Jump to content

Jens Krebs

Members
  • Content Count

    680
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Jens Krebs got a reaction from kpro in Link images with relative paths   
    Yes, please! Every other DTP software I know works with relative paths, cannot live without this!
  2. Like
    Jens Krebs got a reaction from Cherie26 in Affinity publisher on Ipad   
    There is no "delay" -- when Publisher cane out in the summer, Serif announced that the iPad version is planned for next year. As we don't have next year yet, everything is as scheduled.
  3. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to Mark Ingram in Move back tool   
    You were warned against this behaviour in a previous thread where you asked the same questions. As such I'm locking this thread. As has been mentioned before, the best way to remove the word "Shutterstock" from the images is to purchase a licence for the images.
     
  4. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to MickRose in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.549   
    The New Document dialogue is brilliant. I like having everything on display (no tabs) and the Presets will be very useful. The interface is now really good. Thanks.

  5. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.549   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not Available
    ---
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.549) is now available as a download from the link above.
    As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    ---
    Fixes and Updates
    New Document Dialog
    (Win) Implemented new New Document / Template dialog
    (Mac) Miscellaneous fixes
    General
    Layers thumbnails now update when a global colour is changed
    Convert to text frame now preserves corners
    Fixed creation of unnecessary duplicates in Resource Manager / Collect...
    Added 'Show in Explorer / Finder' to Resource Manager
    Document Grid drawn incorrectly when switching between Master and Regular View
    Fixed crash adding assets from afpub file
    Assets imported via an afasset file aren't made visible if no categories currently exist
    Can now search for missing fonts via Find and Replace
    Fixes for Baseline Grid propagation from Master Pages
    Preflight
    Preflight check for missing glyphs
    Text
    Fixed crash in text composition. Recent regression
    Fixed for Even / Odd Page Breaks
    Fixes for Pinning Page UI
    Column Rules now honour Text Wrap
    Fixed Text Wrapping issues that could occur with large negative borders
    Wrap settings saved in an objects style weren't correctly applied
    Added more 'special characters' to the Bullets and Numbering character pick lists
    Fixed Text Styles Panel preview for styles with a large 'Space Above'
    'Word Joiner' and 'Zero Width Non-breaking Space' can now be entered with ToggleUnicode, and have their own "Show Special" representation.
    Pasting text with Move Tool active now appends content to non-filler text rather than replacing
    Warning now given when attempting to spell check text with no suitable dictionary available
    Improved Title Exceptions granularity to never change certain words
    Specific font incorrectly keeps italics activated
    (Win) Drop Scale for Descenders option was missing
    (Win) Previews on Typography Panel corrupted
    Tables
    Deleting row(s) in table caused alignment settings to reset
    Table format > Frame stroke alignment is not remembered when changing the width
    TOC
    Pinned Frames now use the location of their pin to influence the order of TOC entries
    (Win) TOC Panel was missing separator field
    Index
    Fix occasional crash opening Index Panel
    Import
    PDF Import: PDF Import now supports JBIG2 compression.
    DOCX Import: DOCX Import now supports linked images
    IDML Import: Shift+Tab (Right Indent Tab) not imported
    IDML Import: Gutter values could be incorrect
    Export / Print
    PDF Export: Images in Embedded Documents weren't downsampling to correct DPI leading to unnecessarily high-res bitmaps.
    JPEG Export: Include bleed was missing
    Updated Help and Translations
    ---
    To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
    To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
  6. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to Chris B in Got a refund from Apple   
    Hey WaySayer,
    Welcome to the Affinity Forums and thank you for coming here to post.
    We are currently trying to collect as many CR3 files as we possibly can to further improve support for these files. Could I kindly ask you to upload a few samples to the developer Dropbox link found in this thread:
    I am also seeing reports of crashes on iPad Air and some of the smaller non-pro iPads. This is also being looked at. Thank you. 
  7. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to WaySayer in Got a refund from Apple   
    I wrote a review on the App Store, saying Affinity Photo only crashes on my iPad Air. Then I got a refund from Apple, so my review has disappeared.
