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    IPv6 reacted to Frozen Death Knight in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.196)   
    One aspect I hope gets resolved in 1.9 is the fact that the Colour Picker Tool does not share its settings with all the other colour pickers in Affinity. What I mean by that is that the Colour Picker Tool is able to change its settings to Current Layer among other things, but every single tool that has a colour picker can't use those same settings. See this link for reference about addressing the various shortcomings of the Colour Picker Tool and colour picking in general:
    This combined with the previously mentioned problem that there are no sticky settings for several tools, which forces you to change it to Current Layer for the Colour Picker Tool on start-up every time by pressing I on the keyboard to properly select the colour you want. When you have nearly a hundred layers on top of the layer you want to colour pick from, this becomes a lot of tedious extra work to set things up properly.
    Speaking of sticky settings, one aspect that I hope the new Studio Presets will eventually address is saving your sticky settings along with the rest of the workspace. So if you happen to have a tool setting you normally like for a specific workspace, you can save that with your preset. If you combine this with being able to export/import your Studio Presets so you have an easier time setting up Affinity for work wherever you go, Affinity as a whole would become a lot smoother for workflow.
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    IPv6 reacted to velarde in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.196)   
    Thanks for  the new functionalities.But please don't forget sticky settings .. There are still some tools that don't remember the last one used.
    One example is the Selection tools; specifically the FreeHand Selection Tool.
    It always defaults to the first one (Not sure of its name ) The one with the ziggy zaggy lines.
    The ONLY one I use is the second one. The one with the closed shape and lets you do only straight lines. Affinity Photo NEVER remembers that I want to use that one.
    This week I had to retouch 100 pictures and in every new one I opened I had to select the second sub tool manually.
     
    And while we are in this subject I find it strange that when I want to add to a selection I have to press the "control" key modifier. I would think that the "shift" key is the standard to add. 
     

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    IPv6 reacted to dgtrv in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.196)   
    Absolutely agree on this one! I also find it kind of annoying having to select sample "Current and Below" layers when using Inpainting Brush / Clone and other tools when retouching a number of similar pictures.
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    IPv6 reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.196)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download ZIP: Download
    Auto-update: Available
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the second build of Affinity Photo 1.9.0 for macOS.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significantly different from the 1.8.4 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous / future versions of Affinity Photo.
    Furthermore, massive behind the scenes work has been done to enable GPU acceleration for the Windows version of Affinity Photo in 1.9. In theory this should have no consequences for macOS / iOS users - but it’s likely that a couple of things will have become broken along the way. We are giving ourselves a longer beta period with 1.9 in order to find and fix those things.
    This also means that the full complement of new features is not available yet in this 1.9 beta - more will be added over the coming weeks.
    Thanks again for your continued support!
     
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes Since 1.9.0.195
     
    - Text on a path is now available in Photo.
    - More filters now work on masks / adjustments / spare channels (Add Noise, Perlin Noise, etc.).
    - Improved Metal rendering performance (over 195).
    - Improved experience when editing a spare channel (view artefacts, histogram and navigator).
    - Setting a blend mode on a sub-brush will now work properly - paving the way for import of PSD dual-brushes in a future build.
    - Attempted to fix startup crash on machines with no compatible Metal GPU.
    - Fixed localisation issues affecting non-UK users.
    - Fixed issues when attempting to add layers to a spare channel (!).
     
    Cumulative Changes Since 1.8.4

    - Improved “Serif Labs” RAW engine.
    - You can now single click a spare channel in the Channels panel to edit it like a layer.
    - The Curves adjustment now has numeric field controls for precise positioning.
    - Studio presets are now available.
    - A benchmarking tool has been added in the help menu. It will only become available when no documents are open.
    - Blend modes now work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.).
    - Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    - Added “Create from centre” for the elliptical marquee tool.
    - Allowed snapping to the bounds of the pixel selection.
    - Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click.
     
    To be notified about all future macOS beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
    To be notified when this Photo update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Photo on macOS customers, please follow this thread
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    IPv6 reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    "I would like to meet the Serif UX that recommended this "on the fly" approach. "
     
    That would be me
    Interestingly, the way I use it, it works well (although I agree re. the naming). I have a Photo, Brushing, Compositing preset and switch between them. I rarely move any panels in each preset but if I do I expect them to stay where I moved them to.
    That said, it's fair to say that the consensus is contrary to that argument  Build 196 is done (released in an hour or so, to help the people who are crashing on start) - but I'll make the changes to presets for 197.
    Thanks,
    A
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    IPv6 reacted to Seneca in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    You could rename it to Dynamic Studio Set and keep it along the well understood and used Studio Presets.
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    IPv6 reacted to Alfred in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    I would prefer the latter, too. I always regard a preset as a fixed starting point; use of an updated version of the preset should require that version to be saved separately, thus allowing the user to choose between the original version and the tweaked version.
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    IPv6 reacted to A_B_C in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    Other that that: there are some fantastic new features in this. 😊
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    IPv6 reacted to Jowday in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    Hi Andy
    It IS counter intuitive and is probably not what anyone expected or requested. So no need to code it that way. 🙂
    What you actually made is presets that will mutate over time without user accept or an option to return to the exact preset they hoped they saved for future use ... unless they didn't change or move a thing of course since saving the preset? A preset is (also) a clean starting point if the customer regrets later changes to the user interface.
    If you keep it this way should be an option disabled as default... but who would enable it? 😐 
    I would like to meet the Serif UX that recommended this "on the fly" approach. 
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    IPv6 reacted to Frozen Death Knight in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    I would absolutely love the option to save my workspaces elsewhere through exporting. It has happened a couple of times that Affinity has resetted the workspace I've used without me knowing what triggered the reset, so it would be a very nice feature to be able to safely store your workspace files elsewhere in case of some unfortunate reset happening.
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    IPv6 reacted to smadell in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    One final thought about the Studio Preset issue, and then I'm going to leave it in Andy's capable hands.
    Every graphics program I've ever used that lets users save a Workspace pretty much does the same thing: get your workspace configured/laid out the way you want it, save that as a New Workspace, and give it a name - in that order. From that point forward, choosing that Workspace brings the layout back to the state it was in when it was saved as a discrete entity. There is no auto-updating. There is no "do you want this or do you want that?" kind of dialog. If you don't like the way it got saved, correct it and save another new workspace (and, optionally, delete the one you replaced).
    Also, every other thing within Affinity Photo that we refer to as a "preset" works in that way. That is, if I choose a preset from the Adjustments panel, a layer is created that is precisely the way the adjustment preset was saved. There is no updating, and if I want to use the preset as a suggestion and go from there, well away I go...
    The only other option that might be helpful is the choice to "Export Studio Preset" so that I can duplicate my studio on another machine (or create it in the Beta and then load it into the retail app).
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    IPv6 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    > Blend modes now work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.).
    > Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    > Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click.

