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  1. I see no improvement in solving the scaling issue reported already a long time ago... elements in a VECTOR image shall be scaling with ALL of their properties... that's the point of using a vector editing software. In AD this is not working. Symbols - if contain text on a path are pretty much useless if needs to be scaled - see the attached image. Strokes - you need to enable scaling for each and every stroke. Same with FX... Why can't it work as it should across the whole AD - that ALL elements AND their properties are scaled unless specified otherwise? Would you please FIX this... as much as I love AD, those scaling issues are making using it a nightmare.
  2. Could we get some options to adjust zoom behaviour? Option to always (initially and/or consistently) display documents at the nearest rational zoom level (e.g. 1:3, 1:2, 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, ...) Option to always initially display documents at 1:1 (with option for "Small images only" and "All images") Option to always use nearest-neighbour scaling for rational zoom levels greater than 1 I would also prefer it if the zoom level could be made to never change unless the user requests it.
  3. Hello all. I've probably done something phenomenally stupid via fat fingers, but this is driving me mad... I was working on an A4 sized document and then, for proofing and review purposes, scaled it down to A5 to export (Document Setup > Page Preset, Objects will: Rescale). A, what I assume is, an A5 sized blue box is now overlaid on my page (see attached). Apologies if I'm being thick, but I assumed that the page itself auto-scales down and I don't need to manually resize everything to fit inside the new A5 box? More irritatingly, items on the page now snap to my new A5 friend. If it's any help / hindrance, I'm using the Mac version. Thanks all!
  4. I purchased Affinity Photo for multi-layered pixel art creation, but I'm finding that I cannot use the Merge Layers or Rasterize layer features because they automatically choose a filtering algorithm which causes blurring. How can I fix this? This currently is a deal-breaker for me unfortunately. I've tried the following: Using Nearest rendering in the Performance settings (this causes everything to look as I expect on the canvas while editing the document, but the blurring problem occurs as soon as a multi-layer document is merged, exported/flattened, or a layer is rasterized) Choosing Nearest filtering during PNG export. For some scenarios this appears to work around the issue, but for general purposes it's not a solution since I frequently need to be able to merge selected layers together as part of my workflow without exporting the entire document I still cannot find any way to merge layers or rasterize selected layers using Nearest filtering. The result is that my artwork frequently is distorted/blurred from what I'm seeing in the on-screen canvas/display. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide
  5. First, I want to complement you on a great product. I just bought Photo from the Microsoft Store as a possible replacement for Adobe Photoshop and am considering buying Designer as well to replace Illustrator. My first impression of the software was horrifying though. As soon as I started drawing on a newly created document, I was wondering what was wrong with the pen. No matter what setting I used on the pen or even when drawing shapes, the edges were horrifying at best. I have done some Google searches and seen posts such as : This one and This one As well as quite a few others. I also see comments dating back to 2016 stating "We'll fix this when we get around it" for example. This is because you're employing bilinear interpolation or nearest neighbor for scaling. This is not a good solution for your product and makes the software feel very unpolished. Bilinear scaling for bitmap graphics inside of a paint program, especially one which is GPU accelerated is not a good solution under any circumstance. Bilinear makes use of only the 4 neighboring pixels to calculated the new pixel values for the position. And the new position is little more than an averaging calculation which completely disregards the frequency plane of the image as it's not possible to operate in frequency space with such limited input data. Generally, the algorithm is mediocre at best, and it is famous for causing banding as well as other serious artifacts while scaling. The serious problems with your software is related to the famous interpolation related staircasing effects. The algorithm is absolutely terrifying when operating on anything resembling line art. A slightly better solution of course is to employ bicubic scaling which is almost equally simple to implement, but produces substantially better results with little development cost. As a point of reference, I implemented this algorithm when I was 13 years old in the 1980's with nothing more than a book and a scanned photo to work with. It is very simple to implement and would probably get most people to leave you alone about it. As a far better solution, you should seriously consider non-averaging solutions and instead focus on frequency domain solutions such as either a Fourier solution or preferably an edge-directed interpolation solution. EDI is your best option, even where performance and quality is concerned. The algorithmic complexity is low and can be easily implemented as a GLSL or HLSL shader. See Github for some implementation of Directional Cubic Convolution Interpolation. Please spend an hour implementing bicubic and then spend a little more time implementing DCCI or similar. If you were to make an interpolation API for scaling, I'd consider implementing these.
  6. Hallo, ich bin neu - leider bin ich nicht so gut in der englischen Sprache. Ich suche verzweifelt die Möglichkeit etwas in einer festen Zielgröße auszuschneiden. Das geht in Photoshop-Elements sehr einfach. Problembeschreibung: Ich habe ein großes Bild. Ich habe ein festes Zielformat von 768 * 512 Pixel mit 72 dpi. Nun will ich einen Rahmen aufziehen, der genau diese Seitenverhältnis hat. Diesen Rahmen möchte ich beliebig im Bild positionieren , oder auch, propertional vergrößern/verkleinern um den gewünschten Bildbereich auszuwählen und wenn ich diesen dann aktiviere soll genau ein Bild in der Größe 768 * 512 Pixel auch abgespeichert werden. Bei Photoshop geht das so: Ausschneidewerkzeug - Breite Höhe eingeben. Rahmen entsprechend ziehen - aktivieren - abspeichern - fertig. Bei Affiniti Photo habe ich hier alles mögliche probiert aber nicht das gewünschte Ergebnis hinbekommen - geht doch sicher ganz einfach!
