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  1. I need the ability to automatically change the image to vectors. Designers use pen tools on top of images with poor resolution, not vectors, below them to make them vectors. I think it needs to be automated. In fact, if you take a program that's automated, it's Vector Magic. Even though it is not very accurate, it is very helpful in images that require a lot of vector conversion work. Obviously, if we include this feature in our efficiency, it will be a simple and automated function.
  2. Overall performance is good for me, but there is a lag when trying to use the node and move tools with a pen. The node or object selected doesn't start moving until a *long* time after the drag starts, and in that time the pen is a long way from the original touch point. After the delay, the object or node snaps to the pen position. Things are smooth after the initial delay-snap. Other features are smooth as well. Drawing with the pen for example is perfectly smooth and lag free. I am using a Surface Book 2 with maxed out memory, and the latest version of Designer. Having the base attached or not makes no difference. I tried turning off the "tap and hold to right click" feature in Windows and various settings in the performance tab. Nothing I have tried so far makes a difference. Also note that the CPU is basically idle and I am just trying this with one object. This is super annoying, especially after using my iPad for editing, where the same features are buttery smooth. Even editing over a wifi connection on the Mac with AstroPad is a better experience. Any suggestions on how to fix this with a setting somewhere? If not, are you working to improve this feature? I would like to use my Surface Book more with Designer, but this is a total buzz kill for me. Thanks for an awesome Mac and iPad version. I am really looking forward to a better experience on Windows.
  3. Hello! Has been discussed, I know, but scattered all over the place. With the Node Tool, it should be possible to delete nodes in these variants: - Without adapting the neighbouring tangents - that's the existing behavior. Shortcut could be: left-doubleclick (besides DEL) - With adapting the neighbouring tangets, so that the curvature is preserved as good as possible (CorelDraw can do this). Possible shortcut: CTRL-left-doubleclick - With also deleting the neighbouring curve segments. Possible shortcut: CTRL-ALT-left-doubleclick. Regarding shortcuts: Choose any combination of mouse pointer and modifier keys you like for node editing, but avoid having to use DEL or other keys wich are harder to reach. Thanks for considering!! Best regards
  4. Noob question: So I have a letter that I've converted to curves, and I want to tweak the letter form a bit. One thing I'd like to do is delete one of the serifs in the letter, and then lengthen the extender. For the life of me I cannot figure out how to select the nodes in the serif, other then shift clicking on every single node, which is would be very tedious because of all of the curves in the serif. I've tried using the node tool and clicking and dragging over the serif of the font, but nothing is selected. I've looked through the tutorials, but all I can find is how to select the entire object, or how to modify a single node. Any help with this would be appreciated.
  5. Hello, I’ve been having a problem with a basic function on affinity Designer for IPad. But as I don’t know if it can be a settings issue I’ve come here to ask but maybe I’m just being dumb or I’m not used to the affinity workflow. Depending on the distance between a node and the handles, I just can’t select the node properly, instead one of the handles ends up being selected and I accidentally move that handle. So in order to move the node I have to zoom in until there’s really no chance of selecting a handle. Even if I’m clearly with the Apple Pencil right on top of the node and completely out of the handle space most of the time I accidentally select the handle. the same missclick problem happens if I have a thin Line (about 0.5pt) above a another selectable object. If try to move or duplicate that thin line, almost always the background object ends up being selected, unless I give a huge zoom and even then it was difficult for me to move the line. Another case is if I zoom out and there’s some nodes close to each other I can’t select most of them due to the click area. I couldn’t find any affinity tutorial that solved my problem. I’ve tested another vectorial app for iPad and I could do all the things I mentioned here without a single problem. I do like affinity and I really do hope there’s a way of changing this selection range/sensitivity/threshold , because it’s not being worth for me to use it right now, it’s only slowing down my workflow. From the object distance on the attached imagem I’m already unable to select any of the two nodes by the side of the blue(active) one. I’m using IPad Pro A1876 with Apple Pencil 2nd generation and Affinity 16.4.45 thanks for the support.
  6. In previous versions of Designer, when selecting more than one node on a path, I would use to node tool and with 1 finger touching I would tap each node with the pencil to add it the the selection. In 1.7 when I do that, instead of adding each node to the selection it converts the point to a sharp angle (no bezier handles) and doesn't add the selected point at all. The only way I can select more than one point on a path is with rectangular selection. Is this new functionality or a bug? Thanks, Chris
  7. Had to post here because all other options grayed out. Node tool issue, when using one finger and tapping node tool does not select the second node it just changes to sharp node. Anyone else have this issue. Worked before the update how can I roll back on ipad pro.
  8. Node tool no longer selects multiple nodes holding down 1 finger. Tap node selects hold down 1 finger tap second node this node is blue filled while the other is deselected. if node is smooth changes to sharp. Update screwed it all up.
  9. Please add an option for disabling the magnifying glass while using the pen tool and node tool. The magnifying glass is a nice feature when using a finger, but with the Apple Pencil it blocks the view and makes the process of editing curves harder. Thank you.
  10. Hello! The new Transform Mode of the Node Tool in AD 1.7 is a very welcome feature, thanks for that! Looks like there is the transform Center missing, though, like in the Move Tool. I'm aware that this center would be a temporary, meaning after deselecting the nodes, it will be lost. However, it should be there. Could you put this on the list, please? Thanks!!
  11. the gestures of touches do not recognize when I use my apple pencil and show that circle, the circle works best with the finger. Please change that!!!!
