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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from gunnarhalen in Affinity Designer Plugins   
    Would it not make more sense to offer plugin support earlier rather than later? That way, the community itself will help you proactively build and popularize your products - hopefully leading to a snowball effect. I see it as a potentially very powerful growth mechanism.
     
    I'm sure you guys have thought about it but I'm curious what your thoughts are.
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from gunnarhalen in Affinity Designer Plugins   
    Would it not make more sense to offer plugin support earlier rather than later? That way, the community itself will help you proactively build and popularize your products - hopefully leading to a snowball effect. I see it as a potentially very powerful growth mechanism.
     
    I'm sure you guys have thought about it but I'm curious what your thoughts are.
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from ABD in Collapsible studio palettes / panels (icon view)   
    I posted the exact same thing a while ago. It would really improve the experience on smaller screen sizes. I dislike many of Adobe choices, but they've nailed this particular thing.
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from gunnarhalen in Affinity Designer Plugins   
    Would it not make more sense to offer plugin support earlier rather than later? That way, the community itself will help you proactively build and popularize your products - hopefully leading to a snowball effect. I see it as a potentially very powerful growth mechanism.
     
    I'm sure you guys have thought about it but I'm curious what your thoughts are.
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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 5)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: Here
     
    This beta version represents a substantial change to our codebase and as much as we have tried to ensure the quality of the code, it should be considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing. In addition it is definitely worth noting that files created in Affinity 1.6 may not open in 1.5 so always make a copy of your important documents before opening them in 1.6 to ensure you do not accidentally overwrite them and are unable to open them in your 1.5 version.
     
    To use this beta, simply download the file from the link given above and double-click on the file to open the installer. Follow the instructions to install the beta version. The beta sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it.
     
    Fixes/Improvements:
    Fix for crash when exporting Fixed incorrect colours when using Metal view option in Sierra with AMD GPUs Added support for macOS file system tags when saving Fix for crash changing between Asset categories with an active search term Fix for editing a colour in the system palettes Fix for SVG import of scaled content (found in certain CorelDRAW exported SVGs) Fix for some panels crashing in the Light UI scheme Performance increase for boolean operations performed on many objects at once Fix for 'Always show crosshair cursor' not being honoured for non-round pixel brushes Fix for exporting 'Selection with background' causing artefacts if the same area is included in the selection more than once Miscellaneous other tweaks
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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 1)   
    I have no idea what you mean, Alfred... it's working fine for me? ;)
     

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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to MEB in Photo on iPad (impression)   
    Thanks for your words SaucyWeeTart. I'm sure the dev team will appreciate them. They really did a great job here (i'm biased i known but still!).
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from MEB in Photo on iPad (impression)   
    Hey,
     
    This is just a quick message to the Serif team.
     
    I've been tinkering about with your Photo app for the iPad all night and I must say, it's very impressive. For about a year, my 12.9" iPad Pro has been on the brink of being sold because it hasn't once lived up to it's much touted 'pro' status (mainly due to the apps on offer). Photo has absolutely changed that for me. It still has a good few bugs here and there but to knock out an app of this quality is very impressive.
     
    Seriously guys, well bloody done.
     
     
    ❤️

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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to retrograde in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 1)   
    Hey Matt, any chance we might be seeing...
     
    right click or key short equivalents for: 
    - lock current selection,
    - lock everything but the current selection,
    - unlock all,
    - hide the current selection,
    - hide everything but the current selection,
    - unhide all,
     
    Sorely missing this stuff.  :( 
     
    Is it still in consideration?
     
    Cheers. :)  
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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to JET_Affinity in When Will Affinity Be A Real Photoshop Contender?   
    ??
     
    A spunky, relatively tiny competitor methodically and carefully building fresh-from-the-ground-up elegant, powerful, and affordable alternatives to a set of decades-entrenched applications "shows no enthusiasm" just because they're not done yet?!
     
    JET
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from NancyPreob in [By Design] Retail Version Required...   
    Hi,
     
    I've had a look at other threads on the topic, but nothing seems to be working. I've got the latest version of each (beta and MAS).
     
