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  1. Hi, I'm using artboards in a document that contains all my graphics for our web-site. On the web we use SVG. Hence, I drag & drop some SVG files into AD and export from there. When adding an SVG via drag & drop, it gets added to the artboard as [Embedded document]. Some questions: How can I copy such a thing? When I do it the normal way and I edit the copy, the original gets changed too. Is there a way I can convert the embedded document into a normal group? Any documentation available about embedded documents? How to best edit these etc.?
  2. Hello! I work a lot creating videos for social media and sometimes we need to alter the information of the screenshot, so I wanted to know if this is possible. In the example below, I've selected an area and I want to quick import an image to this area with the same size as well, this is possible? Like when you put a image on a mask and want to keep the image size but to replace it. How I do this on Affinity Photo? Cheers,
  3. I know gradient mesh is not available in Affinity yet. But would be nice if Affinity could import gradient mesh fill (created in Illustrator) in PDF by rasterizing it. Or an option to choose what to do is also fine.
  4. Hi there, I tried to import several emf files into designer. but all of them cannot be displayed correctly: a lot of elements in the file were missing. f1.png shows what does the emf look like in other software (e.g., Windows Paint, Inkscape...). f2.png shows what does this file look like in Affinity Designer. I also attach tht original file for your reference. Thank you. 3FoldNP_ALI_Day1.emf
  5. Are you using the latest release version? YES 1.10.5.1342 Can you reproduce it? YES Does it happen for a new document? If not can you upload a document that shows the problem? Doc included If you cannot provide a sample document then please give an accurate description of the problem for example it should include most of the following: What is your operating system and version (Windows 10, OSX Mojave, iOS 12 etc)? Windows 10.0.1.19043 Is hardware acceleration (in Preferences > Performance) ON or OFF ? (and have you tried the other setting?) tried OFF and ON What happened for you (and what you expected to happen) The importation of text in an SVG does not properly support the alignment-baseline attribute and my text is placed at the wrong Y coordinate Provide a recipe for creating the problem (step-by-step what you did). The SVG that I have placed at the bottom of this message does not import correctly into Photo, Publisher or Designer. The Y coordinate is in the wrong place Screenshots (very handy) or a screen capture/video. Attached SVG Source code: <svg width="612" height="792" viewBox="0 0 612 792" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"> <rect x="0" y="0" width="612" height="792" fill="#FFFFFF" stroke="#000000" stroke-width="1"/> <rect x="36" y="36" width="36" height="36" fill="#DDDDFF" stroke="#000066" stroke-width="1"/> <path d="M 36 36 L 100 160 Q 130 200 150 120 C 190 -40 200 200 300 150 L 400 90 z" fill="none" stroke="black" stroke-width="2"/> <path d="M 100 100 L 200 100 L 150 200 z" fill="white" stroke="#00FFFF" stroke-width="1"/> <text x="36" y="36" alignment-baseline="hanging" font-family="Times New Roman" font-size="48" font-weight="bold" fill="red">This is a test!</text> <text x="36" y="36" alignment-baseline="hanging" font-family="Times New Roman" font-size="24" font-weight="bold" fill="green">This is a test!</text> <text x="36" y="36" alignment-baseline="hanging" font-family="Times New Roman" font-size="12" font-weight="bold" fill="blue">This is a test!</text> </svg> I have tested all of the alignment-baseline values and found several where your apps do not follow the rules. I am including several images that show the SVG in Chrome, Edge and Firefox as well as in Designer. (To test the different values change the value of alignment-baseline="hanging" to the each entry in the list of failing options at the end of this message) I will add that Firefox also seems to import these incorrectly. I have also tested these SVGs in Photo and Publisher and I assume you have the same import code for all three since they do the same things. Here is the link that describes how alignment-baseline is supposed to work https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Attribute/alignment-baseline List of values that are failing: mathematical hanging central text-before-edge middle baseline There may be others that depend on parent relationships, but this SVG does not dive that deep. Mike Collins CENTRAL HANGING MATHEMATICAL MIDDLE TEXT-BEFORE-EDGE
  6. Hi all, I am new to Publisher. I have written my autobiography in Word 2007 but am having trouble with Word rendering images correctly in the document, mainly brightness and colour. I purchased Affinity Publisher as it is a colour managed application. I have tried importing the Word document into Publisher, however the layoout is completely wrong in Affinity, the images are all in the wronlg place. Is this what I should expect, then have to adjust in Publisher, or is there a way to import the Word document and maintaind the same layout? Regards, Steve
  7. Hello, My RAW images imported and opened from the Canon R3 all look like the example shown (in all Affinity programs). Attached is a comparison between .CR3 and .jpeg. Where is the error here, with me or in the programs? 🙂 Gerhard
  8. When I import swatches using the “Import Palette…” item, I should be able to select palettes saved from Photoshop (ACO – Adobe Photoshop Color Swatch File) or Illustrator (ASE – Adobe Swatch Exchange File). Are there foreign palette formats that AD can import? Maybe that information should be in the Open dialog box… or somewhere. (The Help Center doesn’t seem to do anything. I can search for a topic like “palette,” but can’t expand the results, so maybe the AD entries are just stubs?)
