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  1. In AD, how can I export only the cropped area of vector? Currently, when I export to pdf, eps, svg, the elements outside the crop are still visible. Thanks
  2. The canvas and artboard background color is significantly darker for documents in CMYK mode, compared to RGB. Considering the canvas is part of the UI, I think they should remain consistent regardless of the document color mode. Is this a bug? Affinity 1.5.5 Mac OS Sierra
  3. Thanks @Chris B Adding to this, I noticed the Brush tool also displays pixel "width" values as decimals.
  4. In AD the Pencil Tool is using "points" as the width value, but the Brush Tool is using pixels. Perhaps a bug?
  5. In preferences I set the decimal place for pixels to "0". However, when using the corner tool, the radius still displays decimal values. For example, draw a triangle with the "Triangle Tool" or "Pen Tool" and change the corner radius and you'll notice decimals are allowed… AD 1.5.5
  6. @A_B_C I'm also noticing the issue in your video. This appears to occur throughout the UI. For example, the customize toolbar panel does this too.
  7. Editing Vectors • Node handles can be selected and nudged independent of node, via keyboard. • Node handles can be moved independent of node by changing coordinates in "Transform Palette". • Note handles can mirror each other during resize • Nodes can be aligned with "align and distrupute" options. • Place a node in the center of a segment by pressing COMMAND while hovering segment • "Cusp Mode" option alongside Sharp, Smooth, Smart • Button for "Rounding object to nearest pixel edge". Essentially, this would force selected objects to re-align to whole pixels. For example, an object with a height of 3.7px would round to 4px after pressing the button. • Preserve object shape when deleting non-extrema nodes Editing Text • Double-clicking or alt-clicking bottom of the bounding box automatically adjusts height to fit containing text. • Pressing ESC ( once ) exits active text box and activats "Move Tool" • Pressing ENTER on selected text box activates cursor and edit mode Exporting • Have a paramater for changing DPI in the "Export Options" pallete. • Cleaner SVG output. For example, option to run SVGO during "SVG For Web" export • @2x, @3x variants inherit document DPI and don't multiply it as they currently do Tools • New tool ( or toolbar button ) for scaling selected objects • New tool ( or toolbar button ) for rotating instances around circle or shape. • Eye dropper tool "magnafying glass" displays hex value • Eye dropper tool shows "magnafying glass" by default instead of cross-hair. Or, pressing ALT shows this. General • Duplicate object in place ( ALT + CMD + J ) • "Paste Here" option via right-click context menu. This pastes the object at the pointer location. • Allow custom keyboard shorcut for toggling layer visibility • Option to permanently reset selection box ( mentioned by others ) • Gradients as studio palette. Currently, this tab exists in context toolbar only.
  8. This issue is still persistent. Any plans to resolve it for 1.6?
  9. @Chris_K You're right. The panel height is calculated by the tallest preset content, in this case PDF. Even when PDF is not selected the panel still calculates that height. So, formats with fewer options, PNG, etc. display the scrollbar. Should probably be fixed though.
  10. Completely agree with having this. Additionally, it would be nice if, by default, the app starts/opens with a blank infinite canvas. So, if you don't feel like going New --> New Document and choosing a configuration every time, you can simply start making things. And, later you can add the document settings if needed. Or, if the infinite canvas is not possible, perhaps an option to "Use this document preset when Affinity launches". Essentially, this would automatically create a new document ( based on user preset ) when the app launches.
  11. @A_B_C Yes, those preferences are enabled and I've restarted app. The banding is much worse when those prefs are off, as expected. The banding I see is very subtle, but still noticeable, especially compared to Sketch. Same with document view "noise" which I presume is to reduce the banding.
  12. @A_B_C The banding is the same for the document view and exported PNG. Additionally, I noticed the doc view has considerably more gradient noise compared to Sketch.
  13. @MEB Yes, I tried that, but the result was identical.
  14. I recently updated to AD 1.5.5 and noticed the "Export Options" panel has a weird scrollbar issue, where the scrollbar exists even if the panel height contains all the content, without overflow. See attached image…
  15. I also noticed this problem. Personally, I think the 1x, 2x, 3x variants should inherit the document DPI, with the option to override via export persona. As OP mentioned, 2x and 3x variants are multiplying the DPI… this should not happen. I'm aware of the additional "properties pop-up" for setting custom DPI, but this is hidden within individual slices and not very easy to find or apply for multiple files. Ideally, the "Export Options" panel would have DPI as a global parameter.
  16. Technically this isn't a bug, however I noticed gradients still have subtle banding even when "Bilinear" and "Dither" options are enabled. See the attached image comparing the exact same gradients in AD and Sketch. Can this be resolved?
  17. Any update on the this? Still no option to show single digits ( no decimals ) for shear and rotate in latest version of AD.
  18. So, what if I need to have exactly 1 inch below a text box? This is difficult to get exactly right, because you have to guess where to resize the bottom frame to. If the text frame had auto height, then there is no guesswork and the measurement would be precise. Another approach could allow the text frame height to exceed the content inside -- as it does now -- but NOT allow it to be shorter than the content. So if you manually resize the text frame, it will stop at the last line of text. Currently, you can resize the frame shorter than the content, causing text to "overflow" outside the frame, but this would prevent that. And, it would allow for accurate measuring beneath the frame.
  19. This might have been fixed in the 1.5 beta, but I haven't been using it, so please excuse me if it was. Anyway, I've noticed the "default" auto line-height or leading is incorrect in almost all fonts. This should be based on the vertical metrics of each font, but Affinity seems to make the auto line-height equal to the font size. For example, Helvetica 14pt has 14 leading value, whereas in other design programs the leading value is 17, which appears correct. I tested with a variety of fonts, with similar results. Is this intentional or a bug?
  20. @Fixx I added an example image. The text frame on the left is taller than the text height, leaving a large space below. This can be corrected by dragging the bottom of the frame upward until it's close to the base of the text, however this is not practical and requires guessing. Ideally, there should be an option to force the text frame to automatically match the height of the content and text inside it. As mentioned above, Adobe handles this by double-clicking the frame boundary, which resizes the text frame, causing it to only be as tall as the content. Example: https://drp.io/i/EJq8GTfj-
  21. This might have been added to the 1.5 beta, but I haven't been using it, so please excuse me if it exists. Anyway, I think it would be nice to have the option to set auto height and width for text frames. As of now, you have to manually resize the height or width if the content doesn't fill the entire text frame. This is bad because it's guess work and throws off vertical grid alignment. Having the ability to set auto height and width would ensure the text frame is the exact size of the content. I believe Adobe handles this by allowing you to double click on the text frame boundary, which causes the frame to resize to fit the content. Another option could be a checkbox in the "context toolbar" to enable auto size. Thoughts?
  22. Okay, thanks MEB. By the way, is there a keyboard shortcut to change the selected node?
  23. Hello, is it possible to copy/paste the selected part of a path? For example, I would like to copy the selected nodes in the following image, and paste elsewhere. When I attempt this, the entire object is pasted.
  24. Hello, is it possible to move a node and keep the node handle anchored in place? For example, in the image attached, I would like to move the position of node "A" but keep the handle "B" fixed in place. As of now, "B" always moves along side the "A" node.
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