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About dysamoria

  • Birthday 12/10/1975

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    Art, music, humane technology that works, and all the ways empathy can be demonstrated.

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  1. It is unacceptable that these are not CONSISTENT across all selection tools. SHIFT is almost universally the ADD to selection modifier in MOST SOFTWARE.
  2. I find strong muscle memory difficulty where Shift-click/drag is NOT add to selection. Most tools I've used on the Mac that HAVE selection use Shift to Add, and Alt/Option to remove. Is it not that way in Photoshop? I just spent 20 minutes looking at Affinity Photo preferences looking for these and they don't seem to be user-configurable.
  3. And I am yet ANOTHER person here for this same undocumented, unexplained in the UI, and unintuitive/uncommon behavior. I copied an image on a Safari page and pasted it into Affinity Photo. Couldn't delete parts of it. Repeat over and over. I found the Edit menu has some kind of masking command, but it seemed stupidly obtuse and I KNEW I'd been able to delete before. Came here and... Affinity need to come up with some different behavior or visual to indicate what's going on to the user. The concept is not a bad one, but the implementation is utterly opaque. Another inconsistency is using Control modifier key to Add to a selection instead of the Shift or Command modifier. I know I could edit the keyboard commands, but the default most everywhere else is to use Shift or Command. Control is not used as often on Mac OS, and certainly not for these kinds of things. Usually Shift is a sequential add, while Command is a non-sequential add.
  4. Welcome to software development. Frankly, this is the norm anymore. I can't STAND this industry. But hey, if I don't want to deal with Adobe, I have to deal with Affinity. The industry is a disgrace and there are geeks left and right who will use the logical fallacy of "special pleading" to excuse and justify everything wrong with it. This same "pick your evil" is everywhere in the industry. I use Apple products for computing because Microsoft is just that much worse. Apple sold me on Mac OS with Snow Leopard, sold me on iPhones with the first few generations of iOS and phones... but now, they're like every other computer industry company: cram the next thing on the market without fixing the bugs of the prior thing (while introducing more). I have seen this problem in other image display programs, by the way, including in Adobe Photoshop. It seems to be related to using GPU for image display acceleration. GPUs are not big on accuracy, just speed. So the issue COULD be complicated. OR it could just be the fact that Affinity has judged it to be purely cosmetic and therefore entirely unworthy of attention while they continue to try to compete with Adobe purely from a feature list standpoint. Regardless, we, as the customers in this abysmal industry, have to just take it the way it is because we have zero choice otherwise. We are actually exercising our minimal choice potential here by using Affinity products instead of Adobe products. Is it worth it? Time will tell. Maybe.
  5. Agreed. I just found this weird behavior today while trying out Affinity Photo on iPad for the first time since my original two posts here (I found it unusable at that point and have ignored it for almost three years). When the FX palette is open, tapping in the image should absolutely NOT toggle a setting!
  6. This is the setting I change Photoshop to when I use it, and I'm not sure why it's not the default. So, yes, I think this is useful.
  7. Wasn't the whole point of these apps that they were 100% the same functionality between platforms? I swear I just read this very claim on the Affinity pages marketing these products...
  8. I finally came here to find out why Affinity Photo has never had any updates. iOS 10 gets no new updates. Lovely. I don't even know if any of my issues I reported with Affinity Photo were ever fixed before dumping iOS 10 support. I feel abandoned. I'm on an iPad Pro 12.9" (first generation) and I actively fear iOS "upgrades". I've been an iOS user since the first iPhone and I've watched devices be utterly crippled by iOS "upgrades". Buying a new $1000 piece of hardware every couple of years is unacceptable Sigh.
  9. It's very hard to learn to use this software with SO MANY BUGS. This is beta level, not release level. I have been very eagerly awaiting this product coming to iOS and I'm regretting spending money on it with it being this unreliable.
  10. Update: This is a bug. The color picker tool did NOT select the color i wanted for this tool, but it DID show the color in the color palette (sorry, "studio"). Then later when i used the color picker from the "color studio" i was required to tap on the color next to the eye dropper icon to make it active. Why is this step necessary? Just choose the color. After this, the tools behaved as expected: I selected a color and it used it. I changed the color with either the color palette or the eye dropper on the left side tool bar and the Color Replacement Brush reflected that choice.
  11. I've noticed that the Color Picker Tool does not seem to impact other tools as i would expect, for example the Color Replacement Brush. Am i doing something wrong?
  12. As i am trying to learn Affinity Photo, I'm running into situations where it feels the app has frozen, but i am waiting for Photo to finish some processing. There needs to be an indicator that something is happening. I see that some of the tools and processes cover the screen with a progress bar. This is a bit heavy handed, but it needs to be present for every situation where the user is forced to wait. I recommend a less intrusive version of it, as well (covering the whole screen is too much).
  13. As I am moving through the Interactive Introduction, i am noticing that moving the image around results in pixelation (or downsampling) of the image. I then noticed the same thing happens when painting with color overlay (the iris color change). Is this something i can stop, so i am working with the image in full resolution at all times? Any painting actions will be rather difficult for me if the image is downsampled while I'm working on things. I've not seen this happen in any of the other image editing/painting apps i have, so I'm presuming it's not a requirement of the iPad or iOS architecture. In fact, the video demonstration doesn't show this happening either.
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