  12. Hi, node tool not selecting multiple nodes when holding down one finger. Converts smooth node to sharp.
  13. My first question here! :-) Love the paths! Just a first thing that I don't get to find (maybe not implemented yet?) I know that I can press SHIFT to force Horizontal, Vertical, 45 degrees, when drawing. OK. But, how to force to that angles H/V/45 to some existing handles? (previously created, I mean) In Illustrator/Photoshop we press SHIFT. But Affinity uses that key to maintain existing angle (a fantastic utility, I love it). Thanks!
  14. Please help! I am just getting used to Designer and having trouble editing a shape’s nodes. I created the shape by drawing the outline of it with the pen tool, then drawing a shape within and subtracting it to make one shape. I now cannot seem to edit the nodes on this shape, I can only select it with the move tool and change its dimensions. I also can only seem to select with the move tool by dragging over the whole shape or clicking on the layer. I have tried selecting it and converting to curves and expanding stroke but no luck. I took a screen recording so you can see (apologies for the mis-touches!). I am trying to edit the nodes on the ‘eye’. Many thanks. 87BB3D72-D62F-4AF6-967D-A7FA865E7AC7.MP4
  15. Hi, I was testing out the Node Tool Selection Lasso. With Node Tool selected, Alt-Drag around the intended nodes to select on your open shape. Sometimes the lasso will select nodes not within the lasso boundaries. Seems to happen when starting a lasso and it is ambiguous as to which "side" the selection is going to be. I uploaded a screenshot of the entire shape I was playing with. Admittedly one would probably not be using a shape like this for anything, but worth noting how it affects the lasso selection. The two screen grab videos show the irregular behaviour. 2019-03-12_08-12-28.mp4 2019-03-12_08-17-17.mp4
  16. right, just bought this app, and I am more than a little confused about the behaviour of the node tool. it seems pretty well-established that it is laggy and imprecise (something that would have been nice to know before purchasing), but there seems to be other things that are broken: node tool has erratic behavior when selecting a node to drag -- sometimes it drags it, sometimes it grabs the control handles magnifying glass randomly appears and persists (what is this even supposed to do? there's no option or even documentation for it, and it just obstructs lines) magnifying glass appears on the same touch as when touching with one finger to use the modifier awful screen tearing when zoomed in precision work is impossible. can someone please help me understand the behaviours of the node tool here, and are there fixes for any of these issues? (the lag and impreciseness are also present when manipulating any other nodes outside of the node tool -- resizing a shape, for example.) ipad pro 10.5 + apple pencil / ios 12.1.1 / designer 1.6.4.45 A7DB13E7-245B-4AAF-A96B-6451C11AD05D.MP4 E7674E8A-3A01-4ACD-A4F1-16162679F4D6.MP4
  17. What is this menu/icons for? I'm using AD for iPad…
  18. I love the possibility to stretch a curve directly (no need to control both handles). And I like the “organic forms” we can achieve with that options. But there are situations where we would need to stretch curves maintaining handles direction (even if that handles are not horizontal or vertical) My suggestion is: — Direct manipulation of curve ---> actual behavior — SHIFT + direct manipulation of curve ---> modify curve maintaining handles direction Next capture shows a practical case maintaining HV handles (very useful for corners):
  19. I was complaining that I could not drag guides from rulers using the Move Tool, however, I discovered I could using the Node Tool. A Windows user was telling me to use the Move Tool. We decided the Mac and Windows versions don't match in this regard. Guides can be dragged from rulers in both Designer and Photo in the Mac versions, Publisher for Mac is not right.
  20. Why would this be useful? The below should sum it up. Even in outline view with zoom at maximum you cant tell. For objects it shows how many are selected, but not for vertices/nodes.
  21. It happens to me a lot that I click right next to an anchor point when I want to move it with the node-tool. That shouldn't be a problem, but in designer it adds a new anchor point to the curve everytime this happens. Although I understand adding anchor points to a curve-region this way is a quick way to do it, it is annoying when this constantly happens when trying to move existing anchor points or bend a curve-region. I might be missing something, but I can't find any setting to turn this click-to-add-anchor behaviour off in the node tool. This is even more problematic when a lot of anchor points are very closely together and you can't see them all in the current zoom. Then you don't even know that you accidentally added anchor points. Which is causing unintended changes in the graphic without me knowing it. I like it to be able to add anchor points with the node tool, but I think it would be better when we have to press a control-key with it like alt, ctr, shift to prevent accidentally adding anchors. Thanks!
  22. The object snapping seems to order snapping candidate preference in order of most recently selected, which works really well. I would like a similar behaviour for nodes. This would allow for aligning nodes horizontally and vertically. I did try the alignment tools, but it doesn't appear to work with nodes, only objects. Even if it worked, the guides would allow for faster alignment in this case.
  23. Further to my previous suggestion for showing the number of selected nodes, it would be nice to have a remove doubles operation that merges all nodes that are within a certain radius of other nodes into a single node. Again, borrowing from Blender 3D: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/modeling/meshes/editing/vertices.html#remove-doubles
  24. It would be useful if when hovering over line segments, it would allow snapping to the midpoint of the segment.
  25. I have an open curve with a sharp end point and a smooth end point. I want overlap them without closing, but it closes the curve automatically. Thus, changing the handles of the node (because it has to covert it to either sharp or smooth after closing). Is there a way to disable auto closing of the curve on node overlap?
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