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  1. nezumi

    Beta update?

    Because Macs are like consoles. Theres much less configurations to worry about. You have only handful of cards to test. Windows is whole another animal with the variety of hardware it offers. I am building my PCs myself - I can put there as much or as little as I desire and Affinity has to think about all possibilities to make it work. I dont know where is the thread but we were already discussing it and somebody from Affinity mentioned that they are thinking about it, started to plan and work on it but cant give estimate time as to when it comes, precisely due to complexity of the subject.
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    Beta update?

    I also have this desire to have a new version ASAP - specially when I know its packed with some good, new features - just like 1.7 seems to be. But lets keep in mind one really important thing - something that I cant stretch enough. The outstanding level of integration between Affinity software. You can open file from Designer inside of Photo and see no difference - vectors are still vectors, all looks practically the same. I havent used Adobe software for over 2 years now but I remember opening AI file inside of PS was very limited and lot of objects was rasterized loosing ability to be edited and scaled properly. Knowing Adobe it didnt changed. In my opinion Affinity really shines when it comes to integration. Now, we are getting whole new software to the Affinity family and I am willing to bet devs are working on similar level of integrity. Can you imagine the complexity of that task? Not only we have lots of new tools in each of the existing programs, the whole new software but also integration between them. It surely needs lot of work, lot of time to be done properly. Properly... Thats another thing. Affinity is fighting for a position on the market and the fight is (mostly) against massive corporation named Adobe. Affinity just cant afford half-assing their product for the big day of introducing new software to the family. Rushing would be silly and would surely backfire. Publisher might convince many people to jump ship. In the meantime Adobe is working hard to help Affinity by threatening owners of old licenses with possible lawsuits if they do not join "The Almighty Cloud". Unbelievable. You bought the license, but they just want to force people into monthly pay no matter what. That comes shortly after news that they are "testing" new price for Photography Plan - which is basically "lets double the price, we were too generous. Lets squeeze that $10 more MONTHLY". The geniuses of marketing. So while we are watching Adobe shooting their feet repeatedly we need to be patient. Devs need to make it right. I have no doubt that Affinity may become new "industry standard". In fact I already planned on purchasing Publisher solely to support company. I dont really need it all that much. Maybe occasionally for tables. And if I need to wait bit more to get great 1.7 - so be it. Working on current versions just fine for now.
  3. For fonts management I advice you to use dedicated software like NexusFont or FontBase. Both free and offering much more then you will ever see inside of design software (which would be really just bloating it). Whats best in these managers - you don't have to install fonts in system - as long as the font manager is running system sees them as installed. So you dont bloat your system by installing hundreds of fonts, you can keep everything tidy and organized. Both are working great with Affinity.
  4. Theres so many new things added that all I wish for 1.7 is to be out of Beta. There will be plenty of time for new things before we hit 2.0.
  5. Here is crazy idea. Since nobody really cares about your coding classes here (and most definitely they will not start re-writing Affinity package because random dude on internet thinks they should) - why don't we just concentrate on apps and leave the coding to the coders who are making them? ----------------------------- Personally I cant wait till GPU acceleration hits Windows version. I know its a lot of work, I know its complicated because of multiple hardware variations etc. I'll wait but I am eager to see it and I hope work is being done on it (well now you are probably fixing 1.7 but hope it is planned anyways). I don't care if you write it in Basic or Logo - as long as it works. And if it doesnt? Hey, you can always ask some random dude on internet. They know best.
  6. nezumi

    Yeeeesss Afinity.. You did it.. !!!

    @Tom Schülke I mostly made product viz so not so many changes as usually I am given final design to visualize. Even if I have to place something in the room for context (like when making furniture for example) I never had so many changes. But yeah - in my case my favorite are messages like "this red oak is not exactly the color I am looking at here" . I hope Affinity will bring with time some life improvements for 3D people. So far so good
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    Yeeeesss Afinity.. You did it.. !!!

