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    R C-R reacted to carl123 in We want to help (again)   
    Someone in your marketing department needs a promotion
     
    Please keep sending me emails like this. 50% off everything in the Affinity store is a great way to reward your customers. Especially so, during the pandemic.
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    R C-R reacted to Tom Lachecki in (Re)Testing Download Content In My Account   
    Sorry about this - obviously something went awry! it will be fixed in the next build.
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    R C-R reacted to Old Bruce in Here's a challenging one for you WorkFlow experts out there!   
    If you have the trial of Publisher then make a new document in Pixels of the size of the final image. Make it a single page spread. On the master page put the jpeg you want then put a text frame the width of the page and the height you want the name to be, it can be taller.
    What I have done is set up a Text Style for Right hand Justification with white colour and a Black stroke. It starts each paragraph on a new page.
    I have a Text frame set to align the text to the bottom with an offset of 15 pixels on all sides.
    Forget the spreadsheet, generate a text file with each name on a new line (therefore they are all on a separate paragraph).
    Place this text file on page one in the text frame, select all the text (on Mac it is Command + A, not certain but it may be Control + A on Windows) and apply the Text paragraph Style to all of the text. You should be looking at one name on one page. Shift Click on the little red triangle in the bottom right of the Text frame. This will automatically generate the pages based on the Master page with the picture and text frame.
    Now export as JPEGs and make sure you have all pages chosen.
    This took far longer to write than to actually do it.
    For Names on a Picture.zip
     
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    R C-R reacted to RNKLN in (Re)Testing Download Content In My Account   
    Not sure it makes the difference. For me it was the first beta install and I have the same problem.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Patrick Connor in (Re)Testing Download Content In My Account   
    Testing Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.212 - RC1) for Mac on my iMac running Catalina. When I click on the "My Account" button, nothing happens until I click it a second time, then the "My Account" window opens but it is empty (totally black).
    FWIW, the "My Account" window works as it should in the the Mac 1.9.0.15 Designer beta.
    BTW, I used the Auto-update to install this Photo beta over the previous 1.9.0.211 Mac one, if that makes any difference. My Account was working correctly in that older beta as well.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Paul Mudditt in [Mac] Open > Sidebar > Media > Photos issue <MAYBE Resolved?>   
    Update: I am not at all sure this has anything to do with it, but I recently discovered this article about potential issues that can occur if a Mac boots from a conventional rotating hard drive if is formatted with Apple's APFS file system. Since my old iMac does have a conventional hard drive that was formatted (not by choice) with APFS during one of the macOS upgrades, I tried a tedious process (details on request) that successfully returned it to its original HFS+ format with all files intact.
    At first I thought this had no effect on the issue described above, but I am happy to report that after one 'cycle' of having to first select another sidebar item to get the Media>Photo item to populate with my Photos library, in AP that is no longer necessary.
    (Weirdly, after doing the cycle thing in AP it was not necessary to also do that in AD, so make of that what you will.)
    I still have one minor issue with opening a very few Apple Photos library photos in either AP or AD ('file not found' errors even though the preview image is there & Apple Photos has no problems finding or editing those files) but I can live with that.
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    R C-R got a reaction from MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.9.0.14)   
    For Mac users not using a trackpad, we still need the ability to pan & zoom the preview image in its window.
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    R C-R got a reaction from ziplock9000 in Align stroke: Center/Inside/Outside?   
    I expected the Stroke panel align buttons to control this ... & they do, but unfortunately only for closed curves. For open ones, they have no effect, which I guess in a way makes sense: open curves do not have an inside or outside.
     
    So the only thing I can suggest is to use the "Draw behind fill" option, but that is going to hide part of the brush stroke, so it won't really do what you want.

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    R C-R got a reaction from Murfee in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.209)   
    Since I do not use a touchpad, I can't do that. Also, after changing the preview window size & then closing & reopening it sometimes the preview image reappears at the same zoom percent & sometimes at a different one, according to the window header.
    So it seems a bit buggy.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Roland Rick in hiding marching ants   
    I like the 'A is for ants' mnemonic aid.   
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    R C-R got a reaction from TKucey in Where is Pages Toolbar toggle?? how do I turn on the pages toolbar?   
    In your first screenshot, isn't "Pages" 2 items below "Layers" (which has a checkmark)?
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    R C-R got a reaction from Chris26 in Not that I am bored or anything but...Memory Efficiency?   
    My guess is its AP's "Info" panel, which shows values for "memory pressure" & "memory efficiency."
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    R C-R got a reaction from walt.farrell in Not that I am bored or anything but...Memory Efficiency?   
    My guess is its AP's "Info" panel, which shows values for "memory pressure" & "memory efficiency."
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    R C-R got a reaction from Alfred in Not that I am bored or anything but...Memory Efficiency?   
    My guess is its AP's "Info" panel, which shows values for "memory pressure" & "memory efficiency."
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    R C-R got a reaction from Wosven in How do I change the color of this object? (photo attached)   
    An eggs-cellent question!
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    R C-R got a reaction from Gonzini3000 in Macro won't record Edit > Copy   
    But if it did that, how would it know what to paste, other than whatever is currently on the clipboard? That could be something entirely different from what was there when the macro was recorded. That doesn't sound like it would be very useful to me. Does it to you? :unsure:
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    R C-R got a reaction from Sharoney in Image vs pixel layers   
    In general, "(Image)" layers result from using the Place command or using drag & drop to add a raster image to an existing Affinity document. If you open an ordinary raster image file directly into Affinity, it will open as a "(Pixel)" layer.
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    R C-R got a reaction from Ulysses in Always open images in 100% view   
    Considering that an image file could be anything from just a few pixels wide & tall to tens of thousands of them, I'm not sure why they should always be opened at 100% as a default.
     