    i got a response from a developer asking me to post here so they could address it. Not really my problem now, but I don’t like to ignore people who are well-intentioned.  I got one photo developed from RAW, and then nothing ever worked.  I tried to develop Canon CR3 compressed RAW files.  They’re pretty large, 20MB+.
    Apple’s Photos app also crashes occasionally, but if I save a cropped version first, it helps.  Maybe it needs an iPad Pro or maximum memory.
  8. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.535   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not Available
    ---
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.535) is now available as a download from the link above.
    As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    ---
    Fixes and Updates
    General
    Fix for crash on startup when specific (broken) fonts are installed
    Embedded Assets imported from opened files aren't always visible initially
    Fixed sporadic crash switching from the Text Flow Tool to the Move Tool
    Prevented opening of multiple copies of placed linked documents
    Fix for documents not auto-updating when edited from inside the application
    (Mac) Fixed crash Adding Pages from File
    Page Management
    Master Page text  could be duplicated when migrating masters
    IME panel now available in detached Master Text Frames
    IDML Import
    Sporadic crash opening IDML with Drop Cap paragraph styles.
    Use document profile when IDML contains an image profile of 'None'
    Text Variables converted to plain text when importing IDML
    Text
    (Mac) Fix for crashing in the Text Style Editor (hopefully!)
    Improved Title Exceptions granularity to never change certain words
    Fixed text drag drop for Master Page text frames
    Improved adjustment of last Table Row height / Column width 
    Indexes
    Words containing index marks could not always be found
    Preflight
    Added 'Warning' state to preflight status indicator
    Additional Hyperlink checks
    Overflow text check sometimes wasn't reported if the page frame was overflowing but the master frame wasn't
    Ignore small images for non-proportional scaling warning
    Export
    Fixed PSD Export of Master Page content
    Linked sRGB document not printing correctly when placed in a greyscale document
    Updated Help and Translations
    ---
    To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
    To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
  9. Like
    Jens Krebs got a reaction from Paul Mudditt in Affinity Designer 1.8 New features list?   
    No, it isn't ... buy the software with the features it currently has, if you need them, otherwise don't.
    Adobe and Quark are as quiet about this as Serif and only tell people what's new when the release date is nearing and they are sure what they can include.
    In the past, Serif has been more open about this, and even kept public roadmaps for Designer and Photo. They were removed when Publisher came out. As I understand, people started moaning about ,their' feature not being developed first and complaining about some things staying on the roadmap for six or more months whereas other things got done quicker than expected and even got their panties in knotts when a feature was released that hadn't been on the roadmap, because they thought this had held up work in areas they considered more important ... I guess there simply is no pleasing everyone and as not talking about unreleased features takes less effort and creates less ruckus amongst users, they decided to take this road and keep their mouths shut until there is something to talk about.
    I am sure that you -- and everyone else -- get's the news as soon as there's something to see, and unless the beta process is changed drastically, you'll even get to try stuff out and give your input before release. :o)
  10. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to BigStef in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    Hi @Jens Krebs, thanks to be so "obstinate" on this case :-)
    But @MikeW is right : Black 100% pure is mandatory in press job.
    Actually in V 1.8 the only issue is with the text itself :
    Shadow with swatche "Black 100% CMYK process color with overprint" work very well (better then V 1.7) Black square with "Multiply" on layer and opacity at 60% (i.e.) work very well Text with swatche "Black 100% CMYK process color with overprint" should over print background but does not in V 1.8 (while it IS working in V 1.7) Now I have opened your last "test_new.afpub" file and all text were NOT overprinting the background (see attached i have done with your file). 
    Now I have done a test in just selecting "Multiply" on the text layer and it work. But this is not how it should be because I have already selected "Overprint" in the swatche color. If I have a book with 60 pages to manage, i want to be assured that my black text overprint background. This is why this topic is open.