  7. Hi, for a few days Im missing the input box, when I try to edit a selection size, or use a filter. All I got is this cursor, as shown in the attached picture, wich is bugging me. Any ideas how I can switch back to the normal input box? Thanks in advance
  8. There's still a bug in scaling filters with an object. E.g. having a HighRes picture with gaussian blur filter (scaling with objects activated) and I scale the document, the gaussian blur radius remains the same what - of course does not make any sense - and the picture is wrecked ... the blur parameters still do not adapt to a new document size :-( Cheers, Timo
  9. I've gotten a lot of help here over the past few months and now I have another question. I created a logo, and with the help of this forum was able to set it up so that the line thickness, 3d effects, and gaussian blur effects, all scale with the image when I'm changing it's size. Now I need to know, is there a way to make the text under the logo scale with the object, because right now when I shrink it down, the text is part of the group and the font size doesn't change.
  10. I built a set of icons (with Affinity Designer) that are intended to be rendered with a non-scaling stroke. The stroke should be 2px regardless of the displayed size. So, I need to be able to: Export SVG files with vector-effect set to non-scaling-stroke in the style. Export PNG files at a few sizes with the same stroke width, meaning both a 32x32 PNG and a 64x64 px PNG would have the same 2px strokes. I understand how to export multiple size PNGs, but the stroke always scales. Is this possible with Affinity Designer?
  11. Hey there, After working on Affinity Designer for a month now. I'm always thrown off by the inconsistency of using shift while scaling an object/text. By default when you scale a text or a group Affinity Designer scales it proportionately without having to hold shift. But if you hold shift you get to do a free form transform on the text or group. However when you select a single object or multiple objects (not group) at once Affinity Designer by default lets you do free form transform. But when you hold shift that changes to scaling it proportionately for a single object or multiple objects (not group). I find this at least in Adobe Illustrator it's consistent with what shift does. I would know always that holding shift will let me scale all things proportionately. How does everyone feel about that? Thanks!
  12. 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.
  13. I have just updated my affinity design and the behavior of the text bloc as changed. How can resize my text bloc without scaling its content ? I dont want to manually insert line return each time I want to change the size of the text bloc. Thanks
  14. Hi. I'm using affinity designer 1.5.3.69 I found this behavior quite disturbing (I'm not sure if that's the correct word) When you resize/ scale single shape/ selection of shapes using corner handle, the default scaling method is "free scaling" instead of aspect ratio/ constraint proportion. But if you resize a group of items, or text, or image, the default resizing method is "constraint proportion/ aspect ratio". Thanks.
  15. When I open a file created with Photoshop in .psd format I see random issues with fonts. The auto kerning parameter appears to be read incorrectly. As I used the navigator to zoom in and out the font would be drawn incorrectly and with random spacing. Once I clicked on the font with the font tool and re-selected "auto" kerning it started to behave. It's like it was uninitialized after I read it - behaved a bit odd when I tried to set it. Once set, it snapped to what it was supposed to be. I have Affinity Photo v 1.5.2 on Mac 10.10.5. Here's what I see when I zoom in and out. I am not resizing the image. I am just using the navigator to zoom the current display.
  16. Hey everyone! I'm on Designer 1.6.0 at the moment and I'm not sure if this is a beta-only issue. Selecting skewed text objects in Designer is pretty off at the moment. If you try to skew an Artistic Text box on both axes and perhaps rotate it, selecting around it puts the skewed object in focus. If the text object is above several objects, it makes selecting those beside it a hard task. See attached images. If I click anywhere inside the gray box, the skewed text gets selected. See the pattern here? I can't exactly pinpoint why Affinity would select the text when I click the area around it, following closely the axes of its bounding box. Anyone else having this issue?
  17. System information: Operating system: Windows 10 (Anniversary Update) Dual monitor setup One monitor is a 4K screen (3840 x 2160) set to 250% scaling The other monitor is (1920 x 1080) set to 100% scaling Affinity Photo Version: 1.5.1.54 Steps to reproduce: Simply open Affinity Photo in the 100% scaled monitor. Select a tool (other than Move Tool), and move cursor over your image, it will be very large and pixelate (see screenshot with View Tool, large hand icon) Other Notes: If you move Affinity back to the high DPI display, tool cursor is perfect there. Move Tool, which seems to just use default cursor does not have this issue. Otherwise, I am super impressed how well Affinity works already on High DPI displays and multi monitors, it's not yet perfect, but far far better than a large number of Windows programs and competing photo editing apps. Well done!!
