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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from fde101 in Affinity Video Editor?   
    So you can scale it without rendering quality issues. A motion graphics tool can use temporal anti-aliasing more efficiently when it can use paths to generate its own pixels the way it likes to process them. In Nuke for example you can get super sharp logos if you create a font with the base shapes and colour them in-app once compiled to match. In general, rastering to need vs pixel remapping is very different when it comes to render. Also most motion graphics apps will let you manipulate the vector shapes once imported.
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    Frank Jonen reacted to zstekovic in Expand stroke still sucks   
    Just to report that Expand Stroke function still suck.
    Check attached file, and zoom in first on top one, then on bottom.
     
    CPP TEST.afdesign
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    Frank Jonen reacted to Sean P in Period Leader Filled Tabs look like someone's losing at Tetris   
    The same is also true of InDesign!
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    Frank Jonen reacted to Sean P in Period Leader Filled Tabs look like someone's losing at Tetris   
    Thank you! I'll get that passed on to development.
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    Frank Jonen reacted to walt.farrell in Period Leader Filled Tabs look like someone's losing at Tetris   
    You can't change the spacing between the periods, and still have the periods in different entries line up. The first period needs to be in a fixed position, and all the following ones. And then you need to adjust the spacing betwen the last period and the word.
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    Frank Jonen reacted to CartoonMike in Is there a Resource Manager in Designer 1.7?   
    The fact that the files are Embedded and not linked, forces me to repeat the Place command for each page. for a 32 page comic, that's a bit of effort that is caused by the arbitrary elimination of Linking to files. Linking allows the source file to be changed (or replaced if the exact same file name is used) and that change is propagated to the doc that is linked to the file.
    In essence, just embedding the file is costing me anywhere between 2-3 hours of work per 32pg comic. I didn't know the replace image was a trick, so I didn't mention it.  To be fair, All affinity apps have had so many changes, my head is spinning and I don't know how to work around this embbeding thing. So this is me throwing up my hands and I'm just going to work through this and maybe  by July, I'll have figured out how to use AD/APub for comics  or just revert to using Comic Life (which is a good app), which can export a ePub, PDF and raster formats (JPG, PNG and/or TIFF).
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    Frank Jonen reacted to walt.farrell in Is there a Resource Manager in Designer 1.7?   
    At some point we'll have the Photo and Designer Personas active in Publisher. That should reduce the need for opening .afpub documents in Photo or Designer, as the Publisher Personas will provide some of the Photo/Designer capabilities. The only question at this point is which of the stand-alone application functions will be supported in the Personas.
    Also, as discussed in other topics, there are issues right now with opening multi-page Publisher files in Photo or Designer anyway, as both applications lack any mechanism for selecting which page to work on. I'm hopeful that the Publisher Personas will also help deal with that, when they're available. Note: A page selector is available if one Places a multi-page Publisher file into a Designer or Photo document; it's only Opening them that is a problem at the moment.
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from A_B_C in Period Leader Filled Tabs look like someone's losing at Tetris   
    Hi Sean,
    no problem. It happens every single time without fail.
    problem lineup.afdesign
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from fde101 in Data merge   
    Depending on your documents and use cases mailmerge may indeed work. For me it was more convenient (even on the simpler jobs) to just generate a bunch of files and have the outputs organised in folders without having to do anything afterwards.
     
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    Frank Jonen reacted to Chris B in Can we go back to last beta?   
    I know   I'm sorry.
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from Chris B in Can we go back to last beta?   
    The new marching ants selection makes me nauseous. Can't use it.
     
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from AffinityAppMan in Colour Matching?   
    Export your current image to the same colour space and depth as your target image is Add a LUT layer to your current document.  Click 'Infer LUT' Select the image you just exported [OK] Select your target image [OK]  
    You should be closer now than you were before.
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from IPv6 in Gradient Editor on new beta version   
    Not having the opacity as part of the colour picker seems like a bug. We're in a layer context here where all colours are described as RGBA, so having the picker only be RGB seems kind of odd. Maybe a checkbox to lock the opacity like we have in the live filters would be a good solution, so we'd have a choice. There are valid reasons for both but neither apply 100% of the time.
    It would also eliminate the need to switch back and forth to Designer for the convenience of the opacity tool.
     
