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Saibot99

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  1. I am not sure that this is really an issue, rather than a process suggestion. I totally understand the Fireworks style workflow for slicing for things like logos or graphics that you want to export with an alpha channel for placement over graphics / colours in CSS. In the export Persona, there is a tab next to "Slices" called "layers" - I switch to that, and go through and turn off the layers or even specific graphic items that I want to be visible or not in the export. This works well enough, but... It would certainly be more useful to be able to define what ares of a slice you want to be the "mask" - i can't really sort out what the point is at all of the current "Matte" colour is used for on the slice Export Options tab - it doesn't really seem to do anything regardless of what I sample there. For example I can have a very simple slice area, white logo, single colour background. I set the Matte value to white... exports the logo just like it was a jpeg... set it to the background value... exact same thing. I don't know what the matte value is supposed to do in the export persona, but it doesn't seem to do anything. However- I think the bigger thing here is more the workflow when choosing what elements of your layout / graphic to include in your slice. This is not a real "issue" since keeping things organized on layers is good for all kinds of reasons, and turning them off at time of export is not a big deal, and I find the process of switching between the layer tab and the slices tab to be fairly easy, albeit a little tedious. Ideally... in the actual slices detail - I could define right in that slice what layers to include in the export - so each slice area is customizable. I don't think this is really a big deal - I can get the proper transparency with the current build, but it's a little clunky. And I would certainly be open to some explanation as to the intended use / function of the Matte value when setting up a PNG slice.
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    Systen Crash on Affinity Start

    We found that if we downloaded and installed both Afinity Photo, and Designer - then we would have this issue on multiple windows 10 machines. Un-installing Photo, restarting - seemed to do the trick. We also ran into an issue with the install of Designer, from two separate download instances. We un-installed the instance where we had downloaded the installer package directly to the workstation, then installed from the network download which had successfully installed to other desktops... this also worked. So, at least in our case, installing Photo on windows, caused a problem in all cases. In one case, installing from what perhaps was a corrupt installer download, may have also been an issue. So - perhaps with a single license install, you might try re-downloading the installer & give it another try.
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