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    Embedding of placed Images

    This would be very useful to me as well. The ability to pick any layer and right click and then select "convert to embedded document" would be fantastic. If I place an individual image I am only given the option to "replace image." If I do want to make an embedded document out of the image then I have to create a new Photo, Designer or Photoshop document and save in their native formats. This is a tedious extra step and wonder why it's necessary. Then I can place these file and it will show up an as embedded object. The usefulness of this is to be able to apply effects such as shearing, or any type of size transformation but when I "edit document" I see the document without these transformations. This is great for mockups.
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    Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.1.138)

    I really love the betas and the beta forums but I really was enjoying having only one version of Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo MAS versions. If these are crucial changes can they not just be updates, even perhaps go through a few beta rounds and then update the MAS version rather than wait a whole year? Or if bought directly from the Affinity Store then the update preferences could be to only update stable version or update all, including beta, versions. Evernote, Sketch and several other software programs do it this way and I do like it. I just don't want to manage separate versions of the same software and avoid messages such as "can't open in this older version" only because I forgot which version I edited in.
  3. Perhaps the release candidate will have the personas enabled. I have Photo and Designer 1.7 installed. I can't wait to use Powerhouse... I mean Publisher.
  4. Amazing and thank Affinity, Adam and his team. This has been a much anticipated design platform. Very exciting. I didn't get the pre-order offer but wrote to the email on this thread. Can't wait to final release but I should mention that even though it is stated that these betas are "not suitable for production use" they are absolutely suitable for production use as they are more stable that the other software I have used by that other software company, and more feature rich. Consider - I can actually design multipage documents graphically, not just use a glorified word processor. One thing I am very much looking forward to is those Designer and Photo personas actually working. I really want to use Add, Subtract, Intersect, Xor and Divide functions in Publisher through these personas. This is the one function I wish were working now especially in creating fancy charts in my documents, not in Designer but in Publisher.
  5. It would be really great to have a thumbnail view for spreads similar to what Adobe Acrobat Pr or PDF Expert has. In this view, the only function is to move spreads around, especially in large documents. You can move spreads around currently in the spreads page but it becomes difficult to view and arrange the document entirely in this view. Affinity InDesign doesn't offer such a thumbnail view either. This would really be a simple, unique and badly needed feature in my opinion.
  6. Will there be support for color fonts in Affinity, especially Affinity Publisher, in the near future? A year ago there were just a few of these fonts but now there are many, and I have a few in my collection. I've played around with these in InDesign and I'm hooked - you can do amazing things with these.
  7. Hi there is a simple bug on text selection on all Affinity software - Photo, Designer and Publisher. If you start with the text tool and then select a font you want to use the font selection reverts to Arial. This exists with the Art Text Tool as well as the Frame Text Tool. The only workaround is to start typing in Arial and then change the text selection - and while this workaround works it really slows down my workflow, and honestly it's really quite annoying. This was not the case in previous betas and also with the MAS versions. Please fix.
  8. Hi there is a simple bug on text selection on all Affinity software - Photo, Designer and Publisher. If you start with the text tool and then select a font you want to use the font selection reverts to Arial. This exists with the Art Text Tool as well as the Frame Text Tool. The only workaround is to start typing in Arial and then change the text selection - and while this workaround works it really slows down my workflow, and honestly it's really quite annoying. This was not the case in previous betas and also with the MAS versions. Please fix.
  9. Hi there is a simple bug on text selection on all Affinity software - Photo, Designer and Publisher. If you start with the text tool and then select a font you want to use the font selection reverts to Arial. This exists with the Art Text Tool as well as the Frame Text Tool. The only workaround is to start typing in Arial and then change the text selection - and while this workaround works it really slows down my workflow, and honestly it's really quite annoying. This was not the case in previous betas and also with the MAS versions. Please fix.
  10. yes that fixed it. thank you. I never replaced that but now I know to check there.
  11. If enable "Shift Modified to cycle tools" then what happens is that I can press shift to cycle through Art Text and Marquee Select. When I disable then I can cycle from Art Text and Marquee Select. See movie - I am able to cycle in Publisher (1.70.312) between Art Text and Text Box, just not in Designer (1.70.12). T.mov
  12. Great shiny new beta. Thanks. Only issue is that the T keystroke doesn't cycle between the art text and text box tool anymore. I checked Publisher and that is still working properly but in Designer pressing T cycles between the Art Text tool and I think the text selection. Luckily you can still right click on the text tool icon and select the text box.
  13. Perspective skew is one of the very basic things I need to do, not only as a raster but as a vector. As a user said above, without this feature it is hard to ditch Adobe Illustrator. I can do without the other Illustrator features but not this one. Rasterizing and perspective skewing in Photo does work of course but then your artwork looks different once you bring your raster back into Designer and combine with the other pure vector forms. Or you can to create a super high res raster and that adds significantly to the image size.
  14. I was getting other glitchy behavior such as losing the ability to pinch and zoom on a MacBook Pro. But I think that the issue is with Metal. I unchecked the Metal Compute button and restarted the app, and I don't get these crashes as described above either. Try without Metal and see if that still happens.
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    Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.122)

    hi I don't know if this has been addressed already but there is an annoying hatch pattern that appears when using the flood select tool. hatch pattern.mov
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