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  1. Hi genius developers, Wonderful software and great tutorials. Thanks ! But… Aperture's interface with Epson Photo R3000 was perfect. For the moment, Affinity's one is a bit disappointing. Do you plan something about it ? Aperture's interface for Epson R3000.tiff
  2. I've had a quick look around and couldn't find something similar... I use 2 x screens with Affinity (Photo or Designer; Macbook Pro + external monitor). If the external monitor is not plugged in (I'm out and about, for example), the previously, carefully position interface menus (normally shoved over onto the external monitor) reposition themselves in a mess on the Macbook screen. Unfortunately, largely sized menus such as Layers (because my external monitor is large) are not resizable when they are repositioned back in the Macbook main screen. The attached screenshot show what happened to the Layer panel. The only way to get it back is to select Reset Studio in the menus. So: 1. Any workaround 2. Any chance Affinity could implement a dual screen save option? (Adobe has it. I want to move away from Adobe!)
  3. Hello guys, Just a humble suggestion for improving the user interface. I noticed that the toolbar has no hover effects on the tool-icons. This makes navigation a little bit less comfortable than on certain competition programs. I also noticed that the behavior of button is quite different from button to button. So what do you think of making a very subtle hover effect on the tools and buttons as you already have on (some of) the buttons in the top bar (beneath the menu)? Though the effect there is a little bit to weak, so I'd enchance it a little more. Some Buttons are great in that case (for example the little icons for layer effects, mask layer etc. in the layer panel but some don't have any (for example the dropdown-icon (opacity,...) or the 'Properties'-button in the stroke panel. I attached a little screenshot as an example for the hover effect. before (without (easy visible) hover effects): after (with (enhanced) hover effects): Cheers, Jay
  4. I kind of like the flick panning in Photoshop. Any plans for this in AD or AP? It's nice and smooth.
  5. Hi, Very excited about Affinity Designer!! Could you please answer a few questions that I haven't been able to discover before I pull the trigger: 1. Typography: – prof. level kerning and tracking? – optical char. alignment/hanging punct.? – text stand-off/runaround object? – OpenType support for small caps, o.s. figures, alternate styles, etc.? 1 Support for multi-page docs (i.e. 8 pg brochure)? 2 Drag reposition highlight in radial gradient? 3. Import+open Ai documents? InDes. docs? Quark docs? MS word docs? 4. User-definable/adjustable pasteboard size/width? 5. "pathfinder" style tools? "envelope distort" capability? Thanks so much for your answers! David
  6. This is a bizarre problem which is completely un-troubling to me but is perhaps worth reporting nonetheless. I live in Belgium but have English as my first language. My Apple OS is thus set up for a Belgian AZERTY keyboard and regional formatting but with British English as the primary system language. Affinity Photo is set up in English in it's preferences. All works perfectly - my interface and dialogues etc. all are in English as would be expected ...... except Swatches, Brushes and Styles. These three palettes display in English with English titles and English drop down menus in the top right corner but their contents display in French! So the drop down Swatches list starts with "Gris, Couleurs and Dégradés", the Brushes drop down offers me "Basique, Peinture, Dessin, and Poils DAUB", etc. Same happens with Styles which offer me "Coucher, Arc-en-ciel, Verre and Saumon". For some reason my English palettes contain French goodies ...... To be honest it's absolutely no difficulty as I read French without even thinking about it so the "problem", if it can be called that, is completely transparent to me. In fact it was ages before I even noticed it recently ........... but I report it, for what it's worth, as it does seem to indicate some minor configuration confusion somewhere which others might find more troubling. Although I have posted in Affinity Photo, which is my principal application, the same thing occurs in exactly the same manner in Designer. Odd ................
