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  1. It‘s not exactly folding marks. But when you do the page layout like in the ID-Screenshot and export a PDF with crop marks, then you will also get these marks on the upper and lower side where the pages fold. You can also edit the individual page sizes, so that (when tri-folding) the infolded page can be set a little less wide.
  2. There is not so much benefit, to be honest. Just little things, like you get correct crop and folding marks in the PDF print file. And you can "navigate" the pages individually. Double click on one page centers and scales the view for that page automatically (in InDesign). Let's say, it is just a matter of "cleaner work".
  3. Oh, well… thanks anyway! It has to be suffice, as it seems.
  4. Hi there! Can somebody please explain, how to set the page layout for a trifold brochure (flyer)? Essentially, it is an A4 landscape format, that is going to be folded in two directions, so it's three pages per side. In InDesign I would create 6 pages with 99 by 210 mm and then drag the pages to form spreads with three pages each, like you can see in the screenshot. Is this possible in Affinity Publisher somehow? Or how would you set the page layout for a flyer like this? Many thanks for your help!
  5. Hello Affinity team! Could you please change the behaviour of the open/save dialogue window? Example: When opening a Publisher document from the Finder, which should be saved at the same place but with a different name, I always have to navigate to the place of origin. The dialogue box always opens at the last used path. But when using an existing document as a template, the save dialogue should point to the place of the original document. Thanks!
  6. Great improvement, thanks! Interestingly, I can now superimpose guides for the bleed, but can not blind out the bleed area anymore. (Clip to canvas) A big issue for me: When placing a JPEG image with embedded clipping path, AP does not recognise this path. Otherwise, when opening the same JPEG in Affinity Photo, I can clip the background, copy and paste it into Publisher and then Publisher DOES see the clipping path. The problem here is, that I can not link the image when copied from Photo. It must be embedded, which blows up the document size.
  7. In this case, all depends on how Affinity Publisher will handle JPEG and paths from Affinity Photo. In the moment, this issue makes Affinity Photo for me unusable in 50% of my work. I alway have to start up Photoshop CS6 to create JPEGs with work path, that can be selected in InDesign. BTW: Are there any new life signs of Affinity Publisher?
  8. Please let me explain, why this is impractical for me: I'm often getting product shots from manufacturers. These are mostly HiRes JPEGs and it can be dozens or hundreds of photos. A folder might be 200 or 500 MB large. If I had to save all these photos to TIFF or PSD (PNG doesn't work, because it can't handle multiple clipping scenes – just one object), the same images would be 50 GB or more. This is totally inefficient and unnecessary. Also, if the JPEGs already contain a clipping path (often the case), I could use them directly to compose images in Affinity Photo, but, as described in the first post, AP can't handle the clipping path's when placing/importing a photo. This is a serious downside for me, and the reason, why I still often have to use Photoshop.
  9. As I said in my first post, PSD, TIFF and so on are no option. The files are way bigger than JPEGs. The latter are much easier to handle and to share. The quality is also fine, as long as they are not to much compressed. JPEG embedded clipping paths are essential for my workflow. Affinity Photo can handle them, but, as it seems, it can't write them. This should be fixed.
  10. Hi MEB and Patrick. Thanks for your replies! Unfortunately, that does not work. I already have checked the two options "Convert clips to paths" and also "Embed Metadata". As you can see in the first two screenshots (German version), the image has two masks. In the export dialogue I tried every possible setting, but when I check the exported file in photoshop, there is no path embedded. (See screenshot number three.) Therefore, I can not work with it in InDesign, because it always has a white background.
  11. Hello Affinity World! I am new to Affinity Photo. It is my first important step to abandon Adobe from my Mac. Learning to use Affinity Photo goes well, but there is one section, where I am struggling: Many times I have to work with JPEG files of product shots on a neutral (mostly white) background, that have one or more embedded clipping paths. Opening such a file in AP does show me these paths and I can clip (or blank out) the white background. So far, so good. But Affinity Photo doesn't seem to be able to save (or export) JPEGs with these clipping paths. Or at least, I can't see the logic behind it. Example: Composing an Image in Affinity Photo I have a background and want to place (import) a product shot on that background. I'm choosing a JPEG with embedded clipping path. But when the image is placed, it has a white background, and I can't find an option to use the embedded clipping path, to remove the white background. The only way I found to do that, is to open the JPEG separately in AP, then chose the path (background is now transparent), select the main object by clicking on it, copy it to the clipboard go to the composite image and paste it. Example: Saving a JPEG with clipping path In Photoshop: I create a selection, refine it, click on "make work path from selection", double click it, to make it a clipping path, and save it as JPEG. The path is now embedded into the JPEG file, and when placing it within an InDesign document, I can choose the clipping path to remove the white background. But I could not find a way to save a path into JPEG with Affinity Photo. As long as Affinity Publisher is not out and hasn't proven it's capabilities, I am tied to InDesign. So I need to create and save JPEGs with clipping paths. – TIFFs, PSDs and so an are no option! So finally the question: How exactly can I save JPEGs with embedded clipping paths, so that I can chose them in InDesign to remove the background? Many thanks for you help!
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