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  1. @BALLKYWALD 07 / @Wikinger, Bonsoir et bon retour parmi nous, avec aussi de très bon moments ici ou ailleurs . @reglico It's interesting to know about the 32 bits Firefox for Win 10. Disabling javascript on my phone was the solution… I can refresh the page and have full last activities, or open threads in tabs…
  2. Long ago, when we did bichromie (usually 2 Pantone colors) documents, XPress and live colors were very usefull. We used to give our printer a CMYK document, with only 2 plate colors (for example Black and Magenta, and told him which Pantone to use with which plate). We used a trick to simulate the 2 Pantone mix, the same way we would mix Magenta and Black color. For example, we created swatches : 100% Magenta 100% Black 25% Magenta + 25% Black 25% Magenta + 50% Black 50% Magenta + 50% Black … We lokked at CMYK values for the choosen Pantone swatches, and did a second document where the swatch "100% Magenta" = CMYK values of Pantone A, "50% Magenta + 50% Black" = 50% (CMYK value for Pantone A) + 50% (CMJK value for Pantone B)… This trick was usefull for printing on our deskjet printer and give clients a printed version — yes, they wanted paper, not PDF, since our deskjet printer was better than theirs — with colours similar to the end result. When it was validated, we only had to replace our "fake" colors by the ones from another document using same name but only Magenta and Black, create our PDF and send for print. We used channel mixer layer on images or simply filled layers with mask from the channels to simulate the same results, or greyscale image with pathes to import and color parts of logos in our documents. Using 2 complementary Pantone colors or well choosen colors this way give really interesting results, and when I find one of those old documents, I think we did a lot with less app' and less possibilities
  3. It depends of the files you paste in Photoshop. For some it'll ask you if you want to paste it as "different options to select from", for some you'll get a resizable object (with a cross on it), and you'll have to resize and validate for Photoshop to rasterize it or keep it as an object. It's really usefull to keep the image layer, and be able later to modify the ppi/dpi of this image. Perhaps an option can be added to paste at the same dpi than the parent file, but it can be easier too if AP, AD and APub keep the same behaviour when pasting in a document.
  4. Hello, I'm back here, since now I found the forum is slow since few days. Firefox Nightly 62 complains showing the "Un script ralenti cette page, voulez-vous l'arrêter ?" ("a script slow down this page, do you want to stop it?" or such meaning message). And I can't browse anymore on my phone, since the page download hangs at ±80%, I can read the 3-5 first messages on the activity page, the others are blured and after 1-2 min Firefox (Android) crashes. Usually, I was able to read some page while underground (metro), they loaded faster… with a lot less connexion. How is your browsing now @reglico ?
  5. Wosven

