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  1. Hi everyone. i would welcome the e-book formats like pdf,epub,kindle.online etc of the workbook,because the HardBound book in not available for shipment in every country and besides we are using a digital software that is digitally distributed and not in a shrink wrapped box for distribution,than why all the fuss of Hard Bound Books only. I love serif for what they are doing with the Affinity suite,but this i something long long overdue from Serif,especially for the community that supports and backs the Team at Serif. ,which could be accessed from the Serif Store area,where other affinity products are available for those who bought them?. Best Regards, Fahad
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    Chart/Graph Tool???

    Yes i would also suggest charting features in Affinity Designer. Although we can do this using smart shapes like creating multiple pie shapes and creating shapes based on data provided manually,but it is quite cumbersome. This feature will be especially quite useful for those creating Infographics or Infographic CV's. We should have the ability to generate different charts like lets say bar chart,series chart,pie chart etc. based on simple common file formats like tab delimited text,.xml and .json files(.json files are already generated by Affinity Designer for working with animation frameworks like Spine and for batch processing from the slice options in Export persona). Further more to facilitate these,we could use existing features of Affinity Designer like Symbols to assign the graphics to be added in the graphs like a node symbol and an edge symbol which would be plotted from node to node,when generating the chart or graph.
  3. This is a feature that i was also expecting,but its not there as yet. In the Windows version of Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo,Affinity Publisher(Beta),you can press the tab key to hide panels but not in true full screen mode,which takes all the screen space and also gives the app the highest priority to be at the top of all applications currently running. In iPad version of these apps,the full screen hides everything but not the panel at the bottom(or a toggle to hide this),if you are doing brush work,so its not truly full screen. I felt the need for this when using brushes,drawing initial concept art or reviewing final illustrations,where you need to have a clutter less space like all menus or panels hidden.
  4. Hi rubs. I had exported a .png file from Affinity Designer and then converted it to an .ico and .bmp files in krita and i have not used the .jpg file as an interchange format but .png. The issue is not about which software we use or which converter we use in order to produce the required format as this would lead to a discussion which would loop around forever and we won't be able to come to a conclusion,the issue is that an Application created for the windows platform should provide support for its native image file format(s),built in and not as an after thought. I think Serif should conduct a poll on this. You have mentioned that you use inno setup,which is also another installer based system for windows,i use NSIS which also has similar functionality and both support .bmp format with no alternate image file format supported. There are a lot of people out there who are developing games or apps for the windows platform,who cannot afford costly commercial installer solutions like Install shield,and that is why they use Inno setup and NSIS. Thanks a lot for being part of this discussion . Cheers!
  5. I am working on an installer and it makes use of bitmap images in .bmp format. This format is required not only in creating splash screens but also in Areas of Pages in an Installer. I think Serif should implement this feature in Both Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo,as it is still used in certain areas. Going to a third party application and then exporting it to .bmp has so far been a very bad experience for me as the results are not that good. Here is the result of exporting a 32x32 image created in Affinity Designer and then importing to another for image and then exporting,which is not very clear and its looking bad at the top of the Installer Title bar area. Best Regards, Fahad
  6. +1 for the icon(.ico) export feature. +1 for Bitmap(.bmp) export feature Currently i am working on an installer and it requires extensive use of icon files,which is proving to be quite a bummer for me as neither affinity designer or affinity photo can export to an icon format as yet. Nevertheless i am currently using Krita as a work around for converting .png files exported from Affinity Designer into .ico files,but the results are ok,not good as the icon is showing up like garbled image in the installer's Title bar area. Secondly, i would also suggest to Serif to kindly also allow us to export images to Bitmap '.bmp' files as well,as they are also used in some scenarios like the installer i am working on requires Bitmap format only,no .png or .gif is supported in that. Best Regards Fahad
  7. I am getting an issue of Mis-aligned grid when opening a correctly working and aligned grid for a file originally created in Affinity Designer for iPad, in Affinity Designer for Windows. This is how the Grid looks like where in the square shapes are not properly aligned to the grid,which is working fine in Affinity Designer for iPad. [Tested on Affinity Designer for iPad version = 1.6.1 Affinity Designer for Windows version = ]
  8. Hi Chris. Thanks for answering these. I'll try the snapping option you have suggested. In the second,query,yes i have enabled this,as then it was painting with the selected brush even if my wrist touches the screen,so enabling this only lets me take input from the Apple Pencil. Touching the panel is an issue,especially when using the 10.5 inch version of iPad Pro. What i can make out is this toggle switch disables touch on the canvas, but not on the panel at the bottom. Its a big pain,as many times the wrist activates the 'Alpha' lock button,disabling the brush input or picking a color that i did not intended to select. For the third issue, i will capture a recording in case this issue shows up again. Rotation not working issue comes up occasionally,not every time. What it does is canvas rotation stops working or freezes when using the rotation gesture,even if i am applying that. Closing and then opening the file again lets me work with that.
