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  1. Hi Thomaso, Thanks for taking so much trouble over this. I will read the article with interest. Tips for avoiding resampling moiré 1- Import images into page layout applications at 100% - do not resize in the application. It is this problem that I am getting: the interference pattern is being generated in the reduction when I output to PDF in Publisher at 144 dpi. The moire is actually "inprinted"; it is not a viewing effect on the monitor/ ipad/ telephone screen. I have to make reductions in some other software and bring them into Affinity Publisher at 144 dpi if I want to output at 144 dpi. This means that print output files and screen/internet output files are not simple reductions the one from the other and anything done for print needs to redone for internet. But there is something strange: why does Lightroom give me a reduced Jpeg without interference patterns when both Affinity Publisher and Affinity photo produce inerference patterns? The attached file was reduced in Affinity Photo and has moire inprinted into it. It is a reduction of the original at 4012 on the long edge to 1020 on the long edge. Anyway have a good day Antony
  2. Hi Thomaso, The original is a DNG photographed directly from the original painting. So for ease of viewing; the attached is Jpeg copy with no edits. Yes: you are right. The ripples are the interference patterns caused by the weave in the canvas of the painting. However I have never had this problem before. The originals for my catalogue are all (before any crop) 18 mega pixel, photographed with a Leica. The photos are all taken in natural diffused sunlight. They are tranferred and catalogued in Lightroom (LR 5). Here I check white balance ( using color checker), exposure, sharpening (no sharpening in DNG) and sometimes soften or enhance the coulours. They are then cropped to the canvas. But they still remain as DNG at this point. They are then out put to Jpeg when I want to go to print or to my website or posters or small flyers or business cards or whatever. Previously any print or publicity preparation was done in Adobe....but I have been working exclusively with Affinity (except for Lightroom) for just over a year and this is the first time I have had this problem when outputting to PDF. I have not had to resize the photo files when I was using the same layouts at different out definitions. This time I have had to make two different Affinity files with different sized originals. In the "web size file" all the originals have now been output to be 144 dpi aprox on the "page"; this worked I have no interference patterns. The PDF attached is another page where the original has been has been left full size that is then reduced to 144 dpi in Affinity publisher export. Ripple patterns again. To my amateur eye there seems to problem with Publisher's size reduction when outputting to PDF. The same problem to a lesser extent is happening when I output the same page to Jpeg at 144 dpi. Have a look at the "Mariquitta Jpeg 144" file below on a decent screen. I surprised other people have not had this problem. Or does everyone know about it and make their reductions else where? Anyway I've made my two files (one big and and one small) so I'm up and running. Have a nice evening , Antony Mariquitta test.pdf
  3. Hi Guys, On Output to PDF I am getting some banding, very noticably on the test photos included but visible in others now that I have noticed it on the first. I'm actually trying to make a catalogue of my paintings that I can print as well as send out with emails. So too different definitions in DPI as I would have output the file at 300 dpi for print and at 144 dpi for attaching to emails. Screenshot of the culprit picture and the resource manager showing it as 282 dpi on the page: Screen shot of the PDF output from the above page at 144 dpi and viewed at 100% (new ripples across the top of the picture): I have made a test page and embedded the photo at three different resolutions in the file; see affinity file "Dpi Test at A4 embedded" The resolution I used were as follows. First photo is imported at original size from Lightroom and gave a resolution of 566 dpi on the page. The 2nd version was calculated to give me 300 dpi on the page and actually gives 282 dpi on the page. The 3rd version was calcuted to give me 150 dpi on the page and actually gives 141 dpi on the page This test file was output to PDF at 144 dpi see the attached file PDF " Dpi Test at A4 at 144" In the pdf the banding is most noticable from the highest definition photo and almost eliminated in the lowest definition. In short this seems to mean that I will have to calculate each photo in the catalogue twice; once for print and once for email....... Am I doing something silly or is there a real problem? All help appreciated, Antony Dpi Test at A4 embedded.afpub Dpi Test at A4 at 144.pdf
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    Global Colours

    Ah! Great thanks. Antony
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    Global Colours

    Good afternoon (at least here it is), A small niggle......doing a European map.....so I can get an over all picture of the colours and edit them simply I am using global colours on the fills and the outlines of the countries. Superb editing the global colours; really works and I can produce a very laid back but clear colour scheme. (I have often wanted to "Group" by colour in other softwares and this system is great even if one has to plan ahead a bit to use it) The niggle is: when I edit an individual segment I do not know which clobal colour has been used as it is not highlighted on the swatches; I also don't know whether a global colour has been applied to that particular segment or not. Can the Global colour used be highlighted when the fill or stroke is edited please? Thanks
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    Rulers

    Thank you, in the meantime I'll try centimetres.
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    Rulers

    Here's a screen shot at 400%: Each mm is divided into 4 with a large graduation every 2 mm: "Sacre bleu" as Napoleon would say "ce n'est pas decimal."
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    Rulers

    Thanks for the prompt reply. Ah, OK, it's a milimetre thing: Could we have the large graduations at 5 mm, 10 mm, and 15 mm and not at 4mm, 8 mm, 12 mm and 16mm? Think of where the divisions are on a plastic school ruler. Screen shot below is off your file with dimensions changed to milimetres. (Sorry, I edited my mistake in my original post when I realised that the larger divisions were at 4 and not 5) I'll try changing my measurements to centimetres. Maybe less confusing.
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    Rulers

    I am really beginning to enjoy the suite of softwares immensely and finally managing to produce what I want. I am working on OS Sierra on a 27- inch Mac running ve 1.7.3 The art work was viewed at 100% in Navigator. See attached screen shot: why are the 20 divisions between 220 mm and 240 mm grouped into units of 4 and not 5? Ok I know when you drag a guide across you have a readout as to where you are.....but that's not really the same thing as having a large graduation at 5 mm and 10 mm. Has no one else noticed this, or is this just my dyslexia kicking in? Thanks for all the good work, Antony
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    StudioLink doesn't work (macOS)

    Probably me having another cup of tea. Mac moves in mysterious ways.
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    StudioLink doesn't work (macOS)

    Yipee kai yea..... Just rebooted for the n'th time today and we are all working. That is AWESOME. Thanks, Antony
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    StudioLink doesn't work (macOS)

    Yes the Versions of Photo and Designer are up to date. Here is the record of the updates on my Mac: I am running on a Mac with OS 10.12.6 Sierra.
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    StudioLink doesn't work (macOS)

    Good afternoon everyone, Great work, thanks. I have Designer and Photo updated to 1.7.1., installed and in the same folder (Applications) as Publisher (release version not beta). I cannot remember whether they came from the App Store or from Affinity direct. The App Store sees that I have bought them and that they are up to date. Normally I have always updated direct from Affinity. Only my new purchase of Publisher and the books I've bought are on my account. I do not have Product Keys for Photo or Designer. When I open Publisher and try to go to Photo or Designer I am asked to install and buy them (the same as above). I have tried the work rounds suggested above but still have had no success. Help please! Yours Antony
  14. Great work guys, keep going! Antony
  15. Yes,I would love to see Color Checker working: both being able to make colour profiles and to do white balance with a droper/colour picker would be really good. Still doing this in Lightroom 5. Thanks Antony
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