  11. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to MikeW in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    Jens, if you can see the text when the black color is switched off in Acrobat Preview, it isn't 100%k.
    I've attached a sample.
    test-cmyk-shadow-v-1-8.pdf
  12. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to JCD2016 in Set Units to MM (millimeters) application wide   
    It honors it as long as it stays a Affinity Designer format, but when you exported it to EPS. And load it back in later, it's back to pt or px. Both highly unusable. I want it to (en)forced within the whole designer application to mm.
    And that goes for the document size 'sheet' and the shapes as well, fonts and so on. Hopefully this will be adressed some time soon.
  13. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to JCD2016 in Set Units to MM (millimeters) application wide   
    When I create a design, using MM (millimeters as units) and export it to let's say EPS. Open this back again, i'm back in px (pixel) units. Somehow the application does not allow me to ALWAYS use Millimeters, as this is the most logical unit within sign-graphics, nobody uses pixel units in signage.
    Perhaps the solution to this problem is, just like Adobe does; choose what you want to use from the application it self, and it will create or interpret loaded ('strange formats' outside Affinity) always with that unit. Saves me alot of work, since plotting vinyl does only take EPS/ AI in Summa's WinPlot.
     
    Using Designer 1.7.3.481 on Windows 10
     
     
  14. Sad
    Jens Krebs reacted to thomaso in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    Sorry, I can't confirm such improvement of v531 with your .afpub. – (btw: a 100K text as PDF/X-4 does overprint already in APub 1.7.3)
    – Instead it appears that in your .afpub it even does NOT overprint the black of a gaussian blurred 100 K text // ... and is different to BigStef's file in that point to me:
     
    • Jens' afpub, generic cmyk profile, X-4:     test_new_generic prof X4.pdf

     
     
    • BigStef's .afpub, fogra 39, X-4:    test-cmyk-shadow-v-1-8_ot X4.pdf

     
    Like MikeW I also see still in v531 issues with overprinting 100 K, both in PDF 1.7 and in multiply color mode.
  15. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to MikeW in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    No worries.
    I didn't muck with the transparent square like the text. But...I also used pdf/x-4, which is why I asked about pdf version. I had failed to read the 1.5. So while I could use Acrbat or pdfToolbox to alter the generated pdf to your needs, that's not a great workflow. A pdf/x-4 is a 1.6 (maybe 1.7) pdf version.
    There are other issues. I don't have the time to make sure, but I believe when you have transparency in an Affinity pdf and use one of the revisions versus an /X type, the transparency blend space will be RGB. While I have only had printed a few Affinity application pdfs and the rgb blend space hasn't caused an issue, it can.
    Oh, yeah. I don't think a non-pdf/x can have an embedded profile. Jen's last test pdf is a pdf/x-3.
    I'm glad this may be sorted out.
    FWIW, I moved the design into Q and produced a proper pdf (black square and all) on the first go.
     
  16. Like
    Jens Krebs got a reaction from BigStef in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    Thanks for the Publisher File.0
    I made an export with the following PDF settings: honor spot colours disabled, so everything will convert to CMYK / overprint black / generic CMYK profile and got the attached PDF file -- when I open it in Photo (don't have Acrobat) and look at the color channels, black is overprinting A LOT (when I open your PDF file, test 4, I see that black is NOT overprinting, so I guess Photo works for this quick check).

