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  1. Status: Release Candidate Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Here Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS. Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. We are now very happy with the 1.7 version and are moving to the final stages but would still urge some caution with respect to using this version for critical work as it is still possible we may have missed something that may cause you issues. If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry. Many thanks, Matt Please refer to previous beta 1.7.0.4 post where there's a list of major changes since 1.6. This latest update builds on the 1.7.0.12 changes and also includes the following changes: New samples Selected text characters can now be dragged into a new position within a text object Fix for embedded documents and copy/paste issues (sorry) PDF export improvements (image colourspace conversion control) Fix for creating object styles which use multiple line/fill attributes Miscellaneous small fixes
  2. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Here Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS. Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us. If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry. It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcment thread With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us. Many thanks, Matt Please refer to previous beta 1.7.0.4 post where there's a list of major changes since 1.6. This latest update builds on the 1.7.0.11 changes and also includes the following changes: Adopt GPU acceleration (if your Mac supports it) for brushing - automatically enabled, but can be turned off in Preferences New samples! (actually, that'll be in the next build, sorry!) Improved selection logic for small objects and users with tablets Fixed order of palette import/export so it is not reversed! Miscellaneous Metal view mode improvements Fix for 'Create artboard' checkbox in the New Document dialog being incorrectly checked Fix for incorrect arrowhead previews in the drop-down list Restored original context menu behaviour of the Gradient Tool Fix for issues with horizontal or vertical lines not acting correctly in Node Tool Miscellaneous small fixes
  3. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Here SPECIAL NOTE: The files created by this new version of Designer 1.7.0.6 will not be compatible with earlier version of Affinity (Designer, Photo or Publisher). You will need to wait for an update to Publisher or Photo 1.7 Beta for compatibility! Please do not use this version if you will be adversely affected by this temporary lack of cross-product compatibility! Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS. Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us. If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry. It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7. With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us. Many thanks, Matt Please refer to previous beta updates for a full list of all changes to date. This latest update builds on the 1.7.0.5 changes and also includes the following changes: Appearance panel should now work correctly on older version of macOS Arrowhead flyout should draw better for older versions of macOS Pen and Node Tool changes: - Hit-test the on-curve nodes in preference to off-curve nodes - Added ability to redrag any selected node in the Pen tool - Click an end curve node in the Pen tool to remove any trailing handle (so the next segment will be a cusp), Alt/Option-click it to remove leading and trailing off-curve handles - Improvements to restart drag (holding space bar) - Create straight line segments when starting new curves with Ctrl pressed during the drag - Node Tool selection box mode acts like the normal mode if only one node is selected Point Transform Tool tweaks - dragging the object anywhere inside it will snap the focal point rather than attempt to snap the object box - very useful tweak "Lock Guides" added to the menus: This affects both tool and ruler editing/creation of guides PDF import fixes On-document Grid 'widget' (to adjust origin and scale) now only offers full editing in Move Tool (to remove accidental adjustments in other creation tools) and only if the document doesn't have a cube grid setup Fix for Printing constraint group objects with multiple lines/fills Fill flyout no longer has a 'None' tab - instead this is just replaced with a simple 'None' button next to the colour picker on that flyout Assets panel now allows items to be expanded again (oops!) ... Lines with arrowheads are now drawn correctly in the context menu line preview area Multiple lines with arrowheads will now draw each arrowhead in the wireframe outline view mode Gradient fills on a stroke with arrowheads now draws correctly Polycurve objects now correctly draw arrowheads on each of the curves Temporarily remove the 'construction mode' button in Node and Pen tools.. construction mode will return in a different form in the future! Fix for entering font name in the search area of the font dropdown causing the text to overlay the font name previously shown! Note: I am still aware of a temporary change which caused reduced performance on certain large documents and incorrectly rasterised vector exports. This will be dealt with shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime
  4. Hi Mike, I think it'll be something for next time - sorry
  5. It's an interesting question... and to be honest I'm not sure our argument for the current behaviour is any stronger than the argument for the notion that displaying the transform origin should imply that transforms should now be performed about it, so we'll certainly think about it.
  6. MattP

    Introduce Yourself

    Hi, I'm Matt Priestley and I'm one of the Affinity developers. I'll try to help out on any topic, but particularly anything relating to tools, views and document drawing as they're the bits I'm mostly responsible for writing. Feel free to join me and introduce yourself, too! :)
  7. Hi JGD, We're obviously reading your comments and we obviously want you to be happy. Would you be able to show me a little screen capture of when it's getting in your way so I can see what you're actually trying to achieve that's not working out for you? If the problem could be solved for you by simply offering the other behaviour when 'Edit All Layers' is not enabled then I'll definitely consider it, but only once I've seen what the actual problem is? Many thanks in advance, Matt Edited to add: Just to make it very clear, Artboards act as containers in Designer, they do not in Illustrator and this is the reason for some of the differences... There are pros and cons to each method, but we deliberately chose to make them act as containers...
  8. Hi Claus, In your Designer example, just hold Command to make the scale act about the origin - same as the Move Tool Does that help any? Thanks! Matt
  9. Hi eProps, Sorry your question had not been addressed already, as a new forum member you needed to wait for an admin to approve the post in order for it to be visible to the community (we had a lot of spammers a while back, so this measure is still in place, sorry...) Are you able to try the Photo 1.7 Beta (current version is here) and let me know if that's any better for you? Live filter layers are going to be comparatively slow because they require a lot of processing and are re-created for every draw. The new 1.7 Beta uses GPU acceleration to achieve better responsiveness and will be released soon... Let us know if that works for you... Thanks! Matt
  10. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Here Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS. Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us. If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry. It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcment thread With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us. Many thanks, Matt Please refer to previous beta 1.7.0.4 post where there's a list of major changes since 1.6. This latest update builds on the 1.7.0.10 changes and also includes the following changes: Fix for issues saving after applying a 'none' arrowhead! Miscellaneous PDF import improvements. Artboard positions are now show relative to the whole spread, rather than showing as 0,0 at all times. Pen Tool now has an extra option to allow for the selection to be retained while adding new curves/extending existing ones. This is useful for allowing you to make use of snapping to other object geometry while creating/editing curves. It is on by default. 'Rotation centre' is now 'Transform origin' to better reflect what it does. Added a user-definable transform origin to the Node Tool's transform mode. Inserting a fill colour stop now correctly interpolates intensity (useful for 32bit documents).
  11. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Here Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS. Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us. If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry. It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcment thread With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us. Many thanks, Matt Please refer to previous beta 1.7.0.4 post where there's a list of major changes since 1.6. This latest update builds on the 1.7.0.9 changes and also includes the following changes: Fix for selecting objects on artboards Fixed localisation issues within Export Persona's export panel Fix for lines disappearing from the canvas when you edit their width/height in the Transform panel with the width/height linked Fix for issues with moving items off and on artboards Refined behaviour of the new Point Transform tool with respect to group nodes PDF import improvements Fix for dragging selection into Assets panel Addressed some of the sporadic odd behaviour of the studios
  12. MattP

