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  1. SOLVED @Chris B C:\ProgramData\Affinity\Common\1.0\appinfo\Release delete the .appinfo files there and redo the open and close of the newly installed Photo & Designer apps.
  2. I also cleared out my %AppData%/Affinity folder but it still broken going Photo -> Designer
  3. I agree but we need to find out what the actual mechanism it is using that is causing the specific problems - It's probably in the shared user space in AppData or Registry
  4. I have reinstalled everything even inputting product keys and rebooted and opened files in both and exited and the Edit in Designer in Photo is still greyed out (you can Edit in Photo) from Designer OK. I really need a solution for this beyond turn it on and off again. I look forward to support help.
  5. I have tried both opening and closing .afphoto and .afdesign files in both apps - the link from designer to photo now works but the link from photo to designer doesn't. Also had reboots etc. So will try a reinstall of photo as it seems to be the problem. It would help if I actually understood how this check works is it a specific file or a registry entry that its looking for as this would be the best way to fix it. From a usability standpoint this check is poorly implemented it should use the version in the registry to check if a compatible version is available.
  6. I have the same problem Windows 7.0 with versions of Designer & Photo both the same version and the Edit in X options are greyed out in both of them. This is really disappointing as the new release was meant to make this work correctly.
  7. Its really hard to read the panel and text on the dark background in the excellent video tutorials, due to the subtle shading, there is just not enough contrast - especially if you don't have perfect eye sight. Using the light interface gives a lot more contrast and would make the tutorials easier to follow. Thanks for making such excellent products and training materials.
  8. I have an art board with a stack of 19 images all with sub-pixel heights & Y positions - I want to set an integral height of 102px and then butt all the images together so their Y are 102px increments from the First one which is on an integral Y position - creating a seamless stack down the artboard. Seems no may to do it except by hand and it takes ages (10+ minutes) to do one page of these and I have 30 artboards :// (5+ hours grind)
  9. drkanukie

    Affinity designer on windows 10 freezing

    I have the same problem with a specific image heavy PDF file which had been sliced up - Latest beta with snapping off seems to work as expected when I tested it. I enabled snapping to see if its causing slow down still and it had no effect so for my problem file the beta is a big improvement.
  10. Yep They need to realise this. Trouble is over precision in it's behaving like a cad tool not a screen design tool. They definitely need a stabilizing release. It's not hard to implement you just need a round() on the X/Y in that mode. I'm going to start a list like Arya Stark 1 Pixel forcing on artboards 2 Nested constraints What else? ...These have to be major face palms that break workflow not niggles.
  11. Its October 2018 and that example constraints file @rubs is still badly broken. The worst part is that turning the constraints off/on on the blue circle buttons causes the white chevrons to vanish or remove the anchor on the chevrons and they resize tiny. I use a lot of different tools such as Figma and Sketch which have much more complex constraint models they had problems and have been significantly improved within 6 months. There is no point is launching features that don't work reliably and at worse corrupt data in a tool marketed at design professionals as these things have an actual $ cost to us in time fixing it. If you do a lets launch and fix strategy then you need to fix them if your customers report serious bugs. Not addressing this in a year is not effective product management. Even if it is broken (in certain arrangements) there should be some guidance in the help/forum as to what those might be, so they can be avoided. Which seems to be the case as taking the buttons & chevrons out of their group and they seem to work again. On a positive note @rubs has just provided you with a good acceptance criteria test for your constraints feature when it does get fixed.
  12. drkanukie

    [AD] Opacity slider is wrong!!

    Thanks Walt - I didn't have the studio colour panel open and I now I can actually see the slider is linked but in my setup I didn't have the studio colour panel visible as it was behind the swatches which is where I normally pick colour from. Annoyingly the property bar fill panel resets to Colour from swatches to colour picker on every usage so I way well use the studio swatch and colour tools from now on. Now that you have pointed it out I can see the opacity but it is a mighty weird UX decision. Thanks for the help
  13. drkanukie

    [AD] Opacity slider is wrong!!

    Not the one on the studio color panel the one on the fill drop-down color panel (windows). The studio color panel has abs opacity. The fill drop-down doesn't it just had a dumb slider. Why these two controls are different makes no sense. So from the fill drop down color panel you then go to the studio color panel to set opacity (if it's visible and you know opacity is there) set opacity, this closes the fill colour drop-down which you then have to reopen to amend the colour. It could all be avoided by making the sliders the same control. As it is it's poor ux design.
  14. drkanukie

    [AD] Opacity slider is wrong!!

