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  1. I don't understand how Bridge could know if you wanted to use the beta or the shipping product. I have the same issue with HoudahSpot 5 but there doesn't seem to be any option to change the default other then uninstall the beta? That may be a small issue to me as well since I am a continued beta tester most of the time.
  2. Interesting! Sounds like both companies are a bit dependent on each other. I am so tired of dealing with old software. I could keep trying to make CS6 work but if Adobe's competition can do much of what the old stuff can why not leave it in the past? At least that is my mindset.
  3. A couple days ago I asked about the value of pdfTool in a Quark forum. One comment was unexpected in that they pointed out that the tool is especially good for adding to a Publisher workflow in that it hasn't been around as long and may need a little more help than mature products like Quark and InDesign. That one perspective alone almost justified it's $500+ price tag. I wanted to know have other people found that those two products work really well together? Publisher is the only tool in the suite I haven't explored extremely in depth and I haven't even installed pdfToolbox yet. I like how Serif keeps the price low which allows for workflows like installing it on non-designers computers as I mentioned a couple days ago. Since the work in my company needs to pass by me the more expensive product (pdfToolbox) only needs to be installed on my machine. At first I didn't understand the very low pricing that Serif was doing but now it makes sense. I have even grown to like the name in that it may confuse some Microsoft Publisher users to accidentally start using Serif Publisher.
  4. It seems like most people go with whatever comes in a bundle. Makes sense in some ways, that was the reason I went with Acrobat after all. Why buy something else if the product in the bundle works? Right now I am planning on just going with pdfToolbox. I think the biggest issue is for it to do a lot of things rather then to primarily consider it from a pricing angle. If one of the those features will come in handy down the line this really matters to me when on a deadline to get something out. I downloaded the trail so I will have to keep using it this week and see how it works out.
  5. I wonder why they choose to go with that program over the others? Good idea, that turned up some good results.
  6. Never heard of those, I'll have to look into them. I started using pdfToolbox since that is usually what they talk about in the Quark forums for some reason.
  7. It is not a slap in the face. You are getting a product at a price that is vastly cheaper then the competition. I see the version number more as a number for the suite then for the individual product. If a bigger update (like a version 2.0) is in the works I am sure it would also take longer to make so I can't see it being released soon anyways.
  8. Interesting most people are choosing "other" in the poll. Perhaps I should have entering in more software titles to pick from but I am not aware of other titles which would do PDF editing. I would be interested to hear about other good options.
  9. I was having this discussion with Mike Wenzloff in a Quark forum yesterday which was a great help to where I may go with this workflow. I wanted to ask the same question here to see if there is any serious pitfall I am not seeing among other Affinity users. I work for a company that does a lot of basic layouts; brochures, badges, mailers. I would like to buy Publisher for their machines so that I could just send them a Publisher file in Dropbox and they could change any text right from the program. They currently do this with MS Office files so it seems like moving to this workflow with our advertising would make as much sense. I'm on Mac they are on Windows and some also use iPads if Publisher comes to iPad at some point. Is anyone else doing something similar to this? Having that low price opens up workflows that I haven't tried before. I am also planning on incorporating other tools like Slack and Dropbox in this workflow.
  10. Probably about zero knowledge of graphics software due to it not being around when they were in school. Or close to zero. I think they understand the idea of overflow text by just watching me work as they ask me to edit text they want. It should be a fairly easy concept to explain to them, the idea of expanding the size of the text boxes. Fortunately it doesn't get into the complexity of book design where linked text boxes gets a lot more complex, just one and two page design. I probably won't be using master pages for this type of work. I haven't been using Publisher enough to know if it lets you pick between embedding and linking? I am thinking of putting together a employee badges that have their pictures so a file may have dozens of images. Their computers should have enough processing power to handle that though I would think. Presumingly Publisher has a relink dialog? As long as the images are kept in the same folder it would be a matter of selecting one of the files and the rest should link up too. Maybe this would be a case for embedding photos? That way we could just get around the broken link issue entirely. I think one of the things dropbox would get around is needing to deal with path related issues. Probably best to have links and be done in dropbox. Ideally the files should be available whenever they decide they want to change the text.
  11. KipV

    Affinity Photo for MacOS - 1.7.0

    And make Affinity files work fully with Capture One (like how you can send a file to PS in LR and back again.)
  12. I wonder if I should buy Publisher now or get the Mac App Store version so that I can write a review of it when it comes out?
  13. Congrats! I have really been enjoying 1.7 and am glad to see it released!
  14. Yesterday I was slicing up an image in the export persona, an operation I usually don't do, and Photo RC1 locked up. It has been locked up for several hours. This generally hasn't happened in the beta before.
  15. Seems to be working on reboot.
  16. With some help I was able to get the white balance and layers bugs resolved in 128. I hope this means the release candidate of Photo will come soon as well!
  17. 127 and 128 have been by far the buggiest versions of Photo 1.7 for me. When I go to studio > layers the layers panel won't open. Some layers have color shifts. Everything works in 125 which is still installed on one of my Macs.
  18. Great, that fixed it. Do I only need to do this with the white balance tool? Just out of curiosity for people who never used the beta (they will just go from the shipping version of 1.6 to 1.7) will they also deal with the issue or just those of us on the beta?
  19. I have to wonder how long until Photo is RC given the latest bugs in 127, 128. Version 1.7 has been pretty good to me until those versions.
  20. Great, It's good to see Serif deliver bigger icons but man with these high density displays a couple sizes larger than what they have currently would be so helpful!
  21. That fixed it. By the way when it reset the layers back to their original small size that reminds me; could you also add an XL layer preview of those of us on 5K iMacs and other high density screens? "Large" is quite small on this screen still!
  22. Is there a new white balance tool that is replacing the old? All the color correcting was done within the 1.7 beta. Also they will still need to fix the the layers panels that doesn't show up on one of my Macs.
  23. This seems to be only happening with files created in 1.7 beta. In this particular file the whole document shifts in color to purple. In another file it is only half of the layers. Am I the only one to report this? It happened on both of my Mojave computers. Vintage_Sweats_Review_Icon.afphoto
  24. Update: When I tried 128 on my laptop the layers panel opened now but the color shifts remain.