
    3. Lock icon in the layer itself, it's annoying having to click the layer and then going up and click the lock icon, I already use the shortcut to lock thing but still, annoying. Maybe make the icon appear alongside the checkmark icon as you hover the cursor on top of the layer?
    I hope you address this in the upcoming updates! Thanks.
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    fde101 reacted to MEB in Applying Personas to Adjustments and Filters   
    Hi fde101,
    If the Live filter or Adjustment uses the built-in mask the Liquify Persona will apply the deformation to the mask. I will check/confirm with development if this is indeed by design.
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    fde101 got a reaction from garrettm30 in Video & Link Embed   
    I agree completely.  PDF never should have had that capability.
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    fde101 got a reaction from affinityfan in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.203)   
    Just when I was starting to think that the 1.9 series was probably wrapping up... you guys were really holding out!
    However, I do note that adding a live filter or adjustment layer as a child of a pattern layer breaks the pattern.  If the pattern cannot be maintained in this configuration, suggest that live filter layers should not automatically become children of selected pattern layers when adding them - they should be added as a new layer above the selected pattern layer instead (or the engine modified to apply the adjustments/filters *after* tiling the pattern rather than before, which would probably be the better option if it is feasible).
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    fde101 got a reaction from Frozen Death Knight in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.203)   
    Just when I was starting to think that the 1.9 series was probably wrapping up... you guys were really holding out!
    However, I do note that adding a live filter or adjustment layer as a child of a pattern layer breaks the pattern.  If the pattern cannot be maintained in this configuration, suggest that live filter layers should not automatically become children of selected pattern layers when adding them - they should be added as a new layer above the selected pattern layer instead (or the engine modified to apply the adjustments/filters *after* tiling the pattern rather than before, which would probably be the better option if it is feasible).
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    fde101 got a reaction from Alfred in Footnote and books   
    Hi, please consider changing your username on the forum as using an email address invites spammers.
    There are people creating books with Publisher, it just doesn't have special features for it.
    Footnotes are generally expected to be added in a future version, and yes it is well known that they are sorely missing right now.  Not everyone needs them, and those who do don't always need them for every project, but when they are needed, they are needed.
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    fde101 reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.203)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download ZIP (Universal): Download
    Auto-update: Unavailable (the switch to universal binary has disrupted auto-update - it will return soon)
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the fourth build of Affinity Photo 1.9.0 for macOS.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significantly different from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous / future versions of Affinity Photo.
    Furthermore, massive behind the scenes work has been done to enable GPU acceleration for the Windows version of Affinity Photo in 1.9. In theory this should have no consequences for macOS / iOS users - but it’s likely that a couple of things will have become broken along the way. We are giving ourselves a longer beta period with 1.9 in order to find and fix those things.
    This also means that the full complement of new features is not available yet in this 1.9 beta - more will be added over the coming weeks.
    Thanks again for your continued support!
     
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes Since 1.9.0.199
     
    - Added a new “Astrophotography Stack” persona which allows you to combine dark frames, light frames, bias frames, flat frames and dark flat frames then stack them. FITS images are also supported. Lots of photographers have been experimenting with astro during lockdown - hopefully these new tools will help users to get better results. I'm sure James Ritson will be providing some tutorial guidance in short order
    - Added “Pattern Layers” - a fixed size bitmap layer which repeats across the entire document. You can paint on pattern layers and use all filters to manipulate them and see the resulting pattern in real time. They can be transformed non-destructively. After a pattern is added and a tool selected, a faint grey box indicates the "real" area of the pattern which can be edited.
    - Added “Export Timelapse” - the ability to export a document which has undo steps as a video. Numerous options exist to control how the video is generated (and more will come later!).
    - Added “Live Liquify” layers - as the name suggests, they allow you to have non-destructive liquify layers in your stack which can be edited and masked just like all other live filter layers. At the moment, a hard limit of 512 pixels offset in either X or Y is enforced - we hope to eventually lift this restriction.
    - Reworked “Studio Presets” from the earlier 1.9 betas. They now work in a more predictable way and store tool / toolbar configuration. A manager dialog is also now provided.
    - Added a new “Combined” result to the benchmark - to test performance contexts where vector and raster content is used together. The benchmark version is still 1900 - so existing vector and raster scores from previous builds are still valid and comparable.
    - Added a registration page to the app - this allows users to login and auto-install brushes (so far).
    - Added the “Resource Manager” functionality from Publisher for managing image placement.
    - Added ability to open package files from Designer and Publisher.
    - Photo is now a universal binary, supporting both Intel and Apple silicon processors.
    - Path text improvements.
    - Assorted small bug fixes.
    - Help improvements.
    - Localisation improvements.
     