  9. Has anyone been able to import palettes to Designer on the iPad? I work with Montana brand spray paint and want to be able to import and/or their entire color palette. or do I have to use the eyedropper to import each color individually and name it individually? Also wondering if there is a way to rearrange the colors within the palette list view?
  10. Hi, I have a MacBook M1 Pro with Mac OS Monterrey. I have raw images from my Canon 80D in my Image/ Photo Library/ and in an album. From Affinity photo, I go to File/Open and select my raw image. But then it opens ir in Photo persona, not in develop persona, it created/imported an RGB .jpg image instead of using the raw I opened. In the pictures, you can see the raw images and in Affinity you can see the automaticaly converted jpg file. What is going on here how can I fix it? Thank you.
  11. When I attempt to import an MS Word *.docx file in Affinity Publisher, using File -> Open -> Open, I get the errors "Failed to open file" and "This file type not supported". This contradicts the info in Publisher Help which states: Importing Microsoft Word documents Microsoft Word documents saved in DOCX file format can be imported into Publisher. So what's happening here, and how can I successfully import my *.docx file? The file in question is an entire ebook of around 60 pages, so it's important I be able to transfer it to Publisher efficiently. Thanks.
  12. Hey guys, I found this weird problem, while importing 32bit .tif files. Photoshop and Windows can preview them normally, but Affinity is adding white boarders around the white areas. Hope to get help here... Any idea what I am doing wrong? Thank you Jonny
  13. Hi, some years ago, I made already a video to this topic. Meanwhile the former method doesn't work with the updates/upgrades. But there is another method. 😊 And in this video, I show this. Ciao Jack
  14. I suppose you already have a plan to improve this compatibility but I post this just in case. Raster layer mask of fill layer(solid color layer) created in Photoshop become transparency instead of a mask in Affinity. Masks should be preserved as a mask if possible like on pixel layers.
  15. I imported an CS5 .idml document and *essentially* everything was perfect except there are some light gray boxes that appeared behind the text boxes that I can't seem to find to get rid of. Anyone else experienced this?
  16. Greetings, I have come simply to ask these two questions regarding the Windows 10 system. 1. Is it by any chance possible to disable floating windows? Trying to move them in the order that suits one better is starting to get quite difficult when the windows pop out non-stop. And if it isn't a possibility, please add it to the system. 2. I have heard of mac/ipad capabilities to import/export document setup, I use Designer most of the time where I create a bunch of new presets but once I come over to Photo I realise that they aren't saved over there as well. Any way to transfer them over on Windows?
