Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by R C-R

  1. As mentioned in this topic, some of us don't like that selecting the Flood Fill Tool (usually) automatically swaps the primary & secondary colors when it is selected, or find it confusing when it does this. So it would be useful if a "Swap" option could be added to the context toolbar, with a 'sticky' checkmark that if unticked would prevent the swap from occurring.
  2. It isn't arbitrary -- @Callum explained the logic behind the swap. But it does make an assumption about how users most often use the Flood Fill Tool in combination with the other tools, which is true only for certain workflows. With that in mind, I think it would be useful to add a "sticky" setting to that tool's context toolbar, perhaps named simply "Swap," with a checkmark that if unticked would not automatically do the swap. Do you think it is worth making a feature request for that?
  3. It is not a bug. The "More" button allows you to change any of the brush's parameters only for that use of the selected brush, without changing any of the brush's default parameters. If you double-click on a brush in the Brushes panel & change any parameters, then those changes become the default ones for that brush. That's why when you do that, the header shows "Brush - Editing [<name of brush>]" instead of "Brush - Selection." It is also why clicking the "More" button deselects the brush in the Brushes panel & does not show a brush name -- it is no longer the same brush as in the Brushes panel, nor are you making any permanent changes to a named brush. If, while in the "Brush - Selection" window, you click the Duplicate button, you are adding a new brush to the Brushes panel, & the window header updates accordingly to "Brush - Editing [Brush Copy]" (which is also the default name given to the new brush). IOW, if you use the "More" button (or change any of the parameters in the Brush Tool's context menu) you are not making any permanent changes (edits) to the Brush in the Brushes panel, so it (the panel brush) is not the current brush & thus that brush is no longer highlighted in the panel. Considering that, the only way I can think of to improve things in this respect would be to change what the History panel step shows, so instead of just "Paint Brush Tool," it would show "<name of brush>" when you select it. BTW, there is yet a third header type, one that shows something about changing the brushes just for the current document or something like that, but I can never remember how to get to it.
  4. If you use Finder's "Get Info" on the GoPro folder & on the subfolder in it you are trying to save the file to, does the "Sharing & Permissions" say you have write Privileges to both?
  5. Which tools in which persona do you mean? And do you mean tools or toolbar items? AFAIK, all of both from the older versions are still available, plus a few new ones.
  6. FWIW, this MacOS feature called the App Switcher. It has lots of options. Many are very useful but not obvious. There are several online blog topics that discuss this, among them this CNet article.
  7. A bit off topic but when I opened the Customize Toolbar drop down to add the RAW Readout item, I noticed that (I believe from a bug in a previous version) I had 2 "Auto White Balance" buttons & a "Baseline Grid" button. I assume all 3 should be deleted, right? FWIW, the grid button has no effect but the auto one darkens the image greatly, & has no History panel entry.
  8. So I guess I must have seen a Rename icon back in 2016 but I really have no memory of it, or when it might have gone missing.
  9. it is the same for me -- most won't install (resulting in the 'unexpected format' error) but a few install without any issues. Annoyingly, there seems to be no obvious reason for this difference I can see -- it is not related to the size of the .abr file, how many brushes it includes, or the vintage or source of the files. The existence of this bug brings to mind two things: It is more important than ever to make .afbrushes backups of all added brush categories that came from .abr files, because if it is ever necessary or desirable to reset the brushes to factory defaults, there is no way to get them all back until such time as this bug is resolved. We really, really need a more user friendly & less tedious way to backup not just individual brush categories but all of the categorized items that any factory reset wipes out. If nothing else, a 'batch' backup of each categorized item that saved them to individual category files in a folder somewhere would work.
  10. I don't remember seeing one, but maybe I just never noticed it.
  11. It also requires removal of the motherboard because the RAM is on the side of the board facing the back of the case, inaccessible from the front after removing the display. That in turn requires removal of other parts. From the iFixit teardown article for the 2019 retina 4K 21.5" model, it looks like this is where they are: This is not something I think most users should attempt -- the chances of breaking something are much to high to make that advisable.
  12. Since this is being moved to the feature request section, for the record I would like to suggest yet another related feature, one I realize most users would seldom use (& complicated to implement!) so it does not have much chance of being implemented. But hope springs eternal & all that, so here it is: Add yet another app preference (yeah, I know) for the format of the default snapshot name. Ideally, this would be something like in the Advanced section of the MacOS Language & Region > System Preference for the date & time formats. An easier to implement alternative could be a popup in the General or User Interface preference with a few choices (like a short form that omitted the weekday name & used 24 hour military style time) or maybe just a simple two or 3 digit auto-increasing name, sort of like the first part of the snapshot names included in some of the workbook files. Failing any of that, it still would be useful if we could edit the snapshot name after creating it, even if it required a right-click & a new window like for some of the other rename features.
