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  1. On opening, the dialogue for the HSL Adjustment has the Picker button greyed out, and if one wants to use the picker to select a specific color from the image, they have first to select a color group. I don't understand why this extra step is necessary. If the Picker button was not greyed out, one could select EITHER a color group, OR the Picker..
  2. Hello, I am having repeat difficulty rendering panorama's since latest update to 1.7.3.481 Continual repeat crash when rendering panorama's (regardless 50-350photos each) PC Specs: i5, 4670k, 4.1ghz (water cooled, temps under 75 Celcius when 100% cpu) 32gb DDR3 / 1600 (XMP 2400) Raid 0 2x1tb Windows/Program Raid 10 4x4tb (Source folder's) 4tb Spare drive (stand alone) RX590 8gb "fatboy series" AMD Video Card. 3x Benq 24" Displays (1920x1080). Windows 10 Latest updates. All drivers thoroughly up to date. Page file not on Raids, just the spare 4tb. Affinity Photo, i've set for 8, 16, or 24gb's (it uses upwards to 28gb's if I max it of the original ram, before page). Still same issue. Right now I have 4x "pano" source folders, (1,2,3, & 4). All Source files are JPG/ Taken by Samsung S8+ 13mp each I believe. Folder 1: 355 Jpegs, Total 2.19gb Folder 2: 310 Jpegs, Total 1.98gb Folder 3: 276 Jpegs, Total 1.53gb Folder 4: 116 Jpegs, Total 723mb (0.72gb ish) I've tried a catch all at once, toss them all in and see. What is found, then render. I've tried separately to just do folder 4, or 3, etc, smallest first I figured... It can get to the preview part, but when rendering... after a few hours the app fully exits/crashes. I've monitored on Task manager. The drive/memory/cpu and some GPU is used. I'm grasping at straws here. I have done the intel raid check. 0 errors entirely. I've defragged thoroughly. I've trimmed startup apps, scheduled tasks, etc. Literally minimized to maximized performance. I've even set priority of affinity photo to "above normal" I'll happily adjust or customize settings further if any theories help. I recognize panorama's take TIME. I know this thoroughly. I check back every few hours to see progress pro/con. If anyone has suggestions/idea's, hugely appreciated. What else is needed here to proceed/gain support, but proactively in the right direction? - RMLeLoup P.S. Thanks in advance for the thorough read. Edit: Updated version #, Edit 2: How do I get a "crash report" ? If needed, i'll attach, and upload samples if required also. (Have 185/185 fiber/unlim, happy to ts, don't mind)
  3. I don't know if anyone else is having the same problem, but since the last update both Photo and Affinity have been crashing. I have never had any issue before, but now I dread the "not responding" half way through something. I have sparked it up again this morning and 5 minutes later it is "not responding". I can't wait for the next update because I fear for my sanity. Would it cause a problem with the program if I uploaded a previous version? Many thanks
  4. So I pretty much tried reinstalling affinity, clearing, reinstalling windows, updating windows, everything... Affinity photos and designer both give me this error when I try to save or export something. I'm on windows 10, 16G RAM, 500G SSD (33G free space), Intel 17-8550U CPU, and a GeForce graphics card
  5. I downloaded a newer update I was notified of and every time I tried, it fails. I uninstalled completely the older, WORKING, version of both Designer and Photo, and both keep failing install. I deleted the updated exe files, downloaded them again, still failing to install. I'm getting very frustrated because I just want to use my programs and design something already! Any help is very much appreciated! Thank you.
