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6 minutes ago, Alfred said:

 

What if you have more than three layers but you only want to group three of them? I don’t think there’s currently any way to do that in a macro.

If a Layer is "hidden" or Locked it will not be included in the Select > Select All Layers command


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Hi! I work in a jewelry company, I do brochures, catalogues using Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Mainly I do cropping of jewelry backgrounds keeping only the jewelry piece for later layouts. This process requires defining selections manually then masking. I have been trying to move from CS to Affinity, but somehow some the workflow are not behaving in a friendly manner. Here are some points that I'm hoping the developers could do something.

1. Keeping the feather values across the tools (seems to revert back to "0" all the time each time running feathering command.
2. Ability to assign hotkeys to macros
3. Ability to drag a freehand/marquee tool selection to a specific location (this is really important when defining add/subtract selections using basic shapes. Usually PS allows you to drag, scale & re-position a marquee shape via spacebar, I'm not able to figure out how to do this in AP up to now.
4. When using the pen-tool converting the path into a selection does give you an option how much feathering is applied, therefore you need to run the feathering each time (so time consuming and annoying refer to point #1). Also after defining a path and when you need to create another path the previous path goes hidden mode, was really hoping it stays visible till I'm done with all the path to be converted in to a selection.

If ever would really appreciate if you could kindly look into this...

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3 hours ago, johnsawan79 said:

Hi! I work in a jewelry company, I do brochures, catalogues using Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Mainly I do cropping of jewelry backgrounds keeping only the jewelry piece for later layouts. This process requires defining selections manually then masking. I have been trying to move from CS to Affinity, but somehow some the workflow are not behaving in a friendly manner. Here are some points that I'm hoping the developers could do something.

1. Keeping the feather values across the tools (seems to revert back to "0" all the time each time running feathering command.
2. Ability to assign hotkeys to macros
3. Ability to drag a freehand/marquee tool selection to a specific location (this is really important when defining add/subtract selections using basic shapes. Usually PS allows you to drag, scale & re-position a marquee shape via spacebar, I'm not able to figure out how to do this in AP up to now.
4. When using the pen-tool converting the path into a selection does give you an option how much feathering is applied, therefore you need to run the feathering each time (so time consuming and annoying refer to point #1). Also after defining a path and when you need to create another path the previous path goes hidden mode, was really hoping it stays visible till I'm done with all the path to be converted in to a selection.

If ever would really appreciate if you could kindly look into this...

 

The best solution for this is every selection to have its own handles like in PhotoLine. That way you can work with the selection as it is an object: drag, scale, reposition, skew hor./vert....


Best regards,

Petar Petrenko
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On 2/8/2018 at 6:53 PM, R C-R said:

Affinity Photo, like Designer, already has this. Just select the Pen Tool (& optionally the Polygon or Line mode), hold down shift when placing the next node & it will be constrained to horizontal, vertical, or 45° placements. For straight lines at arbitrary angles, just use the Polygon or Line mode & click to place nodes wherever you want. This also works in conjunction with the various snapping options, including snapping to a grid (which can be customized via the Grid & Axis Manager), & to guides, margins, page spread, & so on.

 

 

... But not with the vector brush tool or the brush tool... I'm an illustrator and being able to put down dead straight vertical lines would be very useful. But at present I just have not way of producing these except using another program.

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What about add pixel size marquee selection info like in this video, not just under transform tab?


MarqueeSelectionSize.mp4

 

Currently on big screens 27inch+ its uncomfortable to look so far to the right where transform panel is and by undocking it, it means unnecessary additional steps to move it closer to my center view [area of interest]


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On 2/8/2018 at 6:53 PM, R C-R said:

Affinity Photo, like Designer, already has this. Just select the Pen Tool (& optionally the Polygon or Line mode), hold down shift when placing the next node & it will be constrained to horizontal, vertical, or 45° placements. For straight lines at arbitrary angles, just use the Polygon or Line mode & click to place nodes wherever you want. This also works in conjunction with the various snapping options, including snapping to a grid (which can be customized via the Grid & Axis Manager), & to guides, margins, page spread, & so on.

