Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by AnaDia

  1. Hi,

    Reading some advice regarding optical alignment for framing, I found a formular which can be used in the transformation panel. Maybe I missed something, but it would be great, if I don't need to input the whole formular all the time I want to use it.

    Will it be possible to create a macro or some kind of individual shortcut for the formular? My current use case is for sure only one example for the question behind it. Ah, and not to forget, it should work in all three apps 🙂

    So regarding the my use case:


    E.g. being in photo, create an A4 document and add layer with a rectangle. Select the layer go to the transformation panel, make sure, the upper left or at least one of the three upper reference nodes is active and input the following formular for "Y:"


    Works well, but it would be nice, to have something like "oc" or "hoc" as input shortcut. I tried to record a macro, but it looks like it doesn't work for that scenario. Or maybe an option to create individual shortcuts could do the job. Something like type "%oc" and get "(sw+w)*(sh-h)/(4*sw)".


  2. Hi John NX,

    Do you still have the framing problem? I gave it a try, too. I downloaded your  initial afphoto file. First I saw, that the canvas hasn't been unclipped. So maybe, one of the essential problems could be, that you maybe didn't resize the canvas. What I did now...

    - Delete the rectange and pixel layer
    - Resize the canvas by adding 660px to width and hight (2x30+2x300). See also screenshot 1a. 
    - Then using the "fx" effects on the CR2 layer to add two frames to the layer. See screenshots 1b and 1c. But this is only one way to get the frames. For sure you can use two rectangle layers instead and there are maybe more ways to do it 🙂

    I also attached the modified afphoto file (AP Photo V2).





    IMG_8048 FORUM_v1.afphoto

  3. Hi Sean,

    thank you for your reply!

    I want try to explain, why I used that configuration. I designed a little booklet with a spiral binding (is this the right english wording?) with beta 206 or so. The print has been done as double sided pages and needed the bleed on all four sides. But during the design it was very helpful to see the booket as spreads (facing pages) on the screen to see how it looks. So I more or less used this configuration to simulate a "preview as book". I think, there was asked for such kind of preview in another thread.

    I started my booklet with facing master and pages. Design worked well, but when it came to export for print, I get in trouble. I tried some configurations and finally I configured  bigger pages, which include the needed bleeding within the page and not as bleeding. When I read the description for beta 238 I thought, that you now implemented my whished behaviour :-) So I thought, my findings are a little bug, but it sounds, it isn't.

    I want to add, that I really enjoy using the trio of Photo, Designer and Publisher.

    Best regards,


  4. I think, there is a little glitch left with the bleed behavior. I created the attached document with 3mm bleed on all sides and 4 pages. The black frames should help to see bleeds and margins. When I export the document as "all pages", then the first and the last page looks perfect. The bleed get the correct content. But the inner bleed on pages 2 and 3 get the content from the facing page. It's difficult for me to describe, so please have a look at the attached files. The Publisher file, one PDF with "print all pages" and one PDF with "print all spreads". JPG and TIF exports with "include bleeds" look the same.

    Best regards,





  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.