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  1. Hi @srg just a friendly sidenote - when you're posting this screenshot on the open internets, be aware that there are people from the hackintosh community are searching the web for such serial numbers as in your screenshot - you should always censor that one, since they need real working serial numbers to make their hackintoshes work.
  2. When I was saving a large .TIFF file to a NAS device, Photo suddently crashed. I didn't get why. It crashed when I tried to load the same file back. Only after loading the same file to Photoshop, it warned me "Failed opening file, not a proper .TIFF file". So, Photo didn't save the whole file, just part of it and when the disk was full, it crashed without any warning. Edit: NAS is HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 running RAID 10 (4 x 1 TB drives)
  3. Uhm, I have to apologize since it doesn't happen now. Weird. I was fighting it for nearly 4 days, later resorted to saving to an external drive. I'm getting a nice info atm, thanks for your time and help @GabrielM, I'm sorry I wasted your precious time on this.
  4. Hi Gabe, yes, it's still happening when I fill the NAS. As I mentioned above, there was no error message, no nothing, just the app disappeared without any clue of what's going on. That the NAS doesn't have enough capacity to store the image I have found later, when I was exploring the resulting .tiff file that had good headers, partial image data, but ended unexpectedly. Edit: I'm filling the NAS with random data in attempt to record a screencast of the issue, it might take time since I backed up and then wiped plenty of data in last few days. Please, stay tuned.
  5. It doesn't, however it allows an amnesiac approach, and to disregard promised features for the 1.x branch. People forget stuff so easily.
  6. Not using this ui and system though. Going too off topic, so I won't continue this. I still believe Select by... should be implemented and hope that developers (or marketing people of Serif) or whoever is deciding will decide to add this so Affinity users who need the feature (and I'm one of them) will be finally happy.
  7. I said "it's clear where the inspiration comes from", I said nothing about stealing, that is your interpretation. This very design and app layout were, however, invented by Adobe fyi. Aldus created PageMaker that Adobe maintained for a while, then created it's own K1, now known as InDesign. And Photoshop indeed was originally creation of two brothers, Tom & John Knoll (John worked for ILM) who sold it to Adobe and Thomas works for Adobe to this day. For fun: Scans by Kevin Savetz
  8. Well, be reasonable. Compare Designer panels and features to Illustrator, implementation and ux, and you will instantly get where the inspiration came from. Same for Photo/Photoshop and Publisher/InDesign. Should I start posting screenshots to compare? Just one little example: -vs- Nobody said it's a copy. Well... But back to the topic: to make that switch, we need some features the other one has. If there was no issue implementing Unsharp Mask filter exactly the same way as it's for decades in Photoshop, why should such a little feature as Select by... should be treated in a different way? And this very feature, Select by attribute, is present even in the free Inkscape product. So just take inspiration there (if you hate Illustrator comparison that much). People are looking for Adobe product alternatives. Alternative product has to offer similar features so you could be able to switch without breaking your workflow too much. If Serif comes with another solution, awesome. But for 5 years since this topic started, there is no other, but manual solution to this very existing problem. See usercases from this very thread. It's not just a marginal feature request.
  9. I don't demand anything. I conversate. I joined a request thread, adding my points and am waiting for anyone relevant to tell me, in pure binary: 1 - feature will be added or 0 - feature won't be added
  10. Good for you Luckily, not everyone is the same as you. Some other people would like Affinity suite to be superior and a real competititon to the Adobe package. And to be able to work for them, when it currently doesn't.
  11. It was from version 5.1 (1996) and 7 (1997, Windows - there was no version 6 for Win) and in version 6+ (1996, Mac) - so it was more or less 1 year (but in offline days, where you bought new version of spinning discs, thus the distribution was different and there was nothing like agile releasing like nodays). Every feature was thoroughly tested before relese. You're also forgetting that this feature is nothing heavyweight, it's about taking document tree and parsing it through few regular expressions, fetching the result to selection. A one day job tops (few hours actually). In case document object model is done right. There might be an issue with the sequential file structure of affinity documents but when you load the document to RAM, the whole document tree must be available anyway, so this last line is more of just rhetorics. Edit: I believe it's more an issue with feature requests. I beleive that Serif is afraid of adding user requested features because other people would start pushing for their other requested features to be added, pointing out to this one as an example that "it can be done"...
  12. You can use a workaround - just use the classic CMYK channels, pick any of the empty ones and move your graphics there. It's the old way we did back in the old days. Not an awesome workaround, but works in case you're preparing data for offset output.
