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    filip89 got a reaction from Unsatisfied ex-customer in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    In some cases this limit is practical. Let's say I want to have this simple line. I know I have a 10 px increment on the grid lines, I can easily reproduce this in the future without having to estimate. I don;t always use a sketch to design something and the grid is a great reference. If not, why use any kind of snapping if it's limiting?
     
     

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    filip89 got a reaction from anon2 in Sneak peeks for 1.7   
    I know this is a small part of what you plan to achieve and I don't mean to imply that it should be a priority but to be honest that was also my first impression of the UI as well. It's not necessarily the colors but the way they are executed. Some have too much details,  outdated or are plain confusing. The colors don't follow a particular palette and lack consistency. Even the toolbar ones like 'breaking points' and 'join' etc. seem out of context. The persona icons also could use some work on context and execution. Not sure what market you aim at but it does make an impression.
    The iPad version of Photo seems a lot better IMO.
    Anyway, I use your software from time to time for personal projects and prefer some of the features and workflow over other design software. Glad you guys are stepping forward and won the Microsoft developing award. 
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    filip89 got a reaction from anon2 in Sneak peeks for 1.7   
    I know this is a small part of what you plan to achieve and I don't mean to imply that it should be a priority but to be honest that was also my first impression of the UI as well. It's not necessarily the colors but the way they are executed. Some have too much details,  outdated or are plain confusing. The colors don't follow a particular palette and lack consistency. Even the toolbar ones like 'breaking points' and 'join' etc. seem out of context. The persona icons also could use some work on context and execution. Not sure what market you aim at but it does make an impression.
    The iPad version of Photo seems a lot better IMO.
    Anyway, I use your software from time to time for personal projects and prefer some of the features and workflow over other design software. Glad you guys are stepping forward and won the Microsoft developing award. 
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    filip89 got a reaction from dr_who in Handles Snapping to grid and grid size   
    Please add snapping handle nodes to the grid. 
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    filip89 got a reaction from Mithferion in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    I agree with both options being available.
     
    Exactly how I want is sometimes dictated by the grid not a sketch.
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    filip89 got a reaction from Unsatisfied ex-customer in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    In some cases this limit is practical. Let's say I want to have this simple line. I know I have a 10 px increment on the grid lines, I can easily reproduce this in the future without having to estimate. I don;t always use a sketch to design something and the grid is a great reference. If not, why use any kind of snapping if it's limiting?
     
     

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    filip89 got a reaction from Mithferion in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    I agree with both options being available.
     
    Exactly how I want is sometimes dictated by the grid not a sketch.
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    filip89 got a reaction from Mithferion in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    I agree with both options being available.
     
    Exactly how I want is sometimes dictated by the grid not a sketch.
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    filip89 reacted to Unsatisfied ex-customer in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    Thx for visuals.
     
    Allright @Ben, how - using your new snapping - would you remember and recreate fx this particular corner again and again? To the pixel? With total precision? It is an easy workflow that is also easy to remember as a formula so the corner gemoetry can be recreated. Place node on grid intersection, place one handle two intersections below, the other handle four grid intersections above. Not a perfect match - but rather a formula.
     
    Once I have a curve geometry that is red line in a particular design - icons, logos, corporate design guidelines even in illustrations - how do I recreate it again accurately?
     
    I use handle snapping and the grid more than any other snapping types.   

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    filip89 reacted to Ben in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    Ok, here is a selection of videos showing handle snapping.
     
    This one shows snapping the node, then constraining the handles in line with the grid axis, and finally snapping the handle lengths to match.
    HandleSnapping2.mov 
     
    This one shows constraining the handles to diagonals, then snapping the handle lengths.
    HandleSnapping3.mov
     
    This one shows how you might match up handle lengths between a number of nodes.  Note the different markers to show whether you have matched the length of the partner handle of the owner node (one bar), or the handle at the other end of the curve segment (two bars), or both (showing both one and two bar markers).
    HandleSnapping4.mov
     
    And, showing the last example constraining the handle direction to grid axis.
    HandleSnapping5.mov
     
    Note: in none of these examples is "Snap to Grid" turned on.  The grid is only displayed as a visual cue.  The constraining directions are taken from the grid axis directions and intermediates/diagonals.
     