  6. Hi Folks, one question: i exported a 2 page testfile pdf with pulisher. Even though the 2 pages have the same the content elements/type (cause i copied them), in the exported pdf the right/second page has sharp text, the left page on the other hand is pixelated. What i am doing wrong:-)? Greetings from Germany Jo 20190925_Broschuere_148x148_2TEST.afpub 20190925_Broschuere_148x148_2TEST.pdf
  7. We are pleased to announce an update for the Windows release of Affinity Designer, version 1.7.3 Changes in this Build The changes in Affinity Designer for Windows 1.7.3 (over the last release Affinity Designer 1.7.2) are as follows: Fixes: Fixed crash when entering Export Persona/Slices Panel Fixed Corner tool handle appearance Fixed path text incorrectly snapping to original position Fixed ABR import crash Fixed PSD import crash with embedded ICC profiles with non-ASCII names Fixed Transform panel behaviour when transforming a sheared object with aspect lock Fixed export of layered TIFF sporadically saving invalid text data Fixed crash when install location contains a non-ASCII character Fixed crash at startup (due to initialising crash reporter) Updated translations. Earlier changes and fixes in 1.7.x added since 1.6 (including the new 1.7 features) are listed in some detail in this earlier update announcement. This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Designer Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum. UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (free for existing customers) The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Designer). If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Designer for Windows) can be downloaded from this link (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key). If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.
  8. We are pleased to announce an update for the Windows release of Affinity Publisher, version 1.7.3 Changes in this build The changes in Affinity Publisher for Windows 1.7.3 (over the last release Affinity Publisher 1.7.2) are as follows: Text Handling Pasting text could replace unselected text under certain circumstances. Text frames wrapping around other text frames only use z-order if both have wrap. Fix for Text on a Path handle snapping / jumping. (Win) Character page dropdowns not working when using select tool. Print and Export (Mac) Fix for crash printing CMYK documents with Embedded RGB documents. (Mac) PDF Export: Allow advanced features checkbox was missing. General Fix for masked adjustment groups drawing incorrectly. Fixed odd behaviour with transform panel adjusting size of sheared objects. (Win) Fix for failures when installed to folder with a non-ANSI path. Fixed failure to import .ABR brushes. Fixes for stability issues that have been logged with us. Plus Translation and Help updates. This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Publisher Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum. UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers) The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Publisher). If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Publisher for Windows) can be downloaded from this link (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key). If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.
  9. I recently bought the Affinity Designer Work book. In the pages there are resources that I'm supposedly allowed to access and it is written such as: example.afdesign Does anyone know where I'm supposed to get access to this? I'm on windows also and I have the Windows beta version for Affinity. Would really appreciate it! Thanks!
  10. I bought all 3 Affinity Windows products directly from you, because I didn't know there was a Windows store option. Windows store updates are so much more convenient than a) open app, b) see 'update' message, c) click link and wait for download, d) launch downloaded file, e) click 'yes, update' button, e) click 'done' button. I have a bunch of Windows store apps, and they all get updated for me without fuss (just like my two Affinity iPad apps do). PLEASE let me switch licenses without buying all 3 apps again!
  11. Hi, Affinity Team. I have a suggestion for a program of Affinity series. A program of Animation frame by frame. I'd love to that idea. I hope you like! Yours sincerely, Lucas.
  12. Hi there, I am using the Affinity suite on Windows 10 and currently have to deal with an very annoying GUI issue. Since I use a 4k monitor, my windows uses a desktop scaling factor of 150%. Sadly, Affinity, doesn't seem to respect that entirely and displays tool buttons in a very tiny way that makes it nearly impossible for me to use them. Is there any scale setting that I could use to force scaling of this part of the UI here?
