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  1. So at this stage my only solution is to change my workflow to this: Shoot in JPG (or other format) Open in Affinity Photo and apply levels, etc., touching up and the clipping path/mask, save as Affinity File Drop Affinity File into Publisher The only foreseeable issue I have with this is that the larger file size of Affinity Photo files will result in a PDF of around 150-250MBs instead of 40-50MBs. Fortunately when I open in Affinity previous JPGs that have been cut out in Photoshop, I simply need to save it as an AF file and it will show correctly (cut out) in Publisher.
  2. I shoot JPG on my camera, then process the images once (colour adjustments, levels, paths) and that's it unless I've realised the path is not perfect in which case I may need to update it once more. It works fine in my situation, but I may consider switching to AF files for retaining the better quality -- it's just a matter of storage space. Thanks. I had a look over this. Unfortunately I don't think it solves my issue. I also realised another issue -- my thousands of existing JPGs which have been cut out don't show up properly in Affinity Publisher! This is even more of an issue.
  3. Thank you! I will test this out. Unfortunately I've only come across Photoshop that does this. The same is true on the default Windows 10 preview / photo app... they don't show the path.
  4. Correct, the file is originally a JPG, and is saved, remaining as a JPG. When re-opened the path is there. I can send one later after I'm done with work.
  5. No problem at all. I didn't understand how it worked either until Googling just now, but I've been using it for many many years.
  6. Thanks for that. It is very easy to do in Photo which is great, but the inability to have the file remain as a JPG is a big con for me at this stage. It turned my 700kb JPG into a 4.5MB AF file. Yeah that sounds like a bit of a pain. No idea but it works. Photoshop -> draw path -> save path -> convert to clipping path -> save. Re-open the JPG in Photoshop and it's still there. Actually just Googled, JPG has metadata that programs can use to store information. Photoshop uses this to save the path there and will recognize it when opening the file.
  7. I would also like to chime in and say that packaging is an extremely important function. At this stage, it's really the only thing holding me back. I really like all of the Affinity products, and considering the increasing price of Adobe's products, I REALLY want to switch. But, when working with deadlines, I just need things to work reliably, quickly and simply. I can't embed (way too large file size) and I can't be chasing after linked images, fonts and other resources. Does Affinity Publisher have by any chance a public road map which can be viewed?
  8. I'm also interested in switching from InDesign to Publisher. Reading this thread has raised a good point -- I have maybe 10 years worth of old InDesign files archived. They're all organised very well and I know what's what, so when I need an element or to reference an idea or something I did way back, I can find it easily. What's the best way to preserve this? I suppose a PDF would allow me to "view" what I did in the past, but if there was some artwork that I wanted to copy over into Publisher, is there a format I could use that would allow that? As opposed to me re-designing said artwork from scratch in Publisher?
  9. Hi, I'm wanting to switch from Photoshop to Affinity Photo very badly. It does everything well enough (or better) except for one issue I have personally with my workflow, and that is clipping paths. In my current workflow in Photoshop, I cut images out with the pen tool, I then save as a path and then turn it into a clipping path and save the file as jpg. Thus the clipping path can be easily tweaked later and the file size is also small compared to a PSD/EPS. With Affinity, in order to be able to edit that path again it needs to be saved as an affinity file. TLDR; I want clipping paths on my jpg. Photoshop does it but Affinity Photo doesn't. Is this functionality planned, or is there an alternative I may be unaware of? What I don't want is to work on my photo (which is in a JPG format) and then save as affinity to preserve the clipping path, and then also have a JPG version which I then use in InDesign/Publisher. Appreciate any input / suggestions. Cheers
  10. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I'm a bit confused here. I've created a 80x40 width blue rectangle and hit create symbol. Then I've got the text art tool and written "Home" on top of it and then grouped the two together. After that, I duplicate the group. But when I change the colour of the rectangle in the symbol, sometimes it only affects itself or a few of the duplicates. I think I've noticed this happen most often when I make a duplicate and then select it and then duplicate that. "Sync" is (and has always been) turned on, and I can confirm that the rectangle symbol exists in each of the three groups. It works perfectly if I drag the symbol from the symbol panel and then put text on it and group it, but for some reason sometimes my duplicates aren't always in sync. Any idea what's going on here?
  11. Hi MEB, Thanks for your reply. I see, I see. That's good to know. I don't know what your plans are for grids in the future, but I think it'd be very useful if we could save presets and quickly switch between them. Cheers, Kalyori
  12. Hi, I'm looking at using Affinity for web design. I have Adobe InDesign & Illustrator CC 2017, however neither of them are exactly what I want. InDesign has great columns but lacks symbols, and Illustrator has symbols but lacks columns. I was hoping Affinity would have both. I checked the roadmap and saw that this isn't on the list. Has anyone heard if the developers intend to implement such a feature in the near future... and how are others dealing with this issue...? Cheers