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percyn21

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  1. Have assets working fine now...one big ask is to be able to sort the assets alphabetically. In InDesign I have a library with more than 2000 items used in creating catalogues and advertisements for the grocery industry. Each item consists of a photo, a two-tier item description and a price placeholder. I don't need to update the Asset's originals after I drag them into a new or working document since each item needs minor modification due to market conditions. What I would like also is when a new item is created and I drag it into Assets, that the "named" asset will fall into place alphabetically...as it stands now it is random so that an item name that begins with a "B" should fall into the list next to other B's. It does not, t could end up next to T's or any other letter. Searching assets would also be helpful for 2000 eventual items. PB
  2. If you don't have access to Photoshop, you can send me your files (the one you have as the master you used to create the profile) and then one from APhoto that you export as a PSD (preserve accuracy) and I'l run the charts on those.
  3. To check the values for the APhoto file with the goss 34u2.csf assignment, I exported it in APhoto using the setting for PSD as "PSD (preserve accuracy)". In Photoshop I then opened that PSD file and my original TIFF file (both files which used the goss 34u2.csf profile). The charts look identical. See screenshots side by side (the title at the top shows which is which).
  4. Yes, I see that now. Since the goss 45u2.csf had not ever been adjusted by my printer...I never really had to look at it again. But I can remember from years back trying to make my own profiles back when Apple provided some sort of color management tool called ColorSync...before the days when Adobe ruled many of us in the graphic designer world. There is a rather pricey app called Flightcheck by Markzware that does that, but it is all Adobe or QuarkXpress specific...no support for Affinity products. APhoto has a convert ICC tool but nothing like what you see in Photoshop.
  5. I understand. I'm tryig to remember where you can check the ICC parameters in Photoshop to see s.values for GCR and other settings. I'll try to find where you can check those values either inside or outside of APhoto.
  6. Patrick, Now that the .csf info is in APhoto. You can easily "assign" it to any photo as an ICC profile. After opening an "unconverted" photo in APhoto, select the Assign ICC Profile... option under the top-level Document menu. A "Select ICC Profile" dialog box will open. Scroll through the ICC profiles and select the one you want to assign to the unconverted photo. Click the Assign button. Save the photo and you now have a "converted" photo with the new ICC profile assigned to it. See screenshots.
  7. Patrick, With the photo open in APhoto, select the Studio option under the top-level View menu. When Studio is selected, there will be a popout side menu. Select Info and a palette will be selected with info about the photo. The info will list various data and indicate the CMYK profile. See attached screenshot.
  8. Patrick, I just created a new thread in the Affinity Publisher forum to explain how I did what you are asking (on a Macintosh), but the post is still under review...not sure how long that takes since the offices are closed until January 2. In order to get the .csf to be available in APub, I first opened an InDesign document that contains colored text, black text (100K) and color photos/artwork that were assigned the .csf you want to use in APub. That .csf should have been available and used by IND, PS and AI through the Color Settings menu of Adobe Bridge (I am assuming you have done that so all your Adobe apps are synchronized to the same .csf). I then created a new document in APub using the following settings (I would upload a screenshot but that would probably get held as well for staff review). Also be aware this workflow is sort of tricking APub to accept/absorb the .csf for use later in creating other new APub documents...but you first have to get the .csf attached to an initial APub document. In the document setup dialog window set type to Print (Press Ready) under the Colour tab set Colour Format to CMYK/8, set Colour Profile to U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 (need to start somewhere so this is a safe profile to use for the first doc). Now go back to the IND doc and select and copy some text with the IND text tool. Switch to the APub doc and using the Frame Text Tool (not the Artistic Text tool) create a text frame and paste the text copied from IND. The text should come in using the exact same font size, font weight and font color. What gets added (invisibly) at the same time is the .csf source working space profile. Keep adding more text copied from the IND doc, also place the exact same photos/artwork that were placed in the IND doc into the APub doc using its place tool. Save the APub doc and export as a PDF...doesn't really matter the settings used for this first PDF they will also be reset after the .csf is used by APub the first time. Now you can create a new APub doc and the source working space profile of the .csf will be in the drop down list of Colour Profiles (which in the first doc above you selected U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2). Be aware the .csf source working space profile name in the drop down list may be different then the .csf file name. In my case I was using a Goss press .csf named "goss 45u2.csf" and the source working space profile name was "Monitor August 2005" which had been provided by the press house I use for printing my InDesign projects. Find that name in the drop down list and finish creating your second CMYK/8 APub doc. That .csf profile will forever (I guess) be available for any new APub doc you create. I guess a picture is worth a thousands words, but hope this was not too long winded. PB
  9. In searching for an Adobe alternative for 2 small newspapers I found a working example that maintains CMYK color space and preserves accurate black text and artwork. This small example is of one ad using CMYK artwork and CMYK swatches to include accurate black (100% K). The attachment should tell the story, but basically created a 6-column by 2 inch doc in AFPub. I then copied text from an InDesign 2019 ad of the same size and pasted it into the new AFPub document. In the process, the color settings in the INDD doc for Goss 45u2 carried over with the text and also set the AFPub workspace of Monitor August 2015 for a Goss press. The color swatch and the accurate K swatch also were brought over during the copy and paste process (to include the fonts). When exporting to a PDF, I created a preset as shown while trying to maintain no color conversion. The results for the AFPub PDF and the INDD PDF were exactly the same with measurements from the Acrobat Output Preview. This probably is not a solution for everyone, but for this small publication company it seems to fill the bill. The real test will be to have a press test, but the PDF tools all measure the same for both INDD and AfPub. Enlarge the attachment to read the process.
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