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  1. Yes, Affinity Designer/Photo constantly crash on print for me. I'm convinced there is some bad interaction between whatever Affinity is doing and the Brother print driver.
  2. The latest version of Designer 1.5 still has this issue.
  3. idbill

    Freeze on printing

    I've been working with the beta versions as suggested... I hadn't had a freeze until I started using Beta 4, which is freezing like the release version.
  4. idbill

    Freeze on printing

    Amazingly, I had a freeze just as I was notified of this posting. I waited 20min before forcing the app to close... This issue is not related to any single file, so for me to send you a file would not help duplicate the issue. btw, I see some bugs in Photo Beta: - drag a guide from the ruler, and no reference line is shown in the ruler (works fine once the guide moved later) so far... no crashes with the betas...
  5. idbill

    Freeze on printing

    Ok, both Designer and Photo are freezing when I go to print. of the last 6 pages I've tried to print, I've had 5 freezes.
  6. Interesting, I was not aware that feature was available and wonder if it is 'newish'. My machine is a mid-2012, and I only fiddled with the display settings when I got it. I'm glad you noticed the resolution, and have a path forward.
  7. I opened 4 existing jpeg files while in separated mode, then created a new file 8.5" x 11", which displayed partially under the toolbar. Then I exited 'separated mode', then re-enabled 'separated mode'. Not sure if you can tell, but of the 4 pre-existing files, 2 of them are now partially hidden behind the toolbar. See other screenshots of placements of each file. File 1: File 2: File 3: File 4: New File:
  8. Interestingly enough, nothing on page 1 worked for me... It turned out that my 'layer' was an 'image' which needed to be 'rasterized' (option in the layer window), then copy/paste worked as expected.
  9. idbill

    Erase outline disappears...

    I can consistently get this to happen in both Separated (easier) and not Separated mode. - Open a file - Select Eraser - Continuously erase around the page, and move the cursor out of the 'Affinity window' (at which time, the eraser outline disappears) - the way to get the outline back is to reselect the erase tool Part of my workflow involves quickly erasing large areas around an object in an image. When I'm doing this in Separated mode, it is common for me to erase off the edge of the image... which is when I loose the outline. It is helpful that the tool shows what will be erased, but there is a slight delay. Bill
  10. idbill

    Freeze on printing

    I've switched to using Affinity Photo for the photo intensive work. I'm just not used to the workflow of Photo... will keep you posted.
  11. Will this be corrected in version 1.5 ? I've gotten used to the tool bar in separated mode and find my productivity limited by either having to constantly move the tool bars around or hunt for tools.
  12. Sorry for the delay. It seems like after quitting the application and restarting, the print dialog settings are reset to default. If I open multiple files and print, the settings are remembered between each print session but across multiple files. It's a weird case, but it seems like there should be a temporary print state for each open file that is flushed on quit... Example Usage: Say I open a file, and print it B&W and at 75% size. Then I open another file and print it full size in color. I should be able to go back to the 1st file and print it knowing that it will be printed smaller and in B&W and not full size in color. That is what I'd expect. At the moment, I have to check all the settings each time I print.
  13. idbill

    Freeze on printing

    It happens with a lot of files I use, but is random. I can have a crash, then re-open the same file and it will print fine. The files I use are usually around 1meg, and include 2-8 raster images and very little vector art. Document size is always 8.5 x 11 (letter). It doesn't seem to matter if I have 1 file open or 4 when I go to print. Bill
  14. idbill

    Freeze on printing

    Attached is a crash report
  15. idbill

    Freeze on printing

    It has become a common occurrence that Designer will freeze on print. These are the steps: 1) open file 2) cmd-p (to print) 3) 'print dialog' box pops up 4) press return to print 5) spinning beach ball .... 6) cmd-option-esc 7) 'Designer (not responding)' 8) force quit I've lost a few changes in documents so far, so I always save before printing because of this issue. It's been an issue for month or so. I've never noticed this with any other application, but I also don't print much from any other application. Another thing to note... no matter what program I switch to, the print dialog box stays on top of all other windows. Retina MacPro 16gig ram - wi-fi connected OS: 10.11.5 Designer: 1.4.2 Printer: Brother HL-L8350CDW - ethernet connected