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  1. @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 prin
  2. @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 diffe
  3. 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.
  4. 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)?
  5. @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 bet
  6. @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
  7. 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 yo
  8. 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 box
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