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  1. I am wondering how Affinity handles high resolution images, particularly those that are scaled? Normally in QuarkXpress and Indesign one would place a high resolution image, scale it and prior to exporting to high resolution PDF replace the image (if the desired resolution was too low due to scaling etc) with a version that is 300 dpi at 100% I assume this is still the case with Affinity? If not, could someone please shed some light on the best practices for using high resolution images with the intention of obtaining a high quality PDF for print production. Thank you.
  2. Has this feature been implemented yet? If so, how is it done? Thanks.
  3. Is there a simple way to apply round corners to a box without resorting to using the Rounded Rectangle Tool to begin with? If not, I think this would be a useful feature to add. Thanks
  4. Assuming your using 1.3.5… everything works fine for me.
  5. omegaman


    Nice work.
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    Flat Mac (Mockup)

    Good work TJ!
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    Add Pantone colors in Affinity Designer

    Try ColorSchemer Studio from www.colorschemer.com. It's what I use and imports and exports ASE files, as well as CLR which you can then import into Apple Colour Picker.
  8. 1) Hmm… if I understand you correctly, just uncheck the box in the bottom lefthand corner where is says Show This Panel on Startup. 2) click the Follow this Topic Button top right of this Screen. You'll get an email when someone replies to this topic.
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    Add Pantone colors in Affinity Designer

    I have my Pantone swatches loaded in Apple Color Picker. They are available in Affinity Designer when you click the Color's Dropdown bar. Have to remember how to do this because it has been ages since since I did it orginally for the programme IDraw.
  10. Tried 1.2 and the Beta version. Same thing happening there as well. Should be a way to save the Preset, but can't find that option either. Must be on the Roadmap though.
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    Crashing on EPS opening

    Is there a reason you exported from Indesign as EPS rather than PDF?
  12. 1) Simply export as a PDF or EPS and supply that instead of the AI file. 2) Open either PDF or EPS in Illustrator and re-save as an AI file. Of course this all depends on what effects you've done in AD.
  13. Ditched Adobe over a year ago. Using the following: Image Editing; Acorn, Pixelmator and Affinity Photo Beta — Illustration; Ivinci, Idraw and Affinity Designer — Publishing; QuarkXpress 10.5. — Web Design; Pinegrow Web Designer and BBEdit.
  14. iVinci - Vector Design has a Live Trace Tool and it's available for Mac App Store. Here's a demo on YouTube Not sure how useful this would be in a workflow though. You can't copy from IVinci into Affinity Designer and the export options are limited unless you have the professional version. UPDATE: IVINCI'S native file format is SVG so it just a matter of dragging the traced document onto the Affinity Designer Dock Icon. Note: They also have a standalone app called iTrace which exports to SVG and PDF. Slightly more expensive.
  15. Hi Guys Could we please have it available as a PDF also? That would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  16. Yes, everything about it. Too slow, could not move from page to page easily. Zero tolerance for apps like this. Simple PDF is the way to go.
  17. Not sure what's happening here without a document to look at, but even using text with no descenders on the last line the box aligns properly to the bottom of the page.
  18. Note: This is happening regardless of the DPI of the original document.
  19. Have noticed that when I open a PDF (All text) and check the document properties the DPI is reported at 72DPI. Upon changing the DPI to 300 the text box shrinks, while the physical page size remains the same? Creating a new Print document (300 DPI) and pasting the text box results in the same thing, the box shrinks. This happens in both the latest Beta and App Store release. Any ideas? G&AE Vol 42 69a.pdf
  20. omegaman


    Fully against this, not everyone wants stuff they don't need. Keep the three programs separate and lean. Thanks.
  21. Not sure what your are trying to achieve, but in Pixel Persona you can use any of the Marquee tools to select an area of an image and copy and paste. Best advice though is to crop the image before you place it in Affinity. Note: You can switch back to Draw Persona and use the newly created image.