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  1. During export of my RGB/16 and sRGB document... I get the following options;

    • Nearest Neighbor
    • Bilinear
    • Bicubic
    • Lanczos 3 (seperable)
    • Lanczos 3 (non-seperable)

    What's the difference and what gives me best image quality?
    And do all have the same compatibility between devices, so that all colors stay true to what they should be?
    (I don't want Red to turn out Dark Orange on different devices)

  2. For me as a rookie, it's very difficult to pick the right color options when setting up new documents... because there is so much to choose from!

    I know that for Web/Mobile purposes I should use RGB colors, and for Printing I should use CMYK colors.
    But what exact settings give me the best quality and best overall compatibility throughout different devices and apps?
    (some devices/apps probably can't render certain color options too well)
    - For example;

    I'm setting up a new RGB document, I have several options like;

    Color Format - RGB/8, RGB/16 and RGB/32 (HDR)
    Color Profile - Adobe RGB, CIE RGB, ColorMatch RGB, Display, Display P3, Generic RGB Profile, ProPhoto RGB, Wide Gamut RGB, image P3, and sRGBIEC61966-2.1

    Now, what combination gives my RGB document the best image quality... but also has the best compatibility between devices/apps?
    (with compatibility I mean, Red should stay Red on every device/app and not show up as dark orange on some devices/apps)

  3. Hi guys,
    I could use your help here.
    I just created a new website logo for my company, but it's not 100% the way I want.

    • It looks sharp and good... but for some reason when I change sizes of the logo, everything stays in perfect proportion EXCEPT the vertical white lines (see attachment).
    What am I doing wrong and why are the white lines not changing along in proportion?


  4. 1 minute ago, MEB said:

    Quite soon, if everything goes well...

    Great, I can't wait!!
    - Getting back to the current status for now;
    I find it kinda weird that this 'bounding box alternative' isn't active by default... it only makes life easier in my opinion, what's the advantage of having a bounding box that's completely off anyway (like it currently is)?
    It's not only Affinity Designer with this issue, but Adobe Illustrator also has this off-the-pace bounding box, what makes a developer choose for this, what's the advantage?

  5. On 10/30/2017 at 10:48 PM, Aammppaa said:



    That's exactly what I meant!
    I want to find out how to easily (for a rookie such as myself) get those 'bounding box alternatives' close around the Text or whatever object I create (being it a Rectangle, Text, Circle, etc, etc).
    I find it kinda weird that this 'bounding box alternative' isn't active by default... it only makes life easier in my opinion, what's the advantage of having a bounding box that's completely off anyway (like it currently is)?


  6. 7 hours ago, Alfred said:

    As @MEB mentioned, SVG is a possible alternative to PDF if you’re looking for a format that supports vector data. SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, and the format is supported by most modern browsers.

    So that would mean I could make my website logo look much better than the current .png file.
    I could just use a .svg file for my website logo, right?

  7. 9 hours ago, R C-R said:

    No. If you export to jpeg, gif, or png (the most common formats for web page graphics), everything that is a vector object in your Affinity document will be converted to a raster (bitmap) pixel image.

    From what I understand .pdf/.eps are the only formats that support vectors, right?
    But... if I would use such file for my web logo, it wouldn't be supported by the browser I guess?

    - So basically I can only use .pdf/.eps for secondary (physical) parties, such as my merchandise printer or business card printer?
    (no online presentation)

  8. I'm wondering, why is it... that if for example I type a text, the anchors - on each corner - are so misalined?
    I mean, wouldn't it be much more handy if the anchors of each corner would be perfectly alined to the text?

    So that it's much easier to align this text with other objects?


    Anyway, since these anchors apparently need to be aligned for every single object (text, whatsoever)... it's a lot of work, so what's the easiest way to do it?

    Would it be to use the vector crop tool and just manually realign the anchors... or is there an easier way to achieve this?

  9. Guys,

    I could use your advise...

    On my website I use a company logo of 200x200 pixels.
    But, sometimes I also use a 750x50 version of it.


    In the near future (late 2018) I need to have my logo on a flag (I'm thinking about 10.000x10.000 pixels or even bigger)

    - Now I'm confused... what resolution do you recommend me to make my initial design?
    Would it be wiser to just make it 10.000x10.000 and shrink it when needed, or do it the other way around... going for 750x750 for example and just enlarge when needed?
    Would it have any effect on the final quality?

  10. 23 minutes ago, dutchshader said:

    Ok, dank je... dit idee had ik al, maar wist het niet zeker. :) 

    To answer Alfred;
    Every used for enlarging my logo is purely made from within Designer.
    So I guess there would be no limit on how big I enlarge it, without losing quality??
    (whether it's 500x500 or 10.000x10.000)

  11. Ah ok... I understand better now.
    Coming to the next subject;

    For my own company logo, what size do you recommend me?
    I need the logo on my website (200x200 would be enough for that), but I also want to have the logo on banners and merchandise in the very near future.
    I COULD make it - for example - 200x200 pixels (to stay in range of my website logo), and just enlarge if needed... but I can also do it the other way around, make it BIG (for example 1000x1000 or even bigger) and shrink when needed.
    What's the best way to go... shrink when needed or enlarge when needed?
    (and what size do you recommend me)


    - I know Designer works around vectors, but would quality of a 200x200 logo stay the same if (for example) I stretch it to 5000x5000?
    Is there a certain maximum limit  after which an enlarged logo loses quality?

  12. 16 hours ago, toltec said:

    That is what 400 is about, very high quality Art print type work, but for 99% of printed jobs, 300 is perfect. In case you are wondering. there is no advantage of using 400 dpi for a 150 lpi printing job.


    In other words, unless you are told different, for printing always use 300 dpi.

    Ok, so if I make my print work in 400 dpi... it's a little overkill since 300 dpi is enough.
    But, it wouldn't hurt to make them in 400 dpi I assume?
    (since Designer offers that option anyway, I'd rather choose to play safe and go for the max... as long as it doesn't compromise the end result)

    • For web solutions, is a higher resolution always better?
    Or would it be better to just stick to the size that I want the final product to look?
    For instance; if a website recommends me to use 100x100 jpg, but I DO have that particular document available in 200x200... should I make it smaller to fit the 100x100 resolution as recommended, or is it ok to leave it at 200x200?
    (and would 200x200 in this case give me better result, or wouldn't it matter, since the website recommended 100x100)

  13. I'm kinda confused now... my local printshop says it's no use to use to go any higher than 300 dpi for printing work (business card for example).
    They also told me that web/online applications normally use 72 dpi.

    Now I'm wondering;

    • Why does Affinity Designer give me the option to create a new document in 400 dpi... what's the use of it?

    • And would it be better to keep all my web/online graphics in 72 dpi for now on?


    In other words, when should I go for 72, 300 or even 400 dpi??

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