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  1. Thanks very much! Short version of that thread: set levels to affect Alpha, not RGB.
  2. Simple (?) question: How do you adjust the levels of a mask? I have tried attaching the levels adjustment to the mask later, but yanking the sliders does nothing. Help? Advice? Thanks.
  3. Opened a HEIC image in Photo 1.73. It correctly recognized the depth map and rendered it as a channel, but then said 'Assigned Profile' and assigned SRGB to this document. The file does have a profile inside for Display P3. Exiftool of this file says, in part: ExifTool Version Number : 10.79 File Name : IMG_0457.HEIC Directory : /Users/jcburns/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary/Masters/2019/10/21/20191021-121640 File Size : 3.6 MB File Modification Date/Time : 2019:10:20 12:36:32-04:00 File Access Date/Time : 2019:10:21 12:24:10-04:00 File Inode Change Date/Time : 2019:10:21 12:16:54-04:00 File Permissions : rw------- File Type : HEIC File Type Extension : heic MIME Type : image/heic Major Brand : High Efficiency Image Format HEVC still image (.HEIC) Profile CMM Type : Apple Computer Inc. Profile Version : 4.0.0 Profile Class : Display Device Profile Color Space Data : RGB Profile Connection Space : XYZ Profile Date Time : 2017:07:07 13:22:32 Profile File Signature : acsp Primary Platform : Apple Computer Inc. CMM Flags : Not Embedded, Independent Device Manufacturer : Apple Computer Inc. Device Model : Device Attributes : Reflective, Glossy, Positive, Color Rendering Intent : Perceptual Connection Space Illuminant : 0.9642 1 0.82491 Profile Creator : Apple Computer Inc. Profile ID : ca1a9582257f104d389913d5d1ea1582 Profile Description : Display P3 Profile Copyright : Copyright Apple Inc., 2017
  4. Trying to make new document from clipboard with the small chunk of svg attached (clipboard.svg) crashes Affinity Designer 1.6.1 (1.6.7) repeatedly. Mac crashlog attached. The SVG specifies three gradients. Affinity Designer_2018-12-19-114157_iFusion.crash clipboard.svg
  5. Okay, I have been able to make it work, but it's sensitive to the UTI of what's on the clipboard. Looks like it has to be 'text/html'...'text/plain' will not work.
  6. One of my favorite features of Affinity Designer on Mac is that if you have valid SVG on the clipboard, you can paste it into a Designer image and it comes in as perfect vectors--colors, groups, names, everything. A wonderful feature! So far, I haven't been able to convince Affinity Designer on iPad to do the same. is it me? Is it an unimplemented feature? If so, would you consider adding it? Thanks. It's very very useful.
  7. I agree that having OpenType-SVG support in Designer and Photo would be very useful. +1 from me as well!
  8. beautifully done; a great appreciation of a classic design.
  9. I will buy the alcoholic beverage of the developer's choice (next time I'm in the UK) for the fine human who puts the default-to-Arial font choice OUT of its misery. Please, oh please.
  10. This may not be good news, but that file opens great on Affinity Designer Beta 1.6.0 beta 7, and Affinity Photo Beta 1.6.4 beta 4 (both on the Mac.)
  11. Yeah Peter, but Transmit does NOT let you access the .afphoto files held 'within' the app--the black box. Same problem. And yes, I'm using SFTP and Transmit like crazy. And Panic's desktop Transmit, by the way is especially nice because it supports a lot of the cloud protocols—like Dropbox, Box.net, Amazon S3, and so on, so tossing files around there is better too. But again, NONE of that helps with The Black Box. (I'll start capitalizing it.) I'm thinking Affinity Serif needs to support what's called App File Sharing (so you can see and access them from, for example, the Apps tab in iTunes) in ADDITION to the otherwise fine export capabilities. That also gives you a better read on what you have—okay, i have 20 files, and most of them are less than 20 MB each, but THIS one is huge--I can and should delete that one (after backing it up elsewhere.) Having the filesizes listed in Photo's files view window (or in a popup, or in the list view version) would also be useful.
  12. I know that layer effects come out of the land of Photoshop compatibility, but I'd like to propose a new one which would create unlimited-size "long shadows'--solid, not offset dropshadows extending in whatever direction from a type or shape layer. There are workarounds for this, but most involve rasterizing the type (so if you change the kerning, you have to go back through again.) How about it?
  13. Although the range of picker types you have is quite wonderful, I'm used to working with HSB/V (Brightness or Value) instead of HSL (for lightness.) It's a common way of specifying colors especially in the land of video. HSL is a similar user experience, but there are a lot of times where it just makes sense to think of 100% brightness (which, to get the same RGB value, somehow works out to 50% lightness.) (And as you probably know, Adobe Photoshop's picker has HSB, not HSL.) This website does a great job of dynamically showing the difference: http://colorizer.org Would you consider adding this option to Designer/Photo/Photo for iPad? Thanks.
  14. Can you point me to some documentation where you KNOW FOR SURE they are "downsized versions of full sized bucket, brush etc drawings"? Or is this merely your opinion, your educated guess? And if it's your educated guess, please allow for the possibility you might be in error, and maybe reflect on the number of posts in this topic that may have a different take on it than you...?
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