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  1. As far as my checks showed: The preset is forgotten too when changing pics or closing the application. Grid presets and other settings are stored 'per document' as noted above. But that is useless when you intend to edit a series of new pics. Best may be to wait until V2.1 will be released and then test again.
  2. @Miguel del Rio As we got to know in between, Serif changed the behavior of the grid function. Automatic mode in V2 now shows the new "pixel grid" which is so tiny that you don't recognize it in a normal zoom state. This pixel grid did not exist in V1. OK so far. But what does not work properly on my computer is the "Basic" mode. In this mode you can define your own grid spacing and color. But Photo V2 does not keep this setting. When you load another picture, than Photo V2 automatically sets the mode back to "automatic" which is again the not wanted pixel grid. At present, the only solution for those who want to use the V1 grid function as known before is to write a macro which sets the "basic" mode each time you need it on a one click basis. V2 can keep the user defined color and spacing values, but not the mode setting, what I classify as a bug because it hinders the workflow.
  3. @walt.farrell general statements: V1 and V2 share the same computer and operating system and no change in hardware so far. further test results: 1. changing the key table entry from CTRL+' to CTRL+# makes the key mechanism work. This results from the fact, that one needs to press the SHIFT key, which is not indicated in the dialog text. There is written CTRL+' and not CTRL+SHIFT+'. Different software behaves different at that point, but OK. 2. In V1 the grid mode is set to "automatic" mode as default and switching grid from on to off and vice versa works fine in that mode. 3. in V2 the grid mode is set to "automatic" mode as default and switching grid from on to off and vice versa does not work. 4. changing the grid mode from "automatic" to "basic" while file remains open makes grid --> on/off work via menu and as well via shortcut 5. the "basic" mode setting gets lost after changing to another picture file even when AP 2 stays open in between. 6. when you save the picture file after having grid mode set to "basic", the grid mode "basic" is back on reopen of that same file. Thus any other opened picture file is opened in state "automatic" again until you save it in "basic" mode, too. 7. Changed grid colors however are memorized until you change them. Even when AP 2 was closed in between. Is there some other parameter or operation which makes AP 2 to memorize grid mode once it was changed? I do not think, that Serif intended to let me open some 10.000 files in order to save grid mode inside those picture files.
  4. @walt.farrell Congratulations Walt. And now please tell us how you managed to achieve your success. Thank you.
  5. 1. From the beginning, after loading a file for edit, the menu item View -->Grid on/off is not working. The hook is set or reset, but no grid to be seen in either state. The same with key shortcut CTRL+' 2. After configuring under "View-->Grid and axes..." it is possible to switch grid on and off via View-->Grid menu item, but key shortcut CTRL+' is still not working. 3. Zooming in, like described in help file, does not show grid either 4. After closing the modified file and loading another file for edit the situation is again like under 1. 5. Configuring "View-->Grid and axes ..." and saving the configuration under a new name is memorized, but not loaded when opening another file for edit. This means: for every new file to edit a reload of the stored configuration is necessary before one can switch the grid. Mind: Shortcut CTRL+' never worked as expected. AP V 2.0 under Win 10 Pro
  6. Hello Chris B, this happens just after loading a *.afphoto file before doing anything else. After doing some other action the shortcut is working from that point on. But there is other problems on shortcuts. For that I will post a new issue.
  7. After opening a *.afphoto file via drag and drop CTRL+U does nothing. After some other action CTRL+U is working. This is valid for AP V2.0
  8. It was the "new" license model of Adobe that made me look into Affinity Photo. After a short time of trying out I found a lot of workflow improvements over PS and consequently changed to that new product. And this was not a bad decision. The other Apps I purchased mainly in order to support Serif because I hardly need and use them. However, nothing is perfect, and so I, too, have some wishes towards Serif regarding AP as the focus: 1. Stay with your actual license model and ask for extra money on updates when needed. On machines in production use, internet is a risk and costs performance. As we all are forced by leading companies to change hardware from time to time, it is convenient to keep internet on the "old" hardware separated. 2. Solve annoying bugs in acceptable time and reduce number of beta versions in return if that helps 3. Look more into workflow subjects (e.g. macro) than into new (Pro) features. Increase that intelligent little things that make it smart and fast to use 4. A DAM from Serif would be nice but is not the urgent thing. There are products like AcdSee in the market which are sufficient in their features and ultra fast when using two screens for photo work. BTW: I am not a Pro, but working speed is a must for me. Its often that I have appr. 2000 shots per Event on my storage card with resulting 50 to 100 photos to develop and process. And then its a real difference if you need 5 hours for that or 5 days. At present that is my most important feature of AP when I compare to other products.
  9. @GarethCallanMeanwhile there is V22 from Portrait Pro out and as it looks like, the former issue is no longer there. It works perfect together with AP 1.10.4 from the beginning. Both packages were installed on a new built Win 10. But I do not know what and who has made it working. Perhaps Serif talked to Anthropics or vice versa.
  10. @Andreas DAs far as I got to know there is no reaction from Serif to that request so far. I followed the update messages until 1.10.5 and it looks like there were no new features during the Corona period based on user requests. Listed were mainly bug fixes.
  11. @photoShooterYour question is well understood because no one ever knew exactly where to Affinity Apps are heading or not. On the other side: they did not request any money for years to pay their development (besides the low application cost for the first license fee). For most users, I assume, it will be more important to get the workflow streamlined inside the existing apps because they came from PS, etc. and were looking for an alternative offer without cloud, without monthly paying, without ... If it helps: there are other good offers in the market which provide that DAM functionality together with a certain "adaption" to Affinity Apps (show .afphoto thumbnails, drag and drop to AP Editor) together with a fast response in large photo assets. If you are lucky and own a 2 screen working environment or a wide screen that workflow is even more efficient than with that famous bridge.
  12. As mentioned above this requests exists for a long time already and one cannot understand that this might be an issue for Serif. Therefore let me ask the question different: Can it be that Mac Users do not need that? And is this perhaps the reason why windows users did not get it til now? Does anyone know this in detail?
  13. Hi SansRT, I agree to your request but I fear, that you will not get it solved soon. See the macro functionality, as it is at present, is very limited. Would be better to expand macro functionality first to a higher level. Perhaps it will help when requesting macro functions first and later on the shortcuts feature.
  14. Same, because no one remembers the folder one saved exports two weeks ago. Furthermore, when you save an .afphoto and export afterwards, e.g. an jpeg, then you have to save the .afphoto again even when you did not change anything in between. So I normally change that sequence and export first and save .afphoto after that. There it happens often that the files go to the wrong folder. Please improve that.
  15. @R C-R @Pšenda Thanks for your contributions to the discussion. When I go back to my question which started the discussion, the answer will be: there is no list of working plugins maintained and published by Serif at present. Let us finish this thread by reminding at the famous "wish sandwich".
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