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Hi mkdm,

Which version are you using? There was already one update (mostly bug fixes). The latest version is 1.5.1.43

 

Hi MEB!

 

Well...1.5.1.43 is exactly the version that I own.

But apart various bug fixes, although certainly very important, there's no implementations of none of the various requests made by the community.

 

For example, it would be very useful if you want to improve the Pressure Profile's UI :

- Bigger and more comfortable UI (maybe also with the opportunity to use it in full screen)

- Load/Save exchange withe the pressure profiles of Serif DrawPlus X8

 

Please, let me know.

 

Thanks a lot for your support.

 

- Marco (mkdm)

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Hi mkdm,

Which version are you using? There was already one update (mostly bug fixes). The latest version is 1.5.1.43

 

P.S.

 

About the "Pressure Profile" for example, it would be very useful if you, coupled with a new bigger UI for Pressure Profile editing,

could include in Affinity Designer the ability to edit the Pressure Profile directly onto the curves, like Adobe Illustrator

with its "Width Tool".

 

Please see this video : http://take.ms/MEu1M

 

- Marco (mkdm)

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On 30/01/2017 at 0:42 PM, MEB said:

Hi mkdm,

Which version are you using? There was already one update (mostly bug fixes). The latest version is 1.5.1.43

 

Hi MEB and good morning.

 

Did you read my replies to your question ?

 

You can find them at :

 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/28655-affinity-designer-for-windows-has-launched/?p=170690

 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/28655-affinity-designer-for-windows-has-launched/?p=170695

 

Have a nice day.

 

- Marco (mkdm)

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Hi everyone.

 

I repeat my last questions of some days ago, given that I have not yet received any response

 

"Just out of curiosity...

 
Since the first official release of Affinity Designer I have seen that you didn't upload any new upgrade.
 
Are you planning to do it ?
 
There are many features requested by us and it could be great if some of that requests could be included
in a new upgrade.
 
You can find some other personal additional annotations at :
 
 
 
Have a nice day.
 
- Marco (mkdm)

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We usually do several updates a year. Since 1.5 was only launched in mid-November, there hasn't been enough time for a new update yet, especially as Windows was a new platform and had quite a few Windows-specific bugs (and we've the Christmas holidays in the middle). We did launch Photo for Windows in that period, so we have been busy.

 

The beta for 1.6 should start within a month or so.

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We usually do several updates a year. Since 1.5 was only launched in mid-November, there hasn't been enough time for a new update yet, especially as Windows was a new platform and had quite a few Windows-specific bugs (and we've the Christmas holidays in the middle). We did launch Photo for Windows in that period, so we have been busy.

 

The beta for 1.6 should start within a month or so.

 

Ok. Thank you very much for your reply.

 

I stay tuned.

 

Best.

 

- Marco (mkdm)

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My Windows laptop, on the other hand, is entry-level.

 

I'm really impressed by Designer's responsiveness on the lower-spec machine. Subjectively, it's not a million miles from a workstation performance, at least when working on relatively straight forward files such as cartoons.

Aongus, Affinity's website says we need a graphics card to run Designer, but most laptops have integrated graphics. Does your laptop have any souped-up graphics features to run Designer? I ask because my laptop is very "entry-level" and I'm looking for something better than Illustrator. Thanks

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The card definitely has its impact.  But I have realized the way it is perceived depends on each individual, and also, in the planned usage for the tool.
Illustrator is really, really good. Expecting anything to beat Illustrator might be a stretch. If anything, I would say that Affinity Designer is quite more intuitive /easier to learn for new users (and quite a number of pros) than Illustrator, by far. And yeah, that can be indeed absolutely key. Affinity Designer is very good, and has an extremely good price/purchase option. (and even more considering the other options in the market...)

I would recommend installing a graphics card in your laptop, if that's possible. (one that is supported by it, of course). A powerful average but modern one would be desirable. I for one I can handle stuff with very low performance, as I kind of use many tricks. I have seen many artist colleagues doing this as well. But that path is not for everyone...

If you have a powerful PC or Mac with a normal graphic card in it, I'd recommend that for a better experience.

1.6 is going to be very good. I'd recommend to stay tuned, DEFINITELY. :) 

 


Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo licenses, Windows 7, i7  860 (2009) 2.8 GHz,  8 GB RAM, GTX 1050 2 GB, HD 7200 RPM.  Wacom Intuos 4 XL.

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