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  1. I was curious to know if there are any hopes that down the road a python or some sort of scripting API will be available for Affinity Applications like Designer/Photo. Working in the film/vfx/games industry for over 10 years now, one of the biggest headaches is developing pipeline tools for Adobe applications due to their constraints and poor choice of Java implementation for API. I would love to see a modern API like python supported in Affinity applications. Thanks guys, keep up the great work!
  2. I wasn't sure where to post this idea, but here goes... I just saw this today. An open source app (midi2lr) that lets you control LR via a midi controller. The obvious benefits are that you can have a hardware or virtual (think IPad based) device with dedicated analog controls (sliders, buttons, toggles, etc.) custom tailored to interact with AP. Take a look here to see what I mean. http://petapixel.com/2015/08/12/midi2lr-an-open-source-app-that-lets-you-use-any-midi-controller-in-lightroom/ (video at bottom, 1'41") What a great interface for interacting with a photo editor! There seems to be 3 components needed: 1. AP API (possibly via the Extension specification?) 2. MIDI2LR (fork open source project to create MIDI2AP) 3. Midi controller. These range in price from $ - $$$. Is their a high-level API for AP to allow for this type of input? Maybe via an Extension? Not sure as I haven't been able to find any documentation around this specification. Here is another example showing LR being controlled with an inexpensive midi controller. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRwkDZguAQg (16'03") Thanks for your time. Thoughts?
  3. Hi sir. I can't import my LUT file (.cube) to my affinity photo for ipad. but when the same LUT i apply to lumafusion it work normally. please help me. in this time ill also upload my lut in .cube file bjorndale night.cube
  4. Good day, I will like to add this suggestion to the team of affinity developers. Can you guys give users access to an api or sdk so we can create plugins just for affinity. If this is made available to users, affinity will get more market ground at pull more creators, companies, freelance developers and school to the affinity products. I teach in a American University of Nigeria, and am pull students from adobe to affinity. Many have been asking for plugins and Ux related stuffs. I have ideas of plugins that will help UX designers to move to AD. Please answer this request. Thanks and have a wonderful day. @stokerg @admin @Adam
  5. When is a API/SDK for Affinity Designer happening so I can automate scripts to draw? Adobe Illustrator has one to create macros. Why doesn't Affinity have for the vector graphics drawing programming for macros? https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/illustrator/pdf/sdk/programmers-guide-2017.pdf
  6. Since Publisher currently does not support merging I was wondering what sort of options we would have for a workaround? Is there any documentation of the format of afpub? I was thinking I could potentially write a tool to generate a file that would walk a data source, create elements, size them and place them on pages, then apply the appropriate master page to the page. From there I could open it in Publisher and modify it appropriately. Alternatively is there (or will there be) api or plugin support where we could develop such a plugin independently? I am developing a Card game and being able to merge from my content source database (or csv export) would make this a perfect product.
  7. i will like to see a sdk or api system which will allow developer make plugins and hack for affinity products. i believe with this feature affinity products and awareness will grow faster and also we will see some amazing stuffs from user. please consider this so i can build some amazing stuff for prototyping . Thanks
  8. Hi, in Affinity there are nice tools to stack photos (focus, panorama, ...) :-) It is not possible to sent files from outside the program directly to this tools. But this would be nice, becaus of integration in Lightroolm and similar software. In the moment you can sent more photos to Affinity, but you are not able to use them in the stacking tools. Of cause, a "real" Lightroom integration would be the best for the workflow. For the moment it will help, if there will be a way to send photos to all tools in Affinity (and reimport the result). Regards Stephan
  9. Hello, Thanks to the team for this great tool that is Affinity designer ! This feature ( request ? ) could somehow be understood as the equivalent of brushes in Affnity Photo... The triangle tool and others ( Trapezoïd / Diamond etc...) are neat and really practical ! is there a possibility ( or any plans in the future ) to have an acces to build / add / customize other tools by myself and to add them to the UI? o- suppose i want to create a "logic gate diagram", i would have to use AND, OR, XOR ( and others ) gate symbols. - i could create a tool for each symbol - add handles to customize it ( radius, height etc.. ) as seen as the little red dot. - the description of each tool is a file that would be imported in Affinity designer. Many thanks for your consideration, for taking the time to read my request, and for this great App !