Exactly why I requested this; you have to use the pen tool. It does not work with the brush tool in Photo.  Photoshop allows for horizontal and vertical lines to be drawn with any brush using the brush tool. This is needed in Affinity products I feel

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Please, Add the simple ability to hold down shift while painting to draw straight horizontal and vertical lines... This is a HUGE thing for anyone who does digital matte painting... Horizons, buildings, etc.

 

Please.

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1 hour ago, viceverser said:

Please, Add the simple ability to hold down shift while painting to draw straight horizontal and vertical lines... This is a HUGE thing for anyone who does digital matte painting... Horizons, buildings, etc.

 

Please.

 

As @TonyB wrote in his original post:

 

On 08/07/2015 at 4:42 PM, TonyB said:

Please feel free to ask questions about the features on the list but don't post new feature requests in this thread

 

Please create a separate thread for your feature request if there isn't an existing request for the same feature (which there probably is, but I haven't searched for it).

 


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4 hours ago, A_B_C said:

(Now I feel like abusing this thread myself … :D)

 

You make it sound as though you feel that you want to abuse it, but I hope you mean you feel like you are already doing so! :/

 


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Oh, I hadn’t thought of this peculiarity of the English language when I wrote this, Alfred … “I feel like dancing” … “I like to dance” … yes, of course, I meant that I am abusing this thread by posting links to other threads and not discussing the items on the feature roadmap … (or by discussing peculiarities of the English language) … sheesh … :D

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I can’t offer any examples, Alex, but I’m sure the German language is littered with its own similar (or not so similar) peculiarities! “I like dancing” can refer to something you enjoy doing, but it can also refer to something you enjoy watching. “I feel like dancing” means “I feel inclined to dance”, which is clearly quite different from “I feel like I’m dancing (even though I’m actually just waving my arms around)”.

 

These little peculiarities offer opportunities for lots of lovely wordplay. For example: “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!” :D

 


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2 hours ago, A_B_C said:

Oh, I hadn’t thought of this peculiarity of the English language when I wrote this, Alfred … 

 

"English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar."

-- James Nicoll


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17 hours ago, R C-R said:

 

"English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar."

-- James Nicoll

 

Never having heard of James Nicoll, I just had to look this one up! The above version turns out to be Terry Pratchett’s rephrasing of James Nicoll’s original words: “The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle [sic] their pockets for new vocabulary.” (I have to say that I think the substituted phrase “loose grammar” is particularly wonderful.)


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On 3/21/2018 at 1:57 AM, Alfred said:

 

As @TonyB wrote in his original post:

 

 

Please create a separate thread for your feature request if there isn't an existing request for the same feature (which there probably is, but I haven't searched for it).

 

I actually have previously, but it seems to oft fall on deaf ears (eyes?)

Sorry if I broke rules, it was completely unintentional... I did actually check, but I must have been tired (I only had time after my children went to sleep) and completely delusional.

I thought it better to just tag on as the topic was being discussed... The only thing I did different to just putting +1 in my post was say please... I feel like the kid in class who gets caught passing the note for others...

 

Anyway... Should I just keep making the same feature request posts?

I'm happy to do that, but it feels like I'm spamming.

Or having asked months ago, do I just...? Give up?

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@viceverser

Posting all your feature ideas and suggestions in the requests forum is the right thing to do. You may do it as many times as you like. 

It may feel like it's falling on deaf ears because staff don't tend to reply to feature request threads, because there are lots and it would look like favouritism or an up vote over other threads. The exception is when we notice a request for something that can already be done or when it is a members first post and they deserve a "welcome". 

 

Lots of people have posted features in this thread, and Alfred is pointing out its not the right place. But they aren't replied to here either. 

 

Please do not "give up". Request away... 

 

If you want help with existing features use the questions forum. 


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Having a way to convert photoshop mockups with Smart Layers into Affinity is the only feature feature I need to not ever use photoshop or illustrator anymore….


