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  1. Just a smidgety little one. Draw a shape. Transform panel, click on another transform point. New point gets bigger, but top left default point stays white. New point doesn't get white. Not the end of the world. Not even Brexit.
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    Ruler/Measure Tool

    If you're using regular sizes, you can set a grid and snapping (so no need to measure). Otherwise a non-snapped grid will still let you get a quick approximate measurement. You can also set guides and snap to these. Guides also show absolute position (needs a bit of subtraction). When I'm doing frequent same sizes, I'll sometimes set up a bunch of rectangles for each size and then snap to these. Or sometimes a 'square wave' with the pen tool (good for rescaling). Rectangles are also a good way to transfer a measure from one place to another. You can even rotate a rectangle (and hold down shift for snapped 15' increments). If you go to the Transform tab it will show you the position/size of selected rectangle (including after you have released it). You can set/change the rectangle size from here too.
  3. This is similar to File/New From Clipboard (after Alt-PrtScn), which creates a lighter document.
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    Beta update?

    What will happen somewhere along the way is code ageing, where complexity increases such that new features and fixes get harder and hence slower. When this happens depends on a number of factors such as: key programmer stability (don't want to lose people who understand how it all really works!), time pressure (like when pre-announcements are made), code complexity (fancy algorithms, etc) , code architecture (eg clean modularity), quality rigour (testing begins with specification, not code complete), and so on. Go slow to go fast is often a wise move, but such choices are not always in the hands of the programmers. I am, by the way, in awe of what the Serif folks have produced. This is non-trivial coding, folks!
  5. In Photoshop the Fill Opacity has particular effects in the 'Special 8' blend modes as well as its use in 'Effects'. I can see it working in Effects, but not as PS-style Fill Opacity. Am I missing something?
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    Reboot: Whither HSV?

    Thanks, Chris. Just an extra thought: You could have a checkbox in Preferences for 'PSD compatibility'. If this is on, HSV (and other incompatible options) are not offered. If it is off (for people who are not concerned about compatibility) then AP can offer HSV and more of Serif's excellent innovations! Tx
  7. Stitch a panorama (I had about a dozen images). Then when you're looking at it (before hitting Apply), the horizontal scroll bar only shift the view port only a bit, and not across the whole image. You have to use the Hand tool to drag the image sideways.
  8. Hmm. Tried this again but working ok. Looks like non-normal twisted undergarments scenario.
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    Reboot: Whither HSV?

    Hi Chris, From my understanding, HSV differences: Hue seems identical. Decreasing saturation: Goes to a different form of monochrome -- appears to be more perceptual, so for example yellow becomes lighter. Seems the same as B&W adjustment plus opacity change. Increasing saturation: A different form of saturation. Decreases non-dominant colours more radically. Don't know how this is done without HSV.. Decreasing luminosity: Seems the same. Increasing luminosity: Removes black rather than adding white. Seems the same as Channel Mixer, CMYK, Black, reduce black. The HSV features are convenient and useful when, as with all features, once you understand them. I found the HSL format an easy and accessible way to use these extended features. Yes, most features can be obtained elsewhere (except increasing saturation), though these need additional keystrokes and more advanced understanding of the product. I get the desire to be compatible with PS and PSD files, though it seems very limiting for the potential of AP to go 'above and beyond' PS. You've already got excellent ways of exceeding PS, such as with Blend Ranges vs Blend If. Hope this helps. Dave
  10. I queried a little while ago about the loss of the very useful HSV checkbox in the HSL panel, but the conversation faded into inconclusiveness. (No conclusion here either). So here's the question again: Why was HSV removed? Do you think we could have it back again? Many thanks!!
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    Myopic distress in file access dialogue

    It's also happening with my 4K (also NVidia: GForce GTX 650). Maybe Microsoft needs to keep up. Do you have a developer's moan zone you can post on? I'm less than a flea in the trillion dollar MS world. I updated the NVidia drivers, to no avail. And yet PS, even old CS6 handles it ok...
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    Myopic distress in file access dialogue

    And full clip, dual screen:
  13. Thanks, @Chris B. It seems I draw the gradient, then rather than use the dialogue to change colours, I do it dynamically on the drawn gradient. Click on node, change colour. Neat and intuitive -- I get the idea. However the clicking away to get the full gradient dialogue now is counterintuitive. Can I suggest: Keep the improvement, so you can draw the gradient. When you click on the colour in the context toolbar, open at the 'colour' panel as now to allow node change, but also include a Gradient tab (and Swatches). Now when you click on Gradient, continue as if you've clicked away. This improves usability for people who are confused and don't get the extra step of clicking away and gives more flexibility.
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    Myopic distress in file access dialogue

    Are you certain only Affinity does this? Not 100%, but certainly in the upper decile. Can you provide a screenshot? Below Does it happen every time for you? Yup Does it affect the release? Release what? It is happening in 1.6.
  15. Add adjustment. Alt-click to edit it. Select Gradient Tool from LH menu. Drag to draw gradient. Type on Context toolbar say 'Linear'. All well and good. But click on the Context toolbar colour patch and you are not able to edit the gradient.
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