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  1. Thank you for taking the time. I'll keep working on why just my rig. RO
  2. Just curious to see what everyone considers to be the most precise, exquisite, correctable, impressive, monitor and graphics card combination to use for photography and graphics design. (I'd just google the question, but personally I consider that to be a request for abuse from every advertiser on the globe. Would like to hear from Affinity users given I now use that.) Thanks in advance.
  3. That's input that I need. I'm already aware of the results of zooming; and the issues I'm experiencing are independent of those actions. And I sincerely thank you for taking the time. What your input does help with is narrowing down the issue, and I thank you for that. Since the images look good for you, it pushes me in the direction of seeing if my problem is due to a graphics card or driver issue; or even the OS. It is the first time this has happened on this workstation, and among a long list of possible variables, there has been a recent Win10 update, and for some strange reason a request to re-register my copy of Win10Pro. Very odd - never happened before in the three years it's been installed on this machine and no hardware has been added or swapped-out. ( I did uninstall some ebook readers I was testing and clean the registry, which may or may not have been related....). Just as a note, I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with the NVIDIA 24.21.13.9924 version driver, driving ASUS VE258 and VS247 monitors; just in case anyone else may be having similar issues with similar video production.) Thanks again; and, hoping to hear from others and yourself, who wouldn't mind taking a look at the images.
  4. Using Designer 1.7.1.404, running on Win10Pro, v.1903 OS BUild 18.362.239. Everything has been working well. Just tried to create some test logos and variations. Used Artistic Text Tool for the text bits. On some versions, I used the smoke brushes purchased through Affinity. Text had the effects of Outer Shadow and Outer Glow. I tried having the text elements grouped and ungrouped. The on-screen views looked great. I saved each version before trying to export. I viewed the export results in MS Photos, the elements were quite edgy/pixelated. In MS Paint, Photos and 3D Paint, the images appeared blurry. In AutoDesk SketchBook, the image was pixelated. When imported into WORD, the images were quite blurry. When I exported the finished versions in svg, jpg and png formats, the results were terrible: pixelated, edgy, and not of the correct sizing. In the case of svg exports, the text effects looked odd (squares of shading around each letter - see example attached). I then tried many versions of removing brushes, changing fonts, removing text effects, starting afresh from scratch, changing resolution (using both 72 and 300 dpi in RGB). I've never had this issue before, so am really confused as to what is different or what I did wrong. Could use some input. Thanks in Advance! RickyO Logo 1D - Text Only - Shadowed 1 - 240x100px.afdesign Logo 1D - Text Only - Shadowed 1 - 240x100px.svg
  5. Was watching a tutorial for AP on Udemy. When the author covered/switched to the Export Personna (he was on a Mac, I'm on Windows), I noticed he had five tabs above the top/left corner of the image window which offered sizing options for the export; i.e. "Export 1x", "Export 2x", "Export 3x", "Revert to auto sized", and the existing size of the image being exported. I have none of those options in 1.7 AP that I can see or find. Is it simply not available in the Win version; or, is there an on/off selection I missed? Thanks in Advance.
  6. I believe offering templates in a few website editing suites has led to their quick and successful acceptance. Not offering any endorsements, but products such as Elementor, DIVI, and others. Many offer internal methods for creating one's own template library, but also a ton of pre-builts.
  7. Seems overly complicated, especially when put on a timeline. Too easy to have parallel, out-of-sync versions and dev tracks. Unnecessary. Just my experience.
  8. Walt, I appreciate your effort. Unfortunately, I'm even more confused. Forty years in IT and dev, and the usage of the term beta over the years was consistent and quite different from what Serif is using. But that's on me. (We always used alpha, followed by beta, and then onto a final release; with all thereafter being updates, whether minor or major. This system you're describing is new to me, and seems a bit complicated: customer beta, public beta, co-existence of beta with final release versions. Is it just me, or, .....).
  9. Thanks. But with the release tomorrow, aren't the betas history? It should be the mark of moving from beta to final. No?
  10. Thanks Walt. I'm just trying to figure out any advantages to retaining the beta.....
  11. For those of us who have been testing the beta, when we receive the 1.7 version on Wednesday, how should we install it on Windows? I.e. do we do an uninstall of the beta followed by an install of 1.7; or, do we just install 1.7 over the top of the beta??
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