  13. We are pleased to announce a major update for the Windows release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.2 Changes in this build The changes in Affinity Photo for Windows 1.7.2 (over the last release Affinity Photo 1.7.1) are as follows: New Features and Improvements: Tweaks to Crop tool. 'Absolute Size' has been renamed to 'Resample', and the 'Unconstrained' units defaults to the document units, as well as allowing the user to change the units for the crop creation. Added more lens correction data. Added TGA export support Improved Photoshop plugin support (more to come in the future). Re-added support for CRW metadata Improved font matching of unknown fonts when importing PDF Allow .icm profiles, as well as *.icc Enabled import of ICC profiles when there is no document Improved performance of adjusting sliders in Develop Persona Added Remove White Matte and Remove Black Matte to the Filters menu Added an option to use the version 1.6 shadows/highlights filter Improved performance of editing live filters Simplified crop tool drag-to-crop behaviour Improved Healing brush. Changed selection refinement to be the same as in version 1.6. Added Select menu to Export Persona. Added JXR file associations. Fixes Fixed Develop White Balance with linear profiles Fixed rasterising groups with live filters inside Fixed flood select to work on placed images Fixed import of ABR brush files to skip any corrupt brushes Fixed text in shapes ignoring bounds when exporting selection Fixed incorrect rendering of text when exporting a PDF with embedded PSD Fixed PDF export of non-breaking hyphens Changed selection of first letter in bulleted list to not include the bullet Fixed failure to apply 'liga' near end of line Fixed text justification failing to split ligatures Fixed PDF export of text with ligatures to embed the font (as many browsers don't support ligatures unless the font is embedded) Fixed bullet and number lists not allowing single characters Fixed export settings not getting saved Fixed occasional crash when printing Fixed soft hyphen in a word prevents it from being added to the spelling dictionary Fixed DNG imports with severe chromatic aberration Changed PSD import of background layers to correctly render blend modes Fixed sporadic crash in Batch processing Fixed rendering issues with Live Filters Fixed possibility of Develop Crop resulting in non-whole pixels Fixed certain CMYK JPEG opening at 72 DPI Fixed Drag and Drop of a file twice causing the file to remain locked Restored TIFF 'fff' support Fixed crashes when attempting to load truncated files Fixed failure to connect to Unsplash on Windows 7 and 8.1 Fixed Resize Document Prevent macros from recording Tone Mapping or Develop Cancelling the Crop Tool remembers the initial "drag to crop" state Fixed crash with Clone Brush (current layer and below) Fixed Image not clipping correctly when Reveal is enabled Fixed Lightroom data being stripped from Capture One XMP output Fixed saving a Jpeg replacing the Subject field EXIF Property with the Title Fixed EXIF Color Space property not matching new ICC Profile when exporting Fixed 32-bit images (and RAWs in Develop) appearing darker for people with HDR monitors Fixed Procedural Texture Up/Down onscreen modifier arrows next to the value field do not apply the value Fixed changing DPI using Anchor to Page resizes document Fixed pressing Esc during a colour pick operation hides the cursor over menu items Fixed Effects panel negatively affecting performance Fixed wrong document dimensions when switching document units Fixed 360 images losing their 360 functionality after being exported. Fixed crash when installing a new font. Fixed new fonts failing to appear when several thousand fonts have been installed. Fixed yellow colour cast opening some DNGs, such as converted Canon EOS 6D CR2 files. Fixed hang when pressing ESC to cancel Navigator panel Movement. Fixed Styles missing labels when using grid view. Fixed inability to assign Backspace key as a shortcut. Fixed Studio panel group gets disconnected after switching Personas. Fixed import of JXR 16-bit half float documents properly. Fixed Crop tool Reveal. Fixed help errors Earlier changes and fixes in 1.7.x since 1.6 (including the new 1.7 features) are listed in some detail in this earlier update announcement. This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Photo Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum. UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers) The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Photo). If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Photo for Windows) can be downloaded from this link. (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key). If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.
  14. With photo version 1.7.2 (Windows), dialog boxes for adjustment layers open in the lower right corner of the image area. However, if I attempt to move them, they snap to the very top of the screen. When I attempt to move them from this position, they immediately snap back to the top of the screen. However, if I move them to a separate monitor, they stay where I move them. The same is true for live filter dialogs.
