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  1. Hi Lagarto, thanks for your detailed answer. Good to hear that this basically a cmyk-transparency problem. It's strange though that you only get this brownish tone of half-transparent black squares when using the FOGRA52 profile. With the older FOGRA 29 you get grey tones (as it should be). That's why I thought it might be a general issue of affinity's color management when using modern profiles. However, I created a similar document from scratch with the FOGRA 52 profile from the very beginning, and there's no change. Brownish grey, and a strange color copy behaviour. If I export it as pdf, the brown is gone, and I get 3 different tones of grey (which still should be the same, more or less?) Hm, you mean, if I work on photos in Affinity Photo to import them into Publisher later, I already should use cmyk? Cheers, Juergen PS. But it's good to know that Indesign handles this no better FOGRA52 weirdness cmyk.afphoto
  2. Hey Affinity! Any news on the subject? To be honest, as long as there are issues with affinity's color management (especially like the two left squares in the very first example, that report to have the same cmyk-color, but obviously don't) – I don't really dare to give out cmyk-pdfs to my print office... Cheers Juergen
  3. Hey Affinity! first of all, thanks for your wonderful pieces of software. I found a strange behaviour in Photo and Publisher on the Mac, thou. My print office needs CMYK-files with the "PSO FOGRA 52 uncoated" ICC-profile. I downloaded and installed it (and I even managed to load it in Publisher ;-), but now I get strange grey colors on the screen depending how I build them. Screenshot and original file are attached. The left upper rectangle is black with an opacy of 55%, but – as you can see – it looks more "brownish" than grey. For comparison there's a 45% grey rectangle on the right. Now – and this is the tricky part – if I copy the color of the upper left "brownish" rectangle (with the color picker), create a new rectangle, an paste the color, it looks grey as it should (lower left rectangle). Weird enough, the color picker tells me both rectangles have the same CMYK-values, but – as you can see –look very differently. I know this might be a problem with the ICC-profile, but I expect many print office work with these profiles these days, so does anyone have an idea what's wrong here? Cheers Juergen FOGRA52 weirdness.afphoto
  4. Thanks for the video! Strange, trying to do the very same thing (on the mac BTW) – but no snapping at all – unlike your video :-(
  5. Thanks, folks! Nice workaround. That did it. I was just confused, because it's written in the manual that selections would snap to guides when enabled. But maybe this can be fixed? Happy new year to everyone Juergen
  6. Hi forum, Created a document with a couple of vertical and horizontal guides, set "snap to guides" on, and tried to make a rectangle selection from guide to guide but no snapping... Also tried "snap to grid" (with visible grid), and still no snapping when making a selection. Seems I'm missing something? Happy Xmas to everyone Juergen
  7. Hi Andy, thanks for reply! Just tried it: created an black/white adjustment layer, painted a bit in the mask, then switched to channels. There is an "adjustment - black/white Alpha"-channel, but I can neither select it nor apply any effects to it. Am I missing something? Cheers Juergen
  8. Hi forum, First of all I have to say I'm am very very happy about affinity photo, I love it! What I'd like to see, the possibility to copy / paste onto layer masks (pixel layer masks as well as adjustment/effect layer masks), and to edit the current layer mask with the quickmask function. – For instance, you have applied one of those sharpen-effects to some areas, and then you want to try out a different sharpen-effect, you could simply copy the old effect mask and copy it onto the new one to see the comparison. At the moment, you can make a selection your of the current mask, and then paint within these areas onto the new mask, but this only works with simple masks, and it's more a workaround. And even nicer – as it is possible in PS: to be able to perform pixel adjustments (the basic ones like contrast, brightness – but maybe even effects like gaussian blur) on to layer masks. – Let's say you have a complex pixel or adjustment layer mask with some grey, black and white areas, and then you want to increase the "middletone of the effect" a bit. Then you could simply select that mask and adjust contrast and brightness of the masks. Or the edges of an effect are too sharp, then you could apply the blur effect onto that layer mask to unsharpen them. Cheers Juergen
  9. Hi forum, First of all I have to say I'm am very very happy about affinity photo, I love it! What I'd like to see, the possibility to copy / paste onto layer masks (pixel layer masks as well as adjustment/effect layer masks), and to edit the current layer mask with the quickmask function. – For instance, you have applied one of those sharpen-effects to some areas, and then you want to try out a different sharpen-effect, you could simply copy the old effect mask and copy it onto the new one to see the comparison. At the moment, you can make a selection your of the current mask, and then paint within these areas onto the new mask, but this only works with simple masks, and it's more a workaround. And even nicer – as it is possible in PS: to be able to perform pixel adjustments (the basic ones like contrast, brightness – but maybe even effects like gaussian blur) on to layer masks. – Let's say you have a complex pixel or adjustment layer mask with some grey, black and white areas, and then you want to increase the "middletone of the effect" a bit. Then you could simply select that mask and adjust contrast and brightness of the masks. Or the edges of an effect are too sharp, then you could apply the blur effect onto that layer mask to unsharpen them. Cheers Juergen PS: Ahh! I got the wrong forum! Just reposted it in "general photo feature request".
  10. Hi Affinity! First of all handy up for your good work, love the program so far. One question: When I try to export a Photo canvas (to be printed in a print office), that had been turned before by 90 degrees, the size of the main (automatic) slice seems to remember the old 'unturned' dimensions. Or do I get something wrong here? Cheers Juergen
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