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  1. Yes, it’s not a solution for PC users. Sorry I’m not a PC user. Don’t even own a computer. But you are wrong on point 2.) You can export to other applications. I even explained how to do it. You are also wrong that using this workaround will cost you money.
  2. Don’t pay for any vector tracing apps. Despite not wanting to use Adobe being the primary reason I began using Affinity in the first place, the solution to all of this for now is very simple: get Adobe Capture. You can export shapes directly to Designer after saving to your Capture library, just hit the ellipsis menu on the image you want to export, chose SVG, and select Designer as the destination app. It’s the quickest, best vector tracing solution period. All you need is a creative cloud account. And if you really want to see Affinity add tracing to Designer get a Creative Cloud subscription and ditch Designer for Illustrator. Haha 😂🤣😂
  3. Having a way to automatically trace/convert bitmap images to vector is crucial. It should not be an extra cost, it should be baked into the software, and it really should have been there from day one. As a loyal user, who has both the desktop and iPad versions of multiple Serif applications, I truly hope to see this critical tool make it's way into Designer as soon as possible.
  4. Not for iPad. The weird thing is — not simply that one can shear — but that (as in the video I shared) it engages using the move tool, and unlike the shear feature in transform studio which only shears on the x plane, it is also possible to shear on the y plane. Basically, being able to shear using the move tool (by accident), is a bug, or this feature was being developed and code that enabled it at some point, hasn’t been fully removed. would be great to see this make it to a future update but for now, I was just hoping to let the people at Serif know about the bug. KTDN
  5. That is useful to know! Thanks! I was also able to do the same up and down (on the Y plane) is that also possible using the shear controls? It seems as though it’s only possible to shear on the X plane. KTDN
  6. Hello DWright, Sorry for taking so long to reply, but I was unable to replicate this until today. Attached is an example of skewing left to right. This must be a bug since there seems no reason for it engaging for any other reason besides pure chance, that said Designer could really use this feature! KTDN 8875D065-4E1A-473B-8715-F88DFFEC3424.MOV
  7. Will we be getting 1.7 update tutorials for new features? Seems quite necessary since discoverability is more difficult on a tablet.
  8. On opening the new Designer 1.7 for iPad, when I grabbed a handle with the move tool I was able to skew the object left to right and also up and down. However, I can’t figure out why or how this happened!? Subsequently, I have tried to replicate skewing and most of the time it just goes to rotate or does regular transforms. Does anyone know how this skew option works and how to engage it reliably as it will very useful to utilize. thanks! KTDN
  9. As great as Affinity Designer is, and as much as I love using it, I can’t stress how necessary and useful it would be to have the ability to “Live Trace” bitmap images for conversion to vector. I’d go as far as to say it’s one of the few major features holding Designer back from becoming a true Adobe Illustrator replacement. It’s no secret that many iPad users love using bitmap only applications like Procreate to create their initial designs and later, are looking for ways to to convert these into vector versions. Including a tool like this would make starting in bitmap and finishing up exclusively in vector so much easier and more possible using only the iPad than ever before. Please, consider a Live Trace like feature for a future update and please like &/or comment if you also believe a feature like this would be useful in your workflow!
  10. Hi Denny, I might have to. Serif replied to my email, they are also unsure as to what is happening.
  11. Since my initial initial post the issue has worsened, Affinity Designer now shows that the app is using over 700 GB — and I have not used it since my original forum post, as I was attempting to backup over the weekend, unsuccessfully. Bellow are 2 screenshots one taken on Saturday when I made the original post, and the other today. As you can see the storage used has doubled (this despite the fact that I only have 500 GB of internal storage). I am more certain than ever that this must be a software issue. Furthermore, I went and saved each file I have in Designer to iCloud Drive this morning and found that the contents of all files is less than 200 MB, there could be no way my Designer documents and data could over 700 GB. I have emailed Serif directly about this but have still received no reply. If anyone else is experiencing this issue please post about your experience.
  12. Thanks Paul, although the instructions are the same, wouldn’t the size be different depending on if the data is vector or bitmap?
  13. Thanks so much for the suggestion. This isn’t the problem though, I’ve been through all of the files and none include bitmap images other than the few I already knew of. Since I do most of my illustrations in Procreate I always open bitmaps in Adobe Illustrator and convert using live trace which turns any bitmap into vector I then imported as PDF or SVG into Designer to work further. Since the entire folder of my illustrator work is less than 200 MB with over 300 files in total, it is simply impossible for Affinity Designer to suddenly balloon to over 300 GB.
  14. Hello Gabe, thanks for the info., however I’m not referring to Affinity Photo, the issue is with Affinity Designer and the vast majority of the files are on a single layer. Since it’s vector I don’t think the files can reach 150MB as vector is very small due to its nature of being purely mathematical in structure. thanks all the same!
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