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  1. I find the UI in Affinity needs work. For instance, when pull up the "Soft Proof" dialogue and can flip through previews of the various settings, but I have to click each one, instead of being able to up and down arrow through them. That's very time-consuming and unnecessary. The same thing applies to the crop tool in Photo, where you can see a preview of the cut, but you cannot fine-tune adjust it's placement with the keyboard. I would like to be able to "nudge" the box where I need to.
  2. Hi Folks Is there any way to assign the same keys for decreasing and increasing brush size for all tools in the photo persona? I'm aware I can assign them the same keys for each persona, but by the looks of it EVERY tool in the photo persone has it's own and different brush size setting ... aside the fact thats it's a nightmare to assign the same functionality to all tools it seems some of them do not seem to remember the assigned keystroke. I was trying to assign "w" to increasing brush size but it keeps on selecting the area selection tool when pressing the "w" key - despite the fact in the keyboard shortcut setting a "w" is assigend. Cheers, Timo
  3. Photoshop has a pretty elegant and consistent solution for modifier key usage in a majority of their tools: shift to constrain ratio, alt to modify around centre / origin, ctrl to modify specific points, warp selections etc. also with sensible default options for snapping and edge magnetism None of this seems to be a default or perhaps even possible thing in Affinity Photo as far as I can tell? For example, using the crop tool in Photoshop, it magnetises to the edges of the canvas and allows for the aforementioned modifier keys to constrain as described. Such a thing in Affinity seems like a chore and if the potential to do this is there and I just haven't found it, then it should be a default regardless in my opinion. Thoughts?
  4. The ability to assign new and change existing keyboard shortcuts like in Photoshop.
  5. I'd like to see support added for SHIFT+DEL, CTRL+INS, SHIFT+INS shortcuts for cut / copy / paste, as is standard across many Windows applications. This is in addition to the existing CTRL+X, CTRL+C, CTRL+V shortcuts that already exist. Currently it's only possible to reassign the existing shortcuts rather than add additional ones, and it isn't possible to assign SHIFT+DEL. My earlier comments and related discussion on this topic here: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/22639-affinity-designer-public-beta-1507-windows/?p=107136
  6. Hi all, changing a keyboard shortcut will only take effect after one has left the Keyboard Shortcuts Preference Pane using the Preference Pane Selector drop down (either by selecting the preference panes overview or a specific preference pane). If you use the back button or just close the preferences window the new keyboard shortcut will be saved but it will not take effect! I discovered this behaviour while I changed some of the keyboard shortcuts, e.g. F1 will now create a new layer. I haven't tested other preferences nor if this behaviour can be replicated in Affinity Designer. My set-up: OS X 10.11.5 (15F34) Affinity Photo Trial 1.4.2 Cheers, geeknurse
  7. For example, I select a layer and nudge one point to the right by pressing the arrow key, but often (I have been unable to determine a pattern as to when exactly) the layer will jump a random number of points in another direction, as if the nudge is being applied to out of date layer/object coordinates. Often the jump is on multiple axes which can break alignment. At large zoom levels this can mean that the layer's contents disappear from view completely. After the initial jump, the nudge function then works as expected. This issue occurs both when nudging a single point and 10x points (with the shift button pressed). There seems to be no workaround. Undoing and then re-attempting the nudge results in the same random jump in position. The only workaround is to a) accept the jump in position and This is an extremely annoying bug which should be addressed as soon as possible.
  8. Hi All, I was just setting up Astropad for use with AF, but have somehow managed to change my brush cursor to a cross hair, which is instantly annoying! I think Photoshop used to have a keyboard shortcut, like tild key or something that would change the cursor for the brush? Is there a key for changing brush cursors, or a setting somewhere? Or have I imagined the whole thing and it's been a cross hair the whole time?? Thanks Wayne
  9. Hello, I am using a Macbook Pro and sometimes my keyboard will cease to function while I have Affinity Designer running. I haven't noticed it in Affinity Designer itself, although it happens to me rather often in other programs, such as Chrome. I am using a Mac wireless keyboard, but the build-in keyboard does not function either. Computer doesn't freeze, everything else works fine. When I close Affinity, I regain control. Macbook Pro version: 10.9.5 Affinity Designer 1.4 Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  10. When using the up and down arrow keys for fine tuning exposure the increments are Full Stops of exposure. For fine tuning it would be great to add more control and make the increments a 1/3rd of a stop or smaller. Using the scrubby control works great but having keyboard control would be a great addition. The other controls in the Develop Persona have really fine increments when using the up and down arrow keys - just not exposure :( Thanks for listening.. MK
  11. Hello, Working in Mac OS 10.9.5 Using Affinity Designer 1.4 After a few minutes of working in Affinity my keyboard becomes totally unresponsive, even in other programs or the Finder. I have to Quit Affinity to regain use of the keyboard. This means I have to quit every few minutes to work. I only have a few applications open (Preview, Text Edit, Firefox). But even if Affinity is the only program open the problem still occurs. I had a wireless keyboard. I switched out to a corded version. Same problem. Any suggestions? Many thanks.