     

    test.pdf
  17. Thanks
    Jens Krebs got a reaction from BigStef in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    I think, I have cornered the problem ... please find attached a Publisher file, a screenshot of my PDF options and a PDF file with correct overprinting (I checked it in a trial of Callas ToolChest ... very slow on macOS Catalina but I like it better than Acrobat, thinking about maybe buying it now ...).
    Good news first: Overprinting black works correctly in Publisher 1.8 beta.
    Bad news: It's not compatible to Publishser 1.7 files (which has its issues with black and overprinting).
    I believe, the problem is, that you (BigStef) are using an ,old' Publisher file that has been created with 1.7 -- the attached file is created with 1.8 and works properly.
    The idea to create and test with a new file came, when I noticed that I cannot create a "Black Global Colour"  in version 1.8 (other colours work fine, but when I try creating a global colour / swatch from CMYK 100% black, nothing happens and the document swatch panel stays empty) and your test file contains one, so the global black swatch must be an old one from version 1.7 (tested this as well, in 1.7 I can create a simple black global swatch).

    test_new.pdf
    test_new.afpub
  18. Like
    Jens Krebs got a reaction from BigStef in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    Yes, I know what you expect ... basically the blue sky behind the black text, not ... more black text ... I thought this was just a problem with Affinity Photo (again, I don't have Acrobat at the moment, so cannot do a proper separations preview). Sorry.
    I'll download an Acrobat Trial and play some more.
  19. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to BigStef in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    OK Jens, i have opened your different files and tried out your PDF configuration with. No problem, i could reproduce your PDF with black overprint.
    Now there's differents points i would like to highlight :
    I do not understand why you cannot create a "Black Global Colour" - To try, I have created a swatche black 100% K without a problem... Fyo, if I'm doing it this way, the black does not overprint. I cannot use the Generic CMYK profil as my printers ask for COATED FOGRA 39 - It looks like Generic CMYK Profil is mandatory to have your good result. (Im even not sure to have the possibility of PDF/X-3 instead of PDF 1.5 I use. I'll ask my printers). I can't go further today as I have some job to deliver  But for me this topic is still not solved... So I will be back for sure. Thanks a lot for your time and help Jens...
  20. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to BigStef in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    For your information, I have opened your test.pdf file with photo AND Acrobat, and can confirm the issue appear on both...
  21. Thanks
    Jens Krebs reacted to BigStef in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    I have edited my topic to join it just before you asked it :-)
    The profil color is COATED FOGRA39...
  22. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to BigStef in CMYK Black Overprint regression ?   
    Hi Jens, thanks for your answer.
    Yes absolutely.
    Actually both V1.7 and V 1.8 are done with exactly the same process, and we can see the difference, right ?
    The PDF is joined and here's a DropBox link to my AP 1.8.0.531 file :
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/64fg5ucrcvafbcc/test-cmyk-shadow-v-1-8.afpub?dl=0
    test-cmyk-shadow-v-1-8.pdf
  23. Thanks
    Jens Krebs reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.531   
    Yep, most of our cards are on the table for 1.8 now. We're already planning future updates, but there are a lot of loose ends that need tying up for 1.8 too. 
  24. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to garrettm30 in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.531   
    @Jens Krebs No worries; I understood. I was just musing with myself out loud more than anything. 
  25. Like
    Jens Krebs reacted to Fantomas.CZ in Kerning stops at -1020 and goes no further (Drop Caps) [1.8.531]   
    Following on this thread, I tried to use a layered font for a multicolor drop cap in Publisher in a following manner:
    I made a Drop Cap spanning over 3 characters (to the right) and 4 lines down. The font is LTC Goudy Initials (3 layers) and you can find it here.  I changed the format of each Drop Cap character to represent one layer of the font - background, floral motives and the letter itself - along with the colors. Using Kerning, I moved the both remaining characters on top of the original Drop Cap. Now what happened: after about -1020 value of Kerning, the character didn't move, leaving some white outlines, suggesting imperfect overlay. The problem is not in the font, I checked (when used in three separate layers, everything is fine). I suppose there is some kind of limitation for the Kerning value, that is actually set, and this is a bit over. You might consider extending the limit value for Kerning.
    If there was another solution for layered fonts/drop caps like a possibility to consecutively apply three styles resulting in three layers acting as one, that would be very nice. Of course,  I understand that is it probably not worth the effort for such a niche usage, when an alternative solution exists.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.