  18. I just purchased Affinity Designer yesterday and opened a few of my files that were created in Illustrator CS6 - two were PDFs and the others ai files. I noticed that when I selected the entire drawing (all objects in the drawing) and held down the shift key (thinking it would maintain proportion as it does in Illustrator) and pulled on a corner to expand the size, the extents would expand, but the contents quickly began to disappear from the right edge and bottom. In other words, the drawing didn't get larger as expected. What am I doing wrong? Is there another way to increase the scale of a drawing? This is the main reason I used illustrator to create vector logos so I could rescale without losing quality. I generally like the interface of Designer, but I can see there is going to be a learning curve. Thanks, Erik
  19. Version: 1.5.1 Windows 10 Monitor: 150dpi (Hi DPI) Scaling: 150% 1. Create new Document A5 (see Skalierung_Neues Dokument.jpg) 2. Set Zoom to 100%. => 5cm on ruler are 10cm in real (see Skalierung_100%.jpg) 3. Set Zoom to "Tatsächliche Größe" Shortcut Strg+8. => 9cm on ruler are 10cm in real (Skalierung_Tatsächliche Größe Strg+8.jpg) My suggestion ist that one of the Zoom configurations lead to a view with original size (1:1) on the monitor.
  20. Hello everyone! When rotating the view in Affinity Photo 1.5.1 (I am using the Macbook Pro (OSX 10.11.6) trackpad's rotate gesture to do this), the behaviour of the brush size scaling will be changed when trying to access it using the shortcut (ctrl+alt+left click and drag). When rotating the view by 180°, the scaling seems to be inverted: Without rotation: - click and drag to the right increases brush size, dragging to the left decreases its size. - click and drag down increases hardness, dragging up decreases hardness. With about 180° rotation: - click and drag to the right decreases brush size, dragging to the left increases its size. - click and drag down decreases hardness, dragging up increases hardness. When the view is rotated by nothing close to 0° or 180°, the scaling and hardness changes seemingly like crazy. Is this to be expected? Is this a bug? I can imagine, the shortcut just isn't modified to work with view rotation as it shouldn't rotate along with the view. Best wishes, Shu
  21. If I apply a Layer Effect (tested with Outer Glow) to an Embedded Document (Affinity Photo document), this effect will always scale when I resize the embedded document, even if the option "Scale with Object" (present in the Layer Effect window) is disabled. Let me explain with my particular situation: 1. I open an iPhone mockup image and save it as an Affinity Photo document 2. I drop/drop the above image into a new document holding multiple mockups, thus embedding it 3. I apply an Outer Glow layer effect with 50px radius to the embedded document, Scale with Object option is OFF 4. I scale up the embedded document using the Move Tool 5. The Outer Glow radius is now 84.6px (for example), I expected it to still be 50px. Thanks!
  22. I apologize if this question has been answered, but previous answered look like they referred to just the resizing of a layer relative to the canvas. Lets say I have two images - both 300 dpi. I place one image on top of the other. Now I have to scale up the front image by 10x. Effectively, the new image has only 30dpi relative the actual canvas. The layer looks very pixelated, as opposed to blurred. If I were to blow this up 10x in it's own document by resizing the image, it would look blurry but not pixelated. It appears that AP keeps placed layers in their original data size. I'm wondering if there is a way to rasterize a layer in a way that it effectively scales up the source media using bilinear scaling, so that filters could then be applied to the higher-res document. I'm attaching a closeup of the two layers on top of each other with a composite mode applied (1). You can see that the white area is sharp, as it is a text layer. The black dot that overlaps the white area is a bitmap image that was copied from another document and scaled up. The black and white versions are the original image placed in a larger image and scaled, with no effects (2), and the original image scaled to 5x using image size (3). Although Image 3 isn't perfect, it's a little better to work with and can be cleaned up with some additional filters. Also, you can see I was able to get it a little smoother by scaling in increments (4) using 2x, 2x, then about 1.3x It would be great to just be able to place this image on top of the other, then run the rasterize function to create a solid bitmap to the native resolution of the image, and then be able to apply filters to at that native resolution. Thanks!
  23. Hello Serif Team, It seems that as soon as the image is shown below 100% of the image size, the outline of masks will get a visual white line. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8wrh8l9b0x16anf/Mask-shows%20when%20under%20100%20percent%20image%20scale.afphoto?dl=0
  24. AP keeps proportions locked as long as you scale only one layer (using the handles). Pressing shift unlocks the constraint. Fine so far. As soon as you selct more than one layer, the behavior is inverted. You have to press shift to keep the proportions. Can't be intended, is it?
  25. I'm not sure if this is a bug or I am missunderstanding something but i have this scenario: I want to print an artboard which size is bigger than a DIN-A4 onto a DIN-A4 paper. When I select 'fit to printable' under 'fit type' i expect the the print object (the artboard in this scenario) to fit to the biggest possible size the printer is possible to print the whole artboard. But in my case the print 'cuts away' about 60 Pixels from the right side of the image/artboard. Also the printpreview connotes that it overlaps the printable area (on both ends). Any idea on this?