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  1. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    Yeah, I forgot about the Surface Studio, but yes that's also a use case. Anyway, I have good news! One of the changes in beta 1.7.0.284 was: "Added 'Touch for Gestures Only' option in Preferences" I've just tested the said option and it works perfectly! No more stray marks! Thank you Affinity team! You've just made the workflow of all illustrators using Designer (and Photo) much easier and faster! This issue can now be marked as closed and archived away. Thanks again to everyone!
  2. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    While 2-in-1 computers like a Surface Pro are the most obvious devices to benefit from this, let's now forget there are pen displays that also support touch, like Cintiq 22/27 touch or the Dell Canvas 27. They also benefit greatly from this.
  3. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    Ok. Then is there something else you can tell us about this? So we can request it in a form that works with for you and your team?
  4. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    Windows handles this just fine, you're just misunderstanding what that option does (it's not very well worded to be honest). With that option enabled what happens is, if you start drawing with the pen first you won't be able to interact with the applications using fingers at the same time. For example, if you start drawing a line with the pen in an application you won't be able to pinch to zoom with your other hand until you lift the pen off the screen. If you disable that option you'll be able to draw lines with the pen and pinch to zoom with your other hand just fine. This option exists only to lessen issues with old and unsupported legacy applications. It's not meant to, and it actually could never, solve all pen + touch interaction situations. The correct way to handle touch + pen is how softwares like Sketchbook Pro do. When a user interaction happens the software asks Windows "what was this interaction?", and Windows will reply saying it was a "mouse clock", a "finger touch", a "pen tap", etc. There's no secret magic for this to happen either, the Windows function to do it is well documented and accessible to anyone, it's called GetPointerType and I've linked to it in a previous post. It's not new either, it's been around since Windows 8.0, that is for 7 years now.
  5. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    That's a work around, but then you can't pinch to zoom anymore…
  6. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    I've looked into this and it seems like an option to do this kind of palm rejection already exists in the iPad versions, it's called Touch for Gestures Only. Can we please get this on Windows too? The API to do this is dead simple, it literally tells you if the input is a finger touch or a pen. Here I'll even point you to it: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/winuser/nf-winuser-getpointertype Can we have a word from the developers if this is being added in 1.7? Or are we supposed to keep doing the following dance: draw draw more draw a bit draw yet some more realize that between 1. and 2. a stray mark was done under your hand undo everything until 1. redo all your work until point 4. again hope that this time no stray marks were done otherwise it's back to 1. get frustrated that something this simple is overlooked Thanks!
  7. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    Illustration is one of the things where Affinity Designer really excels. To the best of my knowledge no other software, Adobe or otherwise, does vector shapes + bitmap brushes + global colours. It's a unique selling point that makes it stand out from everyone else. Investing a bit of time in adding a Pen mode feature would really help cement Designer as a 'go to' software for illustration purposes.
  8. LCamachoDesign

    Linking placed images

    I presume the same goes for Affinity Photo? No linked images?
  9. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    Bumping this again, it's an important usability feature. Can we get a word from developers on this? Thanks!
  10. LCamachoDesign

    Expand stroke still sucks

    I remember reporting this, and the similar in nature expanded outer stroke bug, more than a year ago... still nothing…
  11. Same issue as in Affinity Designer, copy/pasting it here as it's also relevant to this application, perhaps even more for some people who prefer a fully raster workflow. There is still no Pen Mode option anywhere in this application, this makes drawing and illustrating on Surface Pros, Wacom Cintiq, etc very annoying as you'll leave unwanted marks as we lay our hand on the screen. For anyone wondering, Pen Mode is an option that disables touch drawing. All I ask is a simple if statement: Fingers are touching the canvas, are they zooming/scrolling? If yes, do the scroll/zoom, if no do nothing. That's it, no further logic needed. Can we do this one thing? It would help massively all illustrators out there. Thanks!
  12. There is still no Pen Mode option anywhere in this application, this makes drawing and illustrating on Surface Pros, Wacom Cintiq, etc very annoying as you'll leave unwanted marks when you lay the hand on the screen. For anyone wondering, Pen Mode is an option that disables touch drawing. All I ask is a simple if statement: Fingers are touching the canvas, are they zooming/scrolling? If yes, do the scroll/zoom, if no do nothing. That's it, no further logic needed. Can we do this one thing? It would help massively all illustrators out there. Thanks!
  13. LCamachoDesign

    Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.7.0.2)

    This is the important question. Are they?
  14. LCamachoDesign

    Affinity Designer for Windows - 1.6.5

    You think what you saw in the main event was amazing? Then you really need to check what they have in the development... watch the video below. It literally blew my mind, I have no idea of how can this possibly be real.
  15. That's kind of what Affinity Designer should be for... maybe. Traditionally Adobe Illustrator has been used for packaging design, but that might be a byproduct of Adobe's pricing, meaning if you had spent 500€ on AI you'd want to use it everywhere to recoup the investment. The same happened with Photoshop, but on an even more absurd scale. The question is, should a vector drawing program be used for packaging design, at all? When you really think about it the right solution seems to be a layout application like InDesign or Quark, with the support of a vector drawing app for graphic elements and a photo editor for bitmap changes. Traditionally this would mean buying the CS Design Suite, or even the Master Suite, clocking you a couple thousand Euros in expenses. It's no surprise Illustrator was shoehorned into doing everything. Nowadays, with the advent of the CC subscription and the lower priced Affinity suite, should a vector drawing application, be it Illustrator or Affinity Designer, sill be used for packaging design? I'd intellectually say no, it's time to let go of shoehorning apps into doing everything. But the truth is, man is a beast of habits, it's going to take a while for this mind set to change, if it ever does...
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