An auto-trace feature would be great in Affinity Designer so as to achieve scaleable distress like effects for graphics on t-shirts etc.
For example I'd like to be able to import a black and white posterised image of a stone or metal texture for auto-tracing, then use the result
to knock out a distress like effect from a finished logo or whatever - the advantage of auto-trace is that it's scaleable for printing at any size.
I often used auto-trace in Illustrator to do the above, and would really like to see this feature in Affinity Designer!
I've quickly demonstrated my point further with the attached files below, except I had to use: https://convertio.co/ to convert
a posterised image from Affinity Photo to .eps format then opened in Affinity Designer. I combined all the curve layers of the resulting
.eps auto-trace effect with the pathfinder, then used the pathfinder again to knock the texture out of the shape, resulting in what
could potentially be a totally scaleable logo for print etc.