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  1. my exported photo looks very different from the picture I seen in Affinity Photo. I have photo of heavy snowing, and I want to emphise large snow flakes, with denoise. The photo looks fine on Affinity screen but when I export it to jpeg (fiff, png) denoise filter has disappeared completely. How to make exported jpeg look like the original on Affinity screen?
  2. Hello, Apologies if this is already a topic but I am literally at my wit's end trying to figure out what is causing font issues in Affinity. This is my first week using the program and I have read over a dozen different sites on how to fix these issues and nothing is working! I am working with marketing materials within Affinity and noticed a message saying I was missing some fonts (attached). Naturally, I knew that missing these was causing existing text to size improperly because my Mac did not have said fonts. So I installed the needed fonts: Futura LT, Futura Std, Open Sans, Pier Sans, Proxima Nova, Proxima Nova Condensed and Source Sans Pro. These were downloaded through my employer and are working for other computers but mine is having issues. After downloading these fonts, the alert saying that I was missing them is now gone. But, the documents are still messed up as if I do not have the font. When I click on the impacted text in my documents it shows: ? Futura LT (Can be seen in the upper left corner of the second attached image) Is this display essentially saying the text is a form of Futura LT which my Mac doesn't recognize, aka I don't have the font? Because I am not longer receiving the missing font message. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Removing and reinstalling the fonts from font book on Mac, everything, and it still is not displaying the text correctly! I am also looking for Mac info regarding Font Book. Some of these fonts downloaded and installed are showing as yellow when validating but am not entirely sure how that impacts Affinity. Once removed from Font Book its back to step 1 which are the display messages saying I am missing fonts. I am running out of options after trying so many different things. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Will be talking to our designer tomorrow morning to see if he may be able to figure it out. But for now, I am looking for any assistance. Thank you!
  3. Greetings! I found a beautiful set of playing cards in SVG format @ http://svg-cards.sourceforge.net/ that I want to work with. However, when I try to bring it into either Designer or Photo, the results are, let's say, a bit less than desirable. Here is a screenshot of how it looks in Designer: As you can see, the layers are there, but the layout is completely unworkable. What am I doing wrong here? How can I bring them in so I can edit them? If we can bring them into Designer, is there an easy way to export them out as separate image files, one for each card?
  4. System Details Affinity Designer from the App Store version 1.6.0 (according to the About box). Running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.3 on an iMac 27-inch late 2013. 3.5GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM. Crash Details I have a simple drawing of a mac folder icon, it has two layers and three sublayers, all the objects are rounded rectangles (six of them), two were converted to curves and unioned together. I have created a new rectangle on a new layer and wish change its color from the gradient I last used that it defaulted to. I actually just wish to change the gradient's tint, uniformly. I select Fill→Color→Tint and as soon as I try to adjust the slider the app crashes. I have repeated these steps exactly three times and every time it crashes the moment I try to slide the tint slider. Out of curiosity, on a fourth go at it, I selected Fill→Swatch and chose a random color then Color→Tint and it did not crash. Apparently, trying to tint a gradient does not work. This is somewhat of a bummer as I would like to adjust the tint of the gradient in one fell swoop evenly. If this kind of operation is not allowed, then Affinity Designer should bring up a (helpful) error message as to that fact instead of ungracefully crashing (imho). Mac-Crash-tint.txt
  5. From looking around it sounds like once you buy Affinity Designer you can install it on as many computers as you wish, just you can only use it on a single computer at a time. This is great because I have multiple computers that I work on. Where there might be a problem is I work both on Windows and on Mac. So Ideally an license would also be cross-platform. From what I can tell though this is not the case, I would have to buy a license for Windows and a separate license for Mac. Is this correct?
  6. Hi. I bought and installed Affinity Designer from the Mac App Store. Whenever we try to change the resolution of the document (dpi) in the document setup from Affinity Designer (1.6.0), the program immediately crashes with the "Affinity Designer Quit Unexpectedly" message. We are using OS Sierra 10.13.2 (the most recent). I also noticed that I can't change the document from print to web .... in the document setup I really need to change this setting since I principle work with web images regards Johan
  7. Affinity Designer is crashing constantly - to the point it is totally unusable. I'm working on simple shapes, nothing complex, no layers, 2 colors, no artboards. The only consistent variable seems to be when I open and attempt to use a panel like Layers or Swatches. I'm running Affinity Designer 1.6.0 on a Mac Book Pro with High Sierra 10.13.3. I really want Affinity Designer to work - I'm so sick of Illustrator's bloated and non-precise environment. BUT - at this very moment AD is just a painful joke.
