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  1. A plug-in for Quick Look. Not a good idea?
  2. Hi there, I love using Affinity photo, but I am missing one point with Details Refinement. In Lightroom it is possible to press the ALT-key while changing the masking slider. This gives you a masking / kind of high pass view of the sharpening that is applyed. I can't find a method to do that in Affinity Photo. Is that function missing or am I missing something? Any plans for a feature like that. Besides that, what's your workflow with Detail Refinement (RAW development)? What values are you set fixed, what is variable afterwards? What are your indications for sharpening the image appropriately? Any tips are highly appreciated! Thanks and best, David
  3. Every time I try to open a PDF in Affinity Designer, the PDF Options dialog appears and a second or so the program closes. There is no Crash report or anything. This happens on dragging a PDF into tho open software, dragging a PDF onto the icon the the Dock and opening a PDF via the menu File -> Open… . I had this issue a time ago. A complete reinstallation did the job. But I don’t want to reinstall the whole program every time this bug appears … System Information: macOS 10.13.3 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) 3,1 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 Affinity Designer 1.6.0 Here is the complete log from the macOS Console: error 08:27:46.524665 +0100 Affinity Designer AEGetDescData of non-desc type 'reco' not a good idea default 08:27:47.432327 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.468620 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.483443 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.498816 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.514036 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.528478 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.548900 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.560665 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.571987 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.583434 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.596657 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.610172 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.626904 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.641909 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.657102 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.669823 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.683075 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.697862 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.715920 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.731908 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.745861 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> error 08:27:50.419123 +0100 Affinity Designer Couldn't read values in CFPrefsPlistSource<0x6000004f4800> (Domain:, User: kCFPreferencesAnyUser, ByHost: Yes, Container: (null), Contents Need Refresh: Yes): accessing preferences outside an application's container requires user-preference-read or file-read-data sandbox access, detaching from cfprefsd default 08:27:53.343105 +0100 Affinity Designer LSExceptions shared instance invalidated for timeout. This is not an issue, when I drag a PDF inside an already opened document (as an embedded document).
  4. Hi everybody. I bought, installed and have been using a Windows version of Affinity Photo for three months. However, I have now changed from a Windows PC to a Mac. Do I have to buy Affinity Photo all over again, or can I transfer my existing license and then continue using Photo on the Mac? I'm a little bit weary about buying Photo all over again.
  5. I recently downloaded Affinity Designer. On opening AD one is welcomed with some sample illustrations (Downloadable). I downloaded some illsutrations and modified them a little bit. When I closed the document I was not asked, what to do with the document. Now that I have downloaded a 311 MB illustration, I don't see the option to delete it nor can I find where is it stored on my mac. I would either like to export it (AD is not allowing to export since it's locked) or delete it which I can't! So how can I remove this lock feature in order to delte or export the 311 MB illustration?
  6. On MacOS, I want Affinity Photo to be the default application to open file type .CR2 (Canon Raw). Right now, the default application is Gimp. The usual procedure for changing the default is to right click a file of the desired type, select Open with... / Other, pick the application you want (Affinity Photo) out of the list, and check the Always Open With checkbox. When I do this, I get an error dialog. This doesn't make sense. The image file is not an application from a developer, and Affinity Photo didn't create the file today, my camera created it some time ago. After this failure, the default application for opening Canon Raw files remains Gimp. Is this a bug? Is it a bug in Affinity photo? Is there a workaround that anyone knows of? MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13.3 Mid 2011 iMac Affinity Photo 1.6.6
  7. I would like to know if it is possible to place a function or formula like =Date() or {date()} or =Date("y""m) into the user variable field, see image
  8. I have gone to save the file I was working on and the app has become unresponsive with the save dialog box open and also unresponsive. It appears to have hung in the save process and I can't back out of it or do anything else in app. I haven't force quit yet as I didn't want to lose what I was working on. The cursor is flashing in the file name entry field, the save button is greyed out now and is unresponsive. I can toggle in and out of full screen, I can access the top bar menus for Affinity Designer, but most options are greyed out. I'm on both the latest OS and latest Affinity software as of right now and I'm running on a 2017 MBP 15" so it shouldn't be that.... Any ideas for a way I might be able to rectify this without losing the work?
