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  1. AP works again For me the problem was solved by upgrading from Mojave to Catalina. No regrets, but it took some time to be fully fall-back secured. I've had bad experiences with Apple upgrades. So unfortunately I cannot report anymore about the bug-extinction under Mojave. I'm happy to be on track PS: I hope there will be a Linux version of Affinity one day ... «:) if not - maybe through a Mac/Win VM. If it wasn't for me being tied to several programs, I'd switch any moment - and spend money on good hardware (Mac would still be a good option).
  2. Djekouyi loukash for your hacks - they work for you, but I don't have a 2TB SSD, my main SSD is a Quarterpounder (without cheese) ;D and my backup has 750GB. I keep them, in case I upgrade. But the good news is: I HAVE MY APPLE 1.10.1 AFFINITY PHOTO BACK!!! And it works flawlessly! 💐 🥳🍺🎊 I never used Time Machine backups (apart from the fatal failure of my very first total TM backup before purging a disk, which cost me 5 years of images...) But my Affinity backup works! Apart from that... - in my case both 1.10.4's work!!! You are right with Publisher, I turned on Metal there, Designer had Metal turned on and both work well, see below. For now I am safe with my 2x 1.10.4 and 1x 1.10.1 and I hope my solution works for others. So it's just AP acting up. I don't know why the downgrade didn't work for tex882 – maybe it wasn't a Time Machine backup. TM seems to restore the old links to prefs and so on whereas another backup leaves some remnants from the 1.10.4 copy. That's my noob's logic at least I thank all for your help!! ♥️ So - my Mojave 10.14.6 runs v 1.10.4 AD & APub, but only 1.10.1 APh
  3. My first reason to upgrade to Catalina. Otherwise I don't need it. Never change a running system... when my AP trial period runs out, I will try it and report. That's interesting - on my MBP 10.2 retina only Photo acts up. Designer and Publisher 1.10.4 work well. How do I change to Open GL? I thought it was turned off in Mojave?
  4. Another reason to leave Apple - but after over 30 years it's a hard step. I'll stick for now to the trial version and hope Serif finds the bug soon - there are several hints where to look. -> - trigger in menu - only when image is open - artefacts overlap when you move through the menu but disappear when you open prefs - it affects all open programs up to quitting AP - fast revolving color stripes (judging by the difference what you see and what a screenshot keeps) - it's pink, afaik the single micro-second screenshot strip is transparent or checkered - when triggered several times, the overlapping artefact remnants become brighter - orange or yellow to white - affects in my case a MBP 15' retina 2012/13 and OS 10.14.6 (and windows??)
  5. I have mine from the App Store - for the Affinity retail store I'd need a registration number which I don't have. Is there a way to switch?
  6. App Store 1.10.4 released. De- and reinstalled AP completely with all affiliated files - nope, same as before. I didn't keep time machine backup of programs since they usually are available at all time... The only difference to the shown above preset panel is - my accelleration machine isn't Intel IRIS but Intel HP Graphics 4000 (Metal)
  7. Unfortunately 1.10.4 doesn't solve the problem on the Mac. Does anybody have a pre 1.10.3 installation dmg?
  8. I just hope the bug was already desinfected then. But for now - I have work to do over the weekend, how can I downgrade? Someone mentioned above that an earlier copy from timemachine didn't work. I would rather have to install from scratch, but I don't know where to get it from.
  9. Unfortunately the solution doesn't work for me: - Macbook Pro Retina 2012 (first one) - OS 10.14.6 Exactly the same appearance as had tex882. The menu is OK when AP is freshly opened, as soon as I open an image I'm paralysed by flashing stripes in triangles with menu text flying around. I managed to open the mobile shot without too much disturbance, but some artefacts are in the menu. Unusable so far. Where is 1.10.4? its release is announced, but Apple has still only 1.10.3 since last Monday.
  10. I guess it is the same as in and That's why I mentioned the date. I've looked through the specifications of SVG and don't understand at all, as in AD are no tools to adjust frame size or else. As far as I remember, I've done similar conversions with Corel without such mess. Will try on my fablab's computer. This concerns Affinity 1.8.4 Mac / OS 10.14.6 / MBP 10.1 Retina
  11. Hi, I am having a very similar issue, posted in another thread from April 2018: Tymcat
  12. It's September 2020 and I am having the same issue. I exported a shape as SVG, interpreted by "Shaper" (computer mill) software as about 3/4 size - when reimported into the original file it is about 4x the size - if I open both and copy-paste the original into the SVG, the size is identical and it jumps right into place - when I open two SVG versions (both not scaled) copy-paste one into the other, they are differnt size - no idea where from. - opening SVG's, they are always measured in pixel. Could be anything, but why pixel? I cannot think of a way processing them to maintain the correct size. I hope for deliverance soon. Kaffeemühle-Grundplatte-ohne_HG.afdesign kamue alles.svg kamue alles test.svg
  13. Did anything happen on this topic in the meantime? I have a similar situation, just that my example is not symmetrical and I want to repeat a shape and flip it to create a flap which – cut in leather – will cover the original shape when bent over. As stated in this forum several times – in AI it's done just by chosing the flip tool, select origin, a second point of flip axis (which is the second joint), holding the ALT key – done. The points match, can be joined one by one and have only to be corrected if you want a smooth curve. In AD it is so complicated, I prefer to draw the shape by hand and make it fit by flip, turn and try a copy, then make corrections at the final piece.
  14. I'm not sure if you were talking about Designer or Photo - anyway in Photo I still (March 2019) cannot move or resize the picture in the mask separately. Macbook Pro, Mojave
  15. I have the same problem in Affinity Photo and the AD tools don't work. If I click on an existing path it creates a new path instead adding a node to the existing one - but it looks "selected". MBP 15", Mojave. Creating a new path is like in AD or AI but then the similarity ends. There is no "a" tool.
  16. Thank you for the helpful links. I tried. My native AD help is white on white, I will find out later why it doesn't work. For a quick shot, before searching and watching YT/Vimeo tuts I googled: the first source I trusted was here... so please... I bought AD+AP half a year ago and trying to start I turned several times to my old tools because AD isn't intuitive to me in very basic operations. Having changed computer to a Retina and OS from Yosemite to Mojave, I finally decided to do the step, not to install AI/PS or Inkscape anymore which are getting less reliable with each OS update. After Christmas I won't ask stupid questions anymore
  17. Four years went by since the first acknowledgement of the need for DXF export... I am a newbie in AD but an ex-Illustrator user from 1990. Yes, DXF is one of the standards for some AD users (think of FabLabs, Maker Spaces!), we are not only Manga painters (sorry: artists).
  18. I found the answer myself in another forum: select both open shapes, select the two nodes to be connected and click "join curves" (not "close curve"), which is the fourth in the Action menu Phew! Long time since I've searched that long for a simple, single operation.
  19. Hi experts, the aforementioned solutions with boolean subtraction don't work in my case as I sometimes construct shapes with open paths which are joined later. This is useful if you have repeating shapes like serifs or specially curved edges. I have no idea how to connect two separate shapes, if I activate both parts, click "join" they only connect their own two end points. Is there a way to connect two separate open curves without closing them? I started working with path programs in the 90ies, changed from Freehand and Canvas to Illustrator, creating fonts, illustrations and constructions for laser cutting. I tried Inkscape, but on the Mac it has its issues. All Bezier programs I knew so far work in a similar manner and I do not understand how a very basic operation can be so difficult.
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