    @Tom Schülke Now I know what you mean by saying in other thread that Photo is slow with many layers Man, I had some quite populated layer trees but you just obliterated me Are you having each leaf on separate layer or what? Nice work btw! Also - considering line of work you are doing (3D), maybe you have some trick how to use z-depth pass to drive DOF in Photo? I think its impossible now but not sure...
  8. nezumi

    Release date estimation

    Ah, good old "starts discussion - doesn't have an counter-argument - claims doesn't have time to "explain" and has better things to do anyways" case. @hifred I am not talking about Adobe from "many years ago". I am talking about Adobe today. I loved Photoshop for years. And there's really nothing except Affinity that can replace it. In some cases (like using z-depth pass to drive DOF) there is no real alternative at all. And if Affinity disappeared I would be back to Photoshop. Hating on Adobe Hopefully there will be no need for that. @Tom Schülke Surely it depends on what you do. And I would suspect that lack of GPU support under windows can be an issue. Photoshop has it and I remember HUGE difference it made when it was implemented in Photoshop for the first time. I was working on big format printing at the time - 8-10 meters wide and good 4 meters high. It was amazing change - basically making possible work on something that before was too laggy... I would imagine GPU usage in Affinity will do something similar.
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    Release date estimation

    This could open to some new, possible clients. I know quite a few artists that are madly in love with ZBrush and Photoshop is just necessity for them. If they could compose in Photo that could be a selling point to them. And if Photo could also deal with Depth Of Field driven by Z-Map that would be wonderful.
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    Release date estimation

    Ow no, this is not for painting in Affinity. This is to get different passes rendered in ZB to further compose in Affinity.
  11. nezumi

    Release date estimation

    This is your argument?.. Maybe try to point out what of what I say is not true..? I don't know if you noticed but I don't say "Photoshop sucks". I say "ADOBE SUCKS". Big time. "Many people are using it" is not an argument. Many people are dining in McDonald - that doesn't make it good restaurant. @myclay Yeah, this is the plugin I thought about - so helpful... I think it was developed by Joseph Drust on Pixologic side. Knowing how bloody lazy Adobe became... They didnt do it It would certainly require knowledge of ZBrush too. In description of the plugin it says "Plugin uses ExtendScript *.JSX files to transfer data to Photoshop. *.JSX files must be set to open with Photoshop for the process to work correctly.". I have no idea if Affinity has a way of dealing with *.JSX files or has anything similar to offer. But if some developer is reading it - just an idea. I know you guys have lot on your plates as it is. But this sort of plugin for Affinity Photo could help a LOT. Personally I would promote the heck out of it in 3D crowd.
  12. nezumi

    Release date estimation

    I am ZBrush guy (man, if I could only see some ZB to Affinity plugin that would absolutely kick ass... I guess thats on Pixologic though...) but 3DCoat always looked very interesting. I wonder what they will show in 5.0... I bought both Photo and Designer little over 2 years ago. Never missed Photoshop or Illustrator. Sure, some little things that Adobe has are very useful but overall experience is much better with Affinity for me. Affinity knows what software they are making - are focused. Adobe lost the way, they want bit of everything. Photoshop has already useless 3D, movie editing 3D printing.. They were talking about voice commands too. At this point I would not be surprised if they add some music maker to Photoshop too Its so bloated that just Photoshop installer takes more space then both Photo and Designer. And I loved that software... I was so excited when new Photoshop was coming, back at version 4, 5... Adobe just killed that excitement and luckily Affinity decided to come to Windows. And for what I see Affinity is growing nicely. Last two years with them was a pleasure! Get your copy and lets celebrate that 1.7 soon together
  13. nezumi

    Release date estimation

    It was quite funny when some time ago, before this thread I heard that Windows version has no GPU acceleration yet. I have quite old CPU and everything works smooth as butter. Sure, I can hear fans on CPU going busy when working It will be so cool to get GPU acceleration on Windows too! Now, when Adobe bought Allegorithmic I am kind of sure that they will screw it up and bloat Photoshop further instead of making the best from absolutely fantastic, Substance software they bought. Surely Adobe has some great devs working there, but people who make decisions seems to be absolute idiots (who think 3D printing integration is what Photoshop needed and trying to make everything overly easy, simple, drag and drop, voice command etc). So meanwhile, when Adobe decision taking people will be hard at work, figuring out how to bloat Photoshop up and slow down development of Substance - I hope Affinity team will bring us GPU usage on their lean-mean software package for windows. Good luck PS REALLY cant wait for 1.7. I mean... I can and will but damn it will be nice to get update for Affinity little package . Well, back to Photo..
  14. I used "professional, industry standard, oh-oh-so-the-best" Photoshop and Illustrator for over 20 effing years. All my grown up life I am making a living designing stuff. So if this is not professional use of software then I don't know what is I tried Affinity as soon as beta showed for Windows. I bought it soon after. After month of working on it I ditched Photoshop and Illustrator. I dont need it, simple as that. Designer and Photo fully replaced both of these ow-so-perfect-if-you-are-not-using-these-youre-not-a-pro aplications. And when I hear people crying about such silly little things as a shortcut then I think to myself - youre shouldn't be allowed to even mention professionalism if default shortcut is stopping you from working. Some people are just unable to switch, looking for excuses, giving some silly explanations. You dont want to use Affinity software? Then don't. But by claiming that Affinity isn't pro enough you are making YOURSELF look silly. I am immediately starting to think about this old saying "a bad workman blames his tools". It sounds like "I cant hammer this nail because look at this - my hammer is blue now. Can you imagine? How it can be blue? I had pink one for years and it worked perfectly. Plus this one has a rounded head! Not squared! This is ridiculous, such luck of professionalism! Give me back my pink, square headed hammer, I cant deal with it". Silly, ridiculous nonsense. Sorry had to say that. Crack on
  15. nezumi

