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  1. Three of my wishes have to do with color picking: I wish the hexadecimal value was always visible in the color picking panel. I have to change to RGB hex every time I want to enter in an exact number. There's no reason why there can't be a hexadecimal field for every panel, except for perhaps the grayscale one. Also, you should add and option for HSV for artists. I personally don't do a lot of digital painting, but I know that the HSV triangular color picker is much preferred over HSL for those doing digital painting. It allows you to easily change the apparent lightness or darkness of a color without messing with the apparent saturation. Here's a video highlighting my point... notice how, in order to maintain the perceived saturation, you have to curve the HSL color picker in a really strange way, which is not easy to do: 3. This reminds me, you should be able to hold alt while in the color chooser window to color pick from the image. I always have to move my mouse over to the color picker icon and click and drag. You can see just how annoying and slow that is in the video. Worse yet, I have to click on the color picker icon to actually go through with it! While in the color picking menu, I should be able to just hold alt while aiming at my image, and then I just left mouse click.
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  3. That works, but it's extremely time consuming. Being able to hold crl while cropping to set transformation origin to center would be far better. This is what that certain overpriced AP competitor does. Once you use center-origin transformation it's hard to go back. Allowing users to hold crl / cmd to transform from center means that you only have to click and drag once to proportionally crop in from all sides. Without it, you have to click and drag four times to accomplish the same thing (and it's not even going to be accurate). It literally takes 4 times as long.
  4. I agree. Affinity Photo doesn't seem to have this yet. Crl should make any transformation set its origin to center, but it's missing in a few tools. Namely, the crop tool and the circle/square marquee tools are missing it. I've made a post about this exact thing a few days ago. You can comment on it to bump it back to the top of recent posts so the devs see:
  5. You need to alt + drag to activate the eyedropper zoom-in feature and the eyedropper pointer. My entire point for this post was that alt should bring up the zoom feature and the eyedropper cursor, not alt + drag. This is how Photoshop does it and it is much faster and feels better when you give it a try.
  6. I know what you mean, and I feel the same way. I do a lot of infographics and design in AP, so the whole idea of a library or a DAM that i'm forced to use is annoying. My only suggestion would be, upon dragging multiple raw files into AP, to import raw files into the same raw development persona and to show the different raw files on the left bar. Upon pressing "apply," it will open all of those raw files into separate tabs up at the top. This is a little bit funky, I know. But this is how Photoshop did it with Adobe Camera raw (that video I shared above). In the video I shared above, once you hit "done," all of the raw images will open up as separate documents in Photoshop (not as layers in the same document or anything like that). I know that, in the case of AP, it would be a little awkward because the develop persona typically works on one photo at once. Still, I think it could be a lot more powerful. I get that AP is not for batch image processing like Lightroom. However, it would be nice to have some kind of way to apply the same adjustments to multiple raw images at once. The reason why I use AP over something like Lightroom is because, with Amazon and eBay product photography, I immediately have to start isolating the background and making more complicated adjustments. The color adjustment stage is really just a quick little thing that I would not want to switch to another program for. Although I have 16gb of RAM, I imagine my 30 tabs in Chrome + Affinity Photo + Lightroom + Spotify + more could be a little much. In short, when you drag multiple raw files into AP at once, it should pop up and ask you if you want to edit them separately or together. Or, maybe we could add this into the develop assistant. Again, I know it would be a little awkward with the design of AP, but boy would this be a handy feature. A lot of people would love to see this added, myself included. And it would ultimately not interfere with the way that AP works with discrete documents.
  7. No. Hold alt to bring up color picker. When you want to color pick, you left click on the spot.
  8. Ah, got it. I missed that part of the program. Thank you for letting me know. Still, I've gotta ask: why on earth is it alt + drag and not just alt? It would make sense if maybe zooming in AP used alt instead of crl, but it doesn't. It makes no sense and the dragging part of the process is an unnecessary step. And, in fact, this extra step can be to the program's detriment, because as soon as I let go, it color picks. What if I decide I don't want to color pick after all? What if I accidentally got into this color picking mode? What if, after initiating this picker, I realize I should probably zoom out and look at another area of my photo? I guess I just need to let go and accept that my foreground color is going to change. I know I will be color picking again, but this just feels clunky. This is compared to if alt merely brought up this indicator. If I decide I don't want to color pick, I release alt. If I want to go through with it, I aim it and click. Who knows, maybe I just want to view my image on a pixel level real quick. As I said in my other response, I don't expect this change to be made immediately. But, if you have a list of small tweaks, I really think this should be added to it. The behavior of the color picker for the brush tool really needs improvement in my opinion. Even if this small tweak is made years down the line, I will be happy.