  15. We are pleased to announce a major update for the Windows release of Affinity Publisher, version 1.7.2 Changes in this Build The changes in Affinity Publisher for Windows 1.7.2 (over the last release Affinity Publisher 1.7.1) are as follows: Spread Setup Grids can now be set up independently for different spreads or master spreads. Spread grids now taken from applied master unless overridden. Grid Gutters re-instated. Tools Fixes issues reparenting when dragging selections between spreads Fixed issue with Vector Crop tool creating multiple crops under some circumstances Fixed possible crash after cancelling multiple image placement Fixed performance issues with 'Lock Children' in some instances (Win) Fix for issue using drag/drop to open the same file twice Text Words with soft hyphens can now be added to the spelling dictionary correctly Fix for Hyperlinks not exporting if intersecting page bounds Fixed text entry issues with US International Keyboard Fixed copy / paste from MSWord not always selecting RTF format Fixed issues with drag / drop and Master Page text Fixes for pinning / unpinning objects within Master Page text Fixes for Pinned objects and Path Text Text wrapping performance improvements Text wrapping around other Text Frames now honours z-order Text wrapping fixed for thin lines Apostrophes causing spelling errors / auto-correct issues Fixed issue preserving fields, index marks etc when correcting spelling Text Style Editor fixes Fix for some fonts not showing underline / strikeout List of used font families for current document does not refresh automatically Fix to prevent creation of 'ghost' pinned objects leading to possible document corruption Fixed issues with Edit Text Style / Bullets and Numbering panel Fixed crash rendering Text Styles panel with large right indent Fixed crash breaking path text curve for open curves Fixed error copy / pasting Text Styles that could cause crash Overlapping text frames now respect Ignore text wrap when wrapping around each other Fix for Optical Alignment ignoring Tabs Text selection highlight no longer includes generated list text Fixed bug that could fail to apply OpenType features near end of line Changing letter spacing now splits ligatures correctly Fix for issue unpinning pinned nodes in pinned nodes Fixed Pinned Node status not updating correctly when changed on Master Page Fixed positioning issues when unpinning nodes Hyphenation fixes (Win) Fixed Text Style Editor Category Selection issue introduced in last beta (Win) Fix for changing font size if text selection contains a pinned image (Win) Text Styles Panel - hyphenation setting is not reflected correctly (Win) Font handling improvements, new fonts not recognised if many fonts installed, instability when installing a missing font (Mac) Fixes for Japanese input using IME Tables Fixes issues resizing table cells from Table Panel Fixed layout issues in Table Format panel Fixed crash selecting tables on different pages Fixed issues with table growing when copy and pasting between table cells Pages / Sections / TOC Fixed crash from two differing definitions of default TOC style name Fixed document sections drifting when the the document model was changed Master pages creation was incorrect after changing the document model to single pages Fixed issue updating page thumbnails in some cases Resources Linked Image previews were not colour managed in Resource Manager Replacing a linked image with an embedded document could move the object Fix for failure to reload linked resources correctly under some circumstances Fix for slower performance with Resource Manager open Linked resources were always updating when a document was re-opened Fix for 'Locate missing resources' on file open failing Replace image was always creating a linked resource Resource Manager was showing incorrect image size for some stock images (Win) Allow .icm profiles as well as .icc - they are the same thing Import / Export Fix for failure to load colour in certain SVGs causing crash Export to PDF of a previously opened PDF could channel invert JPEG images Fixed 'Preview export when complete' applicable for PDF only Added TGA export support DocX import using File > Place was ignoring styles if no frame previously selected Other DocX import fixes for specific files PDF Import fixes for specific files PDF Export - Date format in Info now locale dependent Bleed control moved to 'More' options or removed for export formats where it is less relevant PDF Import: Improved Font Substitution suggestions when opening PDFs etc PDF and Vector Export: Fixed issue with Embedded Documents and Adjustments PDF Export: Fixed Bleed not being saved in export profiles PDF Export: Fix for unwanted clipping when text nodes exported 'as selection' PDF Export: Fixed export of non-breaking hyphens PDF Export: Avoid font preflight warnings when embedding TrueType CIDFonts PDF Export: Web preset now embeds all fonts. Many browsers don't support ligatures unless the font is embedded and so render incorrectly. (Win) WMF import fix for specific file (Win) Custom print profile not saving/restoring all settings Printing Fix for Empty Picture Frames being erroneously output to Print (Win) Fixed occasional crash when printing (Mac) Fixed issue printing CMYK documents on older OSX e.g. Yosemite 10.10. (Mac) Typing '0' in Pages under Range and Scale in Print dialog causes crash (Mac) Tiled and N-Up options in Print dialog can't be directly edited StudioLink / Interop Implemented 'Edit in Publisher' for Designer and Photo (Win) Photo - Creating a mask from selection now accounts for bleed settings Misc Find and Replace with Paragraph style was only applying style to found text rather than whole paragraph Fix for ArtText not showing as selected if no fill is applied Help updates Translation updates (Win) Pantone categories are now alphabetically sorted. (Win) Asset names are no longer cut off in list view (Win) Object styles are no longer missing labels when using Grid View (Mac) Page outlines not always visible with white pasteboard (Mac) Fixed crash starting app from folders containing '/' This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Publisher Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum. UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers) The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Publisher). If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Publisher for Windows) can be downloaded from this link (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key). If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.
