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  1. Hey Carl, Wow! Thanks for putting me on the right track! Yes - this actually works... Now I understand: as the Affinity Suite is also capable of doing a "New from Clipboard" with vector content in the clipboard they go for the "Keep all possibilities open" way. Unfortunately this probably does not match the mental model of the average user (aka Usability & User Experience feel sub-par here): 1.) From the user perspective Affinity Photo is mainly a pixel editor. 2.) The content of the clipboard - in case of a screenshot - is 100% pure pixel 3.) All(!) other pixel editors (Photoshop, Pixelmator, ACDSee, Pixel, ArtRage, even the bloddy MS Paint!) behave different when you create a new image from screen shot pixels in the clipboard. => User asumes he has a pixel layer here! So, yes: in a vector program I would expect the software to insert scalable layers. But hey - this is affinity PHOTO! By launching this software the user said "I want to work with pixels now". Suggestion to he manufacturer: * Take 10 people with experience in one other pixel editor. * Give them the exercise to cut some area from a screenshot with affinity... I think you will earn 100% failure rate here... So, low hanging solution: At least add something to the "comprehensive online help" in the chapter "New From Clipboard". Because on this important show-stopper there is not the smallest hint there. More in depth solution suggestion: Make a difference between "Affinity Designer" and "Affinity Photo" here. On "New from Clipboard" with Affinity Desinger: Keep current behaviour. On "New from Clipboard" with Affinity Photo: Auto-Rasterize the layer after creating the layer. Neverthe less: my problem is solved. Thank you very much! My suggestion is just "for the generations to come". ;-) Kind regards, Wolfram.
  2. The following is 100% reprodicible on Affinity Photo 1.5.1 on MacOS 10.11.6: * AP is not running * Bring some pixelmass to the Clipboard (e.g., use MacOS "Screenshot" Feature (Cmd+Ctrl+Sift+4) - select some rectangle) * Launch AP * Select "File / New From Clipboard" ==> OK Pixelmass is inserted as the only layer Now the strange things begin: * If you create a selection on this one-and-only pixel layer (e.g., some rectangle/ellipse selection in the middle of the image) * Now Cmd+C followed by Cmd+V ==> Stange! The COMPLETE 1st layer is inserted as new 2nd layer Expected: Only the selected pixels of 1st layer should be inserted as a 2nd layer => It is not possible to extract any selected pixels from the "Clipboard" layer. I always get *all* the pixels of layer 1 on the pasted layer 2! Even more strange: If I save this "broken" image (with one layer) the strange behaviour is persisted in the *.aphoto file! I close and reopen the *.aphoto file. Try to select some pixel area on 1st layer - try to Cmd+C / Cmd+V : again the complete layer is inserted Attached you find such a broken an *aphoto file named "New from Clipboard" I found a workaround: After the initial "New from Clipboard": export the screenshot as "*.png". Then close file, open the exported *.png. Then its possible to work normally with Cmd+C / Cmd+V selected parts of the layer. As I often work with screenshots, this is quite annoying... :-( Thanks for taking care. Wolfram. New_From_Clipboard.afphoto
  3. Yes, I could repair my file - thanks for the hint. Nevertheless - the principle of "What You See Is What You Get" is clearly broken here. All the time AD shows me something different on the screen compared to what is finally exported. So, yes: I think this should be considered a bug. ;-) Kind regards. Wolfram.
  4. Hi Affinity-Team, I', Using AD 1.5.4 on Mac. Attached you'll find an affinity file that does not respect my applied filters on export. I want all "Pixel" layers to have the same color - But I dont' watn the circle border to be affected by the color filter. So I placed an empty "Filter-Only" layer above all pixel layers, but below the circle. On the attached screenshot you see: everything is colored red - as expected! But If I click File / Export as PNG, the color filter is not respected. No "WYSIWYG" here. Seems like a surprising bug to me... Thanks for taking care. Wolfram delme.afdesign
  5. * Affinity Designer 1.5.4, MacBook Pro Mid 2014, Graphics Card: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB I used my MacBookPro with an external monitor (Mini Display Port connected). Then send Mac to sleep, and woke it up on HDMI connected Beamer for a demo. Unfortunately, about the half of my loaded documents had a black canvas. The "Navigator" showed the right drawing. Only the canvas is black. A can even "Command+A" select all objects, what gives them a blue outline. But still the canvas is black. Zoom pan did not help. Only thing that helped was closing and reopening all the black images. Fun fact: some loaded images had no problem at all and survived the suspend/resume and monitor change without problems. As I said: about half the loaded images went black... See attachment! PAy attention to the navigator on the bottom right. Thanks for taking care. You rock! Wolfram from Erlangen, Germany.
  6. Hi Affinity Designer Team, I'm using AD 1.5.1 on a Mac. I know: import of proprietary formats is cumbersome... But please take a look at this free vector drawing: http://www.freepik.com/free-vector/set-of-hand-drawn-christmas-and-new-year-cards_989017.htm You can download the ZIP - without registration. Inside is a JPEG, an AI file and an EPS file. While the EPS file imports great, the AI file has some problems. (Regardless of the missing fonts). Most elements render fine... as vectors. But some elemens get pixelated (but only when loading the AI file, EPS is fine): See attached screenshot... Thanks for taking care. And keep up the good work!
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