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    jonathanbeer got a reaction from MosesOveme in Modifier Keys   
    Hi everyone,
     
    The reception to Affinity Photo for iPad has quite rightly been phenomenal. It is, at last, a sign that the the iPad is getting the pro software that the hardware is capable of running.
     
    The features I would most like to see going forward are a floating modifier key panel (like AstroPad has), and external keyboard support.
     
    Modifier keys would allow for more accurate and efficient use of the clone tool (alt click to sample, click to clone) when manually cloning tricky areas that the automated methods cannot deal with.
    They would also allow better access to manipulating the handles of vector paths rather than constantly switching between the Pen and Node tools (on that subject, we need the ability to manipulate the two handles independently which I think is vital for accurate paths).
    A little spacebar key would let the user pan around the image without lifting the Apple Pencil off the screen... I could go on and on.
    Basically they would allow one tool to have multiple states without needing to switch tools or lose the accuracy of the Pencil by requiring a clumsy finger gesture.
     
    External keyboard support would be fantastic for quickly switching between tools, deselecting, re-selecting, quick access to the Fade command etc.
    Increased efficiency for power users basically.
     
    In summary, I'd love to be able to complete those finickity and tedious retouching tasks that we all have to do as quickly and painlessly as possible.
     
    Thank you again for a really astonishing piece of software. I can't wait to see how it develops.
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    jonathanbeer reacted to liambrazier in On-screen 'express keys'   
    Apologies if this has come up before but Affinity's Twitter support suggested I post this here;
     
    Essentially I'm proposing a customisable palette/window/whatever that docks left or right that you can populate with whatever shortcut keys you find most productive. Big hit-friendly keys for your non-drawing hand, to quickly switch tools, hold 'shift' etc.
     
    I have previously used Wacom devices which obviously have actual keys, and also TabletPro on a Surface which is a Windows standalone sort of version of this (see attached image). I just think it would be very useful for those (like me) looking to increase productivity.

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    jonathanbeer reacted to zacwork in On-screen Option/Alt Key is CRITICAL.   
    Hi Serif guys, what a great and powerful iPad app you've create, absolutely love it!
     
    I hope the picture could make my thoughts clear.
     
    When you do retouching work on iPad, Clone Tool/Healing Brush is a must tool, and you need to constantly change sampling points around the target area to avoid repeating patterns.
     
    Use the finger hold and wait few seconds, choosing sampling point, then raise your finger and put the Apple Pencil down back to the screen to retouch the target area is LOW-efficient and Inaccurate.
     
    Also, while using brush tool to paint local color, we need constantly sample certain color near the Pencil tip on canvas, that means Eyedropper-Brush Tool quick switching in a flash.
     
    In desktop environments, like Photoshop, the function key Option (Mac) / ALT (Windows) on the keyboard does the job perfectly -- press the function key, use wacom's pen tip to sample in tiny area on screen. We have Apple Pencil and iPad Pro now, but we don't have that Cintiq (or Intuos) experience yet. I just couldn't find an efficient method on iPad version Affinity Photo to switch between relative tools.
     
    So, can you consider adding a shortcut key on the screen? Make it a functional on-the-go retouching and painting tablet. 
     
    Thanks!
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    jonathanbeer got a reaction from MosesOveme in Modifier Keys   
    Hi everyone,
     
    The reception to Affinity Photo for iPad has quite rightly been phenomenal. It is, at last, a sign that the the iPad is getting the pro software that the hardware is capable of running.
     
    The features I would most like to see going forward are a floating modifier key panel (like AstroPad has), and external keyboard support.
     
    Modifier keys would allow for more accurate and efficient use of the clone tool (alt click to sample, click to clone) when manually cloning tricky areas that the automated methods cannot deal with.
    They would also allow better access to manipulating the handles of vector paths rather than constantly switching between the Pen and Node tools (on that subject, we need the ability to manipulate the two handles independently which I think is vital for accurate paths).
    A little spacebar key would let the user pan around the image without lifting the Apple Pencil off the screen... I could go on and on.
    Basically they would allow one tool to have multiple states without needing to switch tools or lose the accuracy of the Pencil by requiring a clumsy finger gesture.
     
    External keyboard support would be fantastic for quickly switching between tools, deselecting, re-selecting, quick access to the Fade command etc.
    Increased efficiency for power users basically.
     
    In summary, I'd love to be able to complete those finickity and tedious retouching tasks that we all have to do as quickly and painlessly as possible.
     
    Thank you again for a really astonishing piece of software. I can't wait to see how it develops.
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    jonathanbeer got a reaction from MosesOveme in Modifier Keys   
    Hi everyone,
     
    The reception to Affinity Photo for iPad has quite rightly been phenomenal. It is, at last, a sign that the the iPad is getting the pro software that the hardware is capable of running.
     
    The features I would most like to see going forward are a floating modifier key panel (like AstroPad has), and external keyboard support.
     