  8. Hey everyone! Both Photo (1.6.6) and Designer (1.6.0) don't start in full screen on macOS 10.13.2, even though they have been quit in full screen mode before. In El Capitan, both applications would remember this state. Best wishes, Shu
  9. Hello everyone, I've come across an issue in Affinity Photo for macOS related to the 'Reselect' command and rotated images. I can reliably reproduce the problem by following these steps: 1. Open an image. 2. Rotate the image 90° clockwise or anticlockwise. 3. Create a pixel selection using the Selection Brush Tool. 4. Clear the pixel selection. 5. Reselect. 6. Watch the previous pixel selection being placed at the wrong position and wrong orientation in the image. I have attached a screen recording to this post which illustrates the above steps. I originally discovered the issue using Affinity Photo 1.6.6, but my video shows that the current 1.6.7 beta 2 behaves identically. I'm not really sure, but it almost looks as if the misaligned selection is placed at the position where it would be if the image hadn't been rotated. From what I can tell, the issue only affects irregular selections that have been created with the Selection Brush Tool involved. For example, selections created solely with one of the Marquee tools or the Freehand or the Flood Selection Tool will not show the above behavior; a selection created with the Selection Brush Tool and then expanded with a Marquee tool (or the other way round) will. Also, I can manipulate those selections with Refine, Feather etc. and the problem still persists. It doesn't matter whether the image has been rotated clockwise or anticlockwise. I can even invoke the Rotate commands multiple times. The bug does disappear under certain circumstances when I've worked with an image for a while, but I haven't been able to find out what exactly these circumstances are. Also, I can only reproduce this with rotated images, so the Reselect command will just work fine with e.g. flipped images. Has this already been logged? macOS 10.13.2 with Affinity Photo 1.6.6 and 1.6.7 beta 2. Cheers kaffeeundsalz reselect.mov
  10. Hello everyone, so I bought Affinity Designer quite awhile ago (pretty much in the beta). I just randomly noticed, that apparently I no longer have any software licenses for Affinity Designer in the Mac App Store, where I originally purchased the software. (the is only the 'buy' option instead of 'open') That way I'm obviously no longer able to update my software. That by the way does not apply for Affinity Photo. I honestly don't really want to buy the software a second time for no reason so I would be very grateful for any help!
  11. Hi, I signed up for the affinity designer free trail yesterday and immediately started the download. It was very slow so I left it overnight. This morning the progress line had not moved and the expected remaining download time was a 3 days. Is this normal?? Im on a MacOs Sierra version 10.12.6 Thanks! Brooke
  12. Hi everyone, I've been getting into using Affinity Photo heavily and it's almost become my standard tool if it was not for this major problem. The average size of .tiff file I am editing is 6000 x 4000 When adding a simply white feathered, brushed line, it is extremely slow at responding, and it takes a while for the app to catchup with my mouseclicks. This applies no-matter which blending mode I am using and seemingly the brush size / characteristics as I have read elsewhere. Doing the same tests using Photoshop CC, I cannot reproduce the same horrendous performance. I have tried many combinations of view quality, retina performance and Display method, but I cannot seem to rectify the problem. And I have experimented with using Dedicated graphics or on-board My specs are as follows: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) Processor: 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 Graphics: Radeon Pro 560 4 GB Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB Any help or update would be appreciated
  13. Hi - I like to round trip my RAW photos from Apple Photos using the extension to get to Affinity Photo. Lately (and I'm not sure when this started), sending to and back from Affinity Photo the photos are REALLY dark. If I increase the exposure on an image and then bring it into Affinity Photo, it gets darker and when I increase the exposure in Affinity Photo, it gets even darker when it gets back to Apple Photos. I figured the best way to show you was a simple video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d4dtot5tlax1c2b/RAW from Photos to Apple Photos dark.mov?dl=0 Hope this is one of those, "You dummy, you forgot to click blah blah blah" moments. 2016 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro running High Sierra 13.3.3, Affinity Photo 1.6.6
  14. Hey there community and Affinity devs, some time ago I asked the developers via Facebook if there's an option to keep the adjustment presets like gradient maps, imported and saved LUT files, levels, curves – pretty much everything in the "Adjustment"-palette/tab that you may have generated and saved there over time. Back then (August 2015) you would need to save them separately, because you'd loose them with the next update – at least that's what happened to me twice – after that I was more cautious about those files. Anyway, I got a pretty helpful response: I was told there's a file called adjustments.propcol in the directory /Users/<USERNAME>/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinityphoto/Data/Library/Application Support/user/ and it would contain all of my adjustments – and it's true! You can save that file and put it back there after each update to preserve your custom presets. Tough I guess it's been solved since a few updated ago because I haven't done it after a couple of times. Last year I purchased the Win-version of Affinity Photo as well and just now I'm starting to wonder: How to transfer adjustment presets from one system (Mac) to another (Win) and is this possible in the first place? So if anyone knows the answer or a workaround that doesn't involve loading everything manually I'd be pretty thankful. Greetings Dennis
  15. On both design and photo, all the brushes I added before disappeared. Now, I'm trying to import them back but whenever I import them, it says it successfully added the brushes but they are nowhere to be found. What's happening and what should I do? Thanks! (I'm on mac by the way)
  16. Hi all, A quick question... I'm running Affinity Designer & Affinity Photo on a Mac Pro 2010 with nVidia Quadro 4000 2gb GFX card on High Sierra 10.13.2 and cannot seem to get the 'metal' option under Performance to work - it's greyed-out. I've checked System Profiler and the report states Metal is supported. Interestingly, it works fine on my Macbook Pro Retina 15in (2012). Is this a bug?
