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  1. My sentiments exactly, I follow this and many other forums but get tired of the repetitive nature of comments, questions that eventually create and unwieldy thread that achieves little to the point you ignore the thread and potentially miss any relevant information. Yes it is the internet but we can try to avoid the unwarranted diatribe that is directed at Serif. Credit to them for spending the time to respond but if it continued unabated then, like many other developers, they may ignore the forums altogether and that would be a sad loss. Agree!
  2. Totally agree that this thread no longer serves any purpose. There is a workaround using pdf that works for some and not for others. I find it incredulous that people are going as far as "demanding" answers or timelines for the developers to provide a solution to importing another company's file format. To my knowledge Serif never advertised that as a "future feature" for their product yet they are being castigated by a few who see that as a prerequisite to using Affinity. If it is a prerequisite, get over it and stick with your current software that can cost you every month what the one off price of the Affinity product costs. You can then leave the rest of the more than happy Serif customers to read meaningful threads on the real benefits and value that Serif have brought to the market. As raised by @Haakoo, Serif probably need another method of responding to feature requests.
  3. You can open the PDF with Publisher and Publisher does a pretty good job whereby the elements are editable. That's what I do and it works well for me.
  4. The team have done a wonderful job in creating this software. Users will always seek refinements that their own situation demands but for me there are workarounds that I can get by with and given the cost of the product compared to the Adobe offerings, patience is the least I can offer to say thanks for breaking the mold! Great job on all your products Serif! George
  5. I think the most disappointing part of all this is the lack of a definitive response from Serif. I asked this question also in 2016. Since then I use a quick workaround (I use a Mac with Mojave) Using Automator I have created a "Quick Action". Once done I right click on a file, select Quick Action and then convert to (from jpg) BMP. I originally set this up as another Quick Action to convert HEIC files (produced from my iPhone) to jpg. Here is the How To link. George
  6. HVDB - THANK YOU!! That worked and I will store that in the memory bank.
  7. Yes, as above, I have done Document>Resize Canvas but as I said the document increases in size as well as the canvas?
  8. Thanks FD. I have tried that - I am a newbie and I can't get the background layer larger than the image I am trying to create the drop shadow for (I have done before but can't repeat it). I have made the Canvas larger than the document but when I do that the document increases in size also and there is no area behind the image as in your example?
  9. Hi, I have tried to create a drop shadow around a rectangular image (in AF Photo) but I am having no luck This is what I am looking to do. I have previously taken the image, added another transparent layer and made that say 10pixels wider than the image and added outer shadow. I can't get that to work now? I must be doing something wrong? Looking forward to some help please? Thanks, George
  10. For me the pdf export from InDesign and import to Publisher works so far but I'll be looking forward to being able to import the native file. George
  11. Thanks Dave & Fixx. Fixx by name!! You fixed it for me with the OS X Preview tip. I wonder how many other goodies are hidden in OX X??? My application is RC transmitter and uses BMP images for display on the Tx screen. They will progress to PNG in future OS mods. Thanks for your help. George
  12. It would be nice if the moderators would provide some feedback to our comments. After all this is a "Feature Request" area and the initial request is more than a year ago/ George
  13. I would like the BMP export feature also. As it is I now have to use Pixelmator to do this whereas I had hoped BMP which is a standard format, would have been available in Affinity. I left PS for Pixelmator and then Pixelmator to Affinity. Whilst there is no BMP export option, I'll have to stick with Pixelmator to do those conversions (which is a shame). I need BMP because I have some hardware that uses BMP images in the icons.
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