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  1. Are there any plans to add scripting support? I notice there is no Applescript library at all but am interested to know if there are plans to add Applescript or perhaps Javascript support. Virtually everything we do as far as creating PDFs, packaging, placing images and text, formatting, proofing, sending pages to print etc is done via script. Tagged text goes hand-in-hand with scripting so I think this needs to also be supported.
  2. I find the fields feature to be very useful, but it would also be useful to be able to be able to define your own custom fields.
  3. I love it if there was a way to script affinity products. JavaScript or Lua or anything really. Ideally all features would be scriptable so I could use Affinity to generate stuff or build actions or load/export a bunch of files. I don't need personally need a UI to get started though I'm sure some folks would love an Actions palette
  4. Hi, I was wondering if there is any solution for my problem. I am using Affinity Designer for creating documents for my clients, all of them are based on few templates. I have at least two artboards in each template and I export them to two filetypes - jpg and pdf. Here is my workflow: I am opening last saved document of some kind - e.g. document-1005, then I am editing it with new data and then I am saving it as document-1006. Then I am exporting (ctrl alt shift s) each artboard as jpg and pdf - because filename of Affinity Designer file is kept - its all easy for me to keep filenames constant (I have in one plce files document-1005.pdf, document-1005.jpg, document-1005.afdesign). What would be perfect for me is to use slices to export. Right now if I choose slices - I would need to change slices name everytime when exporting them. I am looking for some simple solution like what I created in Photoshop. Simple java script - it can create subfolders (when I need) and/or save file as jpg/png/psd with prefix or suffix added to original filename. Is it possible in any way? Regards, triforcesolutions
  5. Well, I have not a lot to say, the title says it all. Affinity line of products have great tools and impressive functions but I strongly and deeply believe it is time for the thing to get an Ai. There are great benefits from implementing Ai with deep learning. Resize, crop, selection, tone map, snap, resources management to only list these can get great benefits from it. Even most common tools such as pen tool, fill tool, transparency tool, defringe, haze removal, live perspective, blend/replica tool etc can benefit from it to. Devs should think about and put something on the rails, please don't the 100% ready route implement step by step, tools by tools and have us to work with it and revert telling how it is doing so you can better it and deliver a top notch or next plus ultra software line of products. Blessings !
  6. Do you support fields such as ‘heading fields’ that can be put in master pages so that on the document they contain the value of the last header so far, to enable header information for long documents? Similarly ‘fields’ that can be used for cross references to other parts of a long document?
  7. I am currently designing some custom blu-ray covers for my films at home and build everything off a basic template file. When I edit in the release date of the film I have to adjust the year in a text field on the front, on the back, and multiple times in the copyright block below the barcode. I was thinking it would be great if I could edit all of these at the same time so I don't have to hunt down every instance of it. I think the best way to do this would be to have a system of global variables. I could create a custom variable called [Date] and embed that in my template file. When I start to work on a new film cover I would simply set that variable to equal a different year and in one action I will have saved a lot of time. The same logic could apply to graphics as well if a user needed to replace a logo.
  8. Hi guys, I think Affinity is the future of design software. The one thing keeping me from switching from Adobe to Affinity is the scripting/automation feature. I have a bunch of scripts running in Photoshop and Illustrator and can't think about switching to Affinity and doing things manually again. You probably got this request earlier, but I'm just signaling the importance of automation/scripting in design software I hope this feature will appear soon All the best from Poland, Sebastian from Keyshorts
  9. I need to automate Affinity Designer to execute the following batch process (in this order): 1. Load a specific SVG file 2. From Affinity Designer, print the loaded SVG file to a specific PDF printer to a specific location 3. Wait for the PDF file to be created 4. Load the created PDF file in Affinity Designer 5. Export the loaded PDF file to a specific SVG file in a specific location using a specific SVG export preset Is this possible via command line or with a macro?
  10. 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
  11. Well... the subject :) I was searching help and online tutorials, but failed to find the definite answer. If it is not possible, please consider it as a feature reqiuest
  12. Hello everybody, With my first post in this forum I wanted to request a tutorial of how to sensibly create from a given (previously designed) instance of an entity, e.g. a ticket, a whole set of thos entities whereas they only differ in a single text property, like serial number or ticket code. Also given is the set/list of valid ticket codes. I hope this is not too much to ask Cheers
  13. hi, I think it could be great if Affinity products embraced open format too. I cannot stress enough the point highlighted below. http://mjtsai.com/blog/2017/03/13/sketchs-open-file-format/ It's pretty obvious that the tools which will provide automation will destroy the traditional ones. I already discussed how not having the eBooks version of the Design Workbook was a mistake in another thread today but if AD miss that boat, I will clearly switch to Sketch because nothing can beat automation productivity.
  14. Hello everyone! Do you know if there is a way to record changes made to brushes? It would be nice to be able to just click on a macro to set, for example, 120px, 25% opaque, 100% flow, 50% hardness. Best wishes, Shu
  15. Hello everyone! Does anybody know when exactly continous export (which can be accessed in the Export Persona) writes data? Does it save each time I change the document (and an entry gets created in the History)? Does it overwrite each time the application loses focus? As I am using an SSD, I don't really want to overwrite a file each time I am doing some small changes, resulting in hundreds or thousands of writing processes in a short period of time. If it depends on the OS: I'm using a Mac running OSX 11.6. Best wishes and thanks for any help! Shu
  16. Hi Just acquire Affinity Designer for Windows. Does anyone know if the program supports automation like the one I have with CorelDraw and Visual Basic for Applications? Regads
  17. Here's something I haven't seen in an Illustration or Pixel editor yet: Automatic size matching. Two examples: Click one item, click another item, click match. The first item is now proportionally scaled to match the second. Place an image into a document, click "scale to match document width / height". The image is now scaled to match the height or width proportionally. Something like that could eliminate a bunch of repetitive tasks.
  18. I recently discovered that Affinity Designer will copy paths to the clipboard as SVG Documents, so I decided to use it for some simple automation. I wrote a simple python script to simplify SVG paths: https://gist.github.com/NickBeeuwsaert/004851e7f7571b288f3c And here is a example of it in action: before: Copy path with Command+V execute on command line: $ pbpaste | python svg_simplify.py | pbcopy And then paste back into Affinity Designer: I just thought it might be a cool tip for anyone who uses SVG optimization tools for web development... I'd like to set up a Automator script to streamline it but Automator is acting up for me today :/ Also: If you have imagemagick and potrace installed (usually via brew), you can rasterize a image from AFD using this (after copying the image from AFD) using: $ pbpaste | convert svg:- pnm:- | potrace -s - -o - | pbcopy (P.S. I hope this is the right area of the forum to post...)
  19. How about a feature that's seen on some software (including most adobe apps)… where as clicking on a field name with a box next to it for inputting values will auto select the preset values so that the user can quickly input their desired values. For now the user has to manually mouse over into the field and highlight the text to delete/input the numbers, The attached screenshot should demonstrate what I mean. Thank you and keep up the great work Affinity Designer looks VERY promising!
  20. A good addition would be scriptability or programmability. This has come in handy in other graphic applications where automation has been a key function.
  21. I'm very happy to hear that Serif is coming to the mac platform. To be able to take on Adobe, Serif needs to have some automation features similar to the ones present in inDesign, etc. Small companies rely on these scripts to automate a lot of work. I wonder whether this is something that is being considered by Serif. I work for a small company and would very much like to switch to Serif but without it it's a non starter. Best regards,
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