  9. I am having some issues with regards to Duplicating Layers while working in Affinity Photo for iPad. The anomaly that i am getting is the image is getting a bit blurred,when a copy of a layer is pasted. This is an issue when you are copying layers and you do not want a second half of the image to be blurred and first half to be sharp.Here is a clip of that: Secondly, is there a way to hide the panel at the bottom of Affinity photo for ipad when selecting brushes or filters,as a lot of times i accidentally select the color picker or brush size options through my wrists and its a recurring issue,especially when i am in the middle of the work and i have to change the color or option back to the original color i was working with. Finally, i am also getting an issue of canvas rotation using two finger rotate gesture, which does not work some times,as the canvas remains in a fixed position. [Tested on Affinity Photo for iPad Version = 1.6.8]
  10. Hi stokerg, Ok, what is the file path where the affinity designer or affinity photo source files are saved in an iPad Pro?. Can we send these source files via Blue tooth to a Windows Machine for further editing?. @All Members If someone has a workflow of working in Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo for iPad Pro and then to a Windows Desktop,kindly share your experiences with regards to transfer of these source files,i will be thankful to you all :).
  11. Can we share files created and saved in an iPad Pro(2nd gen) and then open them in a Windows PC manipulate them and save them,are they compatible with each other?. Secondly, can we store affinity photo and affinity designer files in an ipad on an externally mounted drive based on the Lightning port. Lastly, can we copy affinity designer and affinity photo files in an ipad pro and then copy them to a Windows PC using iTunes?. Need help
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    Introducing... Affinity Spotlight

    This is an excellent Resource covering affinity products and beyond. I just want to suggest that since this is the beginning of curated content on Affinity Spotlight and the content provided here is likely to grow,would it not be nice if an additional feature is added in the future where in we can download Article(s) by categories,Month,year wise etc. in to a single consolidated pdf file for offline reading?. Keep up the good work.
  13. Yes indeed, you can open .ai files and then you have to save them in the affinity formats for this to work,we cannot save to the .ai file. You can download a sample .ai file(url = http://all-free-download.com/free-vector/download/water_color_codes_samples_colorful_grunge_brush_icons_6828859_download.html) and check the feature out. Once you open that in Affinity Designer, you get a pdf options dialog box and once you set the options and press the 'ok' button,you can edit the vector graphics and save them in a native file format like '.afdesign'. You can also download a sample .psd file(url = https://www.graphicsfuel.com/dload/?dlink=2017/04/3D-Comic-Text-Effect),and once you open it,notice the text is indeed rasterized. You can also open the pdf file in this zip file,and notice the text from the pdf file can be edited,the pdf file needs to have text in the first place not images in order to edit it. Yes there are also some common features in both the apps as well like pen and node tool, shapes,Export Persona, Layer effects, Raster Brush Engine and brushes, swatches,Navigator etc.