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pixelstuff

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  1. Or look at all the Android apps that do exist like Audio Evolution or LumaFusion and assume they obviously wasted their time by releasing an app on a platform such as Android.
  2. Some of those are complicated though like Auto Trace for Designer. I'll continue to give them a pass on those.
  3. Well +1 from me. One would think after 5 years they could have figured this out. Considering that I can't find another photo app without a crop to selection feature, I'm surprised they don't support this simple and common workflow. I gave V1 a pass on missing some of the basic tools, but that won't fly with V2 so I won't be purchasing future products from Affinity until they show signs that they can get their act together.
  4. Crop to selection is more like windshield wiper timers. Does your economical GMC pickup require you to press the windshield wiper button every single time you want to clear the rain drops? I doubt it. That is a standard feature across almost all cars made in the last 70 years. The basic Microsoft Paint, .NET Paint, and dozens of other low priced apps have crop to selection, it should be standard on any app claiming to be a photo editor. I can only assume the developers have some kind of harebrained idea that they needed to go to war against that super common workflow. If the Affinity workflow was faster I would say yay Affinity for innovating. Instead it is slower and clunkier and makes me wonder if some rare form of dementia is starting to set in.
  5. This is really where artificial intelligence can perhaps make a big difference. Object detection where as you move the mouse around it highlights objects it recognizes like people, animals, trees, sky, grass, houses, cars, fruit, vegetables, hamburgers, furniture, etc. Along with perhaps some fine tunning features for the human to help guide it like using the mouse wheel to make it more or less specific, for example if you've selected a human you can force it down to just the shirt, just the face, or just the hair. Alternatively maybe expand it out to multiple people while skipping the disconnected space between them.
  6. Yes it does. If you don't subscribe and the software keeps working it is not under a subscription. I get your point though that there can be other subscription systems tied to the concept of getting software. So maybe a more accurate terminology would subscription apps (existing software that needs a subscription to continue working and subscription updates (requiring a subscription for future updates or tech support).
  7. You are afraid they might use the monetization model of 99% of all paid software since the beginning of the computer industry?
  8. Subscription software means if you stop subscribing, then the application stops working. The Affinity license are perpetual. They keep working, effectively forever, after you pay for the license. Paying to get an upgrade is not a subscription.
  9. I have now installed the demo and Crop to a selection doesn't seem to be there in any of the logical menu places. (Edit, Document, Layer, Select). Also no quick snap to selection in the dedicated Crop tool.
  10. Well it doesn't seem to be listed in their list of new features, but I haven't installed the demo yet to be sure.
  11. Looking at the feature requests I have been following from V1, it appears none of them were implemented in V2. What are some feature requests that did get implemented? Added: Designer - Shape Builder Tool ... mentioned by @dvandorsten Designer - Vector Warp ... mentioned by @fde101 Designer - Knife Tool ... mentioned by @fde101 Missing: Photo - Crop to Selection Photo - Perspective Crop Tool Photo - Mirror Canvas Preview ... mentioned by @PatrickZ Publisher - ePub export Designer - AutoTrace Image
  12. I think you made a mistake labeling this topic. A Plugin SDK is perhaps urgently required, but an AI Picture Generator is more of a curiosity at the moment.
  13. Well that is disappointing. How long has an AutoTrace tool been a feature request, 8 years now?
  14. You talked mostly about tablets, but remember modern Chromebooks run Android apps too. That would open up a range of laptops with keyboard / mouse built-in. I realize the following would be a whole new beast, but if Affinity could merge the desktop and tablet interface into a duel switching app for hybrid tablets like the Microsoft Surface on Windows and the wide variety of devices running Android, they could have quite the package.
  15. I get the impression from Serif that they are primarily targeting the multi-page brochure market and not long form books. At least initially. You generally need PDFs and not eBooks for that. I'm hoping version 2 will expand Publishers target audience to long form books, and include ePub support in the process.
  16. Now we even have the Photoshop online beta offering crop to selection. https://photoshop.adobe.com/
  17. Not quite the same as crop to selection though, if you have a non-square selection.
  18. What is the marketshare on Pi OS? I mean I have seven Raspberry Pi hardware units, but they are all running a digital signage OS instead of a desktop environment. I wonder, out of the 35 million total Raspberry Pi hardware units sold worldwide, do the units running a desktop environment come anywhere close to the 30+ million Android tablets sold each year. Samsung alone shipped almost 60 million units during 2020 and 2021 combined. That's not counting Lenovo and the dozens of off-brands being sold like Huawei or Walmart's Onn.
  19. As if this feature request forum is for their planning rather than our own amusement.
  20. That might be the way to go IF there is a lot of compatibility issues (leading to tech support hassles) or IF they could get Samsung to foot the bill in exchange for exclusivity. Otherwise they would be shooting themselves in the foot by shunning half the market from the purchase. How many Samsung Tabs are sold compared to all manufactures combined from Google, Asus, Acer, nVidia, Lenovo, Toshiba, Onn, Huawei, Xiaomi, and dozens more regional brands from around the world.
  21. Depends on how good of a workaround you are needing. You can export to PDF and then use Calibre to convert the PDF to EPUB. It creates a usable EPUB, but with poor fit and finish. If the final product isn't too bad you might can go in and clean it up with the Sigil application.
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