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  1. 11 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

    Off the top of my head I would think the best way would be to use a border so one of the aspect ratios is repeated in the other version but has a thicker or thinner side border than the other while the top and bottom would be the same size. What I am trying to say is isolate the content by making it slightly smaller than it could be.

    ....so in other words, size the illustration for one form of media, and use variable-width borders (of whatever nature and appearance) to fill in the empty space on the other. Kinda what I was thinking, yeah..

    I haven't explored the ISO paper sizes, but just the regular ones don't have the same aspect ratio as 1080p video.

  2. Please forgive the weird question…I’m trying to find balance between print sizes and video sizes such that the same illustration would work for either.

    Granted, print will require dimensions that are suitable for a book or magazine, at 300dpi or higher, and the same file used in print could be save as / converted to what’s useful in Video (CMYK > RGB for example).

    Maybe it’s merely an issue of matching aspect ratios? The goal would be for the print version of a set of illustrations to match as closely as possible to the video counterpart.

    I hope I’m making sense, and thank you for any answers on this..surely many others are doing what I’m describing.

  3. I’d gotten it to 300 dpi (up from the initial 144). Could go no further this morning. No feedback / app quits.

    Tried again, this time just waited for the interface to “blink.” Checked the resolution and it’d been increased. Tried again and another increase. Got it up to 600dpi, which was my goal.

    I was waiting for the “Apply” button to get a blue ring around it; that never happened. The blink seems to be the tell.


    Thank you

  4. 49 minutes ago, ronnyb said:

    Just use the Resize Document command under the Document menu. Then click on the little white right arrow in the options displayed below to find the DPI input field. Hope it helps. Early Merry Christmas and happy new year!

    That’s the method I’m trying- thank you. There’s no sign that the change has completed. I let it work on it for a half hour. No change. 


    8 hours ago, AffinityMakesMeSmile said:

    There will NOT be any iPad version of Affinity Publisher in near future…

    Serif Labs hasn’t even an ready alpha version of Publisher ready, so it’s not any prioritizing of iPad just now…

    If ever, perhaps summer/fall 2023 we maybe can get the beta version, and, in WWDC in Palo Alto june 2024 it may be released… Maybe…

    I have recently began using Nomad Sculpt on iPad, and, this 3D one man developing software is really awesome, and it clearly proof that Serif could do better with Designer - it lacks so many core features after all this years, although Serif has a lot of resources compare to single person software companies…

    So, you’re disappointed that a laggard software developer hasn’t yet released a software tool which is sure to be inferior?

  6. The performance of M1 is clearly greater, but could the issue be one of writing for one architecture vs another, and why support 2 if you don’t have to?

    Apple have been pretty good at smoothing the bumps over chip transition. Affinity is stellar at supporting a range of hardware ages.

    If it’s just a speed difference, then to me it’s like, “your Maserati is faster than my Maserati.”

    I rarely wait for anything on this 2017 iPad Pro.

  7. 58 minutes ago, RickyO said:

    I ran into the same issue. Wouldn't it make more sense to have the default setting for inserted filler text be in the 'expanded field' state and make the option be to 'de-expand' it (or a better choice of option title)?  This is the first time I've seen it this way.

    Just a thought.

    Thanks in advance.

    I agree that it makes more sense to enable editing placed text straight away.  In the (my?) typical use case, you place the filler text, then do some level of formatting to it so that it serves the purpose of showing what the real / final  text will look like in the design. 

    I can’t envision a scenario in which you’d place some lorem ipsum, then leave it as-is. 

  8. On 11/19/2021 at 2:00 AM, Alfred said:

    I very much doubt that there will be an iPad version of Publisher specifically for any iPad Pro, with or without the M1 chip. When it comes, I expect APub to work on iPad Air 2 or any newer hardware, just as AD and APh do.

    Not sure what you’re saying here, Alfred. Sounds like you doubt that Affinity Publisher will be released for iPad, but that when it’s released, you expect it to work on iPad Air 2 or newer? Am I reading correctly? Schrodinger’s version of Publisher for iPad?  😉

  9. Thank. you, DM1 - 

    Do you mean that, even when we switch to Pixel person on iPad, we aren’t seeing the full set of raster tools we ought to?

    To be honest, I’m diggin’ the iPad so much, I haven’t used the desktop Affinity tools since Hector was a pup. 

    I look forward to the increase in iPad designer’s UI capability..that and when Publisher for iPad is released..will be a very fine day for artists everywhere…

    Been trying to use Designer the way I’d use Publisher - through the use of artboards. Perhaps others are as well…

  10. I guess the corresponding tool would be Links in a page layout program. I’m assuming that in Designer, Placed raster images are in fact placed, and not parsed.

    Once a raster image is placed in Designer, is there a link from Designer, through iPad OS, to the image file? Or is the image somehow tucked into the Designer file?

    FWIW, the use scenario is: I placed an image in a Designer layout and wanted to touch out some schmutz in the photo. Pixel persona doesn’t appear to have such tools, so Affinity Photo is my next stop. Was hoping Designer could take me to where the file resides.

    Thank you!

  11. This is great for getting the multi-artboard document put to a paper size, which is great and I thank you for this idea.

    However, still remains to be..adjusted is Designer’s ability to put a multi-artboard document to PDF to artboard dimensions, irrespective of electro-mechanical printing machines and / or paper sizes.

    Contrast to the way Pages produces PDFs from a custom-page-size and multi-page document: if your page is 8” x 8” you get a PDF of that dimension. On-screen, viewer sees a square-page PDF, without a margin of “paper” surrounding it. Naturally, were you to print said 8” x 8” PDF onto paper, you’d end up with blank paper surrounding the live area.

    If I understand correctly, Designer should  be able to do this, but at this time, is unable to do so.

  12. I began a multi-page document in the Pages app in which the pages are square..IIRC, they are 8” square. I made a PDF from this document which I opened in Designer to complete the project. Everything looks great in Designer - the artboards are indeed square - but PDFs made from this document are cut off vertically. When I resize the document, I’m not shown square-page dimensions!

    Where is Designer taking its marching orders from in terms of page size?


    Thank you!

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