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  1. I've wondered if large file sizes has been one of the issues faced in the development of Publisher.
  2. Same problem here - I get updates through Mac Store. Have this account for forum. How do I go about authorizing the downloads?
  3. For what it's worth: MacPhun Software has announced Luminar 2018. (Non-subscription for Mac) It includes a DAM module.
  4. Mike, When a designer is creating an image that is primarily intended to exist as a print document, should he/she use CMYK colour format from the get-go?
  5. I'm with you - really rooting for Affinity. I'm thinking that Affinity Publisher will help pull a lot more people over to Affinity when it comes out. (Note to Affinity Developers - that is not meant to put any more "when is it coming out?" pressure on you. I'd rather it be done right than pushed out before it is ready) Also - this is not meant as a dig to those of us who are jumping up and down in anticipation (with cat-like reflexes)!
  6. I like Pixelmator a lot, but it's not yet as "robust" as PS. (PS has a big head start on Pixelmator and AP). In case you haven't heard, the dev team has announced that Pixelmator Pro is coming "this Fall". It looks as though they won't be announcing the pricing until some time closer to the actual release. Personally, I'm hoping that they aren't going to adopt a subscription model for this new app. That's a large part of why I want to say "adios, Adobe!" As for learning a new interface - I hear you! But all pain and frustration aside, it's good for us cognitively to keep challenging our minds. At least, that's what I try to tell myself whenever I can't figure out how to get an app to do what I'm trying to get it to do!
  7. PIxelmator (for Mac) just announced an update (V. 3.7) that supports HEIF and High Sierra (including "the ability to launch Pixelmator from the Photos app and save edits back to original image").
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    Best Practice for Logo Design

    Thank You, Fernando, Mike and gdenby! :)
  9. A question for experienced logo designers: When tasked with creating a new logo, how do you deal with the issue of size? For example, the client may want to use the logo on a business card or small thumbnail on a website, but may also want to use it on a large banner. If it is all vector it should be scalable - but at what size do you begin designing originally? Any other tips or methods you've found that would be helpful? Thanks! :)
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    Increasing size

    What is best practice when designing an image that might end up in multiple sizes? (For example a small label and a poster).
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    Making image larger

    Just a quick heads up: As MEB noted, dragging the corner handle may not keep the proportions intact if the settings have been changed in preferences. If that is the case, it sometimes might actually seem like you are keeping the correct aspect ratio when dragging the corner handles with the move tool, but you are actually not. (Depending on how you drag it) You can check this by trying to deliberately change the proportions when dragging the corner handles with the move tool. If it keeps the proportions you are ok. If not, just hit "Command + Z" ("Control + Z" for Windows - is that right Alfred?) to undo that change. You could then try holding down the shift key when dragging the handles with the move tool and see if that keeps the aspect ratio intact. Also - as Alfred noticed - your image doesn't have the same proportions as an A3 sheet. One way to address this is to resize the image (with the correct proportions) so that it large enough to fill the short side. Then sacrifice the areas that overlap the A3 sheet on its long side. :)
  12. RandalBohl, Do you need to Copy/Paste your image into the new document?
  13. I wonder. Could this be because the image has been scaled? In AP Help: "Scaling will embed a specific print resolution into an image's metadata to force it to print at a specific dpi (e.g. 300 dpi). The images pixel dimensions remain unaffected. :unsure:
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    Please Ignore This

    Sorry - I was unable to ignore this... However, my cat, on the other hand... :)
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    As S.L. Clemens once observed: "A home without a cat -- and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat -- may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?" :)
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    Affinity Photo 1.5 has launched!

    :) Well Done Merci Beaucoup!
  17. I understand how difficult it can be sometimes to afford applications - As Alfred noted, the bug fixes and improvements for version 1 are free! :) I think it helps to remember how much hard work and long hours the developers put in to create such great programs like AD and AP. Personally, I'm very grateful to have an alternative to the dreaded "subscription" model. This might help - In the past there have been occasional discounts offered - hopefully they will be available in the future as well.
  18. It's a good idea to research a USB-c cable brand before using it - some brands in the past have been known to cause serious damage to hardware. I'm not sure if this has been all sorted out yet or not -so probably still best to check a brand's track record before using.
  19. Maybe: Patent published today suggests this could happen.
  20. I'm struggling with this myself. Having gone through the tutorial(s) and reading threads, here how I think this works: Please correct me if I have anything wrong! Thanks! :) ----------------------------------------- It is the pixel resolution that determines the quality, clarity and fidelity of a digital image on screen - the higher the pixel resolution, the more information you have to work with, and thus, the better the image. Another setting, which can be confusing, is Dots Per Inch, or DPI. DPI becomes important when you are preparing a document for printing. It is a physical measurement which specifies the number of dots per inch that will be printed. (Think of it as the print resolution of a digital image) This is referred to as an image’s print density. Affinity Photo’s develop persona works at 96 dpi. When you develop an image in AP it will have a value of 96 dpi. This may seem counter-intuitive, but bringing in and developing an image at 96 dpi does NOT mean that you are working with less resolution or less quality than if you were to bring that same image in at 300 dpi. (Again, it is the pixel resolution that determines quality in this case). In fact, if you were to uncheck “Resample” and change the dpi of a digital image from 96 to 300 dpi, the image would still have the same pixel resolution that it did at 96 dpi. To put it another way, the quality, clarity and fidelity of your digital image will not be changed by changing its dpi in this manner. Although a digital image currently looks good at 96 dpi on your display screen, a physical print of a digital image usually needs greater print density than that (generally around 200 to 300 dots per inch). Here is the best way to adjust the dpi of a digital image in Affinity Photo: Suppose you need to print an image at 4 by 6 inches with a print density of 300 dpi. To prepare a document for printing at these values follow these steps: Create a new document. In the document setup menu, set the units (for example inches). Set the required page width (4 inches). Set the required page height (6 inches). Set the required DPI (300 dpi). Click OK. Copy and paste your digital image into the new document. Reposition the content to best fit the required size of this new document. Export it when ready. To sum up: Pixel resolution determines the quality of a digital image on screen. Pixel resolution AND print density (dpi) determine the quality of a physical print of a digital image.
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    Which iPad Pro?

    HammerOz, They sure don't make it easy to decide which model to purchase, do they?! :unsure: You may be losing some canvas real estate with the 9.7, but there are some other features you'll definitely be gaining over the 12.9. I'm guessing you are really going to love the camera capabilities of the 9.7 And all the improved screen capabilities are a big step forward! Not to mention that it feels comfortable for you use. (That's important!) Good luck! :)
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    Which iPad Pro?

    Appleinsider's Comparison (with a Price Guide)
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    Which iPad Pro?

    Jens, Some more info which might help you make your choice: Jason Snell compares the 9.7 inch iPad Pro to the 12.9 inch, in his recent review of the 9.7 inch model. :)

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