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    Lens correction profile mismatch

    Oops! I should have set this up under the Photo Beta test forum. Can't see how to move this thread. G
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    Lens correction profile mismatch

    Sorry, I should have mentioned that this query came up whilst using the 1.7 Beta. I checked that I am using the latest patch. After Walt's comment, I went back to my paid-for 1.6.7 AF Photo to check how that worked. In both iterations the lens name is correctly reported in the info strip along the top of the working window. In both versions lens correction can be switched on in the Assistant options; in 1.6.7 you can't tell what it is doing except for the change in the image if you can spot it. In 1.7 beta you can manually switch on the lens profile in the lens tab in the righthand develop studio panel. There is a drop-down. With my 18-55 "normal" lens this drop-down matches the spec in the main window header, but with the 55-200 the drop-down reports a Sigma 55-200 profile whilst the main window header shows the correct Nikon 55-200 name. When clicking the profile on-or-off you can see the image shape pop in and out. So I don't know if this is a good result or not. I must go and photograph a brick wall with both lenses and check against the grid overlay in the app.
  3. I am using a Nikon D5600 with Nikon kit lenses 18-55, and 55-200. In Develop Persona/lens the correct lens correction profile is shown for the 18-55, but for the 55-200 it shows as a Sigma model 55-200. I checked the list of lens correction profiles in this forum (Patrick Connor Dec 2018) and found both my Nikon lenses listed, and a Sigma one of similar spec: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED [wrong one]: Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Can I get Photo to see the correct profile somehow, or is this a bug? GM
  4. Is it possible to display hidden characters like carriage returns, new line/line break, tab strokes, various spaces, and so forth to aid control of text? This could also be helpful in Photo, though is less important. Can this be added if it's not already there? It's available in Publisher as one would expect, but... I see there is a discussion in relation to tabs, but a wider implementation would be great. Thanks, GM
  5. Thanks. I'd not spotted the new Beta update. All fixed now!
  6. I just made some print quality PDFs from a test APub file. The file contained some placed ADes vector graphics which should have rendered as vector, but they came out as rasterised. I'd placed the ADes vectors as native not EPS or similar. I got around the problem by taking the PDF into ADes and replacing the offending logos with the ADes originals.
  7. Is it possible to print colour separations from Affinity Publisher, or indeed any Affinity app? Or is this a function of the printer driver? If the apps are to be used in a professional printer's production environment, this will be needed.
  8. I also found the .167 update by accident.
  9. GeoffM33

    PDF import, PDF Page Boxes

    I too am getting this malfunction when importing PDFs now. It comes in at a tiny size and changing page box options enlarges the image but not the box it's in giving a cropped version. "Edit image" button calls up screen of whole PDF and shows the page boxes are way off size and position. See attached. Screen Shot 2018-11-10 at 13.22.52.tiff Screen Shot 2018-11-10 at 13.23.16.tiff Screen Shot 2018-11-10 at 13.23.49.tiff
  10. Thanks for the addition of the column settings in the guides dialogue. For me (on Mac 10.13.6) I'm getting a default result of filled grey panels for columns instead of frames/rules for the guides. All previous apps I have used (as I recall - going back to PageMaker, QuarkXpress, InDesign) have shown column guides as lines not panels. Wonder what the thinking is behind that. Not a big deal, just not what I'm used to. Can't see how to change the default. I am very impressed with the app so far - a mammoth task to pull off from scratch!
  11. This also works if you just open the PDF directly and adjust the spread size for 'all spreads'. Re-export and you have a PDF with permanent printer's marks if that's what you need.
  12. I like this idea - very direct. However, in addition it would be useful to have global import options as mentioned by Chris_K so that multi-page imports can be more easily managed. I have mentioned multi-page PDF import in another post recently. How about a fully loaded cursor (like the multiple image import method) so each page of the PDF can dropped in where needed. We use these methods all the time at work to plan up client's multi-page PDFs for printing. We are a small company and cannot afford the high price of specialised imposition software. Keep up the good work! P.S. I just tried a work-round prompted by Fixx's comment. (Can't get at placed PDF content yet with crop tool.) I placed a PDF which should show trims etc, and then clicked 'edit document'. In the edit tab, select all the imported PDF 'trims' layer and note the dimensions. Deselect. Click 'spread set up' and enter the dimensions in there (uncheck the constrain button). The page now includes all the printer's marks. Go back to the main document and the PDF now shows all the printer's marks with a nice accurate bounding box. It works, but is a bit of a hack.
  13. This issue may be covered elsewhere but I've not found it yet. I make a PDF from Publisher or Designer with trims and bleed etc, and place it into a Publisher document so I can plan it up for printing. It comes in but the printers' marks are hidden. They seem to be there (double click the placed file for the "edit" function and there they are, same as in Designer) but I cannot get them to show. Place a PDF into Designer and you get the whole thing - trims etc, but not in Publisher; it's masked to the page box. I figured out how to get required pages to show in a multi-page file, but you need to dupe the import and choose the page needed afterwards. Better would be options somewhere in the import stage so you can choose trims, bleed, pages etc - or maybe an Affinity version of that function. Is this a bug or a not-yet-implemented item? I'm enjoying the app so far!
  14. I've tried Eluengo's idea for setting up the studio panels and it works OK for a work-round for now, BUT what I am getting is when I click on a tab to access the panel, the whole palette expands to more than a third of my screen and won't go back with clicking. I have to manually drag it back to size. Have I done something weird or is this a bug?
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