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Now that I have Publisher, and can launch AP and AD from within it nearly instantly, Publisher could act like a 'Studio' version of the Affinity products. I could configure my system to launch Publisher for AP and AD files. It appears that when I switch to AP from within APub, I am in the full AP program with all AP features available. Is this the case?

Assuming memory isn't an issue, is there any reason not to do this?

It would be even better if APub opened in the app associated with the file type I opened. For example, if I open an .afphoto file in APub, it opens in the APub UI rather than the AP UI. No biggie, but this would be a nice touch.


Windows 10 Pro, XP-Pen Deco 03, AP & AD

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4 hours ago, casterle said:

It appears that when I switch to AP from within APub, I am in the full AP program with all AP features available. Is this the case?

StudioLink gives you the Photo Persona from Affinity Photo directly within Publisher (but not the other Photo Personas), though there are some Photo Persona functions missing.

And it gives you the Designer Persona from Affinity Designer directly within Publisher (but not the other Designer Personas).

So it depends on what you mean by "switch to AP":

  • If you use the Personas within Publisher, no, you are not getting access to the full programs.
  • But if you use File > Edit in Photo or File > Edit in Designer then yes, you get access to the full programs. But what you're doing in that case is transferring the project out of Publisher (losing immediate access to the Publisher functions) into the other application.

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Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.3.641 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.3.641 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.3.627 Beta.

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9 hours ago, walt.farrell said:
  • If you use the Personas within Publisher, no, you are not getting access to the full programs.
  • But if you use File > Edit in Photo or File > Edit in Designer then yes, you get access to the full programs. But what you're doing in that case is transferring the project out of Publisher (losing immediate access to the Publisher functions) into the other application.

Thanks for the insight. That explains how the devs got AP/AD to come up so fast.

So I guess the answer is no, Publisher can't be used as a 'studio' for all the apps. Oh well, I'm still excited to play around with Publisher, although I have no real use for it.


Windows 10 Pro, XP-Pen Deco 03, AP & AD

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1 hour ago, casterle said:

So I guess the answer is no, Publisher can't be used as a 'studio' for all the apps.

As most of my work in Photo and Designer is in their main Personas, and only rarely do I use the FIle-menu functions from the Photo Persona that are missing from Publisher, I would reach the opposite conclusion :)

 


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.3.641 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.3.641 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.3.627 Beta.

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