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  1. Please help. I have downloaded the Affinity suite, Photo, Designer and Publisher to my PC laptop Windows 10 version 22H2. None of the apps are responsive. Please assist. What else should I be doing. And also how to I register the license? Thank You Sandra
  2. Hello, While in Designer, switching from one brush category to another is painfully slow. Gary
  3. Hello, Two images attached. First one shows black warped text. layer was duplicated and converted to curves. Then outline added. The outline doesn't conform to what the warped text was in Black. Gary
  4. Hello , Found this issue while zooming into edit small vector. Interface fast while not zoomed in, but when you get close the interface goes blurry and takes along time to redraw. Tried this on version 1 as well, no issue in V1. Video attached. Gary Designer_2023-01-25_11-14-52.mp4
  5. I have attached two photos of V1 of Designer and V2 of the Preferences windows. V1 font is bright and much easer to read. V2 even with adjusting the interface options is not as bright and some eye strain. Any possibility of make this brighter or bolder. I find this smaller font in the interface in general a bit dim against any background. Thanks Gary
  6. Here are some Windows 11 color folder icons and some additional Windows icons I created. These icons can be used to replace the default icon for folders in Windows. The folder icons were designed to match the style of Windows 11 folders, but they can be used in Windows 10. My apologies to Mac users that this is a Windows-only resource. I hesitated to share something that can’t be used by everyone, but I’d like to make the icons available to those who may find them useful. The icon ICO files include the standard Windows icon image sizes. Instructions are included for those unfamiliar with how to change Windows folder icons (it’s easy). Contents of the ZIP file: 38 folder icons (ICO) 139 additional symbol icons (ICO) 12 brand logo icons (ICO) 1 instructions document (PDF) 2 preview images showing all the icons (PNG) Windows Icons.zip
  7. Hi Affinity Developers How can I connect Affinity Photo 2 with e.g. Bridge as external editor? This is a mega serious issue on Windows 10 Home. On a Mac no problem, I tried to help a friend being on Windows 10 Home. For normal users having no clue of %ProgramData% etc. it's literally impossible go find the Exe File. Even I had serious problem until I found it, but I could not connect it to any other softwere, there were always strange error messages. Even the solution provided in does not help. It just does not work. The local windows user is a Standard user and has no admin right. And this is good like so. %ProgramData% has some hardcore access restrictions and that is also good like so. Changing here anything may ugly mess up the Windows 10 system. The provided solutions also expect Windows system admin skills and admin rights of the user, please forget solutions like that. It is a total design flaw in Affinity Photo 2. Please change that immediately, thanks. Q: Is it really necessary to mess with customers like so? Why the heck is the exe not located on the same place like Affinity Photo 1 is? That's really bad. Best regards, Roland
  8. Aligning elements from the toolbar with the Alignment button has a pre-selection of Last Selected. Whereas aligning elements with the Align Middle button has a pre-selection of Selection Bounds. Why is there a difference? Is it by design? Perhaps I am the only one primarily aligning elements to the last selected. So in my case over and over again I have to do two clicks instead of one.
  9. So, I posted elsewhere the problems with new installer . The SO CALLED option to install to another drive is terrible. Look that the MESS of a directory it creates It is important for a lot of COMPANIES and WORKFLOWS to have correct directory structures. The inability to INSTALL the APPS where you want is a massive problem for a lot of us in the GRAPHIC DESIGN world ( particularly in FILM ). I create graphics for movies and CONTRACT to many companies. I have had two notices this morning to stop using AFFINITY file formats and migrate to AI and EPS only. This is due to the NEW INSTALLER and they do not want to USE V2 because of it. Many of the companies and scripts and backups and a very strict workflow based on where things are and was the reason i was given. I just got away from finally use of ADOBE software. Now i have to start a SUBSCRIPTION again. This is a two fold issue in my case. FIRST off, I now need to spend more more money and go back to ADOBE . Two the companies are not PURCHASING V2 of AFFINITY Software ( one of the companies alone has 35 seats of the software ) .So now I have to output money for ADOBE and AFFINITY if i wish to keep using it. I love AFFINITY Software. Never had any complaints about what they have done or where they are going. BUT THIS IS A BIG SCREW UP in my eyes. We DON'T use ANY software that doesn't allow us a choice on where to INSTALL. PLEASE SERIF for those that are reading this and listening, Please give us the choice of the old installer and keep the users. Hope to hear something soon. Gary
  10. Hi! I bought Affinity V2 Universal License, and unfortunately I can't install any Affinity V2 product under Windows 10 Pro 21H2. I attach some screen shoots. Thanks for your help!. Windows specifications: Edition Windows 10 Pro Version 21H2 Installed on ‎8/‎28/‎2022 OS build 19044.2130 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0 Device specifications: Dell Precession 5510 Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6820HQ CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.70 GHz Installed RAM 32.0 GB System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
  11. So , Just went to install these programs and I CANNOT CHOOSE where to install them. Sorry to say this . BUT THIS IS BS. I don't have any programs installed on my C Drive. Its WINDOWS Only. This is massive oversight. Not to mention you haven't told anyone about this. I don't use APPS from the MICROSOFT STORE EVER. I bought this from SERIF. How do you install this to a different drive? I have a 1TB M.2 drive dedicated to programs for the sake of safety and backup. PLEASE LET ME KNOW how to fix this. Or i will be asking for a REFUND. NOT HAPPY> Gary
  12. I opened today a PDF created with pdfsharp 1.31x (ancient version) and the output was totally weird. All textframes were rotated by 180°, had spaces after every character, but were readable due to the fact, that horizontal scale and font size were negative. See image. Opening in Acrobat or Illustrator everything is fine. To get a normal PDF I have to save the file with Illustrator. I guess this is a problem caused by pdfsharp and not an Affinity problem, just wanted to show how software can create PDF.
