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NobleValerian

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  1. When I save a style, it doesn't get reapplied the same way it was saved. I wouldn't say it's random, but it's certainly not consistent with expectations. It looks like it might be based on the size of the object/layer it is being applied to. For instance, I saved this Bevel/Emboss effect with a Radius of 10 px. It shows pixels as the default measurement, and I chose a pixel radius (important because it does not show a percentage value by default, so it shouldn't apply a percentage value by default). When I apply this style in other places, it's all over the place. It's usually a decimal, 19.1, 15.7, 12.3, 3.1. That leads me to believe it's making bad assumptions based on a percentage of some irrelevant thing. I would expect when I save a value, that value should be applied. In my case, the value I set is the right value in the several places I need to use the style. However, I need to open up the effect and reset the value almost every place I apply it, because Photo arbitrarily changes the value. I've tried this with the "Scale with Object" box checked and unchecked, and it screws with the value either way. If there's a setting to prevent this behavior, I don't know where it is, but I would also call it a bug for this to be set as a default behavior.
  2. Gotta love those power users who recommend accepting the not-quite-right work around instead of encouraging a more appropriate feature be added. -.- The "New Stack" is better than nothing, but I agree with Patrick. A simple checkbox or feature to import the stack without doing anything extra would be better. And a reasonable request. Not worrying about lost time in a professional (or personal environment) is not a reasonable request. There's no way to replenish that little commodity.
  3. Good news. I still don't know what exactly is causing this bug, but I can reproduce it reliably. I started out using the effect on layers the full width and height of the document, then I started doing various sizes within the document. Retracing my steps show that the issue wasn't getting worse, so much as being better revealed. The number of layers, the colors used, and shape the filter is applied to are all irrelevant. If the shape is outside the document height/width, it works properly. Whatever part of the shape is within the document borders gets an ugly black set of planes at random. Since I didn't mention this before, this is on Windows 7 Pro, 32GB Ram, Intel Processor, Nvidia Graphics., AP V1.7.1.404.
  4. The voronoi filter started out working fine, but it started getting worse at adding more and more black around the edges as I used it. I have no idea what is causing this, but I've restarted the program, and I'm still getting the same bad results.
  5. Exactly, this. I'm creating an installer for a 2D game and it requires .bmp. It's all challenging enough without having to stop what I'm doing because some old standard [obviously still being used] isn't supported by Affinity. Considering how unreliable/unsafe free software can be, I don't want to have to worry about some random software with the potential for malware and corruption because Affinity isn't interested in doing something simple enough that "plenty of free tools" are giving it away at no cost. Especially when a well known competitor on the market is capable of doing it. I suppose saying it's not a priority irritates the $&@% out of me because, it's sort of obvious the feature you haven't included isn't a priority. Also, the point of requesting a feature is to suggest that it's priority level should maybe trend in an upward direction. BTW, I already owned Sketchbook Pro which is capable of exporting to bmp, and Krita (free) is also capable of exporting to bmp.
  6. The update still resets the interface, which is not desirable.
  7. Just had the same experience. It's frustrating to have to set everything up *again*.
  8. Having a similar problem at the moment. Having trouble finding a solution a year later.
  9. I saw that the first time, it looked like a couple panels were opened that I didn't need, but it only happened the first time I opened Photo.
  10. The irony of expecting this in a vector tool is that I was generally more happy with the way Photoshop would convert selections into vector shapes. I was usually able to achieve acceptable results with that, and usually with only minor tweaking. Just had to make good selections.
  11. Yeah, I've given Inkscape a try in the past. I actually found some fairly recent web based tools that gave me better results than Inkscape did, but I wouldn't say that makes the task trivial still. Those weren't stellar results either, just better.
  12. But does it help a user who sees this thread and not another, indicating that, "No, the topic isn't dead, we're still waiting, and you're not alone in asking."? I assume the reason so many exist is probably they weren't tagged, or tagged well, though it's always possible the poster didn't look for an existing. I've looked for a specific issue a few times, just to later be pointed to a thread that didn't come up in my searches. So maybe having a way to move these to the original topic that best fits the issue would help, at least my user experience.
  13. Well, that's almost not fair, Blender is like a digital Super-Software. But yeah, like 9 workspaces by default, I believe based on user habits from the people who actually work on the open projects?
  14. Yeah, even after the last update things are [almost] exactly the same, which is nice. However, I also think the workflow habits is a great point. Especially if you consider a person may not own both Photo and Designer. If I'm working on photo retouching, it's almost a completely different UI layout then I'd like while working on a text/graphical project. And I own designer, but if it's work I can do in Photo, I'd still much rather click over to my other saved workspace than open another program. I had the same thing going on with Adobe, I could get away with quite a lot of vector in Photoshop, and I would avoid Illustrator as much as possible (mostly because I really kinda hated working in Illustrator, to be honest - and kudos there, because I love playing with Designer!).
  15. I just updated, but I'm unable to find any place that lists the benefits (or damage) this update brings to the software. Thanks.
  16. Yet another workspace request thread. I'll add my bump to illustrate this feature has been requested for at least 2 years. Is there a way to consolidate all these? If I only post in the most recent thread, it feels like the issue has less weight being requested a couple months ago, versus a couple years ago.
  17. There are so many threads discussing this, I'll add my bump here to illustrate this feature has been requested for at least a year and a half.
  18. I think it's obvious JFisher's response is completely invalid.
  19. Is it the default position of an Affinity moderator to address an issue with close-minded disregard? There are obviously situations where a UI can reset without being reset manually. I work in a digital arts lab where the computers automatically reset after every shut down, and every time the students come back it's like the software was opened for the first time. I'm not IT, and I'm not the only Instructor, I don't have the option to go in and set things however I want for every computer, so saving workspaces would be invaluable. And as already mentioned, many users prefer different workspaces for different workflows. The default layout is cluttered for a new user, and we don't need all the same tools and settings in all projects. So, there are *several* reasons for having the option to save a UI setup.
  20. Yes, this is essential! I never considered Photo *wouldn't* have it until I couldn't find the setting.
  21. It would be awesome. When I first started using the software, I assumed it existed and I just didn't know how to find it. It seems basic, but it's essential. I teach Digital Arts, and the lab computers are set to reset after every shut down. Every time students come back, they're looking at the software like it's never been opened before. Importing a saved workspace would be a massive time saver. Saving and importing custom worskpaces to handle different types of projects would also be really nice. It makes the most sense to me to save them as an additional "Custom Persona" based on the Photo Persona, with a drop down box to select which custom persona you'd like to use.
  22. Greetings, Condescending Troll. Care to describe an issue someone working in a creative field can have that *isn't* a "First World Problem"? Speaking of no one caring, it seems safe your useless presumptions and not so subtle implications this issue isn't important can be kept to yourself.
  23. There's definitely room to optimize performance. I spend more time waiting on the software than doing design work with large and/or complex files.
  24. Yeah, I've been working on a couple large files lately, and I spend more time waiting for the software to free up than doing actual design work. Pretty frustrating :(
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