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  1. Looks like you accidentally clicked the toggle for Monochromatic Iconography which is immediately above the toggle for Auto-scroll. Clear the checkbox to restore coloured icons.
  2. That's only in the Pen tool of Photo at present. In Designer, the equivalent is to give a vector object no stroke and an opaque fill and then Cmd-click its thumbnail to get a pixel selection.
  3. Original message deleted. I now realise there is a version 1.6.1 for Windows.
  4. Marching ants enclose regions of a selection with alpha of at least 50%. You shouldn't see marching ants for the Red Barn selection because all of the selection's alpha is below 50%.
  5. Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean, and I do not want to guess wrongly and provide confusing information.
  6. It happens when anything is clipped inside the Image object (try a small vector Rectangle or an empty Group object), although you may have to zoom in/out for the display to be refreshed to correctly show what will be in an exported image such as PNG. There is no way that that is correct behaviour.
  7. Yes, but the problem is Affinity's resize canvas dialog does not remember settings - not even with the same document in the same session.
  8. Using AP 1.6.7 beta 1, your macro does add a 5 px outline (by the way, it's very dark grey instead of black), but then Clip Canvas makes the canvas become 12 pixels greater in height and width than the original, instead of 10. If you specify a 4.999 px outline, Clip Canvas will add 10 pixels to width and height. The attached macro makes a 49.999 px outline so the end result is a 50 px black border (black in an RGB document, at least). It includes extra steps in an attempt to make it robust if used with a nested layers document, but an object extending beyond the canvas by more than the outline width will result in too big a border. border black 50 px.afmacro
  9. Yes, that's one of the unfortunate limitations of macros presently: the result of a formula is recorded instead of the formula itself.
  10. I get a massive black border from your macro. Here are before and after screenshots:
  11. A live filter has a built in mask that is shown in the thumbnail. If there is an active pixel selection when a live filter is added to a document, the selection is stored in the mask. Do you remember having a pixel selection of all except the regions of the black bands when the live filter was added to the document? When a mask is not completely full or clear, it can be manipulated with Move tool, hence the blue bounding box with handles.
  12. Activate Pencil Tool. Set a stroke weight and pressure profile. Start drawing.
  13. SVG format does, of course, support open paths and dashed line styles. I wouldn't rely on Affinity's SVG export or import except for very simple document structures. Here is an AD-exported SVG containing 3 open paths with dashed styles: open curves.svg And the source AD document: open curves.afdesign
  14. The following isn't going to speed up your workflow by much, but it might be useful to know. You can achieve relative size changes with "+=" and "-=" notation in Affinity apps. For example, if a size field contains "4000 px", then overwriting the entire content or just the number with "+=100" and pressing tab will result in "4100 px". Units can be mixed, too, so if a field contains "1000 mm", then overwriting the entire content with "+=100px" and pressing tab will result in "1008.5 mm" when the dpi is 300. After, or before, changing the canvas size, add a black Fill layer positioned at bottom of the layers stack. (Giving any document a coloured exterior border of a particular width should be easily automated with a macro, but AP macros are too limited at present.)
  15. If you have a Time Machine backup or a clone of the volume that contained the 1.5.x app, you can replace the 1.6.x with the 1.5.x.