    Wow, thats cool! thanks!!
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    IPv6 reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    evtonic3,
    Thanks - the next build will enable most filters on masks to further improve things.
    Andy
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    IPv6 got a reaction from Frozen Death Knight in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    > Blend modes now work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.).
    > Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    > Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click.

    Wow, thats cool! thanks!!
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    IPv6 got a reaction from Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    > Blend modes now work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.).
    > Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    > Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click.

    Wow, thats cool! thanks!!
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    IPv6 got a reaction from affinityfan in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    > Blend modes now work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.).
    > Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    > Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click.

    Wow, thats cool! thanks!!
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    IPv6 reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.195)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download ZIP: Download
    Auto-update: Pending
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first build of Affinity Photo 1.9.0 for macOS.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significantly different from the 1.8.4 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous / future versions of Affinity Photo.
    Furthermore, massive behind the scenes work has been done to enable GPU acceleration for the Windows version of Affinity Photo in 1.9. In theory this should have no consequences for macOS / iOS users - but it’s likely that a couple of things will have become broken along the way. We are giving ourselves a longer beta period with 1.9 in order to find and fix those things.
    This also means that the full complement of new features is not available yet in this 1.9 beta - more will be added over the coming weeks.
    Thanks again for your continued support!
     
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes Since 1.9.0

    - Improved “Serif Labs” RAW engine.
    - You can now single click a spare channel in the Channels panel to edit it like a layer.
    - The Curves adjustment now has numeric field controls for precise positioning.
    - Studio presets are now available.
    - A benchmarking tool has been added in the help menu. It will only become available when no documents are open.
    - Blend modes now work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.).
    - Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    - Added “Create from centre” for the elliptical marquee tool.
    - Allowed snapping to the bounds of the pixel selection.
    - Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click.
     
    To be notified about all future macOS beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
    To be notified when this Photo update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Photo on macOS customers, please follow this thread
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    IPv6 reacted to fde101 in Hue Editor Adjustment/Tool needed   
    My PhotoLine demo version expired months ago and I decided for now not to buy since it didn't really click with me...  that said, in looking at this further, minus available documentation that would help to explain the tool and the opportunity to play with it given the expired demo, and the docs pointed to here aren't particularly clear either, but I suspect his is implementing something more like the "Hue vs." curves in Resolve?
    Playing with the one in Blender seems to bear that out, so yes, that would certainly be a useful addition, though it would be a shame to stop with "Hue vs." and not add the others ("Sat vs.", etc.).
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    IPv6 reacted to Dazmondo77 in Add Mesh Wrap as Live filter   
    I'm guessing it's one of the 'clinch' features that will get us to do the paid upgrade to version 2.00 as the next beta will be 1.9 (which will prob be bug fixes and the odd tweak here and there), as vector warping/distortion has got to be the most requested feature over the past five years, it's something Illustrator / Freehand (and the others which I've not used) users have taken for grated for years.
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    IPv6 reacted to Alfred in Add Mesh Wrap as Live filter   
    We’ve no way of knowing whether or not version 1.9 will be the last 1.x version. It may well be followed by 1.10, 1.11, etc.
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    IPv6 reacted to hexaae in Add Mesh Wrap as Live filter   
    Please, can you add Mesh Wrap to Live filters? I need it as a live filter for Embedded documents sources manipulation.
    This way it will be easy to replace the image (in the Embedded document) and keep the deformed mesh intact.

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    IPv6 reacted to Marcus Octavian in Is Affinity keeping up with Photoshop?   
    I have been using Photoshop since version 4, along with some other old programs for press and prepress. There is absolutely no program that you will be be 100 percent happy with and no program will have a tool that is even close to perfect.  Well, maybe the exit function =D
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    IPv6 reacted to Andy900 in Brush in overlay blend mode   
    In Photoshop, setting the brush to overlay and painting on a mask brightens the bright parts and darkens the dark parts. This helps getting rid of fringes and other noise at the edge of the masked areas. In Affinity Photo, setting the brush to overlay has no particular effect.
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    IPv6 reacted to Frozen Death Knight in Affinity photo: Divide blending mode   
    It is going to get added in 1.9 according to the devs, so we just have to wait for the Beta.
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    IPv6 reacted to Fixx in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    If it were a very inexpensive but high quality car...
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