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  1. Czokalapik

    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    @MikeW I understand first release will have only basic features, but If I can suggest - data merge is pretty important feature for some of ID users who would want to switch to APub. For example I'm using this function for few purposes, one of them is creating print ready apartment "cards" for real estates, I have website that is connected to API, I've added few scripts to export apartment list as CSV and 2d and isometric images of each apartment packed in zip file, I'm using those files in ID to generate nice, ready for print cards for clients. Another thing is to generate (also print-ready) infographics based on data send by my coworkers. So basically what I'm saying is: please consider data merge in future releases, it's huge part of my (and I'm sure many others) jobs ;]
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    CMYK to RGB

    @JagInTheBox I'm happy happy to hear that Btw, just downloaded trial of Affinity Photo and it is amazing, you can open your file in Adobe RGB (or create one) and add 2 layers of adjusments: Soft proof with sRGB and Soft proof with desired CMYK profile. You can mask those layers half-to-half to see how your logo (or any other project would look like both in print AND on monitor! I don't think you can have 2 soft proof previews at once in PS, AMAZING! Edit: ofc you still need to profile your monitor, print with proof and there is still a matter of different displays on different devices.
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    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    Ah, what a shame. Data merge functionality is pretty important in my work. I hoped I'd be able to replace Adobe with Affinity trio completely.
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    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    Quick question, will there be option in Affinity Publisher to use data merge like in InDesign? And second part of that question: if so, will there be option to export each page individually to pdf/image with filename from one of column in provided data source (csv/xls)?
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    CMYK to RGB

    @Thomas Cobb Yes, that's the trick. Showing it on 2 phones and PC/laptop, plus the best trick is (since I have 2 same phones) is to set screen brightness to half on one, and to max on the other one. That should do the trick even with hardest clients My friend showed me that when he was working in printing company, although he was using printed cmyk color + pantone swatch - he was asking client to select best matching pantone, then he was taking him to another room with good lightning and clients had to select best match again - it was almost always different choice! Nothing can teach better than own experience.
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    CMYK to RGB

    @JagInTheBox What I'm doing depends on the project. Working on photo from professional camera: Adobe RGB all the way since I have monitor that can display 99% of it's colors. Convering it to CMYK will destroy part of image's color. Save as Adobe RGB too. Working on project for print: set up to CMYK file (in my country most popular profile is FOGRA39) and import all the images, export without any profile or with desired CMYK profile (depends what printing company want). Working on web images or things that have to be similar across all media: sRGB and export with profile included (exporting image without profile will result in different color on screen between image and html color even if it's same exact rbg color). For things like logo I'm usually starting with rgb, checking how it will look using CMYK, if client will like it I'm choosing pantone colors, making print proofs, if something is off (between cmyk/pantone), I'm changing pantone, if I can't find good match, change cmyk to match pantone and then adjust sRGB. (PS. while choosing pantone/cmyk match, make sure you have good lightning, sunny day without direct sunlight is perfect for me, you can use something like D50 Lighting Indicator Stickers as really cheap lightning indicator. While matching rgb-cmyk both lightning and monitor profile are important, on good monitors profiling should usually be done once, I'm using i1Display Pro once a year or so, but nothing changed since my first setting). I'm not using ProPhoto RGB since Adobe RGB offers best match between what I can see, what my monitor can display and what will be printed.
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    CMYK to RGB

    This is the best way to describe it found on Adobe forums (again, I'm not yet happy owner of Affinity, waiting for Indesign alternative to buy all 3 programs): Converting changes the pixels’ RGB-values to maintain the color impression while assigning leaves the numeric values unchanged but uses a different profile which can cause the appearance to change significantly. Like in PS you can press ctrl+Y on rgb document to "see it in cmyk", but for more complex files there will be difference between this and converting it to CMYK (and it depends on actual profile you'll use). and if you are changing between rgb-rgb profiles (or cmyk-cmyk), you can assign profile OR convert it. ps, if you are not working on image for later hq print (mainly web image and/or something that has to be as similar as it get everywhere, like logo), use sRGB because it has way smaller color spectrum than adobeRGB etc. and it can/will be displayed on every screen (only specific monitors created for graphic designers/ dtp specialists can display Adobe RGB, not to mention prophoto rgb, that has wider color spectrum than you can see).
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    CMYK to RGB

    Google "cmyk rgb gamuts", there is no 100% coverage in cmyk and rgb gamuts, in either way. You can have bright red color in RGB, but can't print that bright color in CMYK, but you can have dark yellow/greenish in CMYK, but can't display such color on your monitor in RGB. Plus never assign profiles, always convert your files to profiles. In general, when I'm designing logo or something important like that, I'm trying to use colors that will display in similar way on screen as when I'm printing them. I don't own Affinity (yet :D) but PS have small boxes next to color wheel, those boxes will show colors you are choosing, sometimes with exclamation mark sign, this indicates you won't be able to print this color (not in CMYK gamut). I'm sure Affinity have same basic functionality, so use that. As for clients who can't understand the fact that monitors use different "colors" than print and are stubborn about it I have simple solution: Once I did designed some random graphic with specific colors. I chose those colors to show that not only printed colors will be different on professional and home printer, but also they will be different on different screens! Usually explaining the fact that every screen have differend spec, different ICC profile, different material will not only enlighten ppl about cmyk/rgb difference, but they will also realize that color will be different in different environment, on different screens etc.
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