    However, it takes much less than a second to use the keyboard shortcuts for 100%, Zoom to Fit, Actual Size, Pixel Size, etc., so it should be no big deal to choose whichever one you want immediately after opening the file.
     
    @Fixx: I'm not sure what you mean about images opening too small. Do they not automatically open to Zoom to Fit for you?
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    R C-R got a reaction from TDNT in How do I "crop" the "canvass"?   
    Apple uses "pasteboard" in its developer documents to refer to the buffer that users think of as the clipboard. I am not sure how old that usage is, but I think it predates both Apple & Adobe, so pretty ancient (just like me).
    Also what people are most familiar with. For example, for me "bitmap" has for as long as I can remember meant any rasterized image, regardless of color depth, while for others it might mean a 1-bit black & white image. "Raster" & "rasterize" are both terms borrowed from CRT video technology & do not really apply that well to (what I still prefer to call) bitmapped images. We routinely use metaphors like "folder" or "directory" as if they had a definite physical location in a file system but that is not accurate.
    Sometimes this stuff matters, sometimes not. I can't get too worked up about it -- at least for me it is whatever works best for the context.
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    R C-R got a reaction from TDNT in How do I "crop" the "canvass"?   
    I keep forgetting about the Artboard tool method but I think it is usually the simplest, fastest, & most flexible choice. One very quick way to use it is to use the Select > Select All menu choice or the keyboard shortcut for that, & then with the Artboard tool selected, change Size on the Context toolbar to "Selection" & then click the "Insert Artboard" button.
    That automatically 'crops' the document to exactly the size needed to include everything visible & unlocked, with no extra borders around the edges. (Note that hidden and/or locked layers will not be included in the Select All step, so unlock/unhide anything you want included.)
    If you want, you can then select the artboard with the Move Tool & easily increase or decrease its size. Enabling Lock Children on the Context toolbar freezes all the layers' sizes; disabling it allows scaling their sizes if you resize the artboard. (Note that if the document includes Frame text layers, for them to rescale along with everything else, you have to use the extra handle below & to the right of the artboard -- using the 8 bounding box handles won't scale those layers.)
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    R C-R got a reaction from Aleksandar Kovač in Designer: How to close objects FAST using the PENCIL tool   
    It is not as fluid or elegant as the Illustrator pencil tool, but for minor corrections in Affinity Designer you don't need to delete the whole line -- as previously mentioned, just hold down the modifier key to temporarily switch to the Node tool, which allows you to select, move, delete, change control handles, etc. on one or more nodes.
     
    You can also take advantage of the keyboard toggle feature to quickly switch between the Pencil & Node tools (if you have not set either tool to share a keyboard shortcut with another tool). So for example, choose the Node tool & then the Pencil tool. Tapping the A key (assuming the default) will toggle between the Pencil & Node tools.
     
    You can also set custom keyboard shortcuts for two Node tool Actions (Join & Break) but unfortunately not for Close curve. I would love to see that added as a custom keyboard shortcut option & even more to see the Context toolbar switch to the Node tool context when the modifier key is held down when using the Pen or Pencil tools.
     
    But of course everybody has there own list of wished for features, & there are only so many they can implement in any time period, so a lot of them probably will not be implemented any time soon, if ever.
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    R C-R got a reaction from LouisV in How to display brush names in Brushes Studio?   
    Is it true that the brush names appear in the Brushes Studio only if a brush is assigned to a particular brush tool, or am I overlooking a preference or option to show the brush name for all brushes?
    If only assigned brush names are displayed, are any plans to add a preference to show the names for all brushes?
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    R C-R got a reaction from mackleys in How to display brush names in Brushes Studio?   
    Is it true that the brush names appear in the Brushes Studio only if a brush is assigned to a particular brush tool, or am I overlooking a preference or option to show the brush name for all brushes?
    If only assigned brush names are displayed, are any plans to add a preference to show the names for all brushes?
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    R C-R got a reaction from jer in Reset bounding box permantly   
    That is such good advice that you should consider adding it to your sig.
    It also would be a great slogan for a t-shirt, a wall plaque, a bumper sticker, etc. 👍
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    R C-R got a reaction from ZufDraw in How to display brush names in Brushes Studio?   
    Is it true that the brush names appear in the Brushes Studio only if a brush is assigned to a particular brush tool, or am I overlooking a preference or option to show the brush name for all brushes?
    If only assigned brush names are displayed, are any plans to add a preference to show the names for all brushes?
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