    Modifier keys would allow for more accurate and efficient use of the clone tool (alt click to sample, click to clone) when manually cloning tricky areas that the automated methods cannot deal with.
    They would also allow better access to manipulating the handles of vector paths rather than constantly switching between the Pen and Node tools (on that subject, we need the ability to manipulate the two handles independently which I think is vital for accurate paths).
    A little spacebar key would let the user pan around the image without lifting the Apple Pencil off the screen... I could go on and on.
    Basically they would allow one tool to have multiple states without needing to switch tools or lose the accuracy of the Pencil by requiring a clumsy finger gesture.
     
    External keyboard support would be fantastic for quickly switching between tools, deselecting, re-selecting, quick access to the Fade command etc.
    Increased efficiency for power users basically.
     
    In summary, I'd love to be able to complete those finickity and tedious retouching tasks that we all have to do as quickly and painlessly as possible.
     
    Thank you again for a really astonishing piece of software. I can't wait to see how it develops.
  6. Like
    jonathanbeer got a reaction from MosesOveme in Modifier Keys   
    Hi everyone,
     
    The reception to Affinity Photo for iPad has quite rightly been phenomenal. It is, at last, a sign that the the iPad is getting the pro software that the hardware is capable of running.
     
    The features I would most like to see going forward are a floating modifier key panel (like AstroPad has), and external keyboard support.
     
    Modifier keys would allow for more accurate and efficient use of the clone tool (alt click to sample, click to clone) when manually cloning tricky areas that the automated methods cannot deal with.
    They would also allow better access to manipulating the handles of vector paths rather than constantly switching between the Pen and Node tools (on that subject, we need the ability to manipulate the two handles independently which I think is vital for accurate paths).
    A little spacebar key would let the user pan around the image without lifting the Apple Pencil off the screen... I could go on and on.
    Basically they would allow one tool to have multiple states without needing to switch tools or lose the accuracy of the Pencil by requiring a clumsy finger gesture.
     
    External keyboard support would be fantastic for quickly switching between tools, deselecting, re-selecting, quick access to the Fade command etc.
    Increased efficiency for power users basically.
     
    In summary, I'd love to be able to complete those finickity and tedious retouching tasks that we all have to do as quickly and painlessly as possible.
     
    Thank you again for a really astonishing piece of software. I can't wait to see how it develops.
  7. Like
    jonathanbeer got a reaction from MosesOveme in Modifier Keys   
    Hi everyone,
     
    The reception to Affinity Photo for iPad has quite rightly been phenomenal. It is, at last, a sign that the the iPad is getting the pro software that the hardware is capable of running.
     
    The features I would most like to see going forward are a floating modifier key panel (like AstroPad has), and external keyboard support.
     
    Modifier keys would allow for more accurate and efficient use of the clone tool (alt click to sample, click to clone) when manually cloning tricky areas that the automated methods cannot deal with.
    They would also allow better access to manipulating the handles of vector paths rather than constantly switching between the Pen and Node tools (on that subject, we need the ability to manipulate the two handles independently which I think is vital for accurate paths).
    A little spacebar key would let the user pan around the image without lifting the Apple Pencil off the screen... I could go on and on.
    Basically they would allow one tool to have multiple states without needing to switch tools or lose the accuracy of the Pencil by requiring a clumsy finger gesture.
     
    External keyboard support would be fantastic for quickly switching between tools, deselecting, re-selecting, quick access to the Fade command etc.
    Increased efficiency for power users basically.
     
    In summary, I'd love to be able to complete those finickity and tedious retouching tasks that we all have to do as quickly and painlessly as possible.
     
    Thank you again for a really astonishing piece of software. I can't wait to see how it develops.
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    jonathanbeer got a reaction from MosesOveme in Modifier Keys   
    Hi everyone,
     
    The reception to Affinity Photo for iPad has quite rightly been phenomenal. It is, at last, a sign that the the iPad is getting the pro software that the hardware is capable of running.
     
    The features I would most like to see going forward are a floating modifier key panel (like AstroPad has), and external keyboard support.
     
    Modifier keys would allow for more accurate and efficient use of the clone tool (alt click to sample, click to clone) when manually cloning tricky areas that the automated methods cannot deal with.
    They would also allow better access to manipulating the handles of vector paths rather than constantly switching between the Pen and Node tools (on that subject, we need the ability to manipulate the two handles independently which I think is vital for accurate paths).
    A little spacebar key would let the user pan around the image without lifting the Apple Pencil off the screen... I could go on and on.
    Basically they would allow one tool to have multiple states without needing to switch tools or lose the accuracy of the Pencil by requiring a clumsy finger gesture.
     
    External keyboard support would be fantastic for quickly switching between tools, deselecting, re-selecting, quick access to the Fade command etc.
    Increased efficiency for power users basically.
     
    In summary, I'd love to be able to complete those finickity and tedious retouching tasks that we all have to do as quickly and painlessly as possible.
     
    Thank you again for a really astonishing piece of software. I can't wait to see how it develops.
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