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    filip89 got a reaction from Unsatisfied ex-customer in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    They said they'll introduce it but not when. I too am confined by using this feature. Also be sure to check vector exports. I had issues with clients that couldn't import affinity eps in illustrator successfully. I'd like to ditch Adobe too but it's hard to do that when everyone else (mostly agencies that are my clients and need to do further modifications) is using it. Maybe one day.  
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    filip89 got a reaction from AndyQ in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    Yes please add this feature. It's really important for certain shape construction.
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    filip89 reacted to MEB in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    Hi all,
    There will be more improvements to snapping and grids in the next update (1.7). I can't assure snapping handles to grids is one of them - i don't believe so - but things are moving forward. As said earlier the dev teams are relatively small and are already doing the best they can. Bear with them while they work on this.
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    filip89 got a reaction from AndyQ in Feature request- snap anchor handles to grid option   
    Yes please add this feature. It's really important for certain shape construction.
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    filip89 got a reaction from malyKeri in Line handle snap feature?   
    Is there any way to snap point handles to the grid at this point, or am I missing the feature somehow?
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    filip89 got a reaction from ronnyb in Affinity Photo for iPad launched at Apple WWDC   
    The iPad UI looks great. Any chance you'll add the same toolbar icons to the desktop version as well in the future?  :rolleyes:
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    filip89 reacted to Ben in Handles Snapping to grid and grid size   
    This has already been covered in a another thread.
     
    There will be the option to use Shift to constrain handles, and that will include snapping to grid axis.  It's been done, and will feature in a Beta soon.
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    filip89 reacted to Ben in Handles Snapping to grid and grid size   
    There will be snapping improvements coming in the near(ish) future.
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    filip89 got a reaction from LCamachoDesign in Thoughts about features so far   
    I work mainly on visual identity projects and have used both Affinity Designer and Photo since they came out on the market. While Affinity Designer is certainly a promising piece of software I could not unfortunately (at this point) use it for professional purposes. I continue to support the developers for their work however I will have to stick to illy for the time being. The features I'll list may have been discussed before but I'll get them in one place to illustrate my point on this. These are a couple of missing features that I bumped in with some attempted projects in Affinity Designer:
     
    Most important PDF export as vector. Most clients work with Adobe products so I need to deliver files that will support multiple stop gradients/transparency and eliptical gradients as vector. Bezier handle snap to the grid. This is especially useful for logos and typography Delete control points and break the curve at the same time. Having to break lines separately is a tedious workaround. Shape offset and a better algorithm for point distribution. The current workaround with strokes creates many useless vertices along the path. Split shapes with a single line. Right now the only way I could split a shape is by using another closed shape. Line width control points. I know there is currently a pressure option but it just doesn't cut it for complex situations.  
    I'll be watching the app's updates and activity in case this will get added in a near future. Really looking forward to completing an entire project using Affinity Designer.
     
    Cheers and godspeed.  :)
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    filip89 got a reaction from LCamachoDesign in Thoughts about features so far   
    I work mainly on visual identity projects and have used both Affinity Designer and Photo since they came out on the market. While Affinity Designer is certainly a promising piece of software I could not unfortunately (at this point) use it for professional purposes. I continue to support the developers for their work however I will have to stick to illy for the time being. The features I'll list may have been discussed before but I'll get them in one place to illustrate my point on this. These are a couple of missing features that I bumped in with some attempted projects in Affinity Designer:
     
    Most important PDF export as vector. Most clients work with Adobe products so I need to deliver files that will support multiple stop gradients/transparency and eliptical gradients as vector. Bezier handle snap to the grid. This is especially useful for logos and typography Delete control points and break the curve at the same time. Having to break lines separately is a tedious workaround. Shape offset and a better algorithm for point distribution. The current workaround with strokes creates many useless vertices along the path. Split shapes with a single line. Right now the only way I could split a shape is by using another closed shape. Line width control points. I know there is currently a pressure option but it just doesn't cut it for complex situations.  
    I'll be watching the app's updates and activity in case this will get added in a near future. Really looking forward to completing an entire project using Affinity Designer.
     
    Cheers and godspeed.  :)
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    filip89 got a reaction from LCamachoDesign in Thoughts about features so far   
    I work mainly on visual identity projects and have used both Affinity Designer and Photo since they came out on the market. While Affinity Designer is certainly a promising piece of software I could not unfortunately (at this point) use it for professional purposes. I continue to support the developers for their work however I will have to stick to illy for the time being. The features I'll list may have been discussed before but I'll get them in one place to illustrate my point on this. These are a couple of missing features that I bumped in with some attempted projects in Affinity Designer:
     
    Most important PDF export as vector. Most clients work with Adobe products so I need to deliver files that will support multiple stop gradients/transparency and eliptical gradients as vector. Bezier handle snap to the grid. This is especially useful for logos and typography Delete control points and break the curve at the same time. Having to break lines separately is a tedious workaround. Shape offset and a better algorithm for point distribution. The current workaround with strokes creates many useless vertices along the path. Split shapes with a single line. Right now the only way I could split a shape is by using another closed shape. Line width control points. I know there is currently a pressure option but it just doesn't cut it for complex situations.  
    I'll be watching the app's updates and activity in case this will get added in a near future. Really looking forward to completing an entire project using Affinity Designer.
     