    Thanks.

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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from AntonioNique in Typekit/Cloud fonts?   
    Hi guys,
     
    Wasn't really sure whether to put this in 'Feature Requests' or not, so here it sits.
     
    Before I cancelled most of my Creative Cloud, I used Typekit fairly heavily, and was really impressed with it overall. It got me wondering if a feature like that would work well with the Affinity suite. I'm sure it would but have not got a clue of the logistical/financial issues which may surround it.
     
    Any thought been given to it?
     
    Thanks,
    Stu Wilkie.
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from AntonioNique in Typekit/Cloud fonts?   
    Hi guys,
     
    Wasn't really sure whether to put this in 'Feature Requests' or not, so here it sits.
     
    Before I cancelled most of my Creative Cloud, I used Typekit fairly heavily, and was really impressed with it overall. It got me wondering if a feature like that would work well with the Affinity suite. I'm sure it would but have not got a clue of the logistical/financial issues which may surround it.
     
    Any thought been given to it?
     
    Thanks,
    Stu Wilkie.
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from gunnarhalen in Affinity Designer Plugins   
    Would it not make more sense to offer plugin support earlier rather than later? That way, the community itself will help you proactively build and popularize your products - hopefully leading to a snowball effect. I see it as a potentially very powerful growth mechanism.
     
    I'm sure you guys have thought about it but I'm curious what your thoughts are.
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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to neild in Transformations of multiple objects   
    +1
    I'm going pile on here with a real-life use case for "transform each".  
     
    I'm working on improving the clarity of a collection of 28 scatter plots created in R, each of which has 50 data point markers.  I need to resize each of those identical markers to the same final size, and it's critical that I preserve the integrity of the plot by resizing them so that their centers do not move.  I'm not too enthusiastic about the idea of individually resizing 1400 objects.
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from olibclarke in Opening files in Designer Beta...   
    Hey guys,
     
    I posted about this before a while ago but I feel the need to post again because it's very irritating and I really think it should be given some attention from the dev team.
     
    The issue is the kind of buggy relationship between the MAS/beta versions of your app. As you guys already know, during a beta cycle one might open loads of .afdesign files with it and therefore move the beta into the 'default app' list in OSX. The problem is that after the beta cycle ends and you update the MAS version, all your .afdesign files are still tied to the beta, which with a double click, sends you on a magical journey like this:
     
    > splash screen with an error message
    > click 'ok'
    > new tab opens in your browser to app store
    > app store then opens up on OSX
    > close window
    > close tab
    > another splash screen with 'failed to open file'
    > click ok
    > beta splash screen then freezes on screen until you right click and manually close it
     
    What's the problem with still being able to use the beta even if it's a version behind the MAS? There must be another way to indicate that you've opened your file up in an outdated beta, other than the process above.
     
    When I was using the Adobe Muse/Muse beta apps they functioned just fine because it was up to you where you opened your files. If you opened them in an outdated beta, fine.
     
    Unless I'm still totally missing the point, I still consider this a problem. And a problem that makes me want to systematically end everyone in the office.
     
    Thanks for reading that wall,
    Stu W.

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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to Sean P in Opening files in Designer Beta...   
    Hi Stu,

    I'm moving this to the Designer Beta Forum's as this is more applicable to them as it is not a bug with the release software, developers are also more likely to see the thread in there as well.
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from AbaBuiplelip in Publisher Beta?   
    Hey,
     
    I was just wondering when you guys think a Publisher Beta will be released, and how to sign up to it. I'd be very interested in doing just that.
     
    I had a quick look through the forums and couldn't see anything related to that.
     
    Thanks!
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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to matt.baker in Collapsible studio palettes / panels (icon view)   
    Collapsible palette functionality that reduces the palettes into an icon.
    This would allow more screen real estate when working on designs.
    Clicking the palette's icon should restore that palette as a fly-out with the others remaining collapsed.
     
    Similar implementation to Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator (shown below).