  13. I have to agree, but I feel (without any real clues, it's just a gutt feeling) that Serif is currently working on a maintenance release of all apps (despite the season which suggests most of them are on vacation), that would get rid of the most annoying bugs. I hope they will also incorporate some of the most requested features like this one. All I have is hope though
  14. Depends on what you do. If you're like me, a person who has to deal with graphics and/or technical drawings brought to you by your customers and you have to edit those as per their requests, you will find out it's a vital, necessary feature. If you're designing stuff from the start, or doing creative stuff with Designer, you might be happy without it (albeit even you would benefit from this very feature if you ever did something complex and you needed to edit it for whatever reason - selecting every single object and modifying its properties is simply horrible with say 4000 objects per one document). Edit: You should consider amount of people (potential Serif customers) who want to get rid of Adobe not because it's bad, but because they can't afford its subscription model anymore, it would be more than reasonable for Serif to add such a trivial, but again, vital feature that basically still stops them from switching over. And omission of this feature is simply a blocker for them, even with reasonable prices and licencing model Serif offers. From marketing point of view, I just don't get Serif, to be honest.
  15. Hi Serif, considering amount of issues users are reporting with Geometry and objects, it might be nice to mark nodes that share the same position (while in different layers) with a different colour, perhaps in blue? So it would be way easier to spot potentionally problematic nodes/curves right from the start. Thanks for your attention.
  16. So I figured out it's probably an issue with low quality font file as you can see in attached .gif animation. Some letters contain abandoned nodes, namely lowercase a, c, d, e. When I removed those, adding and substracting the curves was a breeze. I'd personally rather avoid this font. Have a nice day. Edit: A little workaround is as follows: after converting text to curves, just export the whole document as pdf/x-1a, then load it back to Designer and adding/substraction will work without a hunt for abandoned nodes. Not a perfect solution, but a time saver for sure.
  17. Nice workaround, however, what if he needs to actually cut the shape with a cutting plotter? @klsmn Could you please upload the .afdesign file set in German (with text converted to curves)? It might be a bit easier to find out what's wrong. TIA
  18. Well, the Power Duplicate has a limiation - you must never deselect the source object you're about to transform. It must stay highlighted, then you have to transform it (either manually by the mouse or using the Transform Studio Panel) then it remembers such settings and does exactly what you want to achieve. Once you deselect it, you are going to lose all the transformation info and duplicates. Edit: But yes, you have obviously found another bug - transformations done by Point Transform Tool ale ignored by Power Duplicate exactly as you described (hadn't too much time to check
  19. I completely agree that a dialog such as Transform in Ai would be more than handy and intuitive for extending/controlling the Power Duplicate feature. I wouldn't be mad if Serif devs just copied the dialog without attempting to reinvent the wheel again, but I assume they don't want to be called copycats so that's why they want to do things different. Honestly - Power Duplicate feature is useful, but not as intuitive as Ai's Transform dialog, where you can set number of repetitions and all other stuff incl. point of origin of the source object/group you're about to duplicate, in another words: Power Duplicate's ux is simply 2nd grade in comparison to Ai's. I'm just being honest here, I don't want to touch any dev's feelings, fyi. I have to repeat, again, that Affinity Apps are a bargain for the price and amount of features, and they're doing great job. I just wish it was more user friendly and less buggy.
  20. Hi @JGD In this mentioned case, using Transform Feature in Illustrator would do the same trick in seconds (with optional instant preview if you check the Preview tickbox). Image courtesy of webdesign.org. As you can see below, the Power Duplicate feature in Designer can handle the trick as well, in matter of seconds, see following .gif (sorry, 5 mb), so maybe it's a workflow issue instead in this case? Don't get me wrong, I get your point and agree that the Ghost Feature would be a very nice and attractive addition (as your hexagon example below clearly depicts). Have a nice day.
  21. Oh, you got it wrong, it doesn't USE the path to mask it, it just stores it for future use. So you see a standard jpeg as it is, just the mask is available in the Paths panel.
  22. Works for me in both HighSierra and Mojave
  23. You can add even binary blobs to .jpg files metadata. It's nothing special, but a very creative use of metadata, indeed. Also, vector data can be easily just a basic plain text (see SVG) Anyway, Serif could take a hint here, since as I said above, this is quite awesome and creative use of metadata and people would surely benefit from this. Edit: They do as mentioned in the post from @Murfee below.