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  1. This is our thoughts, we're mainly concerend with UI/UX/Web/Mobile design, layouts, mockups, components - so not necessarily really integrated design/graphoc design but speed of workflow without sacrificing quaity is key for us. I am personally an OLD Fireworks user These are some of things from expereience we think would be a step forward for our use: Deigner and Photo - No live preview in export persona, without a live preview the Export Persona feature is crippled in our opinion. Photo - (Flood Select Tool) - Add a live marquee option that automatically updates the selection in view as you adjust the tolerance level. This is a small but unbelieveably useful option. Designer & Photo - Add some more gradient options like satin, contour, starbust, folds, waves... Photo and Designer - Add better support for predetermined/accurate warping effects - arc, arch, fisheye, flag etc ... Its much harder to get perfectly uniform effects like arc, envelope etc with mesh warp or the shear tool. Photo - Non destructive third party photoshop plugin support - maybe get some plugin developers on board to make this happen? Full integratation of Designer & Photo into one app (for example a 'Design Persona' in Photo to speed up workflow) - for screen/UI/UX design its really useful to have all of the bitmap editing tools (including Photoshop Plugins) and the features of Designer like creating symbols in one app. The StudioLink feature in Publisher is good but it would be even better to have a completely integrated Designer & Photo from oour perspective.
  2. StudioLink was disabled was disabled in the beta until near the end
  3. MCFC_4Heatons

    Preview for export persona

    +1 for this - the export persona looks so good until you realise there's no live preview which in effect cripples it.
  4. MCFC_4Heatons

    Photo persona in Designer

    You could buy a copy of of Publisher & get most of Designer & Photo integrated with the personas . I'm the same as you and would like to see the same or even better a full integration of Designer & Photo which I'm told isn't likely to happen. As a long time user of Fireworks I just like everything in one single app, whilst I appreciate Fireworks is nowhere near Photo in terms of bitmap editing.
  5. Hello - ...I thiink it would be useful to have some more gradient options ... Satin is a must imo and one or two more graident options like folds and starburst would come in useful occassionally .....
  6. How would that work? You need registered versions of Photo and Designer for the the Design & Photo personas to work inside Publisher. We already had licensed copies of Photo and Designer, we bought Publisher purely for bringing the features of Photo and Designer into one single app. Unfortunately we were wrongly under the impression all features of Designer & Photo would be integrated which is not the case ..... Your profile says you're an advanced member ??? Some of the so-called advanced members on here seem to be leading a culture of attacking people on the forums who dare critise any aspect of Affinity software. Questioning how and why is how we improve things.
  7. You make it sound like I've posted 100s of threads - NOT THE CASE - one of which is a reply to somebody else anyway As a fully paid up owner of licensed copies of Publisher, Photo & Designer I am entitled to give my opinion - IF YOU DON NOT LIKE MY OPINION THEN THAT IS JUST TOUGH!!! I'd say the only person here with a BIG PROBLEM is YOU - as you seemed to be FOLLOWING ME around the forums like a TROLL Might I suggest YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE!!! Won' be back here to reply again I have BETTER THINGS TO DO than WASTE MY BREATH ON YOU - YOU ARE INSIGNIFICANT TO ME but I seem to be IN YOUR HEAD - YOU HAVE A PROBLEM!!!
  8. MCFC_4Heatons

    Studio Link

    Its NOT little, we were told Photo and Designer would be integrated ... in fact its not a COMPLETE integration - so therefore it was misleading. Whats YOUR PROBLEM? Are you an Affinity developer or just some busy-body who doesn't like people giving honest feedback?????? I suggest you get another hobby rather than lurking on these forums moaning about honest opinions that can ACTUALLY make a difference. I'll come back in a few months to see if Affinity have sorted this out - in the meantime I'll continue using Adobe Fiireworks and occassionally Photoshop. And yes, I'll continue with my honest feedback .... good OR bad ....
  9. MCFC_4Heatons

    Studio Link

    its called freedom of speech and feedback - if you don't like it or you don't like honest opinions, I suggest YOU go somewhere else OR GROW UP
  10. MCFC_4Heatons

    Studio Link

    this sucks - I was very dissapointed - I have no real need for publisher at all, but purchased it to get what I thought was a full designer and photo integrated expereience.
  11. We have no use for Publisher but purchased it as we wanted an integrated version of Designer & Photo - unfortunately its not a FULL Photo and Designer Integration so there's still a need to do 'edit in Photo' or 'edit in Designer' for some features, which is VERY dissapointing - I would suggest some of the information about StudioLink has been misleading.
  12. Are we going to get the same seamless integration in Photo and Designer that has been done with Publisher - I just want the FULL feature set of both Photo and Designer in one app. In its current state the integration in Publisher with Photo and Design Personas is still missing some features, for example NO Photoshop Plugins in Photo Persona, its frustrating.
  13. MCFC_4Heatons

    Plugin update with Beta -

    FTA of the dev team - the plugin Digital Film Tools does NOT work - returns an error 'channelports not available' then Affinity Photo becomes unresponsive and has to be force closed Tested in Photo Beta on Windows 10
  14. MCFC_4Heatons

    Symbols In Affinity Photo

    I think you misunderstood me ... I know that, but its just remarkably annoying that I can update existing symbols in Affinity Photo or in photo persona but the symbols panel is not available in Photo or Photo Persona mode, so i have to switch back to Designer or Design Persona in Publisher to create a new symbol. I just want ALL THE FEATURES of Photo and Designer in ONE app without doing round trips or having to switch modes ... I just don't undestand why Affinity does this. The integration in Publisher with Photo and Desginer for example is not a complete integration as anticipated, some aspects of Photo are missing like Photoshop Plugins. The whole approach just seems to be an exercise in p*ssing people off with these little irritations, when a simple solution would be to to make a TRUE all-in-one app ...... My honest opinion .... The biggest frustration is Affinity are very close to something very special .....
  15. MCFC_4Heatons

    Symbols In Affinity Photo

    This is where all the confusion is though - I have Publisher, Photo and Designer - I can switch between design and photo personas inside Publisher, I can create a symbol in design persona and update it and all instances of the synbol in photo persona mode but I have to switch back to design persona if I want to create a new symbol . I do not know the the exact reason for doing this and whether Affinity are worried about sales figure being affected if the crossover features are too many in each app. We would not have a problem with paying significantly more than the current price for purchasing all three apps for a single app that bundled everything together without the need for switching between apps or modes. Also the photo persona in Publisher is missing some Photo features, Photoshop Plugins are not in there for example so if you need to use a Photoshop Plugin you need to 'edit in Photo', save then reopen in Publsiher, bit of a ball-ache and quite irritating tbh..... Honestly think the software has a lot going for it but Affinity need to stop all this confusing switching ... If you want to offer seamless integration inside Publisher, makes sure it IS seamless and includes ALL the features of Photo and Designer. At the moment this 'strategy' looks a bit 'Adobe-esk'. Its not about money its about workflow, speed and elminating the need for round-trips, saving and reopening etc etc .... The sofftware would represent good value at twice the price with a true all-in-one package. We bought a copy of Publsher for and to look at the integration of Photo and Designer and a have been dissapointed to see it doesnt incldue ALL features of Designer and Photo.