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  1. AP just asked me if I would like to link my images instead of embedding - that' a nice suprise! But I could not find a way to actively force AP to link (or unlink) a file in a Dokument. There seems to be no entry in the help...
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    Wahoo! Linked Files!

    Oh, cool! Thanks!
  3. It would be nice to be able to change the line properties of more then one objekt(/layer) at the time. Say you have twenty different geometry objects (causing twenty layers) and want to set the line width to the same value or change the line style of all to the same, you normally would select all layers and adjust the settings. Currently it's not possible in AP; I have to select and ajdust every layer one after another. One solution is to grup the layers, but in some cases this won't work; e.g. when they are already grouped with ather layers which have their own styles (e.g. rectangle with outline/no fill and text layer with fill but no outline). Changing color instead works for all in one go.
  4. I wouldn't calli t a bug because I hadn't this issue before: The brush suddenly stopped working. It doesn't react to color change or anything else and don't paint anymore. Something inside the file seems to be broken. I was able to copy all layers into a new file and everything worked well again. So I deleted all the layers and post the file here. Maybe you can find something that wil help you improve affinity. brush color bug.afphoto
  5. Things can be so simple... Must have pressed some sort of shortcut. I didn't recognise the opacity setting, only wondered why the color puck stays white, no matter what color I choose. Thanks! But nevertheless: There a two opacitiy settings: color opacity and brush opacity. Shouldn't these two be linked instead adding on another?
  6. It would be nice to be able not only to scale and shear but also to transform perspectively or free transform Text and Vector objects.
  7. I have a large image (40.000x16.000 px) in Photo; when export to png, the file shrinks to 32.767 x 13.106 px. Exported JPG is OK. Are there any restictions to PNG file size?
  8. There is also a limitation to PDF-export. The image export seems to be scaled down. When importing to Affninty again, I get the full size of 40.000 pixels, but Details are missing. So I assume the image ist put to certain maximum pixel dimension and the missing pixels are interpolated when re-importing the PDF. But there is no warning about that. I only recognized it because some text elements (no text-objects but already rendered as pixels) of the image were not distinguishable after exporting to PDF.
  9. Well, but why do I have to do that manually? Photo already does the job, instantly correcting itself, saying: "I can, but I don't want to! Do it it yourself, dude! "
  10. When using the perspective tool, the source grid always features the shape of a rectangle, regardless the form of the object to transform. It would be very helpfull, if the grid would fit the form of the Object, thus makig it much easier to control the transformation. In fact, the grid takes the shape of the object just for an instance but then switches to the rectangular shape.
  11. So to say, yes. But without the need to rasterize the layer befor using it. And in Designer I was'nt even ablo to find any way to "warp" or perspectively transform a Text layer...
  12. I have an issue with png export: I'm trying to export a large image (40.000x16.00 px) to png, but the exported file only has 32.767 x 13.106 px. The Image gets scaled (without any warning), regardless what I'm doing to avoid that. Exporting to PDF also fails, there seems to be a limitation to 14.400 px, even if I chose PDF1.7 which should be able to hande up to 75.000 px in height and width. JPEG exports without problems to 40.000 px, but I need the transparency information.
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    png export absolute size issue

    OK, thank you. I also tried open EXR - but Photo crashed just before finishing the job. My first intention was to use PDF (because it's a combination of pixel and Vector layers, both with transparency), but it seems there is the limit at 14.400px...
  14. I have a large File with a pixellayer including transparency. in front of a background layer an behind a vector layer with lines. When I export to PDF, the alpha channel gets distortet and doesn't match the image anymore.
  15. I uploaded the file to your server. I modified the file and also attached an exported PDF. You will find the alpha chanel correct in this version, instead the hole pixel layer got distorted. (I had to remove one extremly complex overlay vector line layer, maybe that one caused the distorsion of only the alpha channel?) But I managed to solve the problem for me: I copied all layers into a new file - now everything is fine and runs smooth. So I think, something in the file got mixed up.
  16. Sorry, it's confidential. I will try to reproduce the issue with another file I can post. It happens only when using the preset "for export", export "for web" works fine.
  17. Is there a chance to clear the memory in AP and AD? I'm working on a large file and once AD filled the RAM (36GB), it nearly stopps working. Every action takes hours, even saving to disc is a progress of more then three(!) hours (filesize 1.2 GB).
  18. Hi, Is it possible to connect layers (e.g. an pixel layer and an adjustment layer with mask) so the connected layer would move with the other one when dragging it around? I have a painted shadow and want to move the layer with the shadow casting object to reposition it. (Yes I know, I also could move both layers in one go by selectin both. I just wondered, if there was the ability to connect layers)
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    Crash When Using Pen Tool

    But I can't confirm the 40 point theory. I've been able draw more then 120 point and Photo didn't crash. Next try it crash around 50 points. Meanwhile i set the recovery file interval to 30 sec - that seems to solve the problem. No crashes as far. Correction: Crashes still occur
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    Crash When Using Pen Tool

    Photo crashes without any crash report or saving a recovery file.
  21. Definitely. These alpha masks are the one bitter pill...
  22. I often use geometry layer to mask (clip) other layers. Unfortunately there seems to be no possibility to mask/clip everything inside the geometry. It would be great to be able to invert geometry layers without rasterizing them.
  23. I'm sorry, obviuosly I really misunderstood. And the "clipping" part of my comment was not right. Actually I don't clip the larger geometry but instead substract another geometry layer from it. Thats the destructive way. Until now I didn't know about not destructive compounds - you made my day! There's still a lot to learn -not to say to discover- inside Affinity. Thanks for your help!
  24. Of course. But also not inverting You meant creating a huge rectangle (larger then the image itself) and clipping it with another -smaller- object. That clipped rectangle can be used as a "negative" mask. Real inverting (the more simple but "destructive") way requires rasterizing.
  25. Yes, thats the way I do it currently. But thanks for the hint.
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