 
 
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On 3/29/2018 at 11:19 AM, Patrick Connor said:

@viceverser

Posting all your feature ideas and suggestions in the requests forum is the right thing to do. You may do it as many times as you like. 

It may feel like it's falling on deaf ears because staff don't tend to reply to feature request threads, because there are lots and it would look like favouritism or an up vote over other threads. The exception is when we notice a request for something that can already be done or when it is a members first post and they deserve a "welcome". 

 

Lots of people have posted features in this thread, and Alfred is pointing out its not the right place. But they aren't replied to here either. 

 

Please do not "give up". Request away... 

 

If you want help with existing features use the questions forum. 

OK, Thank you for the clarification :)

 

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On 7/9/2015 at 6:59 PM, photo570 said:

Hi,

 

A suggestion for a feature related to the print side.

 

Please ad support for Hifi offset printing, i.e. CMYK + other colours such as RGB (Opatone) or OG (Hexachrome). I know these are very niche, but that is my point. I am a photographer that is looking to produce hi-end photo books, and it is very hard to find software to create anything beyond basic CMYK separations. Most certainly not with Adobe stuff. Once the files are separated layout software will pass it through to the PDF if you do it right, but the initial separations, and accurate soft proofing and CC is pretty much impossible with current software. Old versions of Photoshop (CS2) can do it, along with plug-ins, but Adobe got lazy and dropped support.

 

Once again, I know it is niche stuff, but for those that need it, it would be a huge win to have current software that they can use.

 

Kind regards,

Jason Berge.

 

www.shoot.co.nz

 

I have also requested this. It is not a niche feature. This is becoming huge in label and package printing - not only for enhancing images but for replacing spot colors with extended process screen builds. Hexachrome from Pantone has been a dead product for some 20 years. Opaltone is a proprietary system. I would be happy if I could just add extra color channels to a CMYK separation so that I could create "HiFi" images. Currently I do that manually in PhotoShop. I would like to be able to do it in Affinity Photo.

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Hi!

Just wondering where we can have a look at the current feature roadmap for Photo (same for Designer). Is it being updated all the time in the initial posts made in 2014/15 or posted anywhere on subsequent pages in the threads?

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On 3/29/2018 at 11:28 PM, willypimentel said:

Having a way to convert photoshop mockups with Smart Layers into Affinity is the only feature feature I need to not ever use photoshop or illustrator anymore….

@willypimentel

 

Depending on the mock, can you not just place over layers? ive had some success with some mock ups ive used.

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Despite having purchased Affinity Photo several months ago, I'm still using Photoshop 6.0 for one primary reason: I love using Bridge. So two questions: (1) Is there a Bridge-like feature on the Affinity Photo horizon? And (2), - this may be a stupid question - since Affinity Photo recognizes PSDs, can I use my trusty old PS Bridge with Affinity Photo?

 

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On 08/07/2015 at 4:42 PM, TonyB said:

Please find below the current feature roadmap for Affinity Photo. The list is a selection of features from our own internal roadmap we would like to share with our users. If a feature you would like isn't on the list then feel free to create a new post so everyone can discuss it. We read all the feature suggestions and consider each one very carefully.

 

Photo Editing
 
I agree with the request for BRIDGE type function whilst accepting that finder can do most things BRIDGE jumps straight into the software package when the chosen file is found this is very useful. It also has the ability to enlarge an image or file to understand which one it is, as a fading eye oldie this is indeed a treasure. As with others I have signed off from ADOBE and look to Affinity for total support. Best wishes Grafxking
 
-Looks persona
-Levels improvements
-Curve Improvements
-Export persona - preview with compression and palette optimisation
-Non destructive Develop Layer    
 
 
Usability

 

-Tool Presets
-User categories in the media browser for shapes and objects
 
Pro Printing

 

Support for image layer Spot channels

 
 
Please feel free to ask questions about the features on the list but don't post new feature requests in this thread, just create a new post.

 

 

(Updated after 1.5)

 

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