    Edit: Yes it's indeed a bug. When you bring up the Colour panel you can pick the colours normally. RGB + opacity for each stop of the gradient. It appears the colour pickers used in the toolbar and top tool bar are different from the normal one.
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    Frank Jonen reacted to Jose Enriquez in Affinity for VFX   
    Hi,
    I was wondering is Affinity has a roadmap or is considering VFX as a target?
    I currently work as a TD in Pixomondo, for the matte painter department the tool of choice is Photoshop, however, Affinity is pretty close to all the tools needed for this task and could take all the VFX industry because it has some nice advantages over Photoshop, but it needs a little more work in:
    Complete OCIO support, currently there are some limitations.
    Consider LINUX, this is a big deal because, most of VFX work is done in LINUX and there is not a replacement for PS. With a good tool in LINUX we could move 100% from windows.
    Create an API in python to allow an easy integration with the rest of the pipeline.
    I hope you can consider how big Affinity could become if it can take down PS for the VFX industry.
    Cheers,
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from Dacosta! in How to rotate canvas in Affinity Photo on desctop PC   
    Yeah the canvas rotation bug doesn't ever seem to get fixed. It's highly annoying that on a normal working setup you're crippled with step-rotation. Why it doesn't have a key combo that you can hold while dragging to rotate is beyond me.
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from jc4d in Listen to the users... please   
    Yes it does. It's also quite annoying to go into a destructive step just to mask a layer. Dragging a layer into the layer mask slot and use the luminance information to mask it would be much better.
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    Frank Jonen reacted to Maestrorobertus in Listen to the users... please   
    I read a lot and I think the new 1.7 is not going anywhere close to what many users express here.
    Just a list of things people want:
    1. Convert Black/White to mask. In PS its easy, take any black white image and use it as mask. Thats what an alpha channel looks like anyway. Not so in AFP. This should be a one click action.
    2. Merge Layers. In AFP you need to convert layers first to pixel than merge.. that is annoying. We need an option to make that work in one step.
    3. Transform areas of the image. It cost so much time that, each time you want to transform a selection you need to copy it first to another layer, then fiddle around with transparency and get the transform to the area it should work. Please make things easier.
    4. Brush Scale. Brackets, may be the keys for US users, but people have different keyboards in other countries. Each time I need to change that to , . for 20 tools. Thats annoying. Also we need a better workflow to adjust the brush size on Windows. This simple is essential!
    5. Remember filter settings. Each time I use a filter again, I have to input the values against.. balls... thats so super annoying. You ain't know how many times I do that per day. And where are the actions still missing to build own actions?
    6. File close.. each time I close an image, AFP ask me to save it.. no mater what I do it will be still open and I need to close it again. 
    These are the most annoying things that need care. I could write a longer list, but I done it quite some times here... so please give us things we really need, not another app for iOS, Android.. and other fancy unprofessional stuff. ;-)
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from misc33 in Serialised Data Import   
    When you work with teams, it's now increasingly through cloud services. In addition to the already suggested Markdown, an option to map JSON data to text styles and tables would be a welcome addition that'd save us from round-tripping through parsers. A pulled update would just require a refresh in Publisher. It'd be quite helpful for magazine workflows (i.e. manage each issue's articles in a database, then export for layout), data-based brochures (e.g. annual reports) and similar often tedious tasks. 
    Adobe is selling you some behemoth apps that don't work right to get the editorial workflow managed but they're so great that that people who should be using them keep using other apps and copy/paste into the Adobe apps, creating a mess for versioning.
    Quark has Quark Author which is quite overwhelming and not exactly enjoyable to use.
    Having a way to IDGAF import serialised data would open it up wide for a variety of use cases. Write together in Jira, Cockpit or custom tools (that the users already know and are comfortable in), export sections to JSON and have that work right away in Publisher would be a great advantage. It's a rather clean format for structured data and easy to manually fix should an exporter have the hiccups. 
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from Alfred in PDF Placement still broken   
    This bug has never been addressed, but with Publisher being, well… for desktop publishing, now would be a good time to do so.
    Since the beginning placing PDFs didn't work right. The formatting was broken and fonts were incorrectly replaced (Times should be replaced with Times New Roman, not Arial).
    As a reference on how it should work, look at Pages, Keynote, Preview, InDesign, Quark XPress…
     
    EDIT:
    Right now the only way we have in the Affinity suite is to rasterise each page of the document to our output device. For offset printing that would be the point where outlines are lasered on film. We're now talking about several 1200dpi CMYK files. 
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    Frank Jonen reacted to jksmollin in Markdown File Compatibility   
    It seems as though Affinity Publisher does not support importing markdown files for text import. Can this be a feature when the software is released out of beta?
     
    Thank you =)
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from ronnyb in Real split mode   
    Goes for all apps but mainly Designer.
    Right now we have a split mode that's — to be polite — of limited use. Zoom, rotation… all of that does not happen. It's merely a checking method on how your pixels may eventually look and if you have stray vectors. That's it.
    It'd be so much more useful to have a way of seeing a document at various zoom levels without having to use tabs or the freakazoid view mode. One side of the split would be the document at display scale while the other would be zoomed in to work on a detailed part more easily while always seeing it in context.
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from ronnyb in Real split mode   
    Goes for all apps but mainly Designer.
    Right now we have a split mode that's — to be polite — of limited use. Zoom, rotation… all of that does not happen. It's merely a checking method on how your pixels may eventually look and if you have stray vectors. That's it.
    It'd be so much more useful to have a way of seeing a document at various zoom levels without having to use tabs or the freakazoid view mode. One side of the split would be the document at display scale while the other would be zoomed in to work on a detailed part more easily while always seeing it in context.
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from ChrisSmere in Force update instances   
    I had another mis-print today because the symbol instances constantly get out of whack. A "force update instances" would cure this ailment. 
    Right now the instances are recognised as symbols in the layer stack. Yet quite often after updating a symbol, it carries through some instances, not all. Sometimes just two instances and then it stops. It's a very necessary addition and I'm honestly quite surprised it isn't there already.
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    Frank Jonen got a reaction from Sean P in Compound Shape + Constraint > Symbol = Loses Fill   
    Not aware of any posts. I've wanted to post this a few months ago but never got around to it.
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    Frank Jonen reacted to Sean P in Compound Shape + Constraint > Symbol = Loses Fill   
    Hi Frank!
    I'll get this passed on to development, as I couldn't find any previous mention of this! If you are aware of other threads of this being reported then please do link me to them! 
    Thanks!
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