  17. I'm trying to use Affinity Photo to make a curves adjustment layer for digital negatives that will be used in a traditional darkroom process. I need to be able to compensate for the response curves of the medium (e.g. photographic paper, cyanotype) I will be contact printing the negative to. I can calculate the curve but I can't find a way of telling Affinity Photo to make an adjustment curve where input value 5 maps to output value 20, input value 16 maps to output 32, etc. as is possible in Photoshop. I'd be happy to have a way to create a preset in the text file or something if that is possible as the curve would be the same for all images made into negatives and darkroom printed to the same medium. Any ideas? Martin
  18. Hello, I live in Bangladesh and I can not add a Payment Method to my Apple ID because my country isn't on their list. So, is there any way I can Buy License for Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo directly using my Debit Card? Thanks in Advance.
  19. I've was using Affinity Designer last night to create probably smaller graphics than what most are used with Affinity products.. 52x52 pixels. The issue that arises is that If I save a style that has a specific inner outline set in Effects I would guess that it doesn't change from what I set it to - to the next time I apply this style to a new shape layer? But, it does.. I wanted to specifically use 1.8px Inner Outline and save that as a style(which I have a question about too - that'll be a different thread) Instead what happens is that the Outline is now 1.3px - still Inner in it's appearance but the behaviour is not what I expect. Can it be trusted; meaning Affinity Designer or am I just a lost cause.
  20. How can I change the configuration to back for old version configuration? The 1.6 Have many bugs about configuration, shortcuts on text list, snapping position, Layer selection...
  21. I downloaded Affinity Photo for Mac in late December. Everything was working fine. Then I must have hit some hidden short cuts because part of my panels went missing. I restored most of them by resetting the whole program; I am still missing the brush size, and when I work inside the LIQUIFY persona, I don't have the buttons on the upper left hand corner any more that read "confirm" and "cancel". So I can only click back to the other persona. I get an error message (see attached) "Please accept or abort the changes made in Liquify persona before changing to another persona" I can click "okay" or "apply". Okay brings me back to the Liquify persona; "apply" means the changes are applied. I cannot cancel changes made in Liquify anymore. :-( Any help? And is there any way to reset the whole program so all the tool bars look like "out of the box"? I used the reset on start-up, as described in this forum somewhere.
  22. I'm on macOS High Sierra 10.13.1. I have an early 2013 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro connected to a Intuos Pro small tablet. I use the brush tool in Affinity Designer to doodle simple drawings for animated videos. I've seen serious lag in the Brush tool performance since upgrading to the 1.6.0 version. I pick up the brush tool, try to draw something with my Wacom pen and there is a 1-2 second lag before the brush hits the screen. This sounds like a small thing but when you're drawing 100-200 images for a video, it quickly becomes very annoying. Basically, I need to start every drawing 3-5 times before I the brush "lands" the right way on the screen. I don't have this issue with using the latest version of Illustrator. How do I optimize the performance for my system/use case? Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
  23. So when I use the wand or any of the marque tools when I rotate the canvas the selected area disappears but it's still selected can't work with this because I can't see the area I'm working with and another one is the screen distorts when I zoom in and gets all glitchy. Any help would be great thanks.
  24. Hello, I downloaded the Affinity Photo trial, but when I tried to add the trial to the "applications" folder, I keep getting the error message, "The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found." I have a Mac OS High Sierra, version 10.13.2. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  25. Using Huion Q11K, now it works fine in the Huion calibration program, but there is no pressure sensitivity in Photo. I have set the brush property to depend on pressure and tried fiddling with the curves too. Even with default x=y there is no sensitivity. Velocity kinda works sometimes. Further, any click (even after selecting another tool, say, hand,) instantly changes it to the eraser. The same click works normally otherwise the rest of the time. Any help appreciated. (AP 1.6.6 on macOS 10.13.1)