     
    Also mentioned here: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/16282-cvollapsible-palettes-export-preview-actions-glyphs/?p=73830

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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to Dave Harris in Please give us a character-table to grab any character e.g. *bullet* ...   
    We hope to include a glyph panel in 1.6.
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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to Callum in Typekit/Cloud fonts?   
    Hi SaucyWeeTart,
     
    Its not something we have any immediate plans for however I will move your post to the Feature Requests section as it would make a good addition to the Affinity suite.
     
    C
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    SaucyWeeTart got a reaction from AntonioNique in Typekit/Cloud fonts?   
    Hi guys,
     
    Wasn't really sure whether to put this in 'Feature Requests' or not, so here it sits.
     
    Before I cancelled most of my Creative Cloud, I used Typekit fairly heavily, and was really impressed with it overall. It got me wondering if a feature like that would work well with the Affinity suite. I'm sure it would but have not got a clue of the logistical/financial issues which may surround it.
     
    Any thought been given to it?
     
    Thanks,
    Stu Wilkie.
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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to Chris_K in Weird double headed arrow on hover.   
    Hi SaucyWeeTart
     
    Thanks for the video. This is showing the cursor to resize the studio panels and it not updating once you move out of that hit area. It is an issue that is already known to us so hopefully we can look at sorting this soon
     
    Cheers
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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to JDW in Affinity Designer feature roadmap   
    Shaking my head in unbelief...
     
    Ditto what MattP said. But to supplement his excellent rebuttal, I shall say more...
     
    1. Those competitors you mention... Have they truly matched Adobe apps in that relatively short time span? Hardly. If they had, everyone would use those other apps, and certainly no one would be hanging around here. I hang around here, and put my money where my mouth was, because I think Affinity apps are the only apps close to unseating Adobe in the future.
     
    2. That foolish "Reinventing the wheel" statement makes huge assumptions about software creation. Just because a certain set of software tools has been around for a while doesn't mean a startup can code that instantly or well. Writing good code takes a lot more time than you may think. I would rather have lean and fast code, even if that meant spending more time writing one's own libraries, rather than write slow and bloated code based on the half-wittedly conceived code libraries of others.
     
    3. I don't understand this point of yours at all. I think the existing functionality of Affinity apps is for the most part good, to me as an Adobe app user anyway, but that certain key features are still lacking. Even so, I have every confidence that the developer can eventually implement them, especially because the developer really does listen to us, I think.
     
    4. Regardless of how gimmicky you think Adobe features have been, the fact remains that no one has yet unseated Adobe as king of Design Apps. And you aren't going to unseat the King by NOT giving the King's subjects what they normally expect from the King, plus a little more. I think Serif is slowly doing that and will continue to do that. If I didn't have that faith, I would not be posting here.
     
    MattP, I stand with you and the Affinity development team. Ignore the naysayers and continue your excellent work on freeing us from the chains of Adobe! More power to you!
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    SaucyWeeTart reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer feature roadmap   
    Hi pier,
     
    With respect, statement 1 is not true - how long do you think Sketch has been around? It has been released to market for the last 6 years (since 2010 that I'm aware of) and was a branch of their other application called DrawIt which had been on sale for quite some time already by that point. If you are happy with Sketch's functionality and stability then unless we're actually offering you something that falls into section 2 and 3 of your statements above then I can't see why you're wasting your time with Affinity if it's offering you nothing new? I mean, 'vector drawing software is nothing new' and all that?
     
    We're actually trying really hard to bring new thinking, creativity and speed to the table - our new features aren't just slavish copies and they take time. Don't forget that your 'essential basics' are actually someone else's 'rarely used' features... Look at all the artwork created in the application, check out the welcome screen for a starter - those artists are real artists, left to their own devises who actually came out with better artwork than I've seen in other design packages (yes, I used the word design on purpose because they are professional designers and illustrators using this thing!) and actually came back and told us how much fun they had doing it! We realise that everyone has different needs and preferences and that's why the roadmap lists the things you can expect to be added in time, so you know your features will arrive - but the order may not make sense to you - that's fine though, you don't know our codebase or our motivators.
     
    Thanks,
    Matt
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