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    Lojza got a reaction from Leigh in Failed to open an older .afdesign document   
    Thanks @Dan C for your assistance! Yessss! The original file downloaded from GDrive via web interface works well! Wow, you saved my day! (I actually use Expandrive most of the time for downloading/uploading to GDrive... So it seems the GDrive API is somehow messing with the files ).
    We can consider this topic closed Thanks again!
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    Lojza got a reaction from Leigh in Failed to open an older .afdesign document   
    Thanks @Dan C for your assistance! Yessss! The original file downloaded from GDrive via web interface works well! Wow, you saved my day! (I actually use Expandrive most of the time for downloading/uploading to GDrive... So it seems the GDrive API is somehow messing with the files ).
    We can consider this topic closed Thanks again!
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    Lojza reacted to Dan C in Failed to open an older .afdesign document   
    Many thanks for your continued patience and understanding here, unfortunately our developers have tried to recover this file, however it appears as though the data has been lost/corrupted by Google Drive.
    We suspect this has happened in the process of either uploading or downloading from Google Drive. Do you still have a copy stored here? We've found previously that downloading files through the Google Drive app occasionally corrupts files, however we've seen better results when downloading them directly from the Web interface. If you still have a copy stored online, could you try this for me?
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    Lojza reacted to Dan C in Failed to open an older .afdesign document   
    My sincerest apologies for the delay here, there's unfortunately been no developer update with this file as of yet, I'll bump the report again for you now.
    This is a bug our developers are aware of and has been caused by allowing Linked not Embedded resources in Publisher, meaning a global change was required for the suite - however certain files made before 1.7 exhibit this behaviour when opening a file with Embedded content - meaning even if the documents had been updated externally, this would have no effect in your document. We hope to have this fixed ASAP!
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    Lojza got a reaction from AffinityMike in Affinity Photo: How to elegantly erase unwanted colors?   
    Thanks, UncleMonkey. I also recently came to a simple and functional solution. (This official tutorial led me to that thought:

    - use Levels or Curves
    - change color space to CMYK (for that adjustment)
    - set Black Level to 100% for Cyan, Magenta and especially Yellow (for Levels) or drag down teh end point of Cyan, Magenta and Yelow curve (for Curves)
     
    I guess, this might be quite a universal attitude for different and more colourful images...
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    Lojza reacted to Old Bruce in Alignment with keyboard shortcuts doesn't reflect "Align to" setting   
    Okay I see what you mean and I agree with you. It would be great if we could choose in the preferences which behaviour was the default. Personally I may never use it but that is because I am used to a less efficient work flow of my own design. [smiley-face emoticon] I can see changing it though if this was available.
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    Lojza got a reaction from RNKLN in Live Perspective filter redraws ONLY when zooming   
    BTW, it would be nice if the Live Perspective filter would remember that "show grid" was unchecked... The grid is useless anyway.
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    Lojza reacted to F_Kal in Blocked from signing in to Affinity Beta. More money demanded   
    +1 for @VIPStephan's answer  Of course a more automated version would be welcome, but I'm quite sure we humans can still use some reasoning
    also
    +1 for @Lojza's suggestion that the Beta doesn't expire. It's a big inconvenience moving settings between MAS and Beta Versions; which makes it inevitable that at some point every single beta tester will eventually "retire". And not because of the rough edges, or that he/she wants to stop testing out the software and give feedback: But because there is unnecessary overhead in maintaining the beta-tester status!
     
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    Lojza reacted to Aammppaa in Blocked from signing in to Affinity Beta. More money demanded   
    That really is a terribly worded message! Creates a problem where there is in fact only good news (a newer official stable release).
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    Lojza reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6.6 - Beta 6)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: Here
     
    This is the sixth beta of a substantial change to our codebase and as much as we have tried to ensure the quality of the code, it should be considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing. In addition it is definitely worth noting that files created in Affinity 1.6 may not open in 1.5 so always make a copy of your important documents before opening them in 1.6 to ensure you do not accidentally overwrite them and are unable to open them in your 1.5 version.
     
    To use this beta, simply download the file from the link given above and double-click on the file to open the installer. Follow the instructions to install the beta version. The beta sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it.
     