  9. I legitimately believe that this kind of change would take maybe 10 to 20 minutes. Now, to be fair, I have never taken on a project of this size before, and I recognize that it may be more difficult than I am assuming. I've done some programming before (Java) with GUI and I know that something seemingly simple can be quite time consuming. However, if it's not too difficult for the devs, I don't see why they can't. They are making small tweaks in the latest beta version anyways. Things like missing tooltips, improved embedded document bounding boxes, fixed "8/1s" exposure time string, etc. What i'm saying doesn't need to be changed urgently -- it's alright if it takes a year or two. But I hope that it makes it into a list somewhere of small changes that the AP team will eventually get to after the big problems have been worked out. To be honest, it sounds to me like this tweak will not be taken note of and will never be made. Do you guys have a list somewhere of small tweaks? Unless you can explain why this tweak should not be made, I don't see why it can't make it on to that list.
  10. Yes, but is there a point to having it work this way? Why not have the simple act of holding alt be the activator for this, rather than clicking and dragging? I imagine it would be a relatively simple change in the code. It took me months of using the program to realize that you needed to click and drag to pull up this indicator and magnifying glass. Before I realized this, I just assumed that there wasn't any indicator. The system would be a lot more intuitive if a simple button press and hold activated it. I really can't understand why it's implemented in this way.
  11. Hold alt and click on the mask's thumbnail in the layers panel. You can always view with what ever kind of overlay you want by clicking the button I've circled: Of course AP doesn't really let you edit in this mode -- it's just for preview So yeah, for now, just stick to alt clicking the layer. As for a transparent red overlay while editing, I think it'd be somewhat handy for some people, but really not a necessity most of the time. To be honest, i'm just happy with clicking and seeing my results and painting with black when I need to erase. If I need to see exactly what my mask looks like, I just alt click it and I can edit in that mode if I need to. However, I do recognize that there are times where this is absolutely imperative. Say, for example, you need to see your mask in-detail (for instance, you want to make sure it's nice and sharp and accurate) while also trying to follow some shape in the image. A workaround would be to make a new layer with red and drop the opacity of that layer some. Then make a mask of that layer and paint away on that mask. Then, you can crl + click on the thumbnail of that mask to grab a selection of it. You can use that selection however you want, including making a mask on something like a curves adjustment. You would delete the red layer and its mask afterwards.
  12. I'm really not sure why crl doesn't have the ellipse marquee start growing from center instead of corner. It does this with the circle polygon tool, why not this selection tool? Also, I would like to do crl + shift in order to both expand from center and to lock it to circular. Same thing applies to the rectangle marquee. Same thing also applies to the crop tool, which (in unconstrained mode) is missing both shift and crl.
  13. I think this should start happening as soon as you hit alt. It should stop happening as soon as you let go of alt. This is how Photoshop did it, and they did it for a reason. The large circle of the brush makes it hard to aim at what you're trying to color pick. This is especially prevalent in AP, where there's no reticle inside of the brush circle. So, if you want to quickly grab a color (without clicking and dragging), you have to try to aim the circle and try to make the center of it approximately line up with the thing you're trying to pick. My point is that this color picker preview should show up as soon as you start holding alt. Or, at the very least, the brush circle should change to a pointer (i.e. an eyedropper icon) to make it easier to aim. I also think this is important for the visual language of the program. As it is, there's no visual indication of what it's doing as soon as you press alt, and it just feels wrong. You need to click and drag before you get that visual indication, which takes longer. These little inconveniences add up and make the program feel less comfortable. (To be clear, AP still feels more comfortable and more streamlined than Photoshop in my opinion , this is just one of my few gripes with AP)
  14. I think 45 degree increments should be turned on by default (I believe that this would an incredibly useful feature :)! ), and then it should change to the degree of the grid when the grid is enabled. This changing over to 30/other degree should be able to be disabled in the settings: "Snap to custom grid angle on: ☑" Adding a "lock brush to grid angles" would be cool, although the brush panel is just about out of space as it is. So this'll have to be added in settings.
  15. I know that, if you alt + click when you have the brush selected, you color pick. I would like to see some kind of preview you, like what the color picker usually does. You know, with the zoom-in thing and the special eye-dropper icon to help you pick the exact color you want. Right now, when I hold alt, it has no visual indicator.
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