  13. I converted shape to curves. and tried break curves some shapes i get odd shapes in end result what not do together original shape. circle i can cut nicely pieces as triangle and rectangle,callout ellipse,and heart but for example donut,gogwheel not. is not yet bug area becouse i dont know if miss understand something wrong i really want cut also them half using geometry tool and for example rectangle i also have weird things what i allready put bug side. But please transfer if possible if it is bug. example file shows what shapes for example get from donut.nice shapes but i want half donut. etc. I cannot use vector crop tool. is not suitable all things what i want do.
  14. Closing an image with the X-Button always meant to me aborting / discarding of actions / changes and closing the window. In the Develop Persona it gets more complicated. If you want to close the window with the image you'll get the warning "The current file is being developed. Please complete or cancel before closing the document.". Then you have to press the OK-Button (Action 1), then press the Cancel-Button (Action 2), then press the Yes-Button (Action 3). Pretty much action for simply closing a window and aborting everything in my opinion.
  15. Yesterday I was working on a project in Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 (on Windows 10 Pro) that required a simple table where one column needed to have a total cell showing the sum of the column values and I was surprised to find the the formula "=sum(B3:B20)" didn't work. After doing some searching in the forum it appears that at least early in its life, Affinity Publisher tables did not have the ability to use any formula. From my searches, I found references to AP being able to import Excel tables, but apparently cells with formula are imported only with the calculated value that was arrived at in Excel. If any cell values are subsequently changed in AP, the calculated cells will then show an incorrect value. Coming from years of use of PagePlus this seems to be a significant step backwards, but perhaps things have changed since the posts I found. Can someone please tell me whether there is a way to have formula work in tables in the current version of AP, and if not whether there is any known plans to add that functionality?
  16. Selection smoothing is way too strong always. how i can do very tiny smoothered border? i imagfined using these values using refine selection: Border width 0%,Smooth 0px,Feature 0px,Ramp 100%. but is not close at all. a nd tested other values as well no luck either. this prevew looks i think most close what i mean. and without antials shape is perfect but of course without smooth border but when i get smooth border is smotoh in way too large area is my problem. want somehing what is one pixel or such in thickness. there is example image made with gimp looks perfectly what i mean. is painful use multiple programs and now somehow gimp is unstable. and this selction is made its lasso tool. like how selection works otherways but smooth area is too BIG.
  17. SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH When I use brush tool it works like opacity is low i the middle and high on the edges - the lower hardness the higher opacity on the edges. It has already happened to me before, but it disappeared itself. I tried reinstalling but it didin't work. I use the latest version of Affinity Photo.