    Thanks,
     
    Affinity Photo Team 
     
    Changes this release
     
    The Develop histogram updates fast again. Fixed issues when loading old document snapshots. Fix for uncomitted nudge transforms getting reverted when the user hits Escape. Improved inpainting stability. Can now drop photos from the Photos app into the application. Light UI tweaks and improvements, Numerous vector import / export improvements. Implement OpenType MarkToLigature rule. Font handling improvements. Localised macro and tone mapping presets. Retain EXIF information when creating an image stack. Fixed rotation / tilt input when using brushes. Added new GPUs to Metal compute acceleration (Iris Pro devices). More controls now automatically hide the tool when in use. “Find in Layers” will now automatically make the layers panel visible. Macro library now remembers expanded / collapsed state. CMYK improvements when using Metal compute acceleration. Fixed “Magic Mouse” issues. Don’t prompt to save unmodified documents on exit. Pressing tab will now show / hide the left / right studios correctly. Fixed numerous adjustment in LAB mode when using Metal compute. Circular maximum / minimum filters obey the channels tab properly. Fixed 32bit ICC profile serialisation. Fixed brush scatter not being random enough. Upgraded EXIF parser database. Pen Tool tweaked so that clicking on the start/end node forces it to become a cusp. Develop fixes for rotated photos. Fixed colour picket reticule lingering on the screen. Background grey preference now applies when there are no documents loaded. Fixed camera response function estimation. All spline editors (including Curves) can now be nudged using arrow keys. Improved handling of vertical panoramas. Don’t crash when loading corrupt JPEG files. Fixed crash when using a brush tool after frequency separation. Scrubby zoom shortcut now works in freehand selection tool. “Add” to selection can now move the selection in freehand selection tool. HDR merge improvements. Improved hint line for patch tool. Warn when leaving tone mapping without committing / cancelling. Attempting to refine an existing mask after a crop leads to brush offset issues. Default language should honour the currently set decimal separator. Don’t create Live Perspective filter layers with degenerate transforms. Ability to parse colour profile from EXIF InteroperabilityIndex. Fixed Multiply blend in 32bit RGB. Always use minimum fitting in the crop tool. Enable “Edit in” from Photos app in High Sierra. Updated LensFun correction database and engine. Fixed retouch tool issues in 32bit mode. Localisation improvements. Help improvements. Many other small improvements.   Changes since last App Store release
     
