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Dale

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  1. Hi folks, as this giveaway has now ended I'm locking the thread. Thank you to all participants and congratulations to the iPad Pro winner - I wish you all good luck for future giveaways and competitions. Here's a little reminder of the other free stuff we made available in December as a thank you to our customers for a fantastic 2015! Affinity Photo Panorama tutorial with downloadable source photo sets Free DAUB blender brush set for Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer Free DAUB vector brush set for Affinity Designer Downloadable keyboard shortcut and gesture cheat sheets plus templates for custom shortcuts Best wishes, Dale.
  2. Yep, annoying, at the moment it takes a click on the Affinity logo first. We're working on it, WordPress has limits!
  3. You certainly can. Walk your way through some of these videos for lessons on how. Best wishes.
  4. Hi LoBu, that's right, that's the way to go in to the Panorama persona. It wouldn't really be as useful to be able to access it from the other personas, only when selecting a range of images to stitch.
  5. It'll be possible at some point in future George, seeing as we have the huge saved history option already :)
  6. I think you missed a step, Don, as in the tutorial James also clicked the Crop tool, and clicked the Inpainting tool before clicking Apply. Cropping with that tool selected does the inpainting automatically. If you want you can select the Inpainting tool as you have done and then brush on the transparent regions to fill in, and just click Apply when you are happy with the panorama. As MEB said after you click Apply the panorama is rendered and you're taken from the Panorama persona to the Photo persona, which contains all the normal image editing tools you'd expect in a full app. BTW, you don't have to inpaint, you can crop away the blank regions quickly by selecting the Crop tool and clicking Crop to opaque in the context toolbar. HTH.
  7. Hi ERK, there might be more detail to follow from people who know more than me, but the bosses have publicly said that there'll be free updates for at least 2 years after launch. While that means about a year from now for Affinity Designer, it doesn't mean that we'll cut users off cold turkey—the apps will continue to work after we stop adding major new features. It's not mandatory to buy new versions, your spend on Affinity Designer today will serve you well for a long period of time if you do not want to invest further. While you might only get amazing new updates (check how much we added in v1.4) for about a year, you do also benefit from a great starting point that already has an extra year of development behind it. Consider the cup half full; Affinity Designer is 5-star rated, App Store Editors' Choice, featured as a Best of 2014 app, won an Apple Design Award, it has a huge range of features added since winning much of that prestige, still has lots more major free updates to come, and will continue working for a number of years. There's no subscription, no obligation to spend more, and right now it's under US$40. Similar can be said for Affinity Photo except it came out the gate even more fully formed, has grown incredibly in its first 5 months with high quality new features, has just been named App of the Year 2015, and will continue to grow with more feature-rich free updates for at least 18 months. Upgrade pricing is a tough thing to call as the Mac App Store doesn't offer upgrades, so it's something we considered when choosing the low price for our apps and is something Apple probably intended when they set their policy, to drive low pricing. The apps need to represent great value on their own and future versions will have the same expectations. I hope that helps: if I can't convince you that a major award winning pro-level creative app is not good value at $40, with class-leading new features being added for a year or so, and an app life much longer than that, then I may have to take some time off. I appreciate you taking the care to look forwards past your nose and that this is not an impulse buy, of course—you do not want to experience the issue where a $40 spend today would only give you short term benefits, but that won't be the case. Serif's been around for almost 30 years and wants to be around for that long again so we're not only innovating in development but want to deliver a good customer experience all round too! Apologies if I've rambled. Dale.
  8. Hi there, I think I replied to you yesterday by email. You will have bought the app if you got it from the App Store, as the free trial is only available from our website. You can check your purchases in the Mac App Store, just fire it up and look at the Purchased page. HTH, Dale.
  9. It's OK Stephan, if it became an issue the posts would vanish; no harm no foul.
  10. For the benefit of anyone subscribed to this thread, I've just updated Kate's original post with links to new cheat sheets :) Cheers, Dale
  11. As if we didn't have enough good stuff to tell you today with our amazing pair of app updates, we learned this afternoon that Affinity Photo is the Best Mac App of 2015! We can't quite believe it, but it's true! That makes it best photo app too, but it’s also BEST ANY KIND OF MAC APP OF THE YEAR! Best App! :) Amazing, thank you Apple! This is what developers dream of! There's not too much more to say except thank you, to Apple of course but also to everyone that has helped us shape the app into what it is. Pop over to our blog to read and see a little more. Thank you, Dale.
  12. Lovely picture - a mixture of vector shapes and brushwork?
  13. Suggesting a way to overcome a company's trial package security on a company's own forum is bold :)
  14. --------------------------------------------- [edit] This thread was originally about 1.4 updates in December 2015. The team have now also released 1.4.1 updates on Jan 20th 2016, incremental patches to squash some bugs—visit your App Store to update now! Read a little more about 1.4.1 updates. [/edit] --------------------------------------------- Hi all As many of you will know after seeing numerous beta versions over the last few months, our dev team have been working very hard and we're delighted to share the fruit of their labour with everyone! Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo both have new 1.4 updates available now in the Mac App Store, free to existing customers! And to celebrate these updates, both apps are now on a 20% discount offer to entice new customers, bringing the normal price of US$49.99/€49.99/£39.99 down to US$39.99/€39.99/£29.99 for one week, ending December 15th. Here's a little taste of what's new in both apps... Full support for DCI-P3 extended gamut iMac displays Pro printing including PDF/X and Pantone support Custom keyboard shortcuts More languages And a look at what's in Affinity Photo: Six extensions for Apple Photos on El Capitan Pro image stitching in new Panorama persona Live image stacks And Affinity Designer: Artboards! Custom rotation centre We've packed in plenty more too, more than some devs would add in paid upgrades :) There is also improved PSD compatibility, updated RAW support, improved typography, Split Screen on El Cap, workflow and performance improvements—all across both apps. Visit your Mac App Store update page to get your hands on the good stuff and see what else has been added in the 1.4.1 incremental updates. As always there is useful info on the Mac App Store pages for Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo and you can check out the overview videos on our blog. Thanks guys, you've knocked it out the park yet again! Thanks for reading, Dale.
  15. It's a checkbox in the Stroke panel Dan.
  16. Was just a spammer. We get quite a few but usually delete their accounts before you get to see any rubbish.
  17. 2016. We had to revise our plans a bit, having put great effort into improving Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo in the last year.
  18. Maybe Snapshots will help - states that you can go back to and branch from...
  19. Loved the Facebook comment one of our team made recently... Sleepin's cheatin'
  20. Thanks for bringing to our attention that some Affinity dev and support staff were sleeping, this laziness means starting a disciplinary procedure. I was writing some articles and took my eye off the forum, apologies. We'll work on this, our standards are very high :)
  21. Yes, the Italian language version will be in a free update, maybe around Christmas time :)
  22. I'm up for tea and crumpets, but the extension needn't be discussed :) Unless the team fancy making DOS Affinity apps? Guys? DOS would FLY on modern hardware.
  23. Plus there are lots of videos at https://affinity.serif.com/tutorials/ Start with the Discover video to see how the app is designed :)
  24. Hi GRJF, if you email me with your name and the email addresses you have signed up with I'll sort it for you. Thanks, Dale.
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