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  1. An Affinity layout application would be nice to have, it wouldn't have feature parity with the giants, but then again I don't need all those features anyway. I think that's precisely the market niche that can be filled by Affinity Publisher. I for example have recently purchased PagePlus X9 to do some basic layout work, and it has already paid itself. :) Edit: Also, some functions normally related to layout applications, like linked files and hidden/special characters, can trickle down to Designer/Photo too.
  2. Can you believe I had never seen the UI of Affinity Photo/Designer for iPad before looking at your link? I don't have, and will never have, an iPad so I never bothered to look. Now that I did I see a lot of really nice things, especially the collapsed studio tabs. Will this come to the desktop version? It would be a really huge help when working on smaller screens like a Surface Pro. In fact, the whole mobile UI could be available on the desktop to use on hybrid tablets like the just mentioned Surface Pro. What do you think?
  3. Affinity Photo for iPad brings a lot of exposure, new users, and longer term commercial viability, which is great for all of us. Obviously a professional designer or photographer needs primarily the desktop software to do his/her job, the mobile counterparts are just a "nice to have" thing, so we need to have some patience... That said, I think that knowing which features will come in 1.6 would be very helpful in planning what to do in terms of software investment. Luminar is a very promising software, especially now that's coming for Windows. It isn't a full replacement for Affinity Photo or Photoshop, not even close, but it's a nice tool to have if dealing with digital development. They just need a couple of features (which are listed as coming soon) to take over the RAW workflow for most modest photographers. I'm definitely buying it once released. :)
  4. You do raise a really good question, Smart Objects covers a lot of things in Photoshop, including embedded Illustrator content, and 100% compatibility is out of question. But the same can be said about the PSD format itself, you can use Photoshop to do 3D modelling (WHY??) for example and no one is expecting Affinity or anything else to be compatible with that. That said I hope that a more lightweight compatibility is possible, limited to just embedded pixels and linked files, with distortion and perspective transformations. That would cover most of the usual Smart Object usage, but the inexistence of third party software doing this seems to indicate it's not doable? Lastly, like you I also think it's best to start new projects outside Adobe, and it's also relatively simple to redo the Smart Objects content within Affinity using it's file placing function. It does however need to be extended to be truly useful. As I've mentioned countless times, adding Mesh Warp Live Filter and Linked Files (or even just the ability for Macros to replace files) would be an immense boost for anyone doing mockups for clients. It would even help with getting Affinity Photo content into stock store like GraphicRiver.
  5. I've tried this on Windows, latest stable version (1.5.3), here's what I got: 1800 x 1350 px : 1,08 MB 900 x 675 px : 2,49 MB 450 x 338 px :1,41 MB 225 x 169 px : 1,07 MB That's truly bizarre. o_O
  6. Some liked my post today, and I went to see if this issue was fixed in 1.5.3. It wasn't. We're not talking about a minor issue here. This is something that will get your file rejected on print.
  7. Bumping this to know if any changes to this are planned? Also, a question. Does PhotoPlus have linked files? Or Macros that work as I expected? Thanks!
  8. That's true, and it's something I've been asking for a while too, a Live Mesh Wrap Filter. This would allow for what the video shows. Smart Objects and Linked Smart Objects are a must too.
  9. There used to be a very similar problem to this in Adobe Illustrator, it languished there for a couple of years. The issue has been sorted in the latest version, or at least greatly reduced. Here's the thread about it on Adobe Forums, may help shed some light into the problem:
  10. I've been asking for this for quite a while, it's the main thing preventing me to switch full time.
  11. I see. That's unfortunate, it would be a very elegant solution for mockup design. Is there any way to override the caching behaviour? Or can this be changed in future builds? (Or proper linked files ;)) Thanks!
  12. I was trying to achieve pseudo image layers by mixing the Replace Image function with Macros. Here's the basic idea: Draw a red circle in some application (Illustrator for example), export that as a PNG image, let's call it circle.png Place circle.png into an Affinity Photo file Edit circle.png elsewhere so the circle is blue now Use the Move Tool to select the placed image layer inside the Affinity Photo file Press the Replace Image button in toolbar, choose the circle.png image again The placed image now shows a blue circle as expected This works great! Let's try to automate it with a Macro: Place the circle.png image, with the circle back to red Edit the circle.png file elsewhere so the circle colour is now blue Start recording a Macro Select the placed image layer with the Move Tool Press the Replace Image button, chose the circle.png image again The circle is now blue as expected Stop recording the Macro Edit the circle.png file so the circle is now purple Run the Macro You'd expect the placed image to change into purple but it remains blue instead It get's even weirder, continuing from above: Manually select the placed image layer with the Move Tool Use the Replace Image button to select the circle.png which is purple as you recall from above The placed image changes to purple as expected Run the macro we created above The placed image colour goes back to blue even though the blue source file no longer exists! If more details are needed do let me know. Thanks! EDIT Here's another thing to try as a follow up to the above: Restore the circle.png to red again Place it in the Affinity document Create another unrelated image, with the same pixel dimension to simplify, call it unrelated.png Edit the circle.png to blue Start recording a new Macro Select the placed image layer with the Move Tool Use the Replace Image button to select the unrelated.png for the sole purpose/hope of "clearing cache/buffer" Deselect the layer, and reselect it again, just to be sure the Macro will select the one Use the Replace Image button again, choose circle.png Deselect and stop recording Run the Macro Same thing happens, no image replacement, even with the extra step I'd think that trying to replace the placed image with another with the same name could be causing the issue, but that's not the case, even by choosing an intermediate unrelated image file won't help. :/
  13. I see... I hope you find a nice solution, the current one isn't very intuitive as you said. In the meantime, I've been made aware of another awesome keyboard shortcut on Mac that can't be used on Windows, it's Control + Option + Drag to change a brush size and hardness on the go. Is there any way to do this on Windows? Thanks!
  14. Hi! Why not Ctrl + drag to add to a selection like on Mac? I find it rather odd. Thanks!
  15. I get that my question may come across as crass, but the reasoning is actually much less entitled than it seems. I literally only need the two features I listed above, everything else in this software could be left as is and I wouldn't mind, because it works perfectly fine for my purposes. I think that speaks volumes about the top notch quality of the work done by the team, especially for a software this young. :)