  17. This may be a problem you can't solve - but I have thousands of Xara files that I will have to convert to some other format to import into Affinity, or I'll have to keep Xara for a while. I have been using that software since 1995 and would love to simply be able to import their files into Affinity. I have only continued to use Xara because until now, there has been no MAC program that could compare to the speed and versatility of that software. So if we could get the ability to import the XAR formatted file, or if you included an algorithm to convert it to PSD or whatever on import - that would be awesome and I (and many others) could get rid of Parallels off of our MAC's, dump Windows and regain valuable drive space. I can't begin to tell you how cool that would be as I do not have time to take almost 20 years worth of files and convert them all to another format for import
  18. Hi, The title is my problem. Here's how it's working. Example I make a CMYK document, and set the color of a black box to 30, 30, 30, 100. The color picker detects that exact color. I'll export the above into a PDF as PDF/X-1a:2003 or X4, and the included export setting image. Then when I import that PDF into Affinity Designer, the color picker detects different values... The box is now 79, 76, 70, 95. This same thing happens with every color. A 100, 0, 0, 0 cyan will be 72, 12, 0, 0, and so on. When exporting the same elements into a jpg, this problem doesn't happen. See for yourself in the afdesign file here. Question What can I do to get the exact values I set when printing via PDF, so I can still allow non rasterized elements to scale without losing quality?? I read around, and even InDesign seems to have this same problem... Maybe Affinity Designer is ignoring the embedded ICC profile of the imported image??... I just don't want $1,000 worth of prints to turn out bad over something so small. Thanks! problems with color values.afdesign
  19. Dear developers, I have a problem with EPS import. I downloaded this vector pack what include an EPS and a JPEG: https://www.freepik.com/free-vector/set-people-character_4486128.htm When I opened in AD, then I get a few group, but thats no correct, curves mixed. If I open this EPS in Illustrator, then I get correct groups: every person a group. If I export this EPS to SVG by Illustrator, and open exported SVG in AD, then groups will ok. Please check, what's problem with groups in EPS import, because I don't want use Illustrator. Thanks!
  20. Hi, I would love to be able to import blocks from CAD files (DWG/ DXF/ 3dm) as symbols. That way, I could severely reduce the file size and it would be a huge workflow improvement over Adobe Illustrator, because Illustrator is not capable of importing blocks as symbols either.
  21. Affinity can not import multiple gradients in SVG properly. I see only one layer with a gradient when importing them. (And the position of the gradient is not correct.) Inkscape can import properly. Try this sample. https://www.logo.wine/logo/Instagram
  22. The people of School of motion are a big fan of affinity and today they posted this very detailed and wonderful tutorial on how to export from Affinity Designer® to Adobe® After Effects@. It may seem a little bit cumbersome, but I think it's worth it...specially if you try to avoid illustrator. The link: https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/save-affinity-designer-vector-files-after-effects Have a nice one! B.
  23. Two things. 1) On a MAC where the image has a black background, this terminal command I find works (in the directory where the JPG files are located) to convert them from JPG to PNG with a transparent background: for i in *.jpg; do convert -transparent black "$i" "${i%.*}.png"; done *(use at your own risk) which brings me to my next point. I now have 99 formerly JPG, PNG images with transparent backgrounds that I would like to import into their own category as Intensity Brushes. Is there any convenient way to do this by bulk import or is my only option one at a time? Selecting more than one assumes I want them all as the same intensity brush, which isn't what I'm after.
  24. Alert: Experienced worker - but AP newbie : ) AP 1.10.1 / Windows 10 /64 I want to use AP to edit multi-layer exr exports from a 3D CGI software. The EXR files typically contain up to 15 layers of information. Each of those layers contain full RGB data. I've attached a test file for your experimentation. + When AP imports these files it: Treats the first layer as an RGB layer = 'Layer one (pixel)' Treats all the other layers as though they were individual colour channels, rather than composite RGB layers..., ie: Layer two [blue] (Pixel) Layer two [green] (Pixel) Layer two [red] (Pixel) So I end up with 43 layers, rather than 15... Am I missing some preference or other setting here? EDIT: The file was generated by Maxon Cinema 4D version R21. The renderer in use was 'Redshift', but the file saving mechanism is through C4D itself using the 'Multi-pass' rendering option. ---------- What should happen: AP needs to interpret these files correctly - importing them with RGB layers - not individual greyscale channels. ---------- This is more than a little disappointing as I purchased AP specifically to work on these types of files. The help manual claims that it can. Rs_test_scene_210826_main_MP_.exr
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