  10. As a programmer I doubt im the only one who'd enjoy having the power and complexity of Affinity Photo as a library for image editing programically. Say making a image classification network and using this for preprocessing. You already have most of this made as its highly likely your GUI just calls methods from some proprietary library you bundle with your software, so why not just document it and let ppl that pay for your products use it in our code? of course have a TOS that dont allow us to make another photo editor using your library but it would be nice to have for doing preproccessing or other fun projects. Like a discord bot to apply some fun visual effects to images users upload. If you ask me this would give you a new market to advertise to, the developer market, a market that is lacking in comptitision for minimal work. Sorry for my bad english Im dyslextic
  11. Not sure if this has been addressed: It it would significantly improve the AP app experience if users could create tailored workflows easily and then batch process multiple shots using AP and Workflow, together with other suppported photo apps, to automate the current tedious one-photo-at-a-time procedure. I would be happy to help with the development of this feature, as it would greatly benefit many photogs I know who are interested in making the switch from traditional PC laptops to the iPad Pro.
  12. I've recently bought Affinity Designer and it's a great tool - but it lacks one extremely important feature: A plugin API of some sort. Currently there is no way I know of to add any kind of custom functionality to it. A plugin API would add the great benefit of making it relatively easy to automate common tasks. Also, you guys can focus more on bigger and more important features if we can create plugins for small features by ourselves. I'd suggest using an already available scripting language like JavaScript for creating plugins. Especially JS would be a great language for such a thing because of the huge amount of already existing JS libraries for almost everything you need. As for the API itself, the following features would be great: - Accessing and modifying the properties of elements - Data persistence (Adding custom information to documents. These should be kept even when opened on a computer that the plugin is not installed on) - Filesystem access (needs to be permitted for each plugin by the user. This would provide more/better security) - Network access (also needs to be enabled by the user) You could add some sort of marketplace for plugins, as suggested before. This would let you check plugins for any malicious code and would enable you to gain some extra income.
  13. A small introduction: Technical Director at a Visual Effects and Photo Retouching house called www.taylorjames.com - I truly believe I work with some of the very best Photoshop artists in the world. I will be aiming to move them over to Affinity Photo once the feature are at parity and we can do things in AP that we can't do in PS. The native support for EXR with data-windows is a big improvement on PS for one! Mixing bit depths is great, masks within masks is amazing! I can see a point in the future when we look back at Photoshop and wonder how on earth we did it! We work on a lot of high end products and a huge amount of automotive work which can be immensely repetitive and benefits massively from tools we've created over the years. Working with CGI generated images we create a huge amount of data, images are often composed of many layers and using scripted tools we can layer up all the images and put them on the appropriate blending modes and into the right folders. I want to be able to design my own tools to make custom contact sheets and reviewing tools and automatically be able to tag layers with custom attributes and notes so we can make automated tools for updating layers and layer comps procedurally! I'd love to see a nice powerful scripting API that allows us to change any property, add layers, adjustments, run tools, open/close files etc... Some of what may seem like the simplest things in Photoshop are amazingly complex! Try to close a layer group in PS using Javascript, it requires creating a new folder which is closed and copying the layers into it and then deleting the old folder as there is no .isOpen folder property! There is an incredible community of script writers out there who will make amazing tools for your software! Check www.scriptspot.com and www.maxplugins.de see what was made for 3dsmax, it's kept an old software running for 25 years! I'm not the biggest Python fan (pretty much because of the indentation rules) but it makes sense to use it and take advantage of the PyQT framework, which I'm hoping you have used to build your application? Congrats on an excellent product, I'm seeing a huge amount of people shout about it loudly which is always a true test and hopefully reduces your marketing budget! I'll be buying my own license to do my own photography work at home too. Regards Dave
  14. Hey, I've just purchased the Affinity Designer program to see if I could make the transition from Illustrator. So far I'm impressed! However, one of the programs I love using with Illustrator is Rightfont They have a one-click and drag & drop functionality that speeds up my workflow immensely. I got in touch with them to ask why they didn't have the functionality and if they planned to implement it. Their response was: It would be fantastic to have this across all your products - especially the upcoming Publisher application. Any chance of reaching out to them and making it happen? Thanks!
  15. Hi all! I know you guys are very very busy prepping for the next full version of Affinity software to be available to customers in the Mac App Store, so this is by no means a biggy issue. I was just wondering if it could be possible in the future to have an automatic or manual upload button within AP (maybe AD as well?) to the online photo hosting service SmugMug? In case you are curious, here are a few links: SmugMug online hosting service SmugMug API (home) Third-party uploaders, downloaders, migration tools and utilities Thank you for your time and keep up the extraordinary work! You make an awesome team! :wub:
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