    Build with macOS High Sierra SDK, Xcode 9. Fixed panorama stitching when using Core Image RAW. Further Light UI improvements. Fixed problems with full colour brushes. PDF import improvements. Text Styles improvements. Documents which have no changes don’t require saving. Fixed floating windows in full screen mode. The visibility of the left / right studio is now saved per persona. Fixed some DNG loading regressions. Fixed drag behaviour in the Curves tool. Develop now has button to rotate the image. Fix issue where documents could get stuck when loading. Node tool now allows rotation of nodes. Fixed many localisation truncations. Fixed Shadows & Highlights filter artefacts. Live Halftone filter UI improvements. Selection brush was not remembering size between uses. HSL adjustment now contributes per-channel adjustments to exported LUT. Mitigated Live Perspective crashes. Liquify now behaves correctly on rotated images. Fixed occasional layer corruption under extreme load. Stopped Liquify slightly blurring images (with Metal Compute enabled). Numerous adjustment now do not pollute the K channel in CMYK (with Metal Compute enabled). Fixed halftone filter in CMYK (with Metal Compute enabled). Localisation improvements. Numerous other small fixes and improvements. Help improvements.  
    New “Live Halftone” filter. Added noise reduction slider to “New HDR Merge” panel. Added menu to layers panel with an “Auto-scroll” item (to quickly enable / disable). Importing ASE files now supports spot colours. Increased performance of Metal compute mode. Increased the maximum size of the liquify brush tools. Fixed some grid drag / drop issues. Improved Metal compute acceleration of HDR merge. Small SVG import improvements. Further TIFF import improvements / fixes. Better quality equirectangular projection previews if Metal compute enabled. Fixed Diffuse Glow opacity slider. “Always show brush crosshair” is more completely obeyed. Fixed vignette artefacts. Colour correction fixes for Metal view on AMD cards. Fixed issues with the quick mask toolbar dropdown. Fixed crashing on export / save. Numerous other small fixes. Improved localisation.  
    Selection refinement performance improvements. Show progress when committing a refined selection. Handle layers with 0 width / height more correctly. Improved PDF / vector export. Remember Align To settings between sessions. Opening and saving document will now support macOS filesystem tags correctly. Export panel also support tags correctly. Improved RAW support - more cameras etc. Further efforts to reduce the size of the application binary. Improved TIFF loading correctness. Fixed some “Effects” brushes looking wrong on masks / adjustments. Prevent Tone Map being macro recorded (proper support for it will be reintroduced later). The “Undo” brush should do nothing on masks / adjustments. Fixed crash when using File -> New Batch Job in light UI mode. Fixed crash when loading a document with an OCIO space which is no longer available. Support malformed 8bit grayscale TIFFs (which were loading as sRGB). Fixed some scroll bar panel issues in light UI. Fixed Ctrl-reset startup crash in light UI. Fixed some flickering issues with sliders. Removed “Set as Default” for Pantone palettes. Improved drag & drop in the Library page. Numerous other small fixes. Localisation improvements (especially Russian).  
    Metal compute acceleration. Significant improvements to light UI. Metal display acceleration. Custom brush wet edges. Outlier stacking mode. Fixed Export LUT Red/Blue swapping bug. Fixed inability to hold shift and click in brush tools to create a straight line. Improved Photoshop Plugin support. Fixed bad / crashing macros cause by recording a 32bit preview mode change. Fixed B&C macro arguments issues. Fixed info panel samplers not being drawn. Fixed artefacts with Live Filters. Improved Live Filters performance Pasting pixel data should always past pixel-aligned. Fixed inability to load Procreate PSD files. Localisation improvements. Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements  
    First and foremost, the 1.6 version is mainly about: Light UI! (go to Preferences->User Interface) Improved view pan/zoom performance and new pixel-differencing pixel shader Improved performance with large documents New font chooser dropdown with recents, used fonts and favourites New Glyph browser Stroke stabiliser for all pencil and brush tools Align to key items (first/last selected) Text frame vertical alignment options Fit frame to text (double-click on bottom centre handle). Transform panel uses the rotation centre Scale/shear can now be performed about rotation centre Double-click now resets shape handles and rotate/shear handles Many PDF export improvements including vector export of multi-stop gradients Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements
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    Lojza reacted to Sean P in [Fixed] Depth of Field filters provide bad results (1.6.5 beta 5)   
    Thanks for the file - I've reproduced it with that. I've tried switching to both 16 and 32bit and still got the banding. So I've passed it onto development to see what they say!
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    Lojza got a reaction from MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 8)   
    Just a small bug: Paste Style (Cmd+Shift+V) does not work in certain cases. The one I spotted is when there's a stroke applied on an image object and then the image style is being applied onto another image object. The stroke style isn't copied to the target.
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    Lojza reacted to VisualNotes in Affinity Photo Customer Beta - 1.6.4 (Beta 4)   
    Feature request: Option to define the default interpolation method
    Even in Beta 1.6.4 (Beta 4) I'm still missing a very basic option in the settings: the ability to define the default interpolation method, or at least, it would be fine if AF would remember the last selected method. Currently the default one is always "Biliniear", which may not be the desired one in most cases.
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    Lojza got a reaction from RaymondFlili in Lines appear on exported PDF file   
    This is how I see the PDF in Preview on Mac. Nothing seems to be wrong. What viewer do you use?

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    Lojza reacted to MEB in Paste FX will resize the effects   
    Hi hydrowing,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
    No, there's no way to keep them. This is a known bug that's already logged to be looked at.
    Thanks for your feedback.
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    Lojza got a reaction from malyKeri in Constraining with Shift + Cmd broken in 1.6 beta   
    When resizing an object with Shift pressed (= constrain proportions) all works OK (in Settings, "Do not constrain by default" is set).
    But when pressing Cmd at the same time (in order to resize around the center), then Shift / proportions constrain stops to work and object resizes unproportionally.
     
    This applies for both AP and AD 1.6 beta. It works perfectly with MAS 1.5 versions.
     