    The slider must allow an absolute opacity to be set,as there is currently no way to set it. Many design systems define colors with opacity for example material design has black at 54% and 87% opacity and it's impossible to set these in Affinity. You don't want to set it on the layer you want to set it in style. It's impossible without being able to set absolute values. The control for the layer opacity and fill stop opacity is the one that should be used here as they support absolute values.
  15. Here is just a sample of threads caused or related to this behavior - there were 17 pages I stopped at page 4 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/67434-copied-artboard-slices-consistently-off-by-1-pixel/&tab=comments#comment-348837 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/53609-merging-layers-causing-blurring/&tab=comments#comment-359703 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/68654-wrong-size-of-file-after-export/&tab=comments#comment-355211 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/67434-copied-artboard-slices-consistently-off-by-1-pixel/&tab=comments#comment-348837 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/64600-wrong-document-dimension-when-exporting-with-export-persona/&tab=comments#comment-344034 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/63279-jpeg-exported-file-shows-unwanted-lines-across-the-picture/&tab=comments#comment-328046 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/62569-ad1-pixel-lines-not-displaying-as-1-pixel-wide-not-crisp/&tab=comments#comment-324370 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/54222-force-pixel-alignment-for-transform-panel-in-ad/&tab=comments#comment-274729 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/54024-force-pixel-alignment-move-by-whole-pixels-not-working-with-groups-photo/&tab=comments#comment-273680 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/61483-export-picture-size-change/&tab=comments#comment-320572 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/63801-export-dimensions-depend-on-artboard-alignment/&tab=comments#comment-330850 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/63900-export-size-bug-mac/&tab=comments#comment-331416 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/58210-one-pixel-is-added-to-my-exported-picture/&tab=comments#comment-308623 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/29400-size-adds-1px-when-creating-slice/&tab=comments#comment-296362 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/57619-unwanted-white-border-when-exporting-via-batch-process/&tab=comments#comment-296175 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/32639-force-pixel-alignment-not-work/&tab=comments#comment-158750 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/3237-white-borders-after-pdf-export-on-top-and-right-edge/&tab=comments#comment-258100
  16. I spent 2 hours trying to get 9 artboards and all their background layers all aligned so I could export to the right size rather than 1 pixel bigger than it should be with a transparent edge. This is not OK as a workflow. There are tools like Sketch that make pixel alignment very easy and there is a button where you can select a object and say snap to pixels and bam no sub-pixels. In Affinity even though the property panel looks like it's on the pixel boundary 780 it isn't because if you turn on 3 significant places on the pixels display (trick I found in forum on this issue) it's actual 780.029. I don't want to have to wrangle to 3 significant places to get my art aligned for export! Nor do I want to have to be worrying about 100ths of a pixel cluttering my property display. If the force pixel alignment is ON then it should never allow a layer to be off the pixel grid when creating or moving it and ALL X/Y should be integral. I have to admit I was a big fan and advocate to other UX designers of this product until now, but it's such a ridiculous thing to implement as it is that I have lost a lot of faith in it. Stop adding new features and fix the fundamentals you are being told about by professional designers. Or stop claiming this is a professional tool because it clearly isn't. Because for all it's excellent parts it let down by flawed thinking in the fundamentals. I'm not the only voice here there are many threads here on the same topic from professional designers.
  17. drkanukie

    Size adds 1px when creating slice

    Jeeze just got bitten by this too - it's a stupid product decision given so many people are falling over it. Please listen to the users it's what makes products be successful and be adopted. At least I know about the pointless sub-pixel artboards now and how to stop it. Note the export persona can throw a little warning about duplicate slices - why not throw one for artboards not being pixel aligned - just a thought
  18. This bug is more than annoying it breaks the product usability is there an ETA for a version with a fix ? I'm on
  19. I have a very simple logo in a file that keeps crashing the export persona in - Sometimes it works - other times BOOM to desktop - but its a lot more unstable that 1.5 ever was. The setup is fairly simple couple of slices to SVG and PNG exports I can send a Drive link to the file if you want it
  20. I'm trying to modify the transform properties of a layer on Mac but when I double click the input fields its failing to auto-select the text and my values get appended - the focus on the field is also white rather than the blue of selection, I have to drag select the text to replace it, this seems really weird behavior compared to other apps like Sketch where this is simple. Is this some non obvious setting somewhere ? It's painful to use.
  21. What about moving platforms I have a Windows licence for both but want to use in on Mac, no different really than moving to another PC but it looks like you need to repurchase the Mac version.
  22. These features need to be enhanced to meet user expectations both Fireworks and Sketch has a resize to fit option and I really need it using affinty designer. If you had a plugin architecture API we could write our own, is this available/planned ? This is one of the best features of Sketch, users writing plugins to fill in missing functionality and its why Sketch is so popular as the extensions are way beyond the initial product vision/capabilities. I'm a big advocate of designer but some things really need to be there to convince people to make the jump.
  23. I have the same issue and a search of the forums suggest it is not supported feature. Coming from other tools like Sketch not having Resize Artboard to Fit is a big problem for me when using affinity, there are so many use cases where it is useful. Affinity should look at the artboard features in Sketch as I would say they are best in class at the moment, though Sketch has terrible QA & stability issues. I would make this a priority feature request as the other posters on this subject need it.