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    Nero reacted to Ben in Wacom tablet issues   
    I've made some improvements for tablets and iOS pen.  These will come out very soon - either on the day we release Publisher, or sooner as a 1.7.1 release.
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    Nero reacted to walt.farrell in Publisher pre-order is OK for mac users?   
    I think the OP was asking about Publisher, and the beta tester discount and gift.
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    Nero reacted to jmwellborn in Publisher pre-order is OK for mac users?   
    Just tagged your comment to catch you, in case you missed Patrick Connor's note above.  I pre-ordered through the Serif Affinity store, and am all set for the download on June 19!!   
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    Nero reacted to Patrick Connor in Publisher pre-order is OK for mac users?   
    Thanks. Then the answer is the opposite of what I said. The 30% discount is (a) serif store only and (b) beta testers only and (c) pre-launch only.
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    Nero reacted to walt.farrell in Publisher pre-order is OK for mac users?   
    That amount of discount (30%) is only for beta testers and only via Serif's Affinity Store, from what we've been told. But we (users) expect that there will be a 20% discount for everyone via the Mac and Windows Stores as a launch discount for a short period of time.
    Good question about the gift. Only Serif can comment on that, but my guess is that it's the same: only via the Affinity Store.
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    Nero reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.7.0.11)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Here
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS.
    Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcment thread
    With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.
    Many thanks,
    Matt
     
    Please refer to previous beta 1.7.0.4 post where there's a list of major changes since 1.6. This latest update builds on the 1.7.0.10 changes and also includes the following changes:
    Fix for issues saving after applying a 'none' arrowhead! Miscellaneous PDF import improvements. Artboard positions are now show relative to the whole spread, rather than showing as 0,0 at all times. Pen Tool now has an extra option to allow for the selection to be retained while adding new curves/extending existing ones. This is useful for allowing you to make use of snapping to other object geometry while creating/editing curves. It is on by default. 'Rotation centre' is now 'Transform origin' to better reflect what it does. Added a user-definable transform origin to the Node Tool's transform mode. Inserting a fill colour stop now correctly interpolates intensity (useful for 32bit documents).
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    Nero reacted to Frankentoon in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.122)   
    Was about to post a serious drawing lag using my Wacom tablet, but apparently has now been fixed on this release. You're on fire! 
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    Nero reacted to Sean P in Patterns fills :{   
    Hi Nero,

    Unfortunately this is a known issue that is with development to be fixed! I'll get it bumped with them!
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    Nero reacted to Chris_K in UI glitch   
    Thanks I shall get this passed on to the development team
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    Nero got a reaction from Patrick Connor in UI glitch   
    text in top-left corner (Current Spread/All Spreads/Selected Spreads) missing piece of last character typed 
    macOS 10.13.6 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) 
    <3

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    Nero got a reaction from Chris B in Weirdo (AP)   
    I'm learning to work with wacom intuos pro and affinity photo.)
     

     
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    Nero got a reaction from Hofnaar in Poor Crop Tool   
    Dear team, sorry - I'm never really satisfied with crop tool (some apps worse, some better).
     
    1. would be great if it snaps - I like to crop images from center not to destroy perspective that probably no one cares, sometime me neither, but when i wish center in center i like to do it perceise
    2. same hotkey modifier to keep constrains like when you scale any object. Its pain to set it on top menu.
     
    1&2 how to explain - i just see some rectangle (as crop tool) which would be nice to handle like rectangle object - scale from center, not from one side, keep proportion without resetting ratio and size, etc.
     
    3. way to avoid empty canvas when rotated or moved - as an option. Like in apple's photos you can't do photo with empty corner.)
     
    4. sorry for complaining I love this software so much!
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    Nero reacted to AffinityAppMan in Workarounds for Distortion, Warp, or Perspective distort?   
    Any Distortion, Warp, or Perspective distort features soon?  This year?  Any date release?  I need to know if I need to change apps.
    What is everyone else doing to get around not having Distortion or Perspective distorts in Affinity Designer?
    Any tips?
     
     
     
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    Nero reacted to AffinityAppMan in Workarounds for Distortion, Warp, or Perspective distort?   
    Thanks for the post Mithferion.
    I have looked into InkScape, but I don’t want to install the extra software needed to run it on my Mac. Like X11, Xquartz, MacPorts, or HomeBrew. 
    It takes a lot of disk space and puts more overhead on my computer.
     
    But thanks for the suggestion.
    Cheers
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    Nero reacted to Oval in Workarounds for Distortion, Warp, or Perspective distort?   
    Serif is not edobA, so Serif tries to create better solutions/functions than existing ones. This needs time (without infinitely cat power).
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    Nero reacted to MEB in Really Need publisher   
    Hi DrZigZag,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    Affinity Publisher will be available as a Public Beta this Summer (Northern Hemisphere),
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    Nero reacted to VectorVonDoom in Jaguar E-Type Lightweight (AD)   
    I've been working on this for a few months and is the most complicated drawing I've done so far. I had thought about doing it before but knew it would be a ton of work, in reality it was about 10 tons, seemed never ending.
     
