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  1. I updated the apps on my 12” iPad Pro (2nd gen) yesterday, which included the latest update of the Designer and now I have a situation where the Designer icon is dimmed and text “Cleaning” shown under the icon. This never stops, and I can’t start the app. I can’t even uninstall it, as when a press-hold the icon it comes up with options for loading previous drawings, but nothing happens. how do I reset or uninstall the app when there is no option for uninstall or anything similar? thanks for anybody helping.
  2. I like the Affinity Publisher concept, and already worked on a few brochures and documents. All seems good, but I can't seem to find the word count function. Has it been forgotten, or I just simply can't find it?
  3. Thank you Andy, that is a nice explanation. I created all my work in the Designer, from scratch, and to be honest I never paid attention to the choices of the many grey colour spaces you have. I design colour test charts for CCTV, which I print on professional A2 size Epson ink-jet. In the test chart I have 11-steps grey scale, which goes from black to white in increments of 10%. I expect that the 10-percent increase in whiteness, as seen on the Designer screen, is reproduced in equal steps when printed, but this is not the case. I do understand the different colour spaces between screen and print, and I even have an old Spyder colour calibration tool. Which of the grey colour spaces should I use to match the equal steps of the print to my screen colour picker measurement (Generic Grey, Generic Grey Gamma 2.2, D50, Epson Gamma 1.8, Epson Gamma 2.2,...)? Is there any manual or knowledge based document that explains the differences? As I couldn't find anything under the Help. Thank you again for your time.
  4. Got the update 1.7 today. Thank you. But the discrepancy between various colour spaces have not been fixed yet. Any idea when this will be done?
  5. Thank you Gabe, I already figured this out, and created a new Siemens star with 144 stars. Quite a task, as I wanted some precision, and the angles are not precise enough to align them, but anyway I did it, and thank you again. What about the P.S. question? Any comment on the error in Gray and RGB colour spaces? Thanks.
  6. Sorry Old Bruce, that was in the old days. The new standards are with sine wave stars, which is why I am doing this. I hoped you will address the problem of perspective, if you know the reason for the issue. Thanks anyway.
  7. I believe there is a bug with the Perspective tool. I use both Designer and Photo since its inception, and I am happy with what I can do with them, although there are some limitations, and the first one that I need it fixed is the perspective tool Here is what I have found: I am trying to design a Siemens Star, for the purpose of producing our test chart. Since it is not possible to create a triangle which changes the gradation from white to black proportional to the distance from the centre, I thought I found a way to create first just simple vertical strips with linear gradation, one half on the left peaking in 100% black colour, and the other half on the right peaking to 100% white (please refer to the attached screen-shots for better understanding). From there, it should be straight forward job to use the Perspective tool at the bottom of the rectangular strips and marge them to the bottom centre. It all goes good until I touch the two ends, left and right, in the middle. The whole image then disappears and only the mesh stays to indicate the required perspective. Where do the graded stripes disappear (image stage 4)??? Is there any other way I can create section of sine wave "pizza-slice" with continuous gradation proportional to the edges of the triangles??? P.S. Working on our test chart, I have also found, this time in Designer, that the black level intensity (when measured with the pick tool) is inconsistent with the RGB pick tool. For example, if using 8-bit colours, the 10% white (90% black) when measuring in RGB mode, should measure 25 binary units of each primary colours (R, G and B), but this is not the case. If I make a rectangle with 25 binary units of R, G and B, the Grey level pick tool measures 12 units of white, instead of 10. Similarly, the RGB of 50, measures 21 units of white, further intensities of white, get converted correctly, so the very low end of white (high end of black) when measured with the pick tool in Grey mode is incorrect relative to its RGB pick tool measurements.
