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  1. Yep! I shouldn't have gotten too excited! Affinity (Designer, Photo or Publisher) won't output to PMS only CMYK Come on Affinity! this is needed! now back to your original programme. Addendum: you could still do it in a manual kind of way - as the color doesn't need to be specified in the file as long as the right bitmap image gets assigned the correct ink color and correctly registered it would work, but then that's taking the process back quite a few years! Thanks for listening...
  2. Hey guys I have discovered how to color images of either 1bit OR greyscale - YES!!!! you can create and export a 1 bit image from PHOTO!!! Take a color image say, and convert that to greyscale using Document/Convert format/ICC Profile then select Greyscale 8. Then apply a threshold if you're going for a 1 bit look. Go back up to Document/Convert Format/ICC profile and select the black and White ICC profile. Either save the image as aphoto or export to grey8 Tiff image. Bring that image into Designer Select the image in the layers palette and select the layer effects button Select color overlay - make sure you set the blend mode to screen in either case, you can select from all the different color selectors including the swatches palettes. It works I tell ya I'm very sure it works! Screen Printers/T-Shirt guys you could specify pantone colors for seps and have that work for screen. Let me know what you think!???? Cheers PhotosepTest.afdesign
  3. Hi there, I can't wait for the full retail version of Publisher, will be putting in my pre-order (I know it's close) in the next couple of days! But I'd like to know if there's any chance anyone has thought about adding either a prepress plug-in or Persona to fully press check documents as you can in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro? For example check that spot ink or CMYK separations and rasterisations are correct as required for the print destination.. Acrobat has remained as my only tether to Adobe, it would be nice to be completely free at some point in the future! Anyone else think this? Thanks for listening... Cheers Kind Regards Piers Le Sueur
  4. Hi - I've been a print designer for a long time and still do the occasional print piece.. I understand that Affinity/Serif don't plan to create an Acrobat competitor however the thought occurred to me that perhaps a prepress module could be incorporated to Publisher either as a persona or menu option? The only reason I still sub adobe is for Acrobat so that I can proof my print files. I also understand that there are prepress alternatives out there but they are industrial strength and are cost prohibitive! Would love to hear your thoughts.. Cheers
  5. Hi there, I created a multi artboard document within the most current version of Designer on Windows 1.6.5.123 and the October Windows Update 1809 to an Epson SC-P405 There's an option to print document but when document option is set the display view shows that it's treated the all the artboards as one large piece and only wants to print a chunk the size of my selected paper output. Also the auto rotate doesn't appear to work, I can turn it off and set that manually. But the auto just no.. Please find attached screen shot of the dialog.. I could have printed each artboard separately but that's long and tedious, so I decided to check out the Publisher Beta and got the result I was expecting all behaved as expected. Anyone else had a similar issue? I'm presuming due to the work loads that these common task issues in Designer and Photo will be ironed out on the next Customer Beta or Retail release? Cheers
  6. DegasBrush

    Adobe Acrobat Alternative?

    I use Acrobat for professional Pre-press.. being able to check for correct separations and correct overprints, knockouts and trapping.. etc.. that's the functionality I am looking for.. Sam Neil: " Nitro PDF is the best one out there. We use it all the time. " does that have prepress capability??? Cheers..
  7. Hi I was wondering if there was any consideration of including object level overprint selection in the near future? I recently had to do some tricky overprint settings for a packaging project, and in the end I had to make copies of pantone colors one overprinted the other not and then apply the colors to the objects as requited.. unlike illustrator where you can set all the elements to the spot color then just apply overprint to the relevant elements, I hope that made sense. Cheers
  8. I could as a workaround until this bug is fixed, copy the exif data from the original file and paste it into the exported file using ACDSee Photo Professional 2018 (My Lightroom/RAW editing replacement) I realise that Photo does RAW editing but it appears to be a destructive action ie once you've developed the file you can't go back and edit RAW settings or have I missed something? Cheers... P.S. I haven't tried the copy/paste EXIF thing myself..
  9. Okay I am confused... I have a NIKON D3300 with a 24mpx sensor, when I open and develop the NEF raw file, and I check resize document, I get 6000 x 4000 (or weirdly lately 6016 x 4016) @ 300dpi.... If I go back into Resize document and uncheck resample and set it to 72dpi then export the file to jpeg, not changing the pixel size.. ie same 6000 x 4000px then open that jpeg document in Photo... and check Resize Document, it's still showing 300dpi when it should be 72? I have tested this by creating a 6016 x 4016 72dpi image and placing the previously created image into it and it fits and the information at top left says for placed image 6016 x 4016 @ 72dpi.. So is Photo incorrectly showing the resolution of the opened (not placed) 72dpi jpeg file? or have I missed something here? Thanks for any clarification.. Cheers
  10. DegasBrush

    EXIF file loss and DPI not holding after changing

    Oh.. .sorry my bad.. I'm having a game going the other way! my NEF file comes in at 300dpi and I'm trying to export to 72dpi I think I've opened myself a can of worms here!! LOL!
  11. DegasBrush

    EXIF file loss and DPI not holding after changing

    No no no I found it!! I found out what you need to do... Step 1. Open the RAW file to the develop module (it will do that automatically) Step 2. Edit the RAW file or just click on develop to Photo.. Step 3. Resize Document: Uncheck resample and select 72dpi and hit Okay.. Step 4. this is where the magic happens go to the layers palette and right click on the image and click on RASTERIZE.. Step 5. Export to Jpeg at current dimension or new dimension and save.. You should now have a 72dpi jpeg WITH EXIF... can you try that please?? Cheers!
  12. DegasBrush

    Crash When Using Pen Tool

    I'm glad I found this thread though not before creating my own about the same issue! What I did want to add was that in Designer I tried starting a new document at 72dpi with and without the artboard and simply took the pen took and added lines and nodes and in each case kept crashing at various numbers of nodes added.. in the project I'm trying to work on I had a couple of instances where the app crashed after adding only three or so new nodes!! I hope that helps further with fixing the issue.. Cheers
  13. DegasBrush

    Crashes and CPU spike using Pen tool

    ooops didn't see the other thread!!!... my bad for not searching or turning the page first... I also didn't mention that this issue still occurs in the current beta also... My issue is exactly as @tipforeveryone If you stop the video on the frame when the crash occurs you will see in the performance chart GPU is at 100%.. Good to see you're on this issue...
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