    Bug: Zoom Crash (v1.7.0.209)

    Confirmed - crash when zooming out IN DEVELOP PERSONA
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    Bug: Zoom Crash (v1.7.0.209)

    Can't confirm. I can zoom out all the way and pan without crash. Win7, gtx1070.
  17. Yeah I will just leave a comment so you guys know, that people are interested in that feature I definitely am.
  18. I was only Linux user for a brief time. I used Mint because at the time Krita was only on Linux and I really loved it (still do, but now I have native Windows version of it). On one hand I think MAYBE Linux version would give Affinity yet another edge over Adobe, just like it did with i-pad version. Adobe was doing nothing and then when they saw Affinity on ipad all of sudden they "announced" Photoshop coming soon (Why I dislike Adobe so much? I was using their software since version 4 but at some point I got tired of their corporate BS and lack of interest in users...). Anyways - thats definitely a plus. On the flip side though I have seen some weird and borderline fanatic behavior of Linux users. It is good to be passionate, but sometimes it went into "cuckoo" territory too much. Hating on every not supported hardware, driver, library or anything really that is not completely open was happening way too often. I remember when game Witcher 2 was ported to Linux (to be fair it wasnt a good port initially). Instead of working with developers in a civil manner Linux community behaved like some sort of wild tribe hating on devs so much that after fixing Witcher 2 they decided not to go through with porting third part of the game at all... Now, you may be personally offended by such classification, you may be the "good", "serious", "reasonable" Linux user. Not part of that "tribe". Safe to say however that Linux community is hard to please - to put it mildly. Finally the biggest problem I see in developing for Linux is that absolute devotion to Open Source and so called "alternatives". I myself am using Blender, Krita, Inkscape (at least until Designer gets bitmap tracing :D) and few more open source projects. But I am not fanatically against using PAID, CLOSED software. Many Linux users I have met are dedicated to use only whats open, to the point that you cant reason with them. They will rather choose being unable to do something over using closed, paid software. And certainly Linux crowd isn't fast to spent money on purchasing software... That surely doesn't apply to ALL Linux users - but I wonder is there ENOUGH of those who are willing to pay for Affinity on Linux. Because I want Affinity to grow and as much as I would like to see Linux support I would hate to see if that backfired hurting Affinity as company. It is a though decision and question is if its all worth it.
  19. This issue is present not only in 1.7 Beta of Designer but across all Affinity applications on PC. ( also in 1.7 Beta Photo, 1.7 Beta Publisher and stable versions of 1.6.5 of both Designer and Photo). I cant include whole thing as it is official, legal document but I managed to extract example of problematic part and I am including it as a file. In short - in Affinity applications some PDFs are opened with some letters overlaying each other, having unnecessary spaces between letters and so on. Here you can see what I mean: PDF opened in software like Sumatra, FoxitPhantom etc. is not presenting any of that issues. Sample file with described problem attached to this post Hope that helps to make Affinity even better! test_file.pdf
  20. If I clean/reset options (by starting with ctrl and choosing "all") - will it only affect beta or stable as well? I wouldn't want to wipe out all that I have in stable by mistake...
  21. nezumi

    Crop Tool

    Yeah, I hope that gradient tool lost controls by mistake. Without control lines there's no way to adjust Elliptical gradient for example. Elliptical became exactly same as radial now.
  22. Yup, something went really wrong with this beta... No nodes, also no grid showing.
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