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nonresidentalien

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  1. Also happens to imported bitmaps (PNGs in this case) Screenshot Affinity Designer: Screenshot after Copying and Pasting (into Preview or Keynote):
  2. Since one of the most recent updates there is a lot of unnecessary low-res rendering going on when Affinity Designer vector objects are copied. Earlier, some of these issues could be fixed by pasting into Preview and copying from there but now there is no fix other than exporting to a bitmap. Please fix soon, this is incredibly annoying.
  3. Hurray, thanks! I was getting close to rent Illustrator and heavy heartedly abandon Affinity over this issue...
  4. @MEB Any update on the import as artistic text vs import as textbox? The problem is still continuing to disrupt our workflows in major ways and with each week, the number of files that have textboxes where they should have artistic text increases...
  5. In 1.8.3, the alignment to key object pop-up behavior has been changed, and has become way more tedious to use: The preferred method of alignment ('last selected' etc) now has to selected after the 'centered' etc button has been pressed FOR EVERY SINGLE ALIGNMENT. The tool does not remember the last selection. Doing a lot of key-object alignments, this totally random change has dealt another blow to my workflows.
  6. Thanks for the tip. This is how I handle the situation at the moment. It's a workaround though, and a more elegant solution would be nice. Similarly, also each computer has to have it's toolbar and workspace configured individually, and often from scratch after updates. A cloud based solution for prefs and presets would be nice to have.
  7. It would be really nice if there was a way to perform key-object alignments without having to navigate over and over trough a menubar pop-up. I would love to see either the 'align to first/last' s functions directly in the toolbar (not in a pop-up) or even better, a way to select the key object for the alignment by mouse (e.g. second click on selected object, or modifier-key click to make key) Thanks for your consideration, Lars
  8. I work on multiple computers and I have a set of symbols and swatches that I frequently use and modify. It would be nice if they would sync between different computers eg. via the Affinity folders on iCloud. Thanks, Lars
  9. Hi y'all, Again, probably a niche issue but when working with small artistic text labels, it happens that text may not contain ascenders or descenders. Aligning these texts is tricky as Designer will take the borders and is not aware of the base line of the font. Here are the same texts aligned middle, top and bottom:
  10. In the current version, it is not possible to select an option for the alignment to key object. To pop-ups and check-boxes not respond to user input, despite multiple objects being selected. Lars L
  11. For Mac, got to PC betas can be found here: If you read up in the respective beta fora, you will get an idea about the existing issues and fixes.
  12. Thank you all for offering information and your opinions. Well, of course I am aware of the fact that Affinity does not make the rules of the respective app stores but this said, it makes it even more important that applications are only released when they are ready for it. Unfortunately, once purchased, one is locked in that ecosystem, and Serif so far has not offered to lend a hand to get out of it (e.g. making a non-Appstore license for a legacy version available to me). I am a beta tester for many applications, in particular programs that are crucial for my research and that have a history of rolling out buggy updates. This is very time-consuming (if done right), and I do this not only to contribute to the development but also to be aware of potential shortcomings/changes of upcoming updates. Till recently, Serif has done a great job, was very responsive to user suggestions so I saw no need to get involved. Times seem to have changed, and beta testing it is.. Again, I am highly supportive of Serif (I initiated the switch to Affinity products for the whole research group after all (i.e. over 15 seats)) and I think it is important to have them around, developing great products. I also do not go on a rant over the occasional bug. Yet, I think it is important to make it known, when the development decisions and/or the quality assurance standards are not meeting the needs of the customers anymore. Cheers, L.
  13. I usually do not rant publicly but I really need to get this off my chest. Ever since Affinity Designer 1.6.x, the application is on a fast downward spiral. I do not know who is in charge of the roadmap and general decisions but at least in my case, the application is becoming less useful and more of a pain with every update. PDF export and copy/paste are broken in version 1.8 Version 1.8 secretly introduces an updated file format that cannot be read by previous versions. Every file opened and saved in 1.8 is converted to the current format and unreadable to previous version of the program. There is no option to save as legacy file format. Also, if purchased via the AppStore, there is no way to downgrade. One is stuck with the current versions. Period. The decision to import text from PDFs into oversized textboxes rather than artistic text is such a bag of hurt for our workflows, I do not even know where to start. I have started a separate thread about this On macOS: toolbar now goes right up to the top end of the window which makes it tricky to grab a window and move it around (at least if the toolbar is well populated) right-click on window/tab name does not open the path hierarchy of the file in a contextual menu as it is common for MacOS applications. It would be really nice if Affinity would give a heads-up before irreversible changes are introduced so users can make an informed decision as to whether and when they want to upgrade and to give them a chance to prevent automatic upgrades before they happen. Quality control needs to improve. The current 1.8 release is an embarrassment for SansSerif with core functionally being barely usable. Sans Serif seems a bit stretched thin at the moment. I have been using Affinity product for quite a while now and I have ordered our workgroup of about 20-30 scientists to stop using Adobe in favor of the Affinity products two yeas ago. It started very promising but it has been a rough ride the past year... Please fix these issues soon. Thanks.
  14. Hi y'all, When expanding or combiningg curves or shapes, one often ends up with objects that contain multiple curves. Is there a simpler way to separate them, other than duplicating the object and deleting the unwanted nodes? Thanks, Lars
  15. Dear developer team, Also I am really missing a this basic selection tool that would make my live so much easier. I often work with figures coming from different scientific programs and cleaning and unifying those up takes a lot of work as one has to chase all instances of a certain color, line thickness etc by hand... I am also sure that every graphical designer who change their mind mid-design would really be grateful for this feature. Thanks for considering, Lars
  16. Hi @Alfred, thanks for pointing this out, I assumed there might be such a thread but could not find it. Will close this thread then! Lars
  17. Dear developer team, Thanks for implementing so many feature request! Besides the now implemented 'align to key object', which I very frequently use, I am missing a very basic selection tool that would make my live so much easier. It would be great if there was an option to select all objects that share the same line for fill color, line thickness, font property etc.. I often work with figures coming from different scientific programs and cleaning and unifying those up takes a lot of work as one has to chase all instances of a certain color, line thickness etc by hand... I am also sure that every graphical designer who change their mind mid-design would be grateful for this feature. Thanks for considering, Lars
  18. Thanks Aammppaa, this post is more of a feature request, and to trigger the a fresh discussion for people who would also like to have DAM in Affinity products. As far as I understand, this part of the forum is exactly for this purpose. I took me and others several forum threads and years to get the 'align to key object' function in affinity designer that we have now! Constant dripping wears the stone LOL Thanks for the (somewhat patronising) mentioning of the search feature though... ;-)
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