    Merged down layers are blured

    Thanks for checking this @Chris_K. Usually I don't need a flattened layer of my full image, but of the few parts I was working on. It's a patchwork of pieces needing different repairs, and sometimes differents pieces/tests to choose from. At the end, I can check my work and redo some part if needed, deleting/masking some others parts, undoing some adjustments… or do it if needed later (tomorrow, next year…). We are used to do this with TIFFs, it is easier for archiving publications, and being able to retrieve original file (background layer if needed in few years…). For important files, I keep the afdesign/afphoto. I only need a flattened image for importing in my publications, since for now (and perhaps later, the same way we choose TIFF instead of PSD — at first because it wasn't possible to import PSD, and after because TIFF seems more reliable in time than a proprietary format).
  6. I spend part of this day working on a picture, cloning, healing, etc. Adding parts and masking others… And End up with many layers. If I do a "merge visibles", the result is sharp. If I merge 2 layers with "merge down" (ctrl+E) (for example the background and another one with part of images), it's blured. Would it be possible to have another option instead of hiding all the other layers and doing "merge visible" to merge and get a sharp result ? Perhaps a "merge selected layers"… For now, I'm not sure getting blured result while merging layer is usefull, but I would be happy with another solution!
  7. Using the term "dpi" can be confusing. In fact, only your printer (desktop or man) now about its/his dpi. On your file you only have pixels. We usually assume that for printing 1 pixel (screen) = 1 dot (printer). Al that matters is how much pixels you need to print on x*y surface. And usually, on your deskjet printer you'll fit to page or at x%. What I means is develop yours pics, change "dpi/ppi" later with or without AP, but there's no need to see drama where there's none.
  8. You can do it with textures and a (better) T-shirt's picture. AP_T.afdesign
  9. @firewater Did you used the pixel brush with whole pixel values ? I don't have problems with your image, even when not checking pixel alignment, etc. The problem usually occurs with photos, selections, and other brush tools that add not whole pixels on layers. pixels_15592.afphoto
  10. Hi, I opened a similar thread yesterday… The only way to have an image not blured was to merge visible layers or export. It seems merge down is bluring the image, but if you keep visible the 2 layers you want to merge down, and use the "merge visible" instead, you get a sharp result. But you need to remember which layers were visible and which ones were not or group them before… not the simplest way to work when you've got a lot of layers and groups. If "merge down" was behaving like "merge visible" it would be normal.
  11. It was made with an older InkScape version, using 90dpi instead of 96. It's nearly 6M ! The hidden part :
  12. If your TIF is a scanned image, it'll open as an image (Pixel). If you open old layered tif from Photoshop, some effects will be rasterised and you'll have some layers, but perhaps not the original ones. I just opened a bunch of old .tif and new ones, and the layers seems ok (I don't have Photoshop to check at the moment). I opened one with a missing font, and pasting/draging the file get the same result : the missing font is replace bu plain Arial. Those Photoshop's tif are opened the same way as .psd files, with some masks and some pathes. (Only the undocumented/complexes features are missing/rasterized ?). It's an interesting point since it means it's not necessary to convert Photoshop's TIFs to PSD (in example folders of old logos, than can be replace later by newer ones in another file format). Thanks you @firstdefence for looking at this, I usually tested opening AP/AD's TIFFs and PSDs in 'Toshop, but forget to test the other way.
  13. Is there such option showing invisible print characters ?
  14. I didn't saw it too, but sometimes we miss things in front of us . It will (or should) be possible with APub, perhaps they'll add this option for AP and AD later. (Notice I used the sad icon for at least using it once )
  15. Can you be more precise ? Copy from which app to which app ? I can copy-paste from web pages, from PDFs, from text editor, from word processor (keeping the text formating)… …I can copy-paste from AD to others applications, and some attributes are pasted in a word processor.
  16. Hi @don1950, There's posts about this on the forum (here), or a video, or you can use some app like FastStone Viewer that will import an image (for example a png logo, it'll remember the path and the file used): Effects > Watermark. Some did macros for this too.
  17. The only important part is the width and height in pixels. dpi is only an information about at which "scale" to display your image (print, web…). For exemple: if I've got a 600×600px image, I know I can print it professionnaly at 2×2 inches, since it needs 300ppi. For Internet* display, we usually use 72dpi: 600/72 => at 72dpi, it would be diplay — when setting dpi at 72 — on a surface of 8.3×8.3 inches. You can process your RAWs files with AP and use a simpler program to modify the dpi information (without resampling the file) later (AP and other apps get the same pixel width and height for the same raw file without error).
  18. The sad one is for angry/grumpy fellows that come by sometimes ? I don't mind the heart, it's cut, and the blue background is for distinguishing between "love" and "like" ? Is the confused one for explanations that don't make sens ?
  19. Wosven

    Blue demon

    Hi @TonyJ, Is there a reason to use first Krita and AP (or reverse ordre) ? Some brushes, some effects ?
  20. Good evening too, I'm using Firefox Nightly and another Firefox — the regular one, not the Focus one… seems there's a Firefox Nightly for phones too — on my Android phone (this one is more touchy, and crash a lot). I found Nightly fine, they do a lot of updates, break things and repair them in the next version… this way, this old friend is nearly alive ! I stopped trying other browsers since I always come back to FF, or use them for specific sites bugued on Firefox (needing Java, etc.). I didn't checked memory usage, but I usually have a windows with a lot of Affinity forum pages opened.
  21. [First part of this post was made at the moment of the update] I'm not sure about the "SHOULD" be at 300dpi… The developpment of different RAW files is at different dpi, as @walt.farrell said : CR2 => 72dpi DNG => 96dpi ARW => 350dpi RW2 => 180dpi But you can modify the value (Ctrl+Alt+I) Document > Resize document (don't check "resample") [Second part] I checked with different applications (couldn't find informations about dpi on Darktable): RAW | XN | AP | RT | IV | ====================================== CR2 | 72 | 72 | 300 | 72 | DNG | 72 | 96 | 300 | 72 | NEF | 72 | 300 | 300 | 72 | ARW | 72 | 350 | 300 | 72 | RW2 | 72 | 180 | 300 | 180 | AP = Affinity Photo IV = IrfanView 64 RT = RawTherapee XN = XNview MP I'm wondering if there's any information about dpi…
  22. For me it's faster too. The worste was last week, when pages never finished to load on my phone.
  23. I don't mind paying for better visuals I can zoom in on my phone... I'n less happy with sites that preload a bunch of images or scripts to track/get infos, whatever... We begin this converdation talking about 200x200px image... I don't advise to get instead a 2000x2000px image, but a 400x400 would be enougth and wouldn't do a big difference. Now, if a site is only made with this sort of images instead of a more appropriate solution, I would advise to look at other CMS that'll help ypu get better results and easier mantenance.
  24. IF you can't avoid having images with text, try to use larger images and “resize” them with CSS, they'll look better. A larger banner spread at 100% width of your screen will look better than the same banner at the exact pixels size. Same rule apply to print documents: once we used 900pdi B&W bitmap — and applied color to the black parts — but 300dpi images (photos) in grey or colors in ours files.
  25. This time, when you zoom in, all become white, and PNG or JPG export give you a white background. Your first test with feather and antialising is like roughtly cuting some paper: you can't put it together and get it like new, sort of. With 2px feather on your copy and paste circle, you need to shrink your selection -4 px before erasing to get a semless cut.

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