  13. What I would like to see instead is double-clicking on the name text puts the field into text edit mode (so we can change the snapshot name if we later decide something else would be more descriptive). Jumping to the selected snapshot could be implemented by double-clicking on the camera icon in Photo, & in the other 2 apps if the camera icon was included with the snapshot.
  14. Whether it makes any sense is open to debate but it does not change the image quality in any way. "DPI" is not the same as pixel resolution -- DPI (dots per inch) is really just a loosely used term that refers to print resolution, but a printed "dot" can mean different things even in that context. Likewise, "PPI" (pixels per inch) is also a loosely used term that can mean different things in different contexts, as is any term that includes a 'per' unit of physical measurement, be it inch, mm, or whatever. For example, PPI can refer to the physical pixel density (resolution) of a display device (the reciprocal of its dot or pixel pitch) or to the physical resolution of an image capture device (like a digital camera or a scanner). Both DPI & PPI are often used to describe the resolution of a digital image file, but because the image in these files have no unique physical existence, neither use is technically correct. The only "real" resolution of these files are their pixel dimensions, & just to make things that much more confusing, pixels do not have to be square, so the width & height DPI/PPI values can be different. Strictly speaking, in digital image files these DPI/PPI values are just metadata, which apps can use or ignore, for example when mapping the virtual pixels of a raster image to the physical pixels of a computer display. EDIT: For more about quality vs. DPI, a good source of info is the Affinity Spotlight article "Understanding DPI." For a general discussion of the complexities, uses & misuses of the various terms, & why context matters (particularly in reference to image file formats) the Wikipedia "Pixel Density" article is a good source of info, if a bit technical.
  15. That is not necessarily true because System Preferences > App Store has to be configured appropriately for that to happen. For example, this is how I currently have the top section of my App Store preferences set in High Sierra: Because I have not ticked "Install app updates" I get a notification that they are available (whether the app or MAS is running at the time or not) but they are not installed until I open the Mac App Store app to the Updates tab & click either the individual "Update" buttons or the "Update All" button if more than one is available. This configuration allows me to decide when (or if) I want to install updates. Also, I have to be signed into the store with the appropriate Apple ID (the one I used when I bought the app from MAS) for this to work. The App Store preference window shows the current Apple ID associated with my purchases.
  16. I don't know if it is generally considered desired but it isn't a bug. It is just how the app works.
  17. If you mean closing the empty workspace window (the window that shows a canvas or artboard) after you have saved a document or closed one without saving it, then just either open an existing document or create a new one. A new workspace window will appear for it. IOW, closing a document & closing the workspace window are two different things. Note that you don't have to close the workspace window after using the app & all you have left is an empty one. You can either quit the app, freeing up the memory it uses, or hide it so it isn't in the way of anything else on the screen.
  18. You are not just confirming that you want to make a snapshot; you are also confirming that either the default or your own custom text is what you want to use as its name. Personally, I always use custom text because the long date/time default text is meaningless. Since the default is highlighted, it is easy enough to type something, if only a very short text string like "1" if not something more useful & descriptive. And of course just hitting Return or Enter accepts the name & closes the window, whether it is the default or custom text. What I do find annoying about this feature is there is no way to edit the name after closing the window. That brings me to your #2 item. I would much prefer if double-clicking on the name put it in editing mode, like is so common in many apps.
  19. What option? This topic is about exporting to PSD format, not importing a psd file (which is what the option applies to).
  20. That can happen in Separated Window mode, but as you say you can drag the toolbar (or the document window) around so the toolbar doesn't obscure anything underneath it.
  21. Try the Release notes links in Latest Affinity releases on each platform by store.
  22. My thoughts on that: I think I think; therefore, I think ... I think.
  23. That surprises me a bit because I can still import any of the .abr files that I previously imported in earlier Affinity versions -- I get an identical set with a " 2" suffix added to the category name. This includes all the circa 2011 .abr files I saved when I deleted PSE (I think version 9) that came with that app, & some newer ones I downloaded from various web sources (but unfortunately I don't remember what those sources were or the original names of the files). So for me, it amounts to some import without issues & others throw the 'unexpected format' error. As for what changed, my guess is the addition of support for multiple 'sub-brushes' probably has something to do with it.
  24. No funny icon, just a stylized sad face & an offer to try opening the crashed tab again (which does not work).