    Beta (1.7.0.10) File open problem

    A 0 byte file sounds pretty terminal do you know if you saved this from 1.7.0.9 or 1.7.0.10?
  13. Yes, that's intentional
  14. I've tried and tried and I don't get the issue any more - is there any chance you could show me? Thank you!
  15. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Here Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS. Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us. If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry. It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7. With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us. Many thanks, Matt Please refer to previous beta updates for a full list of all changes to date. This latest update builds on the 1.7.0.8 changes and also includes the following changes: Fix for incorrect view background when drawing with Clip to Canvas turned off Live readout of node positions from the Node Tool in the Transform panel Colour picker now available (as it used to be in 1.6!) from the Shape, Gradient Fill, Vector Pencil and Vector Brush tools by holding Alt/Option before the drag Colour fill button now available on the context toolbar of the Gradient tool when a single stop is selected Fix for Lock Children acting erratically for containers that had masks and clips Fix for embedded documents causing hangs Isometric creation tweaks (create-in-plane now works with create-along-axis and create-about-centre) Added a method to help select artboards if you start your drag outside the artboard.
  16. Thank you! That doesn't look right! ....
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    Selecting Objects on Artboards

    It's broken in the current 1.7.0.9 Beta - I've built a 1.7.0.10 and I'm just testing it right now to make sure it's all working as expected before uploading it... Expect a new notification about it on the forums either later today or tomorrow morning Sorry about that Matt
  18. Ah! I've just realised what's going on! It works if you don't have an artboard, but the moment there's an artboard it won't allow you to modify the margin - I'll get that looked at, thank you!
  19. This sounds like it's falling foul of the new code to help select artboards... I'll ask Ben to look at this straightaway... thanks!
  20. MattP

    Moving artboards REALLY slow

    Hi Jens! Definitely sounds like we should take a look if possible? If you wanted to just email it directly to me (mpriestley @ seriflabs (dot) com) then I'll get it looked at straight away - thanks! I'll obviously just use it for this purpose and delete it straight afterwards Many thanks! Matt
  21. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Here Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS. Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us. If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry. It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7. With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us. Many thanks, Matt Please refer to previous beta updates for a full list of all changes to date. This latest update builds on the 1.7.0.7 changes and also includes the following changes: Fix for Compound objects not correctly drawing with multiple lines and fills Fix for occasional view issues (showing no page background at times or pixelated drawing) Fix for not being able to Command+Click in Pencil Tool anymore Guides can now be edited from the ruler in most tools (not available in this download on first day of release See here ) Guide positions show relative to the origin now Curve handles should now snap during creation in Pen Tool Choosing to smooth an end curve node of an open curve will now correctly make a mirrored smooth handle Style previews are now generated on a background thread Fix for occasional issues with transparent backgrounds on some panels
  22. MattP

    Translation missing (german)

    Please also accept my apologies for the tone of response you have received. I know it's sometimes difficult to convey things properly in written forms and sometimes they come across not quite as they were intended - sometimes even subtle differences can add up to a whole post having a totally different feel/perceived intent and I can only hope this was the case here. Again, I would like to offer my personal apologies and reassure you that when I read your very kind offer I thought nothing other than how generous it was and wished to thank you accordingly. Please, if it is not too late I would like to encourage you not to leave the forums with a sour taste, but instead to try to put the issue to one side and know that your comments were well received and appreciated. As Mark said in the post above, a genuine thank you for your feedback Matt
  23. Status: Beta Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Here Hello, We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS. Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us. If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry. It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7. With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us. Many thanks, Matt Please refer to previous beta updates for a full list of all changes to date. This latest update builds on the 1.7.0.6 changes and also includes the following changes: Fix for items which contain other items always getting rasterised on export Improved draw performance for vector containers (Any vector object which you put something else inside. i.e. make a circle and then clip some other object inside it) Wireframe mode should work correctly for multiple linestyles Added clickable context toolbar for when an image is selected, allowing users to scale or set bitmaps to arbitrary sizes Fix for a number of Appearance panel issues 12bit RGB TIFF support Double-clicking an item in the Assets panel will now queue it up in the Place tool, ready for you to drag out at the size you like Paste image now works from browsers again Fix for selection frame not representing currently selected objects and their transform properly! Point Transform tool - now has on-document feedback about relative scale and rotation during drag and specific Transform studio information Grid Widget (turned on via grid and axis manager) only allows 'full editing' (editing of scale and angle) while in Move Tool and only when a cube grid is not active
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