  7. First of all, let me say that I like so much of what Affinity Photo and Designer have to offer. My struggle with them are along the lines of the interface and some usability issues. I am sure you are working on these but I thought some user feed back in the spirit of wanting to help contribute to improving would be welcome. I am a photographer and a designer, so I am working with multiple images. I have stepped away from Adobe because it's simply overpriced. Paying continually high fees for marginal development is frustrating and "pocket draining". Adobe bridge is maybe not the finest tool in the world for managing multiple images say from a shoot, but at present, Affinity lacks anything close. What little there is for this task in Affinity Photo is marginal. I am hopeful you are working on something to make sorting, categorizing and managing large shoots easier. When I load multiple images where the bar can't reflect all the images loaded as tabs, using the icon to get to the other images should show all the images loaded. Maybe a "sort tabs by file name" would be helpful. The image I am working on should become the first tab in the bar. I have closed the wrong file many times. When I use a filter on one image, the selected filters should stay open and active as I go from image to image. Filters resetting to default values works best for me as I go from photo to photo. Some filters seem to not do anything unless I choose another filter and then go back the the ones I was using. When I export an image to a file, I can't seem to be able to export again to a new file. If I delete the exported file in the finder, exporting again looks like it's exporting, but nothing is happening at all. Should prompt for overwrite or new file name. When developing and cropping an image, I should just be able to hit "Enter" and the crop occurs. I have to select some other tool and then it happens. I would like to be able to resize and export in bulk all open files or files in a selected folder with the same dimensions. If I have some images that are portrait and some landscape, the largest dimension should take priority. I would like to be able to close all open files with the same action. I have to close each file one at a time. I hope you receive these comments as positive feedback as they are intended. I appreciate all the work that goes into this product. Regards, -John
  8. First of all, let me say that I like so much of what Affinity Photo and Designer have to offer. My struggle with them are along the lines of the interface and some usability issues. I am sure you are working on these but I thought some user feed back in the spirit of wanting to help contribute to improving would be welcome. I am a photographer and a designer, so I am working with multiple images. I have stepped away from Adobe because it's simply overpriced. Paying continually high fees for marginal development is frustrating and "pocket draining". Adobe bridge is maybe not the finest tool in the world for managing multiple images say from a shoot, but at present, Affinity lacks anything close. What little there is for this task in Affinity Photo is marginal. I am hopeful you are working on something to make sorting, categorizing and managing large shoots easier. When I load multiple images where the bar can't reflect all the images loaded as tabs, using the icon to get to the other images should show all the images loaded. Maybe a "sort tabs by file name" would be helpful. The image I am working on should become the first tab in the bar. I have closed the wrong file many times. When I use a filter on one image, the selected filters should stay open and active as I go from image to image. Filters resetting to default values works best for me as I go from photo to photo. Some filters seem to not do anything unless I choose another filter and then go back the the ones I was using. When I export an image to a file, I can't seem to be able to export again to a new file. If I delete the exported file in the finder, exporting again looks like it's exporting, but nothing is happening at all. Should prompt for overwrite or new file name. When developing and cropping an image, I should just be able to hit "Enter" and the crop occurs. I have to select some other tool and then it happens. I would like to be able to resize and export in bulk all open files or files in a selected folder with the same dimensions. If I have some images that are portrait and some landscape, the largest dimension should take priority. I would like to be able to close all open files with the same action. I have to close each file one at a time. I hope you receive these comments as positive feedback as they are intended. I appreciate all the work that goes into this product. Regards, -John
  9. (later edit: sorry for the bitchy title :ph34r: ) I know there's been a few threads requesting either unlock all or hideObject/unhideAll, but I'm so frustrated that I created an account just to post this. I think AD is pretty awesome, the transition was almost flawless except this. Not even sure how some people can handle it in the current state, I know I'm struggling. If I want to unhide something, I have to dig through countless layers and hope to not spend the next half hour scrolling, looking for a missing checkmark. It's silly, really silly. I know some people are fine with layer hunting, but in my experience they are always slower, for obvious reasons. I suppose AD is trying to change this lock/hide paradigm, but there is nothing to replace it with. Because there is no option to automatically focus the current object in the layer palette either (I know about the right click, but it's a laughable workaround). And there's no way to unhide an object or all objects without frustrating layer hunting. So can we please have shortcuts for lock/unlock all & hide/show all, at least till you figure out something better? A script, a plugin, anything. Thanks guys, and keep up the awesome work. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Later edit since Matt confirmed it's coming :) My usual workflow is something like this: I usually keep stuff grouped and use Isolation mode a lot (dbl-click on a group). I do my thing laying out whatever I'm working on, hiding stuff in the process. So, UnhideAll will usually unhide a few groups that are easy to hide again (click, click click, Hide, or just deselect whatever I wanted to unhide, and then hide the rest, because they remain selected. see below for details). When it gets too messy I either clean up old stuff or just move it to a backup layer. It also takes care of cleanup when sending files (just delete the backup layer). There are a few important aspects to Unhide/Unlock All to help keep your sanity: - Root layers are not affected by unhide/unlock all. If they were, it'd be a headache. - Whatever is unlocked/unhidden becomes selected. So, SO helpful for moving it around and lots of other tricks. - Objects that are in a Hidden or Locked layer are not affected. Just your "work" stuff. So if you separate your layout on regions of interest on layers, one unhide/unlock all is not gonna mess your scene.
