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  1. Hey @loukash, sorry I didn't want to be aggressive. Yes, I feel annoyed and that's what I wanted to signalize as well as that i don't understand what the motivation is not to focus on bug fixing. And by the way thanks again for summarizing the workflow. I've learned the best way for me is to export the channels as PNG and fill them in Publisher with the spot color. But again, all this is quirky and could be done real better.
  2. Yes, I'm aware, but that was on V1 and the thread seems to disappear under all that V2 feedback and since it hasn't been resolved so far this was just a friendly reminder. Can you tell me why it takes so long and does not have high priority? It's not really obvious why tons of kinda cheesy features have been implemented into V2 but bugfixing played a minor role. If I were Serif I would first get my homework done, then do new stuff because I assume the new features aren't bug free as well and this adds up later on, right?
  3. There's a Bug from V1 which made it's way into V2, too. If you try to export PDFs with custom CIE/LAB spot Colors in Publisher V2, the colors export as spot colors but the color space is converted into Device CMYK. detailed description here:
  4. There's a Bug from V1 which made it's way into V2, too. If you try to export PDFs with Spot Colors in Photo V2, the colors are converted into CMYK. It's described detailed under the link above but here the short version: For my understanding it should work also like this, but doesn't Create new CMYK document. Create two Pixel layers Select top Pixel layer Load selection for first spot color from spare channel Select first spot/global color from document pallette Choose »Fill with Primary Color« from »Edit« menu Repeat for second Pixel layer for spot color two Export as PDF-X Have a PDF with Spot-Color Channel Yes, this needs to be fixed one and for all.
  5. Hey guys, thank you for publishing V2. I know it's been a lot of work. In your presentation, you said you want to make the best and most powerful tools. To be honest, I don't really get it. All these new features, but none of the real flaws and bugs addressed that exist inside the suite for years now. The most powerful tool would have the features which people from the industry demand. I just remind you of that list here with suggestions with features for a REAL professional tool. Core Scripting Plugin-API UI mac OS Proxy Icons Better/more powerful resources manager (integrate in Studio) Color Management / Spot Colors: Device independent color workflow generally mixed colorspaces (like in Indesign and PDF) Overprint preview, separations preview Better Overprint/Spot-Color-Management Make Spot Color from existing color Spot Colors in LAB-Color-Space for PDF Export Document Management Global/Across Document Layers (Publisher) Spreads which consist of more than two sides (Publisher) Overlapping pages on spreads (Publisher, Designer) Imposition for Booklet Printing (still unsatisfying) Collaborative Document Editing (Publisher) Grid view and Color Markers for Pages Panel (Publisher) Object can share multiple Artboards (Designer) Export Use .joboptions for the definition of pdf-Properties Define PDF-X Output Intend Export print separations / separated color channels Interactive PDFs with page transitions and video content Save 1bit Black and White Graphic (TIF) DXF/DWG-Export (Designer) So… back to work! Now you know again, what we really want. Cheers Benny
  6. hey @Dan C nothing seems to be addressed so far. The Bug still exists in V2. I would love to see this fixed very soon. Cheers B
  7. @Gabe@MattP@Andy SomerfieldV2 is out and one of the first things I tried out is to look, if you took your professional customers serious… and I was disappointed. Why is it so hard to admit that this problem here is a severe bug which prevents people who work in the printing industry from making the switch. At the moment I still cannot rely on your software, because the whole color management and spot color handling is still a big mess. 😢 Cheers Benny
  8. Seriously? We asked for DXF-import AND -export. You're kidding me! 🤦‍♂️
  9. The color management unfortunately is a complete mess. Especially when you think of printing production. It starts with not having device independent color workspace and ends with inability to export spot colors properly to pdf. Not to mention the lack of overprint preview and real 1Bit-support.
  10. I need some quick help. How exactly Do I get my CIE/LAB Spot colors to export into my PDF-X3? They are converted to Device-CMYK everytime, no matter what I try. Ohne Titel.afpub Ohne Titel.pdf
  11. Haven't really gone so far, because other issues came along as well, e.g. lack of overprint preview and therefore I stopped using AFpub for serious work. I imagine other problems arise if you want some sort of preview. Logically 1-Bit means »color or nothing«. If you use 1-Bit images you don't need to place the lineart for different spot color channels and multiply them which would then mean some sort of transparency reduction. It's such a mess…
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