  18. HI All, I recently purchased all three programs and moved to Windows 10 OS. I have a new PC so I'm starting from scratch - installing fonts onto my system. I'm still using Adobe CS6 products while I transition to Affinity, I have a lot of print files (Magazines, Ads, Flyers etc.) which use specific fonts that I have to continue using so in order to move I have to be able to access the font files in Affinity. I have hundreds of fonts Truetype, Open Type and Postscript Type 1. The installed fonts all showed up in my Adobe Suite but not in Affinity? I use FontExpert to manage installs but I have also tried installing directly to Win10 fonts folder. The results are quite random. I get a different (Limited) selection of installed fonts each time I open a program - and never the full range of typeface options (Light, medium, regular, bold etc) Is there a setting I am missing to activate the installed fonts? Any solutions welcome? Thanks in advance
  19. Hi everyone, I've several documents which share a set of "brand" colours for text and shapes. I now need to change the colours across all the documents. I'm expecting that this may not be the only time I'm asked to do this so I'd like to rejig everything so that it can be done efficiently on the second and subsequent request. The history: for the first document I created a "base" document with a document palette and used (standard?) colours defined in it. No Global or Spot colours (yes, I know - silly me). I then copied this document as the basis for the others and built the contents for each one. Then came the client change requests. So I'm now in the position where I have several text frames and artistic text strings, for example, spread across several documents that are the wrong colour and need to be changed across all of them. From my understanding I think I need a Global Colour in an Application Palette. However, this seems to be impossible to create. I can create Standard Colours in an Application Palette but this isn't bound to the objects that use the colour, instead it appears that the colour is copied from the palette when first assigned and after that the object's colour is independent. Is my understanding correct? I feel that I've unwittingly painted myself into a corner with this one and that there is going to be a truck load of work applying these change requests. If anyone has any suggestions of how to ease the pain then I'd appreciate hearing them. (As an aside, is there any fully comprehensive documentation that explains how the palette system works in AD, apart from the online help?) I'm using the latest release of Affinity Designer on Windows10.
  20. Affinity Photo appears not to be releasing memory when an image file is closed, as shown in the attached video. The video opens with Affinity Photo having just been opened, with the memory used by AP shown in Task manager as 199.7MB. A 10,000 x 10, 000 px TIFF image is then opened which takes AP's memory use to 1,383,7MB. That file is then closed. I would have expected the memory used by AP to drop back to around the 200MB area, but it doesn't. It remains at 1,344.9MB My query is whether it should be doing this, and if not, whether it is only occurring on my system? Intel i7-2600 CPU @3.40GHz, 16GB RAM, GTX1050ti 4GB graphics Windows 10 (1909 build 18363.720) Affinity Photo 1.8.0.585 Affinity_Memory_Query.mp4
  21. As already described/discussed in the support questions, colours are displayed incorrectly when a monitor profile is active in the system. The problem can only be reproduced with Affinity Photo and does not show up in Adobe Lightroom, Chrome, FastRawViewer or Irfanview.
  22. Hi everybody, and thanks in advance. I've tried many ways (check forum, reinstall, reinstall in different folder, check issues with other software/drivers... new appdata folder..) but AD/AF/AP (only 1.10-->) still crashes suddenly after splash screen. The only way to work whit it is use previous versions. I don't know what to do anymore 🙄 Win 10 in good health, updated. Thx 😊 786c572b-edd9-48a4-b647-08925153bd2c.dmp 1de91a38-e711-4359-a8fc-8270fcc1b8dd.dmp
  23. After installing version 1.9.2 of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, I began experiencing UI display issues when interacting with UI controls. Attached are two images showing some of the issues encountered with Affinity Designer 1.9.2 on Windows 10. The display issues only occurs when interacting with UI elements containing text labels, such as menus, select lists, etc. The issues first presents when the UI element gains focus. Once focus moves to another UI element, sometimes the display is restored, other times it remains in a corrupt state (see second Document Setup Dialog image). The issue only occurs with Affinity Photo and Designer. I have not tried Affinity Publisher. The issue has not occurred in other Windows applications such as MS Excel, MS Word, JetBrains PhpStorm, Windows 10, or Adobe Acrobat. My OS is 64-bit Windows 10 Professional version 20H2 (OS build: 19042.1165). The issue does not occur with Affinity Designer 1.9.3 or Affinity Photo 1.9.3 on Mac OSX. I uninstalled version 1.9.2 and reinstalled the prior Windows versions and the problem now presents with the older versions as well. I thought it may be a Windows UI font is missing or corrupt, but I have not been able to identify which font(s) they may be. If I knew which fonts were used for the Affinity applications, I could check/test those fonts and reinstall them if missing/corrupt. Any other recommendations on resolving the issue would be appreciated!
  24. Can anyone help. I have used the Windows version of all the Affinity products for a number of years. I am moving to the Mac system but have a problem with using existing PC created files. All images are pixelated when opened on the Mac but still look okay on the PC. I use OneDrive with the Affinity Projects stored on each system which are synced , so its not a cloud problem. My pre Mac process was that I designed my work using two different PC's using the same OneDrive synch process and did not have a problem with files or images even though OneDrive had different paths. What am I doing wrong on my new Mac. Can anyone help me.
  25. Wouldn't it make sense to import from a template? I am partially wrong here. The import works with .aftemplate, but the file extension is not shown in the file filter.
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