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I do a lot of design, photography and website work. One of the things I run into a lot are needing specific page sizes for various websites or designs. In photoshop I would be able to create a preset for a image size that I could go back too, and not have to remember the dimensions of. For instance, creating slides for a website slideshow. Some may be 800 x 600, and another website would have one that is 900 x 300. Is there a way that I can save those presets in the drop down list when creating a new project in Affinity Photo so I can have it labeled "Tom's Website Slideshow" so I know which preset it is? It would make it a lot faster than having to go back and lookup what the size parameters were for each website.

 

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I do a lot of design, photography and website work. One of the things I run into a lot are needing specific page sizes for various websites or designs. In photoshop I would be able to create a preset for a image size that I could go back too, and not have to remember the dimensions of. For instance, creating slides for a website slideshow. Some may be 800 x 600, and another website would have one that is 900 x 300. Is there a way that I can save those presets in the drop down list when creating a new project in Affinity Photo so I can have it labeled "Tom's Website Slideshow" so I know which preset it is? It would make it a lot faster than having to go back and lookup what the size parameters were for each website.

 

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Hi there.

 

It's been over a year since last comment here and we still don't have that option. Please do add it asap. A lot of us simply need it and adding like 10 lines of code should not be that difficult. I'm sick of typing page size every time I need it - I rarely use standard formats that you included. We do with your software more that you expected I guess :).

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Why not just save blank Affinity files with names like "Tom's Website Slideshow" in the sizes you want.

 

If you keep them all in one folder, or several, you can load Tom's Website Slideshow, resave it with your current work file name and that's it. It will be whatever size you previously saved it in. You could even save it with Tom's logo, address and a few notes included to save you looking for it or setting it

 

Not perfect but it would save you having to remember and would hardly take any longer than loading from a preset. These features are all very nice but software programmers can't always provide every single option to hold our hands.

 

In the old days, before defaults and presets (and colour TV ;) ), that's how we used to do it.


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On 5/14/2016 at 8:07 AM, tnormandin said:

I do a lot of design, photography and website work. One of the things I run into a lot are needing specific page sizes for various websites or designs. In photoshop I would be able to create a preset for a image size that I could go back too, and not have to remember the dimensions of. For instance, creating slides for a website slideshow. Some may be 800 x 600, and another website would have one that is 900 x 300. Is there a way that I can save those presets in the drop down list when creating a new project in Affinity Photo so I can have it labeled "Tom's Website Slideshow" so I know which preset it is? It would make it a lot faster than having to go back and lookup what the size parameters were for each website.

 

Thank you 

This gets my vote as well! Please add it.

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Any news on adding this feature? It would be so great if this could be added as a set of page defaults we can set ourselves.


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As @toltec has pointed out, you can save blank (or nearly blank) pages for use as templates, and then simply load the one you want and resave it under a new name.


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2 hours ago, Alfred said:

As @toltec has pointed out, you can save blank (or nearly blank) pages for use as templates, and then simply load the one you want and resave it under a new name.

 

I think we must be too old fashioned Alfred.

 

If there is not a button to do something, we start running off trying to find a way round it. I have a folder full of different page sizes now. Messy :(


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10 minutes ago, toltec said:

I think we must be too old fashioned Alfred.

 

Yes, I think we must be!

 

10 minutes ago, toltec said:

If there is not a button to do something, we start running off trying to find a way round it. I have a folder full of different page sizes now. Messy :(

 

Is that really any more messy than having a dialog full of different page sizes, the vast majority of which we will never use??

 


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you could use macros for this, record a crop and save with "Tom's Website Slideshow"


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10 hours ago, Alfred said:

As @toltec has pointed out, you can save blank (or nearly blank) pages for use as templates, and then simply load the one you want and resave it under a new name.

 

Thanks, But this won't really help me, as I usually have artwork supplied by my customers which need to be adjusted by a few mm. (so having the preset, I could quickly and easily amend the document the customer has sent me to the size format that I require). 

 

I'll continue manually typing the numbers for now then... 


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4 minutes ago, leethomas said:

 

Thanks, But this won't really help me, as I usually have artwork supplied by my customers which need to be adjusted by a few mm. (so having the preset, I could quickly and easily amend the document the customer has sent me to the size format that I require). 

 

I'll continue manually typing the numbers for now then... 

 

Oh, OK, so you're really looking for a page style preset that you can apply to the current document, rather than a template from which to create new documents. (I presume it's the artwork, not the customer, that needs to be adjusted by a few millimetres!)

 


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7 hours ago, dutchshader said:

you could use macros for this, record a crop and save with "Tom's Website Slideshow"

That is a good workaround but it would be better if user presets could be saved

I started a thread that expanded on this but is not getting traction (which is fine - lets support this thread)

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/49655-user-defined-presets/#comment-248966


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56 minutes ago, leethomas said:

 

Thanks, But this won't really help me, as I usually have artwork supplied by my customers which need to be adjusted by a few mm. (so having the preset, I could quickly and easily amend the document the customer has sent me to the size format that I require). 

 

I'll continue manually typing the numbers for now then... 

 

I suppose it depends on what format the artwork is that they send you, but could you not "Place" the artwork into a preset page, rather than open the artwork and then adjust it?


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On 11/11/2017 at 8:17 PM, Alfred said:

 

Oh, OK, so you're really looking for a page style preset that you can apply to the current document, rather than a template from which to create new documents. (I presume it's the artwork, not the customer, that needs to be adjusted by a few millimetres!)

 

 

I'm still fairly new to Affinity. But yes, a Page Style Preset sounds about right..

... sometimes the customer needs to be adjusted by a few MM too, as well as the artwork! ;) hahah 


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On 11/11/2017 at 8:54 PM, Rick G said:

That is a good workaround but it would be better if user presets could be saved

I started a thread that expanded on this but is not getting traction (which is fine - lets support this thread)

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/49655-user-defined-presets/#comment-248966

 

Thanks Rick, I will check this out! :)


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On 11/4/2018 at 3:02 PM, jhnthyn said:

It appears to be a feature of the Affinity Publisher Beta, so hopefully it will make it into Designer and Photo.

 

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Let's hope so! Thanks for keeping us all posted. 


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