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  1. I think I found the cause of the problem.

    AD and AP does not check if the file is successfully saved and not delete recovery file after save.

    When we save on external HDD drives, there is a slowness between the "save" and device mechanism "wake up" and get to work. Affinity is shutting down the program without verifying that Windows has successfully saved the file. Thus, Affinity does not delete the Recovery file. That's why when you open the program, it opens the Recovery file as if there was a problem during editing.

    The only way is to save the file and wait a few seconds before closing Affinity. It is a failure of the program. It should close only after confirming that the file has been saved and then deleting the Recovery file.

    A simple flowchart could help the Affinity programmer.

    [1] The user is closing the program!
    [2] The document was successfully saved?
        (Yes) Delete Recovery File and close Affinity
        (Not) go to [3]
    [3] Save the document before close Affinity?
        (Yes) Save the document, check if was saved, delete Recovery File, close Affinity.
        (Not) Delete Recovery File and close Affinity

  2. Hello, Serif team.

    As we all know, Affinity is preset to automatically save a document every 300 seconds (5 minutes). So far so good.

    The problem is in version, both AD and AP. I make my document normally, and of course, it takes more than 5 minutes for this. So I save the document and close the Affinity program. So when I open the affinity again, the message RECOVERY FILE appears, as if the program had been abruptly interrupted.

    I would really like it if I could disable the auto save function. Unfortunately, the minimum time that Affinity gives me is only 30 seconds. I would like to disable this function, because many times while doing auto save the program simply disappear from the screen as if it had never been there.bug.png.55816747d787738d64aadf1d4b59d64e.png

  3. Hello, guys at Serif.

    Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer freezes at file/place.

    No mater if source file is RGB or CMYK. Both programs simply stop to work after I do File / Place.

    What I ask here, and what many people have already asked for, for God's sake, add the File / Link function ...
    So, if I update the linked source file, it will automatically update the file that contains the link.

    To reproduce the BUG again

    1. Start Affinity Photo Beta or Designer Beta
    2. Create any document with anything and save it.

    3. Close the program and open it again
    4. Create a new document
    5. Do File / Place...

    Please Serif people, I'd really like you to fix the bugs without ruining what's working well.

    To be placed.afdesign

    To be placed.afphoto

    To be placed rgb.afdesign

  4. Hey, Guys.

    Today I had a great headache working with Affinity Beta

    I have discovered that it is no longer possible to use artboards in Affinity Designer and export to PDF / X-1a

    AD exports EVERYTHING that is inside an artboard with a simple flattened bitmap image without transparency.

    I could work around the problem by avoiding the use of artboards. But so I could no longer export PDF with multiple pages.

    Please, guys, fix this thing. I need a lot to export my PDFs with multiple pages.

    I have provided the source files and PDFs exported by me, with and without the problem. Please check it out one by one.

    Test within artboard.afdesign

    Test within artboard.pdf

    Test without artboard.afdesign

    Test without artboard.pdf

    WITH ARTBOARD.afdesign




  5. Hello, guys at Serif.

    Today I was trying to use the Corner Tool [C] tool, but I had to zoom in to compare it with the sample bitmap. To my surprise, AD Beta disappeared from the screen as if it had never been there.

    I repeated the test with a file with a simple curve object, and the results were the same every time. AD Beta or freezes on the screen, or simply disappears from the screen.

    The BUG occurs even if I use the Ctrl-, Ctrl+, or Ctrl wheel.

    The bug only happens when the tool Corner Tool [C] is selected in the Toolbar and I try to zoom. The program will not crash if I zoom while another tool is selected.

    The attached file was created with the stable version AD

    This BUG does not happen with the stable version AD

    Test File.afdesign

  6. 7 hours ago, 4Lakes said:

    I also tried randomly selected slider settings in the General (including Wet Edges On) and Dynamics panels. The brushes continued to work:


    4Likes, I meant to apply brushes on a path outline. I think your prints showing various uses of brushes have nothing to do with the subject of my post.
    Affinity Photo is UNABLE to apply brushes to a path outline, although the program interface presents this function.

    From the beginning, I told SERIF staff that Affinity should be a single program, without divisions in two versions, one for photo and another for graphic design only. What happened is that programmers "forgot" to remove from the interface this function that only exists in Affinity Designer.

    I think my Affinity days are coming to an end. Nothing I suggest is implemented. I will try other alternatives, like Xara or Gravit. If the Serif staff does not accept suggestions, why do they release Beta versions?

  7. Hello.

    Today I discovered a problem in AP Beta, and found that this problem is also in the "stable" version 1.6. Affinity Photo Stroke style Texturized Line Style NEVER WORK!

    I can create a line with brush stroke in Affinity Designer Beta, copy it and paste it in Affinity Photo Beta. It will accept the pasted object. But does not allow to change the brush stroke.