  9. 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
  10. Hi I am using Affinity Photo on my mac, windows and iPad. I also use iCloud, and in my documents folder there is an Affinity Photo folder. How can I set Affinity on iPad to save my projects there so I can share them across devices?
  11. Hi I just switched from a Mac to a Windows laptop and I had bought Affinity Photo on the Mac App Store last year. How can I switch to the Windows version?
  12. 1. Create new Document. Print A4. 2. Create new text box with width 40 mm 3. Download, install Nyala font from ... (edit: removed the link, as source might be unlicensed ) 4. Set font of box to Nyala, 12pt 5. Paste "I guess, we decided that a mystery is more intriguing" 6. Crash. You can also just start typing. It will crash on linebreak. Workaround for me: Use another font. It might be a problem with the font itself but I thought I rather report. Mac 10.13.3 Beta (17D29a) Affinity Designer 1.6.0
  13. I have been working on an educational poster, on and off over a few months time. Until now, I had kept it at one size (11" x 17"), and have it looking fairly nice in that size: After printing some test copies, it became clear that this was going to be way too small for what we are trying to do. So I tried to scale it up to 20" x 30", and it quickly got ugly fast: It does not matter if I try to scale the whole artboard up or create a new, larger artboard and paste everything into it, I get the same hideous results. I have been messing with this for a week now, trying different things like adding or removing constraints, and it seems like I am only digging myself into a deeper hole. In some cases, when I try to remove constraints, the objects jump clear off the artboard and/or resize themselves to crazy proportions. Every element in this poster is a vector element that I created myself, and there are no imported images. It is apparent that I am doing something wrong, and it probably has something to do with constraints. Can anyone offer suggestions on how I can get myself out of this pickle? I am willing to share the project file if need be.
  14. Since a recent update (before the current one) I notice that Affinity Photo freezes when trying to open a few images. Specifically - opening them from Finder by selecting about 6 PNGs or JPEGs and right clicking to Open With .. Affinity Photo. AP starts but then freezes. Nothing will kill it except a Force Quit. Opening the App and then loading the images seems to work better. I have the latest MacOS and Photo from the App Store. I don't have pressure on my RAM (16GB no major apps open, only a browser with 2 or 3 tabs).
  15. How do I restore all defaults in MacOS High Sierra? I'm having all sorts of trouble with Affinity Photo. I stopped using it for a while. Yesterday, I tried doing the very simple thing of inverting a mask from white to black, cmd+I wouldn't work. I also noticed issues with painting a mask so today I tried following a quick mask tutorial (just in case I was doing something wrong). Can't paint a mask with the brush on a duplicate pixel layer, created with cmd+J, or on the unlocked background layer. Anyway, I deleted the app and downloaded it again hoping it'd restore all defaults as in first installation. Nope, everything is still the same and stuck on the painting issue above (the invert mask was working again with cmd+i before the re-install). With Photoshop, opening while holding down Cmd+Option+Shift would restore all defaults. Tried this just in case, but doesn't work with Affinity Photo. How do I do this please? Thanks.
  16. When do Affinity Photo support a plugin to edit heic-photos on MacOS?
  17. Hi dear Affinity support team, I purchased both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer for my creative workflow. As MacOS user and owner of two different Mac machines, I use the Affinity suite on all of them. It would be a real plus to have the settings (shortcuts, brushes, preferences, panels layout, etc) of both Affinity applications automatically synchronized between my MacOS machines (through iCloud or Dropbox/GoogleDrive). I hope to have helped you with my feedback.
  18. I am digging deeper into the Pen and Shape tools in Designer 1.5 on macOS 10.13, and really loving them both. I am exploring and practicing as many of the different options as possible, using them over and over again in the hope of mastering them. However, there is one operation that I cannot seem to master, no matter how many times I try. While in the Node tool, and one or more blue handles are active and visible, I will try to delete a specific handle using the cusp mode alt/option-click. I always hover first over the handle until the arrow turns black, and then holding down alt/option key left-clicking on the handle. The context help on the bottom clearly shows it is in cusp mode, and the arrow is black, but way more often than not, the handle does not delete. Very rarely does the delete occur on the first option-click, and usually it takes multiple attempts before I can get the delete to work. I have tried all different sorts of sequences, such as single-click, wait one second without moving the pointer, then option-click, and nothing gives me predicable, reproducible results. It seems almost random, and I do not notice any pattern in what actions the successful deletion operations. I even went into the mouse settings to slow the pointer speed way down, and that didn't help at all. Are there any undocumented "tricks" that produce better, more consistent results when deleting node control handles in the Node tool? I have a personal goal of gaining complete mastery over this simple operation, to the point of being able to delete a node on the first click, every time; I do hope someone can help. As a side note, I have used the pen tool in many different applications, and the one in Affinity Designer/Photo is the only one that I actually enjoy using. Every aspect of the use and response of this tool feels so natural and intuitive; I have no idea how they did it, but the devs really nailed it with their implementation. It just feels right!
