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  1. Hi there! I've just tried to open a SVG file that was previously created by AD. Unfortunately it is displayed incorrectly: It appears that a clipping path is not honoured on import. As you can see from the attached screenshots the file is displayed correctly by Firefox (and IE, Edge, Opera and Chrome as well). Adobe Illustrator displays it correctley, too, but gives a hint on import what might have gone wrong when exported from AD: "Clipping will be lost on export to SVG tiny format" (whatever that means...). I've discovered this first with the new beta .112, but a quick test shows that the retail version .104 is affected as well. Regards, Volker
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    Affinity Photo Customer Beta -

    Dirk, sorry for being a bit off-topic: nice pic of trees in the desert. Where was this one clicked? Cheers, Volker
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    Affinity Photo Customer Beta -

    Hi DirkieS, just go to "View" ("Ansicht") -> "Studio" -> "EXIF" to get the window for the EXIF data displayed. Cheers, Volker
  4. Hi eyeclick, yes, the problem still occurs with the retail version (.104) but has been solved with the current beta (.109). Perhaps you can give it a try. Cheers, Volker
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    freezes, freezes...and more freezes!

    Welcome resunoiz to this forum! We often read complaints about stability in this forum. And to be honest: Serif could improve at this end. But - to my experience - instability is very often caused by outdated drivers (or notoriusly unreliable Windows updates). In your case Affinity photo proves almost unusable, in other cases (mine included) it works like a charm. We use APhoto and ADesigner in our agency without any reason to complain about. Maybe we are just lucky, maybe we simply don't test the limits... whatever the reasons might be: Your description of problems is quite unspecific that it will be hard for anyone here to offer help. Cheers, Volker
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    Soft hyphens are printed

    No, it is not limited to the latest beta .109. The retail version .104 does print the hyphens as well (at least with me).
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    Unwanted reset of colour format

    Hi MEB, thanks for your quick response. However, it leaves me thinking whether it is the right approach or not. To consider the intended output (print, web, photo, device) as a preset does make sense to me. But why should the paper size work as a preset, too? Often it does not make sense at all: The intended output is set to "print" and the colour format to "CMYK, ISO coated v2", but any following change of the paper size resets the colour format to "RGB/8" while the intended output remains "print"... Since when do print shops use RGB? So, one has to correct the colour format and profile again to "CMYK, something...". Maybe it is worth to discuss this matter internally. Best, Volker
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    Soft hyphens are printed

    Hi there, if I insert soft hyphens in any text they get printed no matter whether the words are split or not (see attached photo). Best, Volker
  9. Hi there, when setting up a new document changing the paper size always resets the colour format back to RGB/8. That is somehow counter-intuitive: Sometimes I forget to set the paper to the required size but select CMYK first. As a consequence I have to set the colour mode to CMYK again after having changed the paper size. A bug or an intended behaviour? Best, Volker
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    Affinity Designer - PDF-export Bug

    Sorry, I stand corrected: It is not the font causing the problem. After several tests I agree with Sean P. With the original design the outer purple line is exported as a filled object with no borders. Because it is so thin one might think of it a just a line, but it is not. When exported to pdf it converted into a highly complex object for whatever reason. Setting the align stroke to center solves the problem - no matter what font you use. I have attached the pdf file. Best, Volker Front23.pdf
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    Affinity Designer - PDF-export Bug

    Hi, I might have found the reason for all the trouble: It is the Kelson font. The moment I installed it, the export to PDF went wrong. Without the Kelson the PDF is just fine. But I am puzzled why a bad font cause so much trouble with the other objects. So, by replacing the Kelson with some other font everthing works out fine. Just have a look at the attached PDF in which Kelson was replaced by (the extremely boring) Arial. So you better select a font other than Kelson that suits you most. Regards, Volker Front22-Arial.pdf
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    Affinity Designer - PDF-export Bug

    Hmmm... I just took your original file and exported it to PDF without any alterations (AD .104 on Windows), using the setting "PDF (for export)". What I got is a clean PDF with just a minimum of anchorpoints. So the file itself seems to be okay - no matter how the strokes were aligned. Does this problem occur with other files as well? Or was the document created initially with a different app and then imported to AD? I once had a similar behaviour with a document created originally in CorelDraw. Volker
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    Affinity Designer - PDF-export Bug

    Hallo Dave.82, das Ergebnis sieht so aus, als wäre die Schnittkontur zwischenzeitlich gerastert und dann wieder vektorisiert worden. Da das aber mit Affinity Designer nicht geht (also eine Rastergrafik vektorisieren) dürfte das Problem ein anderes sein. Ich habe selbst kurz eine vergleichbare Grafik hergestellt und eine saubere PDF bekommen, die nur eine Minimalanzahl von Punkten für die Schnittkontur enthält. Insofern: Mit welchen Einstellungen hast Du die PDF exportiert? Sind auf die Schnittkontur Effekte angewendet worden, die beim Export gerastert werden? Vielleicht könntest Du im Forum einfach die Original-Datei für den "Schinderhannes" hochladen - dann findet sich meist schnell das Problem mit guten Hinweise, wie es zu umgehen ist. Viele Grüße, Volker
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    [AD] invert pixel selection bug

    Hi, I can confirm this behaviour with my installations (.104 + .109) as well. My impression is: Only documents with artboards are affected. Best, Volker
  15. Great! Thanks a lot to the team. The fixed issue with margins on artboards alone is worth installing the beta .109!