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  1. Hi Cayenne. As John mentions just after your post - these programs provide a means to 'hook' in to the scanner functionality by using TWAIN or WIA drivers. For example in Photoshop you go to File > Import > WIA... and then it calls up the scanner driver/interface, you perform your san and it imports in to Photoshop as a new canvas. At this point the file is not saved, but you can edit it (if required) and then save or export it as desired. I'm sure it isn't THAT much effort to provide this, especially given the fact that their legacy product Serif PhotoPlus has the ability to do it via File>Import>Acquire.
  2. That is incredibly disappointing to hear that this isn't a consideration. Most other software including The GIMP, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and Photoshop all provide this functionality.
  3. I tried some of the suggestions on the link, unfortunately they did not help, the CPU still jumps to 100% usage regardless of: * Setting Ram usage to max, or lower than half (32 gb) - no difference in performance * Setting the display to "WARP" performance was worse. *Changing view quality down to Nearest Neighbour - no difference in performance
  4. ...and here is a screenshot showing Task Manager which shows it's Affinity Photo taking over 97% of the CPU, and 'high power usage'. I have the most up-to-date drivers for my GPU, and Windows Update says it's up-to-date (no updates available). Malwarebytes didn't find anything, and neither did Windows Defender. It's definitely Affinity Photo as this screenshot shows - and as soon as I stop dragging the gradient mid point and let go of the mouse the CPU usage drops to less than 3%. Then if I drag it again the CPU spikes to 100%. Even My browser with 14 tabs open in the background is only using 0.3%.
  5. I've noticed that I am getting 100% CPU usage on seemingly basic tasks in Affinity Photo. Take this as an example (screenshot below with task manager open - notice the spike in CPU which is when I click and hold on the mid point of the gradient to adjust it). (1) Create a new document that is: A4 size, 300dpi, 16-bit RGB (2) Create a single pixel layer (3) Use the linear gradient tool to draw a gradient on the document that goes from white to any other colour (4) drag the handle that controls the mid-point of the gradient While holding down the mouse button and dragging the mid-point slowly from one end to the other, my CPU shoots up to 100% of all 16 cores, and case fans ramp up to full speed (which is pretty loud, and what caused me to notice the 'issue' - other programs rarely use all the CPU to 100%, and certainly not all 16 cores) I'm confused why this is happening, is it normal? Does anyone else get this? I already have GPU acceleration enabled so not sure why such a seemingly basic task is getting put on to the CPU and hogging all of the CPU? My PC specs are: Windows 10 64-bit Intel i9-9900k (8 cores, 16 threads) 64Gb DDR4 3200MHz ram nVidia RTX 2080 ti (11GB VRAM) Samsung 970 1GB m.2 nVME (Windows and Affinity Photo installed on here) Seagate Barracuda 2TB SSD (Used to save documents and photos)
  6. I am unable to replicate this. I tried starting from a new "Letter" sized document 11 inches by 8.5 inches at 300 dpi. I drew a rectangle and snapped the edges to the edges of the document bounds. When exporting to PNG I do not get the line. Suggestions: (1) Try adjust the snap settings in the toolbar at the top to see if they make a difference - check if "force pixel alignment" is on, and "move by whole pixels". (2) If you are looking at your PNG file in Affinity Photo - there is a display bug where it does not draw the edges of the image correctly depending on the 'zoom' level. Try zooming in to make sure it is still there and not a display bug. (3) Upload the file here so others can take a look at the file to see if they can figure out the issue
  7. Strokes that are aligned to the inside of shapes/paths allow the shape fill to extend beyond them, instead of having the exact same edge. To replicate this bug in Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 on Windows 10... (1) Create a new A4 document with white background (not transparent) (2) Use the rectangle tool and create a rectangle 100mm by 100mm anywhere on the document. (3) Fill the rectangle with black, no stroke is necessary for this (4) Now use the ellipse tool and create a circle 50mm by 50mm, filled with red, and place it on top of the black square and roughly in the centre (5) Give the circle a black stroke 10 points thick (6) Align the stroke on the circle to the 'inside' There is the problem. The red background fill extends beyond the stroke by what looks like 1 pixel on screen. Zoom in and it stays the same with - it just always shows the background fill a tiny bit outside of the stroke area. This appears to be some kind of anti-aliasing problem, where the edges of the background fill are calculated differently to the edges of the stroke.
  8. I have downloaded the free "iconic templates" for designer, but every file that I open comes up with warning about missing fonts. After a few seconds the warning dissappears. 1) How can I check/view the names of all missing fonts in the files that I open once the warning message dissappears? 2) If anyone from Affinity is reading this, or anyone who also downloaded the examples - where can I buy / download the missing fonts from?
  9. This does exactly what I was after, thank you. Nice gif / screen capture too - that was a very helpful demo!
  10. In Affinity Designer 1.7.1 - I have used "Print Screen" on they keyboard to capture my desktop, then pasted the image in to my document. I've used the 'vector crop' tool to isolate just the portion I want. Now how to I discard the cropped areas? What I mean is, Affinity 'remembers' the entire image so that if I want to change the crop area it hasn't lost the original complete pasted image. I want to force it to forget these extra unwanted pixels so that it takes up less file size. Is this possible?
  11. Any update on these features? Also, the video links no longer work.
  12. I have some kind of zoom/redraw bug in both Affinity Designer 1.6.5.123 and Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123. In Designer, I can create a new document A4, 300ppi. Draw a rectangle shape filled with black, and stretch it in all directions so that it snaps to the document bounds. Now if I zoom in and out with the scroll wheel, at various zoom levels the rectangle appears as if it does not quite meet the document bounds on random edges. For example the top and left sides appear to have a 1 pixel gap and are white or show the transparancy grid beneath. If I change the zoom level the edges with the 'gap' will sometimes be on the bottom or right and back to top and left. I have tried toggleing snap and pixel alignment on/off but it makes no difference. Also when I dragged the edges of the rectangle to snap to the document bounds, the green//red lines appeared, indicating that it was snapping to the document edges. A very similar problem exists in Affinity Photo - this time with a new blank canvas, choose File > Place. Select a relatively high resolution photo and drop it in the middle of the canvas. Now drag the edges and snap them to the document bounds. When I zoom in and out the "1 pixel" white/transparant edge randomly appears on various edges of the canvas at various zoom levels. Even at 100%. It makes it difficult to know if there is actually a 'gap' or not. In the screenshot below (Designer) you should be able to see the white 1 pixel 'gap' i am talking about. In the one below that (Photo) you can see the transparancy grid along the top edge. If I zoom in the gap is not there, but might be on the left edge instead. I have tried turning off the graphics card as the default renderer in Preferences > Performance. The only other option is WARP but it has the same problem.
  13. Anyone else have a print quality with their Affinity Photo Workbook? I have both Designer and Photo one and noticed that all the diagrams in the Photo version, where there should be a blue line/arrow pointing out specific parts of the interface, it dissappears as if the blank ink has overprinted it. The Designer workbook (left) does not have this problem).
  14. I'd also like to know as I currently use a 1080p monitor and am looking to either a 4k screen or a multiple monitor setup. Yorkshire Lad - what screen size if your monitor? e.g. 28 inch? Could the interface be too small because of the physical size of the screen?
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