  10. Hey there, I'm starting a post about the interface problems in order to list and create a roadmap like kind of post. I'm gonna also suggest some optimisations of the UI in order sometimes to gain only 1 click, but definitely improve workflow and reduce the amont of stress/anxiety people get when starting using a new app. I apologize for my English and if a Moderator wants to edit my posts, I have no problem with that. I'm going to edit this post regularly and add screenshots of the issues I encounter as well as the suggestions. Issues Case 01: This is my current workspace and this just happened, the dropdown menu should have the higher z-index value in my mind. Case 02: I find it really hard to resize the Tool Panels (Finding the scale cursor at the bottom of the panel). It is not possible to resize the boxes once they are snapped and some Tool Panels have always the same size where they aren't floating like the Swatches Panel which result in the lost of usable space. Case 03: It is currently not possible to create two columns of Tool Panel next to each other, the second one can only be made of floating menus. Suggestions - When the gradient tool is selected, a large part of the Tool area is empty, whereas we have two dropdown menus "Context" & "Type". It would be nice to have icons instead on the free space available like the two blue highlighted icons on the image. It would save many clicks. - When you create a color palette from system/document/application it gives you a tons of colours. And I didn't find a way to remove several colours at once and it will take age to remove them one by one. This is a problem for creating style guide for example. - Is there a keyboard shortcut for the colour picker? I didn't find it in the documentation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Thanks for your time and I hope you find that is relevant feedbacks and useful post. Have a nice day! Eddy
  11. What photo browser is recommended when using Affinity Photo? I have been using Adobe Browser along with Photoshop and the interface is clean and easy between the two Adobe produces. What browser will work best with Affinity Photo? Thanks, Joe
  12. General UI Layout: Vertical Space Usage There's something that drives me _bananas_ about PS Elements; but it's also a concern about almost every graphics & photo app in existence: Most User Interfaces squander valuable vertical screen real estate, heedlessly and unnecessarily. Here's the situation: - Modern screens are much wider than tall. - Many people spend at least some of their productive time working on a little laptop screen. - Even with Retina displays, it's often necessary to limit screen res, for UI legibility. - Documents, layouts and graphics are just as likely to be portrait orientation, as landscape. So obviously vertical space is way more likely to be a problem than horizontal. When you're working on a portrait style page or a tall object, every last vertical pixel is precious. (Worst case scenario: Editing a portrait in PS Elements, you're lucky to have 30% of screen pixels for your image!! Absurd.) This is probably more of a request for the upcoming Affinity Photo app; but it sure would be useful to have in Designer, too: It would be über useful to have at least the option of getting all interface elements off to the sides to allocate all vertical resources to the document/page. 2 different UI layout presets, maybe? – 1 for landscape, 1 for portrait? Thanks for your consideration!
  13. I have 2 Macs. I know this is a per Mac issue. When I click the Export Persona Button (3rd button from left), the whole top of the program turns gray and the icons turn blurry. I click back on the Draw or Pixel Persona buttons and it is still gray with blurry icons. I tried to copy this issue on my MacBook Pro and no issue there! What can I do to fix this... iMac is 2009 with Yosemite, MacBook Pro is 2012 with Yosemite. All updates current as of today. I have tried to check "Reduce Transparency" and uncheck "LCD font smoothing" but these do not help. Also Yosemite seems to get the "blurry text" fever every so often, but that is an OS X issue i'm sure!
  14. I'm seeing this quite often: the tab bar is partly hidden by whatever is above it. I haven't paid attention to what exactly triggers it, or been able to reproduce it at will.
  15. The Navigator palette just stops updating when the zoom is 25% or less? When I zoom out, above 25%, it updates just fine. Zoom in, and it sticks at 25% no matter how low the zoom is. Just found this out while working on a project. It occurs on older (made with MAS version, other betas) and on new Documents with the current beta (v 1.0.1.9988). The Name area in the window updates the zoom no problem. I'm reposting this here in Bugs. The Plus and minus buttons work as they should, but as long as the zoom is less than 25%, the value there in the panel itself won't update until zoom is higher than 25%. To me this is kinda a bother, as it forces me to look at the top of the screen (where in non-full screen mode) the name of the currently active window/tab is. It's not visible at all in full screen, which means I have to mouse up to see what the zoom level is when the menu bar drops down on mouse-enter. Using the zoom in is helpful for me to get an idea of how the work looks when reduced down, like for thumbnails and the like.
  16. ronniemcbride

    skeuomorphism UI Design

    So, I was browsing the Iphone App Store and came across this beautiful Dieter Rams inspired app called WTHR By David EIgena. I wanted see if I could recreate one of the screen entirely with Affinity Designer. Part of the reason I am doing this, is to see how I can utilize Affinity in different situations and workflows. Of course I don't have time to design an entire app for in a few hours but I can recreate the look for study purposes.Doing this sort of thing shows me where Affinity Designer is strongest. Working in different workflows also gives me a better understanding of how this application can replace other tools in my arsenal. After completing this exercise, the only thing I would wish is the ability to add multiple artboards in one file. Everything was created with Affinity with the exception of the IPhone Image which you can download here: http://www.teehanlax.com/tools/iphone/ Credit to Andrew Vega for supplying the iphone link resource in his Affinity training video
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