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  1. Two things that really came handy when working with many objects, groups and layers: - If you Ctrl-click an object, you select it regardless of any groups, subgroups and layers (except if the layer containing the object or group is locked) - A thing I learned a few weeks ago and used so often since: You can right-click an object and select "Show in layers panel". That way you dive directly to the desired object, especially useful in combination with Ctrl-clicking the object in question.
  2. Just read the sample pages. Really good written and putting the practical use in focus. Great
  3. Perfect. That was my intention. Two side notes from my side: - On this PC I have 16GB of ram, but setting it to 2GB resolves most of the problem when working with many small files. When I work with big projects, I set it to 12GB and everything works fine. - If 4GB is the minimum requirement, why can I select values below that?
  4. Hi, I work on a project where I need to change small things on a couple files each time. The files are rather small (about 2mb) with two pages, a few pictures and a bit of text. During editing the files one by one, my PC was getting slower and slower. I checked the task manager and noticed, that Affinity Publisher took almost all RAM it could (even more than set in the performance settings). I observed this problem further and it seems to be connected to linked ressources (images). It is very simple to recreate the effect: Create new document Insert a few (big) pictures as linked ressources - two or three is enough Save and close document Re-open document and close right away Repeat step 4 until your memory is exhausted Sometimes, when closing the document, the garbage collector seems to step in, but only randomly and not connected to the max RAM usage. Similar problems:
  5. That would also speed up updating all three Affinity products.
  6. I always love when I see there is a new update. When I started with Designer, it was just one and it updated quickly and effortless. Now I'm using all three products and to keep the links between the apps working, they have to be the same version. So with every update, I have to download all three setup files and execute them one after the other. Is there an update tool to download and update all three apps in one go? Or has someone created a little update script that would do the job?
  7. How did you create the coloring of the flag? Did you use a gradiant for this? Perhaps these settings got mixed up when creating the intersection.
  8. When content is created by others, licenses need to be respected. But there is no difference between sharing brushes that need to be imported and the whole brush library. If a license is broken, it is broken either way. Coming back to the original topic: sharing of assets. The assets I use, are logos and design elements created in respect to our corporate design. There are no license problems whatsoever regarding these and it would be a great benefit for small design teams, if such assets could be shared. Creating junctions is a nice idea for a workaround - I will give this a try.
  9. While I see the benefits of a Affinity-own cloud system, I currently don't see the possibility for them to develop the whole server-side structure as well as a sync client for multiple platforms. I would also say, that in a world with endless options for cloud services and every company relying on their own preset, creating another one would not create much benefit. Therefore I suggested to "just" let us specify a path to an external asset/palette/brush/whatever library location without the hassle of an own cloud. This way even local network paths would be an option without needing to sync over the internet.
  10. Would also be a great thing for small teams to share assets. Easiest solution would be setting a path in the preferences to point to the external asset storage location. This way the user could either choose a cloud synced folder (via dropbox, onedrive, gdrive, ...) or an external hard drive. Only thing to keep in mind would be Affinity Designer checking the file version of the asset file when accessing the assets panel.
  11. I've been drawing with my Surface Book and my Surface Pen today and had a great time - except the modifier keys where not available. Then the idea came up, if it would be possible to get on-screen modifier buttons for Alt, Shift and Control. For a full featured experience, a "tablet mode" with a resized toolbar would be great, too.
  12. Have you seen https://raw.pixls.us/ ? They offer about 900 DNG, JPG and RAW files for free use at a CC0 (Public Domain, no rights reserved, even for commercial use, https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/). Just found them myself and thought of this thread...
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