    I decided to just do the front half to better show off the engine but I could re-use much of it if I ever wanted to do the whole car. As before it's just the pen tool, gradients, blurs and blend modes, so anyone could do it.
     
    Hope you like.
     
    As usual click to open, then click to display full size (although the actual output's a lot, lot larger).
     



     
     
     

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    Nero reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6.7 - GM Seed) [Now Released]   
    This beta cycle has ended and this release candidate build is now the retail MAS version 1.6.7
     
    Status: Gold Master
    Purpose: Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Submitted
    Download: Download from here
     
    To use this final build, 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 GM seed build sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it.
     
    This build is an iteration of the current App Store release and should be used in preference to the App Store release, if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.
     
    Thanks,
     
    Affinity Photo Team 
     
    Changes in this release
     
    Fixed “Edit In..” Photos integration. Improved performance / file size when saving with history. Made Canon EOS 6D Mark II RAW files less purple. Fixed spline editor crashes. Fixed Dust & Scratches live filter UI issues. Live Denoise filter crash fixes. Other minor tweaks / fixes. Final localisations. Final help.  
    Changes since last Mac App Store release
     
    Fixed input of certain languages (Korean, etc.) TIFF loading fixes and improvements. Live Filters redraw issue fix. Vector export improvements. Fixed frequency separation macro radius. Improved lens correction and updated database. Tone Mapping stability improvements. Selection brush stability improvements. Other small tweaks. Localisation improvements.  
    Develop shadows / highlights improvements. Develop clarity improvements. Improved input smoothing for all tools. Improved Perlin Noise filter. Transparent TGA import support. Fixed inability to export transparent PNG, TIFF, etc. Fixed slow Lens Blur, Depth of Field blur issues. Numerous other small fixes. Localisation improvements. Many improvements to batch processing. PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. Help improvements.  
    All new shadows / highlights algorithm for Develop. Significant Photoshop plugin support improvements (courtesy of Affinity Windows team). Fixed Depth of Field blur progress / slowness issues. Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once. Restored ability of marquee tools to snap. Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs. Fixed a number of UI memory leaks. Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!). Fixed PSD export of Fill layers. Fixed UI labels on macOS versions prior to Mavericks. SVG import can now handle gradients with missing x1 or y1 values. Assorted PDF export improvements. Localisation improvements. Assorted other small fixes.
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    Nero reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.6.1 - RC1) [Now Released]   
    This beta cycle has ended and this release candidate build is now the retail MAS version 1.6.1
    Status: Release Candidate
    Purpose: Improvements, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Mac Affinity Designer [from Mac App Store]
    Mac App Store: Submitted
    Download: Download from Here
     
    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.
     
    This beta is an iteration of the current App Store release and should be used in preference to the App Store release, if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.
     
    Fixes/Improvements:
    Improved Pressure response in pixel tools. Fix for 3D profile crash and Blend Ranges dialog crash. Fix for missing Place Image Tool icon. Fixed Korean Hangul text entry. Vector export improvements. Fix for failures when using compound objects inside groups with Constraints set on them. Font support improvements - specifically relating to fonts which substitute spaces or have truncated Unicode CMAP tables. Transparent TGA import support + misc TIFF loading fixes. Fix for deleting a node of a bitmap fill causing crash. Improved pixel painting smoothing. Any pixel-based painting tools should now have better smoothing by default. Fix for combo boxes causing crashes for certain users on High Sierra. Fix for exporting JPEG automatically choosing to export clips as paths which is a poor default and causes confusion. Fix for text objects being created outside the hierarchy of the artboard they were supposed to be created in. Fix for rotated text bounding boxes being incorrect and for disappearing text following Power-Duplicate. Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once. Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs. Fixed a number of UI memory leaks. Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!). Fixed PSD export of Fill layers. Fixed UI labels on macOS versions prior to Mavericks. SVG import can now handle gradients with missing x1 or y1 values. Assorted PDF export improvements. Localisation improvements. Paste and file-drop of PDF format files will now honour the DPI, as per File->Place. Fix for marching ants not showing on a rotated canvas. Miscellaneous other fixes and tweaks.
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    Nero reacted to Mark Ingram in Call for Camera Images   
    [Original post, unlocked for discussion]
     
    As part of some upcoming development work, we would like to test our software with a huge variation of camera images, and we’re hoping that some of you may be able to contribute to these efforts. We would like to receive the following files, in order of preference:
     
    RAW + OOC JPEG (Out Of Camera, i.e. the JPEG as written by your camera, with no modifications) RAW OOC JPEG  
    We aren’t interested in receiving JPEG images from RAW files that have been developed in software.
     
    If you upload any images, we will never use them for marketing material, we will never share them outside of Serif, and no-one outside of the development department will have access to them. They will be used purely for development and testing purposes.
     
