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  1. Just the default display scaling provided by Windows. Laptop (QHD) monitor is set to 250%, external monitor (1080p) is set to 100%.
  2. I often hook up a standard 1080p monitor to my laptop with a QHD screen, and when Affinity Photo or Designer is on the 1080p display, things get really wonky. Some things I've noticed: Cursors are gigantic The save dialog is gigantic There may be more issues as well, but this is all I can recall seeing for the moment. These issues don't occur in other applications.
  3. Is there a consistent update schedule for Affinity software, or do new releases just occur "when they're done?"
  4. Ah, alright, I understand. Unfortunately, I don't always have control over the file formats that get provided to me, but when possible I'll try requesting a PDF in the future. Thanks!
  5. Interesting, I wasn't aware of that. There's no way to add support for that during the import process?
  6. I was recently working with an EPS file provided to me by a client which uses the "multiply" blend mode for shadows on an icon. I was surprised to see that Affinity Designer, while supporting blend modes, decided to rasterize the shadows, and cut the paths oddly (the path underneath the rasterized layer was cut exactly where the rasterized portion began). I had to have a colleague open the file in Illustrator and export it as an SVG, and even then the blend mode wasn't applied to the shadows; it just showed as a black to white gradient; I was able to re-apply the blend modes after making the edits I needed and exporting to SVG, by manually adding the background-blend-mode CSS on to the appropriate elements. It seems to me that Affinity Designer doesn't handle importing blend modes very well, and appears to be completely lacking support for background-blend-mode, a CSS property which is used in SVGs. Please improve importing blend modes from other file formats, and add support for background-blend-mode. I've attached the original EPS as well as my cleaned up SVG for reference. logo-nssra.eps logo-nssra.svg
  7. I like my taskbar to look uniform, so I always create custom icons to match the Windows-10 esthetic (typically solid white, simple icons). I just switched from Adobe to Affinity this week, and I created a couple of simplified icons to pin to my taskbar. I figured I'd post them here for anyone else who's looking for something similar. ZIP file contains SVG, PNG, and ICO formats. affinity-icons-windows-10.zip
  8. Yep, those worked pretty well! Still would be nice to get vectors, but I was able to make some decent looking Windows-10-style icons for my taskbar. I've attached them to this post; they're solid white so they may be a bit hard to see. I've also attached a screenshot of my taskbar with the new icons. affinity-photo.ico affinity-designer.ico
  9. JacobTheDev

    Select and Crop

    Would love this as well! I just switched from Photoshop this week, and this is one of the minor differences that's been bugging me.
  10. Thanks, I think I should be able to make these work ☺
  11. I'd like to create my own custom taskbar icons for Affinity Photo & Designer, but I'm having difficulty finding vector versions of the official icons to use as a basis. Do these exist anywhere?
  12. Currently, all file types associated with Affinity Photo or Affinity Designer share the same icon (that of it's associated program). It'd be nice if each file type (at least the ones natively supported) where to get its own unique icon. For example, perhaps the SVG file type could be a file with the letters "SVG" superimposed on the center, with the Affinity Designer logo in the bottom corner. See the attached PNG for a rough mockup.
  13. As the title states, when a selection is made via the marquee tool, and then you switch to the crop tool, the crop boundary should match that of the existing marquee. In the case of multiple marquee selections, the crop bounding box should match the farthest edges of all marquees. This is how Photoshop has worked in the past few iterations, and I find that functionality very useful.
  14. When using the Move Tool to double click on a layer to select it, I keep accidentally entering in to a layer that's technically stacked above, but masked away. If the contents of the layer isn't visible where you've clicked, that layer shouldn't get selected. Semi-related, some masks in PSDs are disabled when they should actually be enabled. The masks still exist in the editor, they just need to be turned back on when I open the PSD.
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