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  1. currently i'm using illustrator to organize all my assets, which works great since there's a tagging system. Unfortunately affinity designer's asset panel isn't really functional for anything reaching over 50 items and it seems there's nothing on the roadmap to improve that. But affinity is much faster and overall a better product, so I'd prefer to use this app if I can figure out a good way to organize each individual image where I can easily drag n drop them into an affinity project. Any advice? I'm currently thinking of just using out of the box mac tagging and folders for each image, each image being it's own affinity file. Has anyone tried that?

  2. I have a pig graphic with a red stroke outline where I have circled the problems areas in green. When I use the create an artboard from selection tool, parts of it will be cut off (top right and bottom), and some parts will have an extra space (top left). This happens on almost all my graphics. The group has been manually placed in the transform panel to integers. Force pixel alignment and snapping are turned off, decimal places for unit values are at default values. I've tried aligning the stroke to center & outside. Is this a bug or a problem on my side?


    Mac 10.13.3

    Affinity Designer 1.6.1


  3. On 2/19/2018 at 5:38 PM, stokerg said:

    Hi Mike018,


    I suspect the file you are opening was created in AI and exported as an EPS file, which will also store a copy of the .ai file in the EPS.  When you open that in AI, you are seeing the AI file, which contains the groups and not the actual EPS file.  When you open the same file in Designer, we open the EPS file which is why the items are no longer in groups.

    Is there any way to retain the groups of the EPS files commonly downloaded from these types of sites, where the author probably made them in illustrator?

  4. 23 hours ago, R C-R said:

    The decimal places set in Preferences are just for display purposes -- internally, the app always uses the maximum precision possible. "Move by whole pixels" will do exactly that, so for example, if the width is currently 800.2 px dragging a handle will be constrained to values of 799.2 px or 801.2 px & so on.


    Also, if the aspect ratio lock is on in the Transform panel, changing width or height may force the other setting to a fractional value to maintain that ratio.

    So how do you scale while keeping integer values?

  5. I have the decimal place for unit types on pixel set to 0, and snapping and move by whole pixel on, yet when I rescale images they will not be integer values. Even when changing the width and height to an integer value, and rescaling, it will not be an integer value anymore. This makes it a pain to create an artboard from selection since it keeps adding extra pixels to the sides, as well as adding more pixels to the dimensions when exporting.

  6. On 1/24/2018 at 6:23 PM, Chris_K said:

    Hi Mike018


    is the group you have selected placed on whole pixels in the transform panel? If not than this gap is the artboard being created at a whole pixel whilst the group itself is only on a partial pixel



    How do you always make sure graphics are always placed on a whole pixel? I thought by adjusting the decimal places option for pixels to 0, and then force pixel alignment and move by whole pixel would ensure that, but if I switch to decimal place for pixels to 1, I can see that my graphics are actually not placed on whole pixels.

  7. I'm a bit confused as to the point of the asset manager. When there's something in a collapsed sub-category, and I search for it, it won't appear. Doesn't that make sub-categories useless?

    Search also doesn't cover different categories. So instead of searching for something from anywhere, say a planet, I'd have to specifically go the the space category, and then do my search, and also make sure the sub-category with the thing I'm searching for is expanded, otherwise nothing will appear. How come search is so limited?

  8. I have lots of subcategories with various assets, so all of them are collapsed to save space. When I search for something, the category where the item is located at will not uncollapse, making it really hard to find something in a sea of sub-categories. I wish the search function would just show what is being searched for outside the subcategories, because it doesn't matter where it's located at, I just want to use "so and so". Bonus points if I can search through multiple categories. Will this ever been implemented? I could see this is a great way to store everything I have in the asset manager, but this lack of search feature prevents me from doing so.

  9. On 11/16/2017 at 10:02 PM, Chris_K said:

    Hi Mike018


    Are you referring to the to the slice not being duplicated in the export persona? If so this was an intentional change but this may be reverted in a future update. In the export persona you can select the artboard in the layers panel and create a slice from it there.


    If you are referring to a different type of export than can you expand with further information at all?



    Oh ok that fixed things. Hope it changes back!

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