  8. Hi Affinity team. I am using Affinity for Mac, both the Designer and Photo, almost full time now. I have happily uninstalled Adobe software and found I can live without the dreaded Illustrator and I can create my artwork much better with the Designer. I am still learning the Affinity Photo, but I am happy I don't depend on Adobe's monthly payment. One important but missing thing in the Designer is the measuring tool. I design a variety of things, including test charts (as included in this as attachment) which require precision and details. To achieve the precision I need to have info at glance when a select/draw lines or shapes like squares for example, and I need to know their exact dimensions (in mm or pixels). This seems to be very difficult if not impossible. I am getting a work around by seeing the info at the bottom right in the Transform window, but nothing is straight forward as I need to make calculations between x and y coordinate to find out the length of a single line for example. Also, I found it frustrating that I can't move the origin of the coordinated system (0,0) top left hand corner to anywhere I like in the screen and start measuring things from a new origin. Why is this so difficult to implement such a simple function in a beautiful program like Designer?
  9. Hi MEB and others, I have been working with NIK for some time on PS, and using Affinity Photo since day one, but without the NIK collection. Due to exceeding charges Adobe is increasing constantly, decided to give PS a complete flick. I am now trying to install NIK on the Affinity, but despite me reading a lot of forums, and doing what the simple instructions tell you (AP=>Preferences=>Add plugin, from the newly installed Applications/NIK Collection folder, on my Mac) I never get the AP telling me that the plugins are detected. I do get to the point of restarting the AP, after adding the NIK plugin folder, but when it starts back in, there are no listing of the filters on the left hand side under the Detected plugins (see the attached screen shot). I am using all the latest SW, High Sierra, AP v.1.6.6, NIK Collection - the latest one from Google web site v.1.2.11. Before I uninstalled PS, and after installing the NIK coll v.1.2.11 I did check and PS had the NIK plugins working. What could be the problem with the AP not accepting the latest NIK version?
  10. Thank you for the response, I will remember that action. Kind regards, VDamjanovski
  11. In my original installation of the Affinity Designer (v.1.3.2) I somehow lost the colour picker and layers docker on the right hand side. I could not find anywhere any information how to bring the docker back. I defaulted/reset the custom settings, thinking that maybe I have done something without noticing, but I still did not get the docker back. I had the normal tools on the left hand side, and on the top bar, but the docker with Colour, Swt, Brs, Styles, Layers, Effects, etc. was simply not there. Watching some of the video tutorials about how you work with layers, I saw the tutor was referring to turning Show Layers under the View menu, but there is no such thing in the AD ?!? So, the only way to bring these back was to uninstall the complete program and re-install it back. Now I have the dockers there, but I thought I will flag this possible bug or problem.
  12. 1. Would it be possible in one of the next updates to make the rulers show metric divisions in ten sub-divisions. For example, if I am using a metric rulers, the divisions between cm for example, are not 10, but 5. This makes it very difficult and awkward to measure correctly dimensions using the rulers. 2. Could you also make the zero coordinate of the ruler system be flexible, and to be moved to wherever you want to measure within a drawing. Something like PhotoShop and CorelDraw have. Not having 10 subdivisions in the metric system (the first issue above) it makes almost impossible to precisely measure an element in the drawing that is not aligned exactly to the origin top left hand corner.
  13. Dotted lines with arrows ?

  14. Да Петар, Македонец сум, ама живеам и работам во Сиднеј. Се надевам работите таму се подобруваат. Поздрав.
  15. Wow, I cannot believe how many Mac users are still running CorelDraw on Parallels, like I do. Really guys from Affinity, you might be onto something really unique for the illustrators if you make it possible to import CDR files into your Designer. Adobe Illustrator for Mac is the least intuitive and the least capable drawing program I have encountered (and I have tried so many). It can not even have multi-pages drawing, like Corel, it can not rasterise if your drawing is A3 format for high resolution printing - it says not enough memory (!?!) even though I have 16GB. Affinity, please take over.
  16. I am a Mac user, and I run Windows in Parallels just for CorelDraw and huge library of icons and drawings I have created in the past 20 years (yes, I have used Corel from v.3 maybe). I tried to use Illustrator, but sadly, I found that Adobe never learnt how to make good human interface program. I would love to give Affinity Designer a go, but I really want the Affinity guys to think of making a CorelDraw import filter. If this is done, I am uninstalling Parallels from my Mac in a flash, and certainly can free up some space uninstalling the old dog that doesn't even bark- Illustrator. Keep up the good work. Vlado
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