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DavidMac

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    Movie photography (profession), photo creation and manipulation, food and cookery.

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  1. I have a personal palette that combines the standard greys and colours into a single palette called David Mac. This I have exported and saved as DavidMac.afpalette When AP opens it opens always to the Grey palette. If I then select my own DavidMac palette from the palette dropdown list it displays just as it should. If I then set this as the RGBA/8 Application Default palette in the Swatches menu I receive a message ‘Default Palette Saved’. However if I close Affinity and re-open it defaults once again to Grey. Creating a new RGBA/8 document doesn’t then switch to the DavidMac palette I have saved as the RGBA/8 default - I have to select it again from the dropdown. Now to my naive mind a default RGBA/8 Application Palette is the one that opens automatically by default for any RGBA/8 image, be it an existing image or a new blank image, but this isn’t happening. BTW, although I am posting here because the problem exists in the latest 118 beta release, this is not new to just the beta - it has always behaved thus from the very first AP. So am I missing something obvious here (which I often do) or is this a very longstanding bug?
  2. MY 1.7.0.110 beta has two items in the Window menu: Enter Full Screen and Toggle Full Screen. The previous commercial release has only Toggle Full Screen. Trying both in the beta I am unable to see any difference in their function. Is one of these an extraneous menu item or I missing a subtle difference between the two?
  3. DavidMac

    Place Image Tool

    I think that most of your replies have confirmed my instinct that it is a misplaced help instruction from AD. What I do find bizarre is that jmwellborn has posted a help page apparently from the same beta that does not include this. Curiouser and curiouser .......
  4. DavidMac

    Place Image Tool

    I am a bit baffled. The attached screen shot is from AP help in beta 1.7.0.110. I cannot find a Place Image Tool in AP - only in AD. Is this an item that has got into AP help by mistake? Or is it planned for AP and included in help but not yet implemented? Or, or ............... ??
  5. DavidMac

    Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.110)

    Aha! Got it! Staring me in the face all the time. I can't quite see what I might use it for. More I suspect for graphics and layout than photo compositing ........ but very clever nonetheless!
  6. DavidMac

    Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.110)

    Can someone please explain Transform Objects Separately to me? Can't find any help on it and rather dumbly can't work it out for myself .........
  7. So no shortcuts - just basic keyboard navigation. If I have to click the dropdown first then it's quicker just to carry on using the pen. Thanks Aammppaa
  8. After all these years I am really embarrassed asking this - but are there any keyboard shortcuts for scrolling through layer blend modes or shortcuts for choosing specific modes? I haven't managed to find any. But I can't believe that they aren't there somewhere ............
  9. I am delighted to hear it. On the face of it, it looked to be an excellent app. Every app is going to go wrong on some user at some point in time. In my case it deleted a bunch of files without moving them first to the trash so they became instantly irrecoverable. Hopefully just an isolated incident but it left me unwilling to try it further. It is good to hear positive feedback from a satisfied user.
  10. If you are happy with what Bridge is doing you can download Bridge Classic (the non web based version) for free. You don't need an Adobe subscription. I am using it this way. But be warned ..... Bridge cannot read Affinity Photo files either. It simply shows the Affinity icon. Otherwise you need to follow MEB's suggestion. I didn't know that XnViewMP could read Affinity thumbnails because I won't use it as it destroyed a bunch of my files. Fortunately I had them backed up but it didn't give me much faith in the app.
  11. If you are happy with what Bridge is doing you can download Bridge Classic (the non web based version) for free. You don't need an Adobe subscription. I am using it this way. But be warned ..... Bridge cannot read Affinity Photo files either. It simply shows the Affinity icon. I am not sure if anything can read afphoto format yet except the built in Affinity Media viewer - but that is just a viewer - not a manager. If anyone knows of an organiser/manager that can read AP files I'd love to hear. There is supposed be be a DAM in the pipeline - it's been rumoured almost from when AP first appeared but no positive news or predictions that I know of.
  12. If it's taking that long then something is wrong. That is not normal behaviour. I am surprised that one the gurus has not picked up on this post.
  13. As someone who is not in love with keyboard shortcuts I think this is an excellent suggestion!
  14. Yes I am sure a macro could be made to do this but as you so rightly point out they can't be assigned to shortcuts. Such a pity. Short cut assigned macros would be so marvellous for so many things. I asked for this when they were first introduced. Fingers crossed it will happen one day.
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