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    drkanukie reacted to Sean P in Appearance Panel Multi Stroke / Fill on Text   
    Hi Aammppaa,

    I'll get this passed on to development! Thanks for letting us know.
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    drkanukie reacted to Sean P in Light mode Add icons illegible in Appearance Panel   
    Hi drkanukie,

    This is a known issue that is with development to be fixed.
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    drkanukie got a reaction from Chris B in 1.7.0.367 (RC2) Edit in Designer menu is greyed out   
    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.
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    drkanukie got a reaction from Chris B in 1.7.0.367 (RC2) Edit in Designer menu is greyed out   
    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.
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    drkanukie got a reaction from Aammppaa in 1.7.0.367 (RC2) Edit in Designer menu is greyed out   
    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.
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    drkanukie got a reaction from Phil K. in Bug: "Force pixel alignment" does not always work   
    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
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    drkanukie got a reaction from Przemysław in Video tutorials please use the light interface as there is low contrast in the dark interface   
    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.
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    drkanukie got a reaction from Przemysław in Video tutorials please use the light interface as there is low contrast in the dark interface   
    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.
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    drkanukie got a reaction from Phil K. in Bug: "Force pixel alignment" does not always work   
    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. 
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    drkanukie got a reaction from rubs in Constraints in Affinity Designer are seriously flawed - response required   
    Its 1.6.5.123 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.
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    drkanukie got a reaction from Phil K. in Bug: "Force pixel alignment" does not always work   
    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. 
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    drkanukie got a reaction from Phil K. in Bug: "Force pixel alignment" does not always work   
    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
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    drkanukie reacted to Friksel in [AD] Opacity slider is wrong!!   
    Yes, nice addition indeed and guess by showing the color on top of the checkerboard that would make it much clearer for everybody, no matter if your background is print or video.
    Great addition to add a combobox for value input too so we can see what value the slider actually has and to be able to enter as a value.
    If Designer and Photo 1.7 will have the controls like this, that would be nice!
     
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    drkanukie reacted to RosomakPL in Force pixel alignment for transform panel in AD   
    When I work on projects in which pixel accuracy is important, often after scaling elements I need to manually adjust the coordinates in the transform tab.  It would be nice if there were buttons for rounding coordinates on this panel. When clicking with the [ctrl] key, it could round all parameters. I painted it on attached screen.  It would be very convenient at work when you working on many objects. Instead of correcting 4 fields on the keyboard.

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