    Please, look into it ;) Thanks!
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    Lojza got a reaction from malyKeri in Constraining with Shift + Cmd broken in 1.6 beta   
    When resizing an object with Shift pressed (= constrain proportions) all works OK (in Settings, "Do not constrain by default" is set).
    But when pressing Cmd at the same time (in order to resize around the center), then Shift / proportions constrain stops to work and object resizes unproportionally.
     
    This applies for both AP and AD 1.6 beta. It works perfectly with MAS 1.5 versions.
     
    Please, look into it ;) Thanks!
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    Lojza reacted to JimmyJack in Mapping flat image on a bottle shape   
    Use the Mesh Warp tool (AP).
    Drop in a vertical centerline, move the side/corner points in and play with the handles (of all points, including the center).
    There is no symmetry snapping while using the tool, so it's still not going to be perfect. Use some guides (which I didn't) and eyeball it. Should be fine.
     
    Original 

     
    Curved
    (quick and dirty... and I used bilateral resample method. Bicubic should be better)(...added a bit of shading too ;) )

     
    Edit: Come to think of it, you probably don't need the centerline at all... (even if it does give you two more points of control).
    This one was done using just the four corners. Horizontal handles shortened and moved straight up and down.

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    Lojza reacted to DavidMac in Mapping flat image on a bottle shape   
    Sadly there is no cylindrical distort filter so mesh as detailed above is the only option. Pity because it's rather fiddly and tedious. I find this strange because there is a spherical warp filter and a cylindrical warp is the same geometry applied to a single axis. I put in a feature request long ago to have this added to the spherical warp filter. No idea if anyone has taken it seriously. From a totally ignorant armchair view I can't believe it would be hard to code. Keeping my fingers crossed for next release.
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    Lojza got a reaction from retrograde in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 1)   
    Yes, this is happening all the time.
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    Lojza reacted to retrograde in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 1)   
    Couple of smallish things happening consistently for me. Sorry if this has already been brought up... 
     
    - Upon launching AP 1.6 beta 1 or opening an existing file in AP 1.6 beta 1, usual I want to centre up the window and hitting space bar doesn't immediately invoke the hand icon to move or pan the view. It remains the black arrow. It does work though (it does pan the view) but the icon doesn't show up until I invoke it for the second or sometimes third time.
     
    - closing the file. More often then not I get into a close and save loop... I have a file, I hit command w to close it, a pop up asks if I want to save the file, I click okay, I again hit command w to close the file, another pop up asks if I want to save the file... etc.... this is happening with all types of files, ie: jpegs, png, tifs etc...
     
    Anyone having similar issues?
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    Lojza got a reaction from BatteriesInc in Resizing with Shift - inconsistency   
    Thanks Matt, I really appreciate your positive attitude :)
     
    In fact, I'm not used to Illustrator at all, neither other drawing apps except for Photoshop. Being rather UX than UI designer, I use prototyping tools more often (like Axure, for instance). So my point does not come from rather irrational "I am used to", but just from quite rational conviction that the same things should be achieved the same way. No more, no less.
     
    Anyway, preference option, that would resolve this sometimes in the future, would be totally brilliant! :)
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    Lojza got a reaction from BatteriesInc in Resizing with Shift - inconsistency   
    Thanks for the rationale.
     
    I still tend to disagree, though. When you select two elements with natural aspect ratio - like two texts - according to mentioned logic, both texts should resize proportionally. But they're considered a group and resizing is non-proportinal.
     
    Moreover, it's hard to make such mental exercise continuously. For example, if I draw perfect circle holding Shift, I would consider it furher as a circle with "natural" aspect ratio 1:1. Yet it behaves like a shape without constant proportions.
     
    Reverse example: if I resize artistic text horizontally or vertically alone, I wouldn't consider it "naturally" proportional further on. But it still keeps its distorted proportions when resizing with the corner point...
     
    Hence I would prefer same sizing behavior for all elements, regardless of what they are.
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    Lojza got a reaction from Alfred in Slightly messy Expand Stroke   
    Hi , as a workaround for this, I would recommend exporting (lossless) PNGs and them convert them to BMPs as a batch using Adapter: https://macroplant.com/adapter
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    Lojza reacted to jer in Ponnies by my daughter   
    It is the imagination she brings to the work table! (Yes, not a typo, I meant "table" not 'tablet.")  :D
     
    You are inspiring her admirably, IMHO.
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