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  1. I'm using Affinity 1.7.0.258 (Beta). When I make 2 curves with pressure and then Expand this stroke, then I join both curves in 1 object with the pathfinder "Add" it make a lot of nodes and I think that is not to well have 500+ nodes in a curve that you can made with probably 3 nodes.. while y'all fix the problem, there any way to reduce the amount of nodes? Here I upload a picture for example: In the image, you can see in the top curve (Already fixed) compared with the bottom curve (No Fixed) and you can tell the difference. I would like have a option for maintain the same aspect reducing the nodes. So, you can make any shape using the pen, pencil or brush and this option will help you to reduce nodes. Another issue is, when you expand a stroke with or without pressure, it distortion the beautiful and smooth corner, look the image like example: In the image, the stoke are the same size, the top one is with pressure and expanded, the second one is the original (No expanded) and the third one is with no pressure and expanded. I would like y'all fix it. Another Issue is, when I duplicate a object using "Ctrl + Drag the object" it make like 4 or 5 more copies of the same object. Another problem is, when want resize any shape using "Ctrl + Shift" for scale in the same place keeping the same ratio, of moment starting scaling like if you release the Ctrl Key but you still holding it, so, you have to release the key and hold press again..
  2. Hello: I was wondering if there a way that you set a constraints or something that you make the text to the same size that the box, but if you write something more long, instead you have to resize manually, it resize for keep the size. For example: I draw a Rectangle with 4 inch width and 4 inch height, then I make the TextBox with the same size width (4 inches) and inside the textbox I have "Test", then I change the word "Test" to "Let's test more" and the textbox keep the 4 width inches, just down the Font points automatically for keep the 4 inches width. There a way?
  3. Hello: I did read that y'all don't have in mind make a animation software, but I really would like that y'all make one, there a lot of peoples that would like that Affinity make a animation software. I'm willing to pay for it. I would like that in the future y'all expand the software area to something like following: - Animation Software. - Video Editor Software. - 3D software. - IDE for web programming or even desktop application (Using affinity designer for the GUI and pass the design to the IDE and continue working with it). I would like please put some of those in your plans, y'all can open a donation web site and get founds for make this projects. Let us know.
  4. How can I move this topic to Future request?? I smoked something that I posted in Support...
  5. I don't know if I said or report the issues that Affinity Designer have (I didn't tried in Photo, I don't know if have the same Issue) when you make a curve with brush or Pen Tool and then you expand this stroke/curve and the corners instead look smooth, looks like polygon, sharp and I have to fixed. Sometimes look smooth, sometimes looks sharp. I would like that you can apply wrap/envelope to a text without convert the text to a path (like in Corel). Some features for the future: An additional color palette similar that Inkscape and Corel, but I would like something more original, different. Option for add a node in the center between 2 nodes. Now we have 3 options in path Mode "Conver to Sharp, Convert to Smooth and Convert to Smart" I would like another "Convert to Asymmetric". Show and Hide Transform Square in a node selection, when you select a node or some nodes, you can click a button that show the transform square where you can Scale and rotate the selected nodes. Option for threat each character from a Text for separate without convert the text to a path. When you create a Text "Test", you can rotate the T, down the e, move the s to the right and rotate little bit without convert this text to a path, something similar like in Corel. Blend tool for path, create a circle and a Square and when you apply the blend, it will create objects from the circle converting to square, like in inkscape. Addon where you can find images from google, shutterstock, etc... with the option of add more search's engines. A Font identifier, it will make you easier identify a font and find similar fonts. If I got more ideas I will post let y'all know. Please, can y'all launch the Affinity Designer update before I spend my money?
  6. I can do the Wrap in affinity Photo, but it convert it to a Pixel Layer, the ironic is that I want do something in Affinity Designer, then I have to wrap the text or object in Affinity Photo, it convert it to a Pixel and then I have to use another software for trace the bitmap of this Pixel with the Wrap and then pass to Affinity Designer and continue working... Nobody want to do that. I'm just doing it because I want use Affinity Software, but is too much work and sometimes the trace bitmap no do the work well and I have to edit the nodes... I think that I will gonna stop using affinity for a while because despite that it have good workflow, doing some things, make me behind in my projects.
  7. Why they dont launch the version that they have right now and the continue update it?? They are giving time to another graphics designers to move back to another software again. A bunch of peoples moved to Affinity, but now some are moving back to another softwares, I not want do that, but there tools that I need that Affinity dont have yet. In 2019 the percentage of peoples that use affinity will decrease if they dont launch at least one version with new tools. C'mon Serif, we need your power before 2019 Please!!
  8. Hello: I would like report issues or problems with expand stroke in affinity designer. When I do a curve, for example a straight line, and then I convert it to stroke, both end of the lines, instead have this pretty curved, have some sharped nodes and if you do 5 lines, and yo do that, you have to modify all 10 ends (left and right) for dont look with this sharped nodes. The other issues is when do to a curve and then you modify the pressure of that, and then you expand it, it messed up almost all curve and dont look like is suppose to look. When you do complex curves, like a circle and then modify the pressure of this line, and then expand it, is more messed up... after I spend several mins doing a pretty curve, then I have to expand it (for export to SVG and then can use the image in a machine, because not accept curves) I spend hours fixing the curve that I already did. I would like that y'all fix it. Can be for the next version of affinity, that I would like if u have a estimate date of when can be available, like 1 month, 2 months?? Just for curiosity. thanks!
  9. Hello... I know that y'all are working in the road map, and one of the features asked (trace bitmap).. Here I will give y'all a image that I would like that the quality of this be so good that can convert kind of this images... you can select another for examples... but I know that That one is pretty difficult. I tried different software and cannot give good result... Hope you can do better. Here is the image. Be creative in add tools for do this kind of stuff. I will love more affinity, I love it right now but I will love more with this and I know that many peoples too... Many software are not so good tracing small lines or objects... and cannot give smooth results in pretty curves. what y'all think. Thanks!
  10. This sound really good. I never thought in that, really good Idea... But the problem is that Affinity Photo and Designer is created from scratch (Everything) and if they will improve gimp, it will be little messy in this aspect. They will work more and more harder adding, changing, removing things from Gimp code than create everything from scratch... But if they contract Gimp employers for do that, it will be a great help... Affinity can buy Gimp for do that, but then, the open source community of Gimp will be look very affected and irritated for that... They can leave Gimp open source and make another version very different for pay.. I really don't know, I guess that is a hard topic and hard decision... Because if they do this with gimp, they have to do the same with inkscape.
  11. I saw it, but don't look like in this video that Ben post.
  12. Well, sorry for not specify very well.. I explain here: i would like that Affinity make a software (IDE) for make GUI in python. That you create the template in affinity designer and you do in the Affinity Python IDE for example. Will be very great something like that. That in the IDE you select if you will use PyQt5, Tkinter, wxpython, gtk, etc... Sorry again for not explain well in the first time, I was sleepy. what y'all think? I'm for sure buy this IDE if you make it
  13. Hello, I'm a Python programmer (mid) I saw that y'all are making a affinity for website, y'all has think in enter to the python community?
  14. Yes I saw it... In this case is in Mac Version, Im in windows version... About rotate the nodes I mean, just the point... if you make a open curve of 3 points, you select just the middle point and you can rotate it... And now another question, how you can do 3D in windows version?
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