    Cumulative Changes Since 1.8

    - Added “Duplicate spare channel” to right click menu.
    - Added missing “Convert to Path Text” menu item.
    - Small improvements to the benchmark UI.
    - Update app icon for Big Sur.
    - Fixed numerous bugs with brushes, introduced in the 1.9.0 betas.
    - Fixed issues when opening multiple RAW files at once.
    - Fixed significant memory leak introduced in 1.9.0 betas.
    - Fixed UI issues with Big Sur.
    - Fixed assorted other GPU acceleration issues introduced in the 1.9.0 betas.
     
    - Text on a path is now available in Photo.
    - More filters now work on masks / adjustments / spare channels (Add Noise, Perlin Noise, etc.).
    - Improved Metal rendering performance (over 195).
    - Improved experience when editing a spare channel (view artefacts, histogram and navigator).
    - Setting a blend mode on a sub-brush will now work properly - paving the way for import of PSD dual-brushes in a future build.
    - Attempted to fix startup crash on machines with no compatible Metal GPU.
    - Fixed localisation issues affecting non-UK users.
    - Fixed issues when attempting to add layers to a spare channel (!).

    - Improved “Serif Labs” RAW engine.
    - You can now single click a spare channel in the Channels panel to edit it like a layer.
    - The Curves adjustment now has numeric field controls for precise positioning.
    - Studio presets are now available.
    - A benchmarking tool has been added in the help menu. It will only become available when no documents are open.
    - Blend modes now work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.).
    - Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    - Added “Create from centre” for the elliptical marquee tool.
    - Allowed snapping to the bounds of the pixel selection.
    - Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click.
     
    To be notified about all future macOS beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
    To be notified when this Photo update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Photo on macOS customers, please follow this thread
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    fde101 reacted to Steps in Video & Link Embed   
    I never encountered a PDF with embedded video or music and just had to look it up that this is actually a thing with Acrobat Reader 9.
    I like interactive PDF up to the point where you can fill out a form or click a link (either to jump to a bookmark or external URL) but inserting things you cannot print defeats the purpose of that format in my view.
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    fde101 reacted to mykee in One letter drop to new line   
    Hello,
    I wrapping a book, and a letter many times goes to end of line (this letter is "a" what is "the").
    How can I set Publisher for one character drop to new line automatically?
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    fde101 got a reaction from Murfee in Charts & Graphs   
    Adding them to Publisher opens the opportunity for them to be integrated with data merge: consider the possibility of having a chart on a repeated page which collects its data from the merge source...
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    fde101 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.829   
    @Patrick Connor, the post you made on the release announcements for this new Publisher build on the mac is linked to the page for the Windows build.
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    fde101 got a reaction from haakoo in Can we just get the basics that are missing, and not worry about unique, cutting edge features for now?   
    Check the hints along the bottom of the window.  To rotate and scale around the opposite handle is control on the Mac.  As @haakoo indicated, on Windows some of the shortcuts are bit harder to get to due to lack of a fourth modifier key on that platform.
    An alternative is to set the transform origin using the option on the context toolbar, or to use the point transform tool (hidden behind the node tool by default) in Designer.
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    fde101 got a reaction from JET_Affinity in Can we just get the basics that are missing, and not worry about unique, cutting edge features for now?   
    How is a separate straight line tool an "enormous" time saver over the pen tool?
    With the pen tool in Pen Mode, you click on each end of the line.  Press ESC to start a new line if needed - the ESC is one extra step per line after the first. With the pen tool in Line Mode, it works just like the traditional "straight line tool" - drag a line from one end to the other.  Start dragging again and you get a new line.  This is one extra click to change the mode, then you can create many lines.  Add one extra click if you must for switching the mode back.  
    In Designer you can configure tab stops in the Paragraph studio panel.
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