     
    Please upload your images via Dropbox File Request:
    https://www.dropbox.com/request/Z0QnvXPKfbUNCvbNKxU5 
     
     
    We would like to thank you for your ongoing support, and will now leave you to speculate upon what this upcoming development work is for…
     
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    Nero got a reaction from Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6.7 - Release Candidate 1)   
    What a gift! Many thanks, first bug I see is that it wasn't yesterday as we (users) love affinity!
     
    So happy Valentine to all devs team <3
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    Nero reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6.7 - Release Candidate 1)   
    Status: Release Candidate
    Purpose: Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: Here
     
    To use this release candidate build, 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 release candidate sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it.
     
    This build is an iteration of the current App Store release and should be used in preference to the App Store release, if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.
     
    Thanks,
     
    Affinity Photo Team 
     
    Changes in this release
     
    Fixed input of certain languages (Korean, etc.) TIFF loading fixes and improvements. Live Filters redraw issue fix. Vector export improvements. Fixed frequency separation macro radius. Improved lens correction and updated database. Tone Mapping stability improvements. Selection brush stability improvements. Other small tweaks. Localisation improvements.  
    Changes since last Mac App Store release
     
    Develop shadows / highlights improvements. Develop clarity improvements. Improved input smoothing for all tools. Improved Perlin Noise filter. Transparent TGA import support. Fixed inability to export transparent PNG, TIFF, etc. Fixed slow Lens Blur, Depth of Field blur issues. Numerous other small fixes. Localisation improvements. Many improvements to batch processing. PSD, PDF import / export tweaks. Help improvements.  
    All new shadows / highlights algorithm for Develop. Significant Photoshop plugin support improvements (courtesy of Affinity Windows team). Fixed Depth of Field blur progress / slowness issues. Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once. Restored ability of marquee tools to snap. Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs. Fixed a number of UI memory leaks. Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!). Fixed PSD export of Fill layers. Fixed UI labels on macOS versions prior to Mavericks. SVG import can now handle gradients with missing x1 or y1 values. Assorted PDF export improvements. Localisation improvements. Assorted other small fixes.
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    Nero reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.6.1 - Beta 3)   
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Improvements, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Mac Affinity Designer [from Mac App Store]
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: Here
     
    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.
     
    This beta is an iteration of the current App Store release and should be used in preference to the App Store release, if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.
     
    Fixes/Improvements:
    Fix for failures when using compound objects inside groups with Constraints set on them. Font support improvements - specifically relating to fonts which substitute spaces or have truncated Unicode CMAP tables. Transparent TGA import support. Fix for deleting a node of a bitmap fill causing crash. Improved pixel painting smoothing. Any pixel-based painting tools should now have better smoothing by default. Fix for combo boxes causing crashes for certain users on High Sierra. Fix for exporting JPEG automatically choosing to export clips as paths which is a poor default and causes confusion. Fix for text objects being created outside the hierarchy of the artboard they were supposed to be created in. Fix for rotated text bounding boxes being incorrect and for disappearing text following Power-Duplicate. Fixed sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once. Fixed crashing bug when exporting certain large PSDs. Fixed a number of UI memory leaks. Added special case PSD import code for “SketchClub” PSD files (they should fix this!). Fixed PSD export of Fill layers. Fixed UI labels on macOS versions prior to Mavericks. SVG import can now handle gradients with missing x1 or y1 values. Assorted PDF export improvements. Localisation improvements. Paste and file-drop of PDF format files will now honour the DPI, as per File->Place. Fix for marching ants not showing on a rotated canvas. Miscellaneous other fixes and tweaks.
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    Nero reacted to Unsatisfied ex-customer in Sneak peeks for 1.7   
    Looks very handy indeed. Well done. 
     
    But I am still waiting for these important features that never found their way into DrawPlus either - so I am still using Inkscape and clumsy clumsy Illustrator CC for designing logos and shapes:
    handles snapping to especially grid and guides (just check out how Inkscape does) snap the node handle to a vertical / horizontal alignment and other angles (just check out how Inkscape does) I just read the book "Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork" by Von Glitschka. His techniques allow you to draw precise or symmetric shapes very very fast. When I read the book in 2011 I had just purchased DrawPlus and was surprised of the poor snapping features in DrawPlus - it made no sense. The tips in the book are hard and often impossible to follow. Well you can if you zoom in and make adjustments with your shaking hand and manual aligning. It just takes ages compared to automation. That is what we have software for, right? Then Affinity Designer surfaced and I was again surprised that these features were promised since 2014. You are SO close to being awesome. Please walk the last meters towards the goal! It is just the core of shape design that the software can assist your shaking hand and guarantee precision and symmetry.
     
    I know this was requested and discussed in other threads - just making my voice heard here as well. And I hope the wait will be over once 1.7 arrives. Pleeease. Otherwise I enjoy the user interface and aesthetics of  Designer much more than the competition. Almost there Ben.
     
    Merry xmas and happy new hear!
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    Nero reacted to mdriftmeyer in disappointed   
    You an always do much of your work in Inkscape for SVG and then import it into Designer while it matures in areas equal to Inkscape and by far surpasses it in every other aspect.
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