  16. When I watch video training, I note that the dialogs on the Mac are different from those on Windows. Would it be possible to post a list of the differences and an explanation as to why? Thanks, -dmd-
  17. Hello! Found an unpleasant permanent bug. If you have several arbords (there can be a lot of them in a real project) So if you move (for example, by chance) the left upper artboard (apparently from which other artboards begin to receive coordinates), then everything breaks down, all artboards get fractional values of their coordinates. Now I know this pattern, and I struggle with it like this: 1. I create an empty artboard on the left somewhere, block it 2. All the other arbords I create right / below it affinity 1.7.0.367 win Watch the video artboard_fail.mp4
  18. We are pleased to announce a major update for the Windows release of Affinity Designer, version 1.7.2 Changes in this Build The changes in Affinity Designer for Windows 1.7.2 (over the last release Affinity Designer 1.7.1) are as follows: New Features and Improvements: Added TGA export support Improved font matching of unknown fonts when importing PDF Re-enabled gutters Changed "Edit all layers" to control whether we re-parent objects when dragging across artboards Improved WMF import Added missing Select menu to Export Persona. Allow .icm profiles, as well as *.icc Improvements to hyphenation rules Fixes: Fixed path text handles loading incorrectly Fixed hang when breaking the curve of path text Fixed crash copy and pasting text styles Fixed import of ABR brush files to skip any corrupt brushes Fixed text in shapes ignoring bounds when exporting selection Fixed incorrect rendering of text when exporting a PDF with embedded PSD Fixed PDF export of non-breaking hyphens Changed selection of first letter in bulleted list to not include the bullet Fixed failure to apply 'liga' near end of line Fixed text justification failing to split ligatures Fixed PDF export of text with ligatures to embed the font (as many browsers don't support ligatures unless the font is embedded) Fixed bullet and number lists not allowing single characters Fixed sporadic crash on user's file Fixed export settings not getting saved Fixed occasional crash when printing Fixed soft hyphen in a word prevents it from being added to the spelling dictionary Fixed crash when installing a new font. Fixed new fonts failing to appear when several thousand fonts have been installed. Fixed hang when pressing ESC to cancel Navigator panel Movement. Fixed clipped Asset names in list view. Fixed Styles missing labels when using grid view. Fixed inability to assign Backspace key as a shortcut. Fixed Studio panel group gets disconnected after switching Personas. Fixed certain CMYK JPEG opening at 72 DPI Fixed Drag and Drop of a file twice causing the file to remain locked Restored TIFF 'fff' support Fixed crashes when attempting to load truncated files Fixed crash due to failure to load some colours in SVG Fixed performance degradation when transforming objects with Lock Children enabled Fixed crash when duplicating symbol with Appearance Panel visible Fixed EXIF Color Space property not matching new ICC Profile when exporting Fixed 32-bit images appearing darker for people with HDR monitors Fixed Appearance panel negatively affecting performance Fixed crash after escaping right-click menu in Crop Tool presets Fixed changing DPI using Anchor to Page resizes document Fixed pressing ESC during a colour pick operation hides the cursor over menu items Fixed pressing ESC whilst dragging an asset out will stop any further assets from being added Fixed Effects panel negatively affecting performance Fixed wrong document dimensions when switching document units Fixed crash importing PDF with empty paths Earlier changes and fixes in 1.7.x since 1.6 (including the new 1.7 features) are listed in some detail in this earlier update announcement. This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Designer Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum. UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (free for existing customers) The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Designer). If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Designer for Windows) can be downloaded from this link (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key). If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.