  19. I am working a project in AD where I need to place a couple of screenshots of Excel spreadsheet tables. I am using Capto to create the screenshots, and placing them as images. The problem is that I get the white background as well using this method. I know that I can go in and remove all the white background manually, but wonder if there may be a better way. My question for the forum is: Is there a better workflow that would allow me to capture and place the table without any background fill? The attached PNG shows what I get using my current workflow; as you can see, the background around the table is white whereas the rest of the background is transparent.
  20. Hi, I just purchased Designer based on the recommendation of a friend, however, whenever I try to open a small (1.1MB) .ai file, the app instantly crashes. Is this a known bug with .ai files? If so, I hope there's a workaround...
  21. I Have a iMac 27" and I use both windows and Mac (Yes) My question is the affinity Designer and Affinity Photo is better on MacOS or Windows. I'm a graphics design student so I just have enough money to buy one for my study and my work in the future. Thanks for all advice
  22. Hi, I have seen this issue in the Window Bug post and there seems to lots of issue in general around PDF with AD. I have 2 Mac's, one of which has been running AP and AD for a few years with no issues, and a new one that constantly crashes when using AD and exporting a PDF. It gets in a cycle where once the last used export setting is/was PDF, it remembers this, then as soon as I click export (Shift-Cmd-Alt-E) it opens up the dialogue box then crashes immediately. The only solution us to reset the program everytime. I see that this consistent bug (exporting a PDF in CMYK from AD) is noted and well documented in the new Beta releases, but this issue is in the public version (1.5.5). It only seems to be happen on my new Mac which makes the situation even stranger. As it is, the program is unusable for print design work. Any thoughts? Regards, Pete ps. I have deleted and reinstalled the app and all available Apple updates. I have all the colour profiles present. The whole program is much more unstable on my new Mac that on my old one (running El Capitain)... though I'm not sure which version of AD is running on that machine.
  23. Sometimes when I hold an object and move it around in a canvas or an artboard, it can snap at the vertical and horizontal centers. For a while it's not been snapping when I do that. I have all the options for snapping turned on yet it doesn't snap to center. Maybe I've disabled something accidentally. Would just love to get that back. I've since had to use ruler guides or arrange which are longer to me than simply just snapping to center.
  24. One of the most useful keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop (imo) is the CMD to move (CMD + arrows nudges 1pixel, with SHIFT modifier to nude 10pixels). In Affinity Photo the CMD key is completely unused when working normally with a document, looking in the options for shortcuts there doesn't seem to be much in terms of advanced shortcuts. I know AP is not PS, but moving things around are quite useful and not using the normal modifier keys, instead leaving them dead, seems like very bad UX. Am I missing something, is CMD actually used for anything and/or can I get the desired behavior?
  25. Nice work BTW. I happily purchased Photo for macOS sometime last year, and recently iPad. Thrilled with both. Just a couple of annoyances. 1) It would be really nice if one had a preference option for Imperial vs Metric measurements and set one or the other as default. This could included a set of default preset sizes that match USA paper and print sizes. We use, 8.5x11 in standard paper size (there are several other standards as well). Not A4. For print we have 8x10 5x7 2x3 etc. all in inches. Yes, I can select inches when I create a new document. However, I have to select inches every time. I even have to change the selection back to inches, when I flip from Web presets to print. 2) Not so much of an annoyance but more OCD. On a system setup as US English, it maybe the word colour could be spelled without the 'u'. Like we do here in the Colonies. Thanks for a couple of great products and for reading. ~ Brian