    Since Affinity Photo does not accept brush stroke (Texture Line Style), this function should not even be available in the software GUI.

    AP Stroke work fine with Solid Line Style.
    AP Stroke work fine with Dash Line Style
    AP Stroke DOES NOT WORK with Texture Line Style. If I try do do it, the appearance is equal to Solid Line Style.

    I think this is a bug that should be fixed. And if this is not a function of Affinity Photo, it should really be removed from the program interface.

    AP Brush Stroke.png

  8. Affinity show CMYK Black (0,0,0,100) as GRAY in my monitor. This is BAD! It appear like RGB 35,31,32.

    I would very much like Affinity to display CMYK 0,0,0,100 with the same shade of black that I see on printed paper

    Look at the pictures below. I did rather a comparison of Affinity with Adobe Illustrator.

    If Adobe Illustrator can show black CMYK 0,0,0,100 as pure black, why can not Affinity do the same?


    Please do not come up with a suggestion to use Soft Proof. That crap does not work properly!



  9. On 13/09/2017 at 0:22 PM, Chris_K said:

    Hi vjsouza


    I've tried exporting the card with embedded vectors file.afdesign to PDF for export in the latest 1.6 beta and it kept everything as vector when the resulting PDF was opened back in Designer so it looks like we might have already sorted this. You can try it out for yourself by downloading it form this thread



    You are wrong. The bug still happen. Try to export the file with embedded art to PDF/X1a and open it in any PDF reader and you will see only bitmaps.

  10. This customer beta have the SAME BUG of all versions.


    If I copy/paste a style, this replaces values different than the source. This error does not occur in Adobe Photoshop.


    Please, see the attached file and follow the history inside them.


    The small object was the source of style. It have a 3D Layer effect with radius of 15 pixels. Then, I select it and copy it and select the medium object and do Edit/Paste FX. Now, 3D Layer effect radius of medium object is not the same as the small object source, but is 27,9px. I repeat this procedure to Large Object, and the 3D Layer radius is 44.4px.
    This strange behavior occur with almost all effects, such as shadows, bevel/emboss, etc.


    This is not the first time I've reported this bug.


    I keep thinking here ... How long will the SERIF staff keep this BUG uncorrected?

    BUG Copy-Paste Effects does not preserve original values.afdesign

  11. Hello, Guys at SERIF.


    I have some bad experiences with Affinity Designer.


    When I embed a pure Affinity Designer vector file in a new project, Affinity rasterizes it in bitmap when exporting to PDF X1a


    This does not happen when I copy and paste an art from one project to another.


    Please review the 5 attached files and make the findings.


    Please, guys, File / Place is fine, but I'd like it if there was File / Link also

    card without embedded vectors file.afdesign

    card without embedded vectors file.pdf

    ASD Concret.afdesign

    card with embedded vectors file.afdesign

    card with embedded vectors file.pdf

  12. Hello, guys at Serif.


    For example, every time I resize a photo, I'd rather use Lanczos 3 non separable. But Affinity defaults to bilinear every time I do Ctrl+Alt+I. This is frustrating and tedious.


    I cited this case as an example, only. There are many things in which the program could memorize the user's way of being. Make the program smarter.


    The default for Artistic text tool is Arial 12 align left. Always and always and always... This is horrible. The program need to memorize my last use of each tool!

    What I do in Photoshop in a few clicks, or in a single click, I need to do in Affinity with many clicks. This is frustrating, irritating, tedious ...


    The Edit / Preferences menu has few options. This is very poor in options for the user. There could be many more options like default font preference when using the artistic text tool tool, choose my preferred export preset, etc, etc, etc.

    There is a need to extend user preference options at least 10 times. I already posted this on another topic, but no one paid attention!


    Another thing I've been reporting for a long time, the error of copying / pasting effects giving different values to the target. How long this will continue?


    Please, Affinity team, stop making deaf ears. Pay attention to the needs of your customers, at least this time.

  13. Hello, guys at Serif.


    First of all, congratulations on the fantastic Photo and Designer programs.


    But I would very much like you to join the two in one program.


    There are things that one has and the other does not, and we have to stay all the time changing between one and the other to solve things. This is frustrating!


    Serif could continue to sell the separate versions and a single version. What about?


    You have hit the full functionality of the programs. I completely stopped using Photoshop and Illustrator. I'd like you guys to do something for composing videos and creating websites. Have you thought about that? A video composer with the layer effects of Affinity Designer would be unbeatable!


    My dream is to turn on the computer in the morning and open my mailbox and surprise me with the news: New Affinity products: AFFINITY SITE BUILDER and AFFINITY VIDEO COMPOSER

    Well, dreaming doesn't hurt, right?