  19. Hello, I am wondering if there is any way to pan the canvas with my finger. I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which has a touch screen. I also use Phase One Capture One and Clip Studio Paint. Within both of these applications you can pan the canvas with your finger without needing to change tools. This is a quick and natural gesture, it does not matter what tool is selected and does not require any modification key presses, nor does it require I remove my pen away from its hover state. For clarification, the finger is for panning and the pen or mouse is used for brushing. Does Affinity Photo for Windows 10 offer this feature as I've explained? Is this a feature being looked into for inclusion? Thanks.
  20. I'm on Affinity Photo v.1.7.1.404 with Windows 10.1093. For the last week or two, I've noticed that I can't open my older .afphoto files (not older than 1.6) anymore that have layers in them. I have stored most on an external hard drive. I've tested trying to copy to C: drive, but I get the same fault. On clicking open, the attached error messages flashes across the image, which I can see is loaded in the background. The dialogue closes and the file remains unopened. Please assist asap as I need access to my work.
  21. My main computer is a Windows 10nmachine attached to which I have a synology network attached storage. My main processing and document storage including backup is handled by the above. I also use an iPad Pro which is wonderful for when off site. Transferring files, especially large .afphoto type files is a tedious business. My current solution is to go via a small amount of ipad cloud and use the windows icloud app. But I also use Luma Fusion as a video editor on my iPad. That can open files from and save files to the windows/synology system over wifi. It is much cleaner and quicker. Could the same be done for Affinity Products? I understand the audioshare iPad app has a similar capability Regards Graham Rabbitts
  22. When I try to use Publisher I find a properties box gets stuck to the top left corner, obscuring the file menu option. I try to drag it using the mouse but it will not move. some times part of the box is off the top of the screen. Resizing Publisher or dragging Publisher to my other screen has no effect. How do I deal with this?
  23. I own both Affinity Designer and Photo on Windows and am looking to buy Publisher. Affinity Photo was bought through the Microsoft Store and Designer was bought directly from Serif's webshop. I was wondering if buying Publisher from the Microsoft Store would still let StudioLink work with Designer given that it isn't from the Microsoft Store also?
  24. We are pleased to announce a major update for the Windows release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.1 Changes in this build The changes in Affinity Photo 1.7.1 (for Windows) over the recent release Affinity Photo 1.7.0 are as follows: Fixed slow develop speeds Fixed sporadic crash with HSL range control Removed limits to shadows highlights effects Avoid over saturated shadows and washed out highlights New curve for highlights filter applied to bounded pixel formats Remap shadows and highlights slider ranges Avoid weird white balance for some old Sony cameras Fixed hang when scrolling through Slices panel Fixed custom panel height being reset on app start Fixed Gradient Colour selection closing popup immediately Reduced file sizes when starting from an image Allow selection changes during denoise filter preview Fixed crash when adding mask nodes (via assistant) when a quick mask is enabled Fixed crash when pressing Esc during a floating panel drag Removed resize gripper when the Status bar is visible Added double click to Assign/Convert profile dialog Fixed Denoise live filters when applying to renderer mask Fixed bounded formats Shadows / Highlights filter to leave the max channel value fixed Switched off split view when changing to a live filter Fixed crash when adding live filters with a Quick Mask Fixed Mixer brush crash Fixed sporadic crash with HSL adjustment Removed CR3 file type, as we don't support it yet Fixed Posterise adjustment Fixed Develop Noise Reduction Luminance Details slider defaulting to -3% Added Focal Length to EXIF panel Fixed Selection Refinement only working once per document Fixed Checking and unchecking bottom layer in stack moves everything to the left Fixed switching documents with Live Filterdialog open locks app Fixed Threshold adjustment parameter does accepting typed values Fixed 32-Bit Preview panel being clipped when upgrading from 1.6 Fixed CMYK Colour profile setting the Grey profile to empty Fixed Noise not being applied on a gradient stop colour Fixed crashes in History and Layers panel Fixed brush preview outline still present when colour picking with Alt+click Enabled Resize document to work withphysical units Fixed EPS "Export text as curves" checkbox being disabled Fixed PDF export of RGB documents in greyscale documents Fixed sporadic crash on print Added preference for opening documents in a new floating container Fixed Adjustments thumbnails in the Layerspanel are not being updated Fixed failure in 1.7.0 to read custom keyboard shortcuts. Changes in 1.7.0 since 1.6.5 The changes in Affinity Photo for Windows 1.7.0 over the last Affinity Photo patch 1.6.5 (1.6.5 PK) are as follows: EDR Added support for EDR displays to Photo. When editing a 32-bit document. Brushes Photo 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush. The brush engine in Photo has been improved. Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring. Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance. Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control. All brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request. Fixed ABR brush import (would ignore "random" controllers). RAW The RAW processing engine in Photo has been rewritten - producing better results and improved performance. RAW files now load much more quickly. Reimplemented support for XTrans sensors. The denoise algorithm has been rewritten. It produces better results and takes advantage of the new GPU architecture. Hot pixel removal is now automatically performed by the Serif Labs engine. Profiled lens correction are more stable, apply more quickly, and can be toggled in the Develop UI. The histogram in the Develop persona is now presented in the output colour space - as opposed to always being linear. Develop now respects the output profile when previewing. Show which autofocus rectangles were in focus and which were selected by the camera (yellow, green respectively). A large number of new cameras are supported for RAW development (we will provide a list of the new supported cameras as soon as possible!). Filters New “Procedural Texture” filter with advanced presets support. New “Voronoi” filter. Denoise, Clarity and Shadows / Highlights filters have been rewritten (using technology from the Develop Persona). More filters are now available as Live Filters - including the new Procedural Texture filter. Live filters have been rewritten to improve performance - especially when multiple filters are used in a document. Improved Polar to Rectangular and Rectangular to Polar filters. Added round dot type to the halftone filter. New “Lens Correction” filter - apply lens correction from the built-in lens database. Bilateral blur accuracy improvements. Adjustments The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls. The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request. The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten. PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved. The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider. Layers Layers Panel - added option for transparent background for thumbnails. Layers Panel - added multiple thumbnail size options. Layers Panel- added ability to tag layers with a colour - including PSD round-trip. Allow adding an empty group from the Layer menu. New “Duplicate Selection” item in Layer menu (old behaviour). Duplicate now duplicate the whole layer ignoring pixel selection. Alt / Option is now used to make a pixel selection from layer luminance. You can now also hold shift to add the result to the current selection. Hide / Show / Show All Layers options in layers menu. Ability to either rasterise or rasterise and trim a layer. Previously recorded macros will trim. Selections Significant improvements to selection refinement. When using selection tools with no pixel selection, default to New / Add as appropriate. Added “Alpha Similarity” to Select Sampled Colour tool. Tools Grouped tool shortcuts now default to needing the shift key held to cycle (option in preferences). The Crop tool has been rewritten - it now supports resolution changes, absolute pixel size and has a much improved preset mechanism. The Sponge Brush tool now gives more correct / pleasant results. Allow brush rotate / size key changes while dragging. Added a “Reveal Canvas” checkbox to the crop tool - defaults to off. Added new “Transform object separately” mode into Move tool. A general tools overhaul has been performed - providing editing of grids, guides, page origin, across multiple tools (not just in the Move tool) Patch tool now supports arrow keys for rotate / scale. All brush tools can now be axis constrained once brush has started - not just the pixel tool. History “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Photo will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done. The History page now has an “advanced” mode - which shows thumbnails and time info. I/O HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Photo. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed. TIFF export now has user selectable compression method. Added support for 12bit TIFF files. Introduced new metadata mining - completely rewritten to improve performance, flexibility and correctness. Metadata is now dynamically synchronised with your document - so if you resize then export, the values will be correct. Added Focal Length to metadata summary view. Added a button in general preferences to open a folder from which Photo will read LensFun-style XML files - if users wish to add / experiment with their own lens profiles. Support 16bit CMYK TIFF import. General New ability to control how macros are scaled / aligned when playing back. Added an “Assets” panel to Photo. New cube setup mode for grids. Add “Fill with Primary / Secondary” to the Edit menu for fast access. The batch process dialog now fully supports expressions for height and width - available constants are “w”, “h” and “dpi”. “Lock guides” added to menus. Support for drag dropping .afstyles into Photo. Support for drag dropping .afpalette into Photo. Photo now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request. A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added. New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quick operations on clipping masks etc. The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved. New provider options have been added to the stock panel - support for Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay. All of these providers offer full-resolution stock imagery which is free to use. Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features. Significant stability improvements when working on non-local files (network shares, USB drives, etc.). Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes. Huge macro and batch processing improvements. New welcome screen layout and all new samples. Numerous other bug fixes - too many to list!? This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Photo Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum. UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers) For purchases from the Affinity Store: Each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer any available update, or it can be downloaded from here. The new build will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. Alternatively you can log into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the download button in there. For purchases from the Microsoft Store: These are done automatically by the operating system (next time you start the application)
  25. I've just started the trial for Affinity Photo, having heard a lot of good things about it, and I've been loving it for the most part except for the fact that in several areas it's destroying my workflow and efficiency, so I wanted to ask if I'm doing things wrong being used to Photoshop and all that. I'm working and testing Affinity Photo on an 8MP pixel art image, and I've noticed that compared to the file import on Photoshop the result is quite blurry (see attachment). After some fiddling around I found out that on AP the problem comes from drag & dropping the image on the canvas: if I drag & drop the file it turns out like the chest in the right half; if I place the file it turns out like the one in the left half. Both are at their native resolution, and both are imported as Images. Opening the menu and selecting place for every single asset is quite lengthy and workflow destructive. Is there a way to emulate the placement while drag & dropping from the file manager? Shouldn't it work the same way? Am I doing something wrong or is it a bug? The 2nd most damning problem I have is with the clone tool: I'm working on a very structured file with hundreds of layers and subgroups, and one of the feature I used the most in Photoshop is the clone tool mode that allows selection from all layers, both above and below the currently active layer. Is this a feature that can be added in AP? Addendum 2: while working on it some more I noticed another pretty damning issue while working with pixel art. Applying a rotation to any object it starts getting blurry due to the diagonal approximation, but the ridiculous thing is that in 90° the image doesn't get back to crisp, only 180°. So, while in theory a turn left/right shouldn't involve any resampling, it actually does, which is quite problematic. (Solution to this seems to be View > Snapping Manager > Enable snapping and Force pixel alignment, though it still feels kind of wrong to interpolate on simple 90° turns?) Addendum 1: is there a way, while drag & dropping files into the canvas, to automatically place it in the current group/subgroup instead of automatically place it as the top layer? That's another thing that works while Place'ing, but doesn't while dragging files from Explorer (didn't test it on a Mac yet, I don't know if the behaviour also happens with Finder). Finally, not really related to pixel art, is a question related to PDFs. In Photoshop while importing from a PDF you have a thumbnail preview of the pages where you can select them and then import those pages only. I see that AP can do mostly the same but has no thumbnail available, so the user must know the page range beforehand. Is there a way to do it on the fly while visually scanning the document or do I have to stick to CS6 for that? I'm loving AP so far, with these couple exceptions: it runs butter smooth, is very efficient, tries to stay out of the way during creative work… everything I was looking for!
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