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Achim63

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  1. I'd also like to see this supported. I tried to point AP to the .lrplugin that I have installed, but that didn't work. It also works from within Apple Photos, just not in AP, which is disappointing.
  2. I'd define the snap grid according to my needs. Then turn snapping on. Draw first horizontal line, alt-shift-drag to next grid line and then press cmd+j as often as needed. Repeat for the vertical lines. It's faster done than written down. Though I'd also like to see a grid tool somewhere down the line, I see more important things on the roadmap.
  3. To find your RAW images, do a right click on your Photo library file (usually located in ~/Pictures/), select "Show package contents". In there there's a "Masters" folder which contains the JPG and RAW files next to each other in the subfolders which are ordered by date.
  4. Yes please - I tried to set the touch ring on my Wacom to change brush size with no luck yet because of this oversight.
  5. Thank you, that's what I was looking for - but not on the other end of the context bar. This should rather be near the fill color selection - or the fill color field might be disabled or somehow greyed out while that checkmark is not set. I don't really get the sense of the checkmark, since I can set the fill to "none" regardless. So now this is an improvement request by a user blinded by a very crowded UI ;-)
  6. I think this topic came up already, but I couldn't find it, so sorry if this is already answered: If I use the pen tool ("P" in the Draw Persona), set its stroke color to "none" and the fill to any color, on the second click of the pen tool the fill color switches back to "none", so I get an invisible object. I tried all kinds of color selections (context menu above and color wheel on the right) - after closing a form and starting the next, on second click it's back to none. It shows the previously selected color in the context menu bar again after finishing a shape or curve, but doesn't use it. This is very counter-intuitive - I can e.g. draw multiple rectangles without loosing the selected fill color - for the predefined forms it works as expected. Maybe I missed a user setting for that? I think it behaved differently before 1.2.1.
  7. Since AFAIK emf doesn't support drawing of splines, Affinity wouldn't to themselves a favour with this - the exported files might look worse than the original. I think having SVG and PDF should be sufficient for all platforms.
  8. Why then do you press Esc too many times? Sounds like "If I fill my glass of wine too many times, I end up over the pan puking" and trying to blame someone else for it. But I also think that using ESC to exit full screen was a very bad decision of Apple, maybe we should all open support tickets to make them change it.
  9. This sounds like a handy feature indeed. I'd like to have it.
  10. I think this could end up very confusing. Why not simply cut your path with the node tool and Action:Break Curve before giving different attributes to each part? If you want to keep your fill, copy/paste the object before cutting it up. The app wouldn't know what exactly (between which nodes) to fill if your suggestion would be available. What would be nice, though: for now only one node can be broken at a time, it doesn't work on multiple nodes - I think it would make sense to be able to hit Cmd-a while the node tool is selected and then with the break action all selected nodes would be broken apart.
  11. Draw the three big triangles, convert to curves (if you used the triangle tool), copy all three and paste, then select Divide from Operations in the toolbar - voilà, there are your new triangles that you can color differently.
  12. No, unfortunatly not - that's one of the reasons for my idea to have it in AD itself.
  13. Then you're right - snapping to the middle of near objects is not in (yet?) as far as I know. But the alignment tools work fine in such a situation.
  14. As a good and affordable 3D app I'd recommend Cheetah3D. AD is not made for this and probably never will.
  15. I just tried this and for me the green and red lines on the rectangles show up when drawing a circle between them. I started at the upper right corner of the left rectangle and dragged to the lower right.
  16. Nice, thank you! Let them be coming!
  17. Sorry if I sounded impatient and thanks for the reply. I actually searched for similar discussions in the forum, apparently with the wrong key words. I also experienced those blobs, but infrequently and couldn't reproduce it reliably. Let the devs take their time - better a stable and complete release than some hurried patches that might lead to more problems later. If I need to, I can always switch to Painter, iDraw, Intaglio and some other apps that I have available, but hope that one day AD will be the first tool to go to for each of these cases - so far I'm pretty happy with the whole user experience and UI of AD. Working in the software business as QA engineer (though not in the graphics field), I know how difficult it is to please everyone - and AD seems somewhat stuck between the needs of artists and those that like to make technical drawings with exact measurements. I'm sure it will all fall into place eventually, hoping it will lean more towards the artistic direction.
  18. I wonder somewhat that there's no reply yet - didn't I make the issue clear enough? It might even be a bug, since long lines like in the spiral loose nearly all of the thickness variation that was still there while drawing it.
  19. Though I have the same problem with my German keyboard layout, PgUp or Home keys would be even worse, since the small wireless Apple keyboard doesn't have them. As a workaround, you can use System Preferences/Keyboard to define app specific shortcuts by typing in the menu entry label - I changed them to Cmd+"ö" and Cmd+"ä" (the keys to the right of "L" on a German keyboard). Plus Shift key to move all the way to front/back. So as long as there's a corresponding menu item, commands can be changed to whatever shortcut you fancy. If people knew that this possibility is built into OSX, we wouldn't even need customizable shortcuts inside AD, only menu items for everything that is assignable.
  20. You might try the latest AD beta as well - that is supposed to work together flawlessly with AP.
  21. So true, AndreaR. For now we should try to use SVG as much as possible. I still remember all the hassle we had with .ai and .eps 25 years ago when I was working as a typographer, and it's a pity that this Adobe legacy is still giving headaches to some. So I'd be strictly against supporting those really outdated file formats.
  22. I agree, mac_heibu, that's one of my reasons as well. Spanish would indeed make much more sense, as toyotadesigner stated, since there are many more native speakers. I read in Spanish forums quite often, though my knowledge of that language is rather restricted unfortunately - but if you don't understand something, there's always the "Franker" plugin for Safari. Once set up correctly you'll have the translation of every paragraph on a webpage literally at your fingertips (ctrl+F).
  23. Though it mostly does a good job, the smoothing of pencil lines is a bit too much sometimes, e.g. when I try some calligraphic lettering using the Wacom tablet. The different line thickness resulting from pressure sensitivity will be taken out after completing the stroke - interestingly the longer the line the "flatter" it will end up. This can be reproduced by comparison of drawing one oval with pressure on the downstroke and drawing a long spiral with pressure on the downstrokes - the thicker line is retained in the single oval, but gets mostly lost in the spiral. It would help if this were adjustable so I wouldn't loose what I see while drawing. Trying to replicate Spencerian script (not to speak of Copperplate) is rather impossible (especially Spencerian script can be approximated with a 2B pencil). What I'd really wish for was a tool that replicates the behaviour of a real flexible nib where the tines open up on pressure, which is somewhat like drawing two lines at once while the space between them is filled with ink - no program I know of can do this in a realistic way, not even Painter (see here for an explanation what this is all about). This would also be a godsend for all the Manga artists I guess. This might even give a unique position feature for AD, but probably needs quite a lot of research and even new algorithms. Here's an "O" and a spiral where I used similar pressure on downstrokes - notice how the spiral doesn't reflect this any more after finishing the stroke.
  24. Which leads to the feature request of "backward compatibility". While such a feature is not really easily maintained, an older version of AD could at least display anything that it "understands", bringing up a warning requester telling us that certain elements or features will not be included (maybe with the buttons "Cancel" and "Open anyway").
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