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Randall Lee Reetz

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  1. Try this: Click on each of the two links below paying attention to quickly (or slowly) the videos load and begin to play. 1. Typical Scrivener Tutorial Vid: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/learn-and-support/video-tutorials/adding-comments-and-footnotes?os=macOS 2. Typical Affinity Tutorial Vid: https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/tutorials/publisher/desktop/video/285242938/ Nope, I am not a Scrivener rep. I'm here because Scrivener doesn't do what I need it to do and Affinity Publisher just might. But what could possibly explain the almost impossibly slow load and play lag with
  2. What color definition (and color space) does Affinity Photo use as its mask color?
  3. If you can't know what color Affinity is using for the alpha channels it exports, you can't make use of exported documents with alpha channels. There must be a way to query the alpha channel value in an image document exported from Affinity Photo!?!?
  4. Here is a fun thing to do… go to the top of this page and search for: "alpha channel color value"…
  5. Is there something about the file color space that makes Affinity different from Adobe? How does one investigate and choose the alpha channel color Affinity uses?
  6. First image is gradient as created and exported. Second image is that same exported PNG imported into another application. What is with the black Gaussian noise out on the fringes?
  7. I've participated in hundreds of online forums. These affinity forums are strange indeed. How for instance does one respond to a comment? All I see is a button to quote. I don't want to quote, I want to respond.
  8. There is nothing to show. Nothing but standard SRC inks. Only one gradient layer. The blue layer underneath is just an opaque color layer with SRC ink. I have shown that the gradient layer is rendered with colors that have zero to do with the colors (clearly shown) in the gradient tool interface. When I export the selected gradient object without background to an image format that accepts alpha channels, I get another unexpected result where the edges of the gradient that are supposed to be transparent are instead milky white translucent. Not only that, there are messed up grainy bitmap solid
  9. I appreciate the long note! But unfortunately doesn't at all address what it is I am trying to do, or the snags Affinity is tossing my way. I want to export an image graphic with an alpha channel from a gradient that stretches from (completely) transparent, to something opaque, and back to (completely) transparent. My goal has nothing at all to do with any sort of workflow (destructive or nondestructive, good or bad, adobe or serif, old or new, I simply don't care). I don't care if I am starting in AffinityDesign or AffinityPhoto or AffinityPublisher because I am not interested in the document
  10. And when I export the gradient layer (selection) without background to PNG file, why am I getting this?
  11. PS, I've a 35 year history doing professional digital design. Am some what an expert in PS and AI. I've done design work for Apple, IBM, Nike, General Motors, Xerox PaRC, Etc. I've designed and coded print and multimedia design and production software prototyping applications. Which is to say I am extremely familiar with digital production and production tools and am a fast learner and early adopter. If something is difficult for me to figure out, I can't help but wonder how others less experienced are coping.
  12. The blue background is just there to show that the results aren't as I expect them to be, not even close.
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