  12. Hi guys, I'm having an ongoing problem with Affinity Designer and some other programs. The conflict seems to knock out the keyboard. Mouse still works... but the USB keyboard freezes. I can move the cursor into position with the mouse... but no typing can be done. Has anyone else experienced this. I'm using Affinity Designer 1.4 on Yosemite... but this was also happening at times on 1.3. Any suggestions? Bill
  13. I wanted to assign cmd+F to "Send to front" and cmd+B to "send to back". I did so in the preferences panel, but even though it seems to be there, the send to back shortcut doesn't work and doesn't appear in the layers menu either. You can see in the screenshot, the shortcut ias assigned, and doesn't show a conflict. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug?
  14. Hi, It would be great to have the possibility of increasing or decreasing input values using arrow keys. Presently, you have to either type in a new value or use the slider or side arrows. In Photoshop you can increase font size, for example, by simply pressing and keeping pressed the up or down arrow keys on your keyboard. I find this possibility saves time. https://cldup.com/7sHPBeCqSF-3000x3000.png
  15. As a user with two layouts I tend to switch between my native Russian and English often. I'd love for Designer app's shortcuts to ignore my layout and just work when i'm not in English layout.
  16. I'd like the ability to remove tools from the standard palette (in both Photo and Designer), especially subset items. There are so many tools that I don't use that I'd like to remove them, and I'd like the ability to pull commonly used subset items (like Rectangle, Ellipse, etc. from the Shapes tool) and place them on the "main" level. I'm hoping removing unused tools would also remove them from the keyboard shortcuts/toggles (in Photo, for example, "B" cycles between four different tools, two of which I don't use).
  17. Hi there, first of all: a big thank you for building alternatives to Adobe’s programs! The latter are so annoying in many ways but regrettably still unavoidable for graphic designers. Which brings me straight to my point: I’ve noticed you’ve implemented many things to work like in the Adobe programs which is the right thing to do in most cases if you want to get Adobe users to switch. But – for me – one of the most annoying things in Adobe programs is that editing text works completely differently to the Mac standard way. The keyboard shortcuts for jumping around from word to word (alt + left/right arrow keys) or to the beginning/end of a line (cmd + left/right arrow keys) should in my opinion be the Mac standard ones and not the Adobe ones. It happens regularly that I change the kerning when I want to jump back or forth in text. Thanks a lot in advance for reading this. Cheers, Hagen.
  18. Hi I'm a Dane trying out affinity. My problem is: our keyboards look different from the US keyboard (see attachment). We have three additional letters. I have found US shortcuts list and most of them works perfectly. BUT the increase/decrease brush size doesn't work as our three additional letters is placed where the shortcut should be. Is there another shortcut I can use? Or can I make my own shortcut? //Søren Bjerg
  19. Hi, are there any instruction PDFs for german keyboard layout on Designer and Photo? I have experimented especially for resizing brushes in Photo, but I didn't got it work with alt+5 or alt+6. With this or with different combinations mostly I am only changing the opacity.
  20. There is a super cool feature with Pixel Tool that allows you to paint with "alpha" keeping the same tool preset. If you press CMD while painting, you can easily erase keeping the same appearance: texture, nozzle, jitters,etc... Is it possible to extend this feature to Paintbrush and Paint Mixer too?
  21. Hello… I have often worked on documents with PS that are of very long (and narrow) format, when zoomed in, I find it useful to tap the "home" key to quickly bring me to the top of the document and vice versa with the "end" key for the bottom. Also great when assigned a dedicated key for graphic tablets. I realize this may sound rather silly as the Affinity programs already have various methods to navigate a document, but after giving it some thought, why leave out a basic option as the keys are already available on every keyboard? Would this be difficult to implement? At the moment, those keys do not seem to serve any function for Photo and Designer. Thanks!
  22. Hi guys, how can i change the brush size from the pencil e.g. with a shortcut on a german keyboard??
  23. Choose a tool from the toolbar that comes with a dialogue, for example the crop tool. Then you should be able to cancel the tool by pressing the ESC key and the cmd-. (dot) Apple-shortcut.
  24. hi folks, i know customizable keyboardshortcuts are on the roadmap ... i am looking forward to it! as a german designer, on my keyboard producing the shortcout "APPLE - ALT - SHIFT - ]" to bring an object to the front (or back, don't remember), simply is not useable, because my keyboard-layout has hidden the "]" behind the combination ALT + 6 and so on. i hope that affinity puts a german/french/spanish ... native to create the necessary shortcutsets, when they are far enough with the development. ... otherwise, i offer my services for free, of course. but until then you can use the VERY HELPFUL app "a better touch tool" to trigger AD-commands and convert them to something more suitable ... or vice versa: trigger your custom commands, when you use AD an convert them to AD-commands. a better touch tool helped me a lot with AIs half-working keyboard-shortcut-customization. cheers ... flo http://www.bettertouchtool.net
  25. While I have a standard keyboard, I use the French Azerty keyboard as my natural input. When using affinity both photo and designer many of the commands only work when the En keyboard is selected. Is this something that could be fixed easily or I am doomed to have to learn touch typing on the En keyboard. This simple little issue is really slowing me down. Other than that great product.
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