    Cheers and godspeed.  :)
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    filip89 got a reaction from Jim Alexander in EPS export rasterized   
    I certainly look forward to that because I really wish to use the app, but would not be taken seriously by clients if I were to offer rasterized PDFs for print.
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    filip89 got a reaction from cloudbusting in [ADe] Designer is unable to export to PDF for professional purposes!   
    Sadly I just bumped into the same issue. While it can export a simple vector gradient as PDF:X it cannot export multiple gradient nodes, midpoints, transparent nodes and elliptical gradients like Ai does. This brings me to a halt in using AD.
    Most of my clients require editable documents for further development and are not willing to ditch Illustrator for AD. I need a way to deliver editable and compatible files either as PDF or EPS. I hope this gets solved soon. 
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    filip89 got a reaction from CarolynPah in Crash when handling multiple documents   
    Hello, I've experienced multiple crashes when using embedded documents. Is there any reason why this would happen? The embedded files were Affinity documents. This occurs random so I can't exactly pinpoint what I am doing at the time.
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    filip89 reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer - 1.5.1   
    Click here to download the latest release
    Status: Patch
    Purpose: Stability
    Requirements: A valid Affinity Designer product key.

    We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post here and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback.

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.
     
    Fixes
    Fixed sporadic problem with context toolbar changing to a tool in a different document Fixed CMYK swatch tooltips display with 8-bit values Fixed 32-bit Preview not changing colour profiles when document colour format changes Changed PDF Export to convert 32-bit images to 8-bit Fixed artifacts appearing with a 3D Layer Effect profile on an object with a Linear Gradient Fixed cursor not updating in Freehand Selection when move is available Fixed being unable to deselect by clicking with Freehand Selection tool Fixed sporadic crash when opening and closing documents after having an adjustment layer panel open Fixed memory leaks Character and Navigator panels Fixed Split view mirror mode Before/After slider remaining draggable Changed default EXR export to 32-bit (instead of 16 half) Fixed clicking while in Pan mode with the Zoom tool will still cause the app to Zoom Fixed being unable to paste Enhanced Metafiles Fixed for Paste from external clipboards being permanently disabled Fixed crash when pasting an object as an SVG Fixed memory leaks when the progress dialog is displayed Fixed exporting images to Dropbox / Google Drive / other file synchronisation services (would previously fail to write metadata) Fixed crash when using Logitech 510 wireless and using Logitech Options software, when scrolling horizontally (software was delivering invalid mouse coordinates) Added special paper sizes (from the printer) in the Print dialog if not already present Fixed Custom Paper Size not being remembered between Print dialog sessions Fixed borderless printing Fixed list of available keyboard shortcuts not updating when changing Persona Fixed potential crash when opening multiple documents Fixed potential crash when showing rulers Fixed Export Selection with background failing Fixed UI jumping around on some popups when Windows is set to left handedness Added a minimum size to the Help window Fixed resetting User Defaults causes app to be minimized to its smallest size on next start Removed invalid 'Reset Fill Context' shortcut Fixed clicking on flyout button a second time not closing the flyout Improved performance of Layers / Export controls when adding items Fixed Layer names not updating correctly Fixed right clicking on a layer only displaying the context menu for a split second when the Character panel is visible Fixed pressing the Character / Paragraph button on the context toolbar not expanding collapsed panels Fixed right clicking a node in a Curve Adjustment doesn't update the preview Updated more icons to look better on a dark background at 100% zoom Use higher precision pointer position for new Pointer API (Windows 8.1 and higher, Surface type devices) Use higher precision pointer position for Wacom devices Fixed 3D and Bevel Emboss filter effects Fixed angle dial displaying decimals Fixed Text > Character Traits > Underline will tick both Underline and Strikeout Fixed some fonts incorrectly appearing as Segoe UI in the dropdown Fixed crash when dragging a Bevel/Emboss Profile node via FX dialog Fixed Continuous Export being re-enabled after creating a slice  Fixed pressure data not being received from some tablets Fixed "Scale with Object" for Soften parameter Fixed 32-bit Preview Display Transform radio button defaults to ICC Display Transform but is using OCIO Transform Fixed OCIO Display Transform being applied in Develop Fixed being able to type a 7 digit Hex value into the Colour panel Fixed crash clearing fill in Edit > Fill Added missing Retina Rendering Performance Preference Fixed Refine Selection dialog getting unintentionally dismissed Fixed sporadic PDF import crash for compressed streams Fixed zooming with the mouse wheel so that zooming in and out is consistent Fixed crash creating new document with Character panel open Fixed crash when selecting a font using the Character panel Added scrollers around menus for lower resolution screens Fixed Layer Effects "Soften" value can't exceed 20px Fixed Layer Effects dialog wrong values displayed when "Scale With Objects" is on Fixed Layer Effects "Scale with Objects" check box not updating when document selection changes Fixed being unable to click through onto the document when a popup is open Fixed editing a Global Colour and selecting a colour using the eyedropper will lose it's Global Colour status Fixed grid spacing is capped to slider value Installer
    Fixed thumbnail provider not working without VC Runtime Fixed product key appearing incorrectly when display zoom is set to 150%
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