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  1. ThePixelWhisperer

    Alternative to Adobe Bridge

    Thanks so much for the tip. I will check it out! :)
  2. ThePixelWhisperer

    Alternative to Adobe Bridge

    You're correct, Neil. I'm using Bridge for an image browser. It actually does a great job at that, but if I were to replace Photoshop with Affinity Photo, Bridge would have to go, too. I'll definitely check out ACDSee. It's been like 100 years since I used that! Thanks much for the tip.
  3. ThePixelWhisperer

    Alternative to Adobe Bridge

    Thanks so much to PaulAffinity, verysame, and Albichter for the great suggestions to replace Adobe Bridge. That other thread suggested by verysame is a gold mine. It looks like you folks have killed by Saturday, because I'm going to check out everything. Much appreciated!
  4. ThePixelWhisperer

    Alternative to Adobe Bridge

    Before my "Bridge or better" statement, I wrote "I need to be able to view thumbnails of every image type, from RAW to raster to vector." Not vague at all about that. I would like to explore replacing Bridge as an image browser. That's what Bridge does. It would be great if the replacement: 1. Could browse every image file type as a thumbnail, plus open any other file type with a double-click. 2. Could index/cache a large folder faster than Bridge. Bridge takes several minutes to index a folder with say, 2000 images. For a wedding photographer or an air show photographer, 2000 images isn't that much. 3. Customizable viewing of basic metadata such as file size, image resolution, etc. without opening a metadata panel. 4. Had a pleasing user interface. The default UI for Bridge isn't that great, but you can customize it to have a similar color scheme to the default UI for Affinity. Some of the other image browsers I've looked at are just butt ugly. It's hard to get in the mood of making something beautiful when you're looking at a 1990s-era UI.
  5. Hi everyone, Has anyone replaced (or considered replacing) Photoshop completely with Affinity Photo? If so, what are you using to replace Photoshop's companion app Adobe Bridge? If I'm going to make Affinity Photo work for me, I'll need some capable image management software. I need to be able to view thumbnails of every image type, from RAW to raster to vector. I'm only interested in something equal to Bridge or better. Any suggestions, or tips on what works for you?
  6. ThePixelWhisperer

    How do I select one icon out of many?

    Thanks again, MEB. That worked. My original wish was no workarounds involving other software, but this will at least allow me to continue using AD, which I think is great.
  7. ThePixelWhisperer

    How do I select one icon out of many?

    First off, your original workaround worked perfectly, and so did Mike's AD file. I had never thought of exporting as SVG. So, after reading your latest post, I tried opening the original EPS and exporting as a SVG. I left all the SVG Export options as defaulted, except I tried all three of the "Images" dropdown choices. All resulting SVGs allowed me to select an icon in Designer with a few clicks, but none of my resulting files worked as well as Mike's (allowing me to select a single icon with a single click).
  8. ThePixelWhisperer

    How do I select one icon out of many?

    Hi Mike, This is amazing. It works exactly as I had hoped all along. How did you do this? It's not as simple as a Save As, because I already tried that. You're a wizard! :)
  9. ThePixelWhisperer

    How do I select one icon out of many?

    Hi MEB, Wow, this works perfectly! It's a workaround, but it's a very easy one to use. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this tip! :)
  10. ThePixelWhisperer

    How do I select one icon out of many?

    Thanks to both gdenby and Patrick for your suggestions. I knew about gdenby's suggestion; I was hoping for something as quick as "drag and copy." Richard's suggestion to enable "show selection in layers panel" doesn't work for the file I attached as an example. I had already tried that before attaching the file. It shows layer groups, because that's how the file's icon shapes are segmented. (Even if it had worked, it would take far longer than what I'm suggesting.) Richard's suggestion to alt-drag a marquee also doesn't work for that .eps file, nor for a similar .ai file I opened. You should try it. Adobe Illustrator's Direct Selection tool easily handles the marquee. (And yes, I know that these are two different software companies. I'm simply making a workflow suggestion while Designer is in beta. When a product is in beta, testers don't suggest workarounds--they suggest new or better features.)
  11. ThePixelWhisperer

    How do I select one icon out of many?

    Thanks for your quick reply, Lee D. The reason I included the vector file was to show folks the difficulty of the quoted solution. There are exactly 1111 icons. Can you imagine how many layers that is? Searching through thousands of layers for the correct curves could take hours. I'm sure one could see where drawing a marquee around a single icon to copy/paste or recolor it is the way to go. I consider that a basic, everyday feature, certainly not too much to ask. Regardless of the file's origin.
  12. In Affinity Designer Beta, I have an EPS vector with more than 1000 icons. I want to drag a selection box around one of them to copy or recolor it. But Designer selects ALL the icons with the Move tool, or individual elements of each icon with the Node tool. In Illustrator, I can easily drag around any icon to select it. How do I do that with Designer? 1111_XXL_set2.eps
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