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Andy Somerfield

Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 1)

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Couple of smallish things happening consistently for me. Sorry if this has already been brought up... 

 

- Upon launching AP 1.6 beta 1 or opening an existing file in AP 1.6 beta 1, usual I want to centre up the window and hitting space bar doesn't immediately invoke the hand icon to move or pan the view. It remains the black arrow. It does work though (it does pan the view) but the icon doesn't show up until I invoke it for the second or sometimes third time.

 

- closing the file. More often then not I get into a close and save loop... I have a file, I hit command w to close it, a pop up asks if I want to save the file, I click okay, I again hit command w to close the file, another pop up asks if I want to save the file... etc.... this is happening with all types of files, ie: jpegs, png, tifs etc...

 

Anyone having similar issues?

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- closing the file. More often then not I get into a close and save loop... I have a file, I hit command w to close it, a pop up asks if I want to save the file, I click okay, I again hit command w to close the file, another pop up asks if I want to save the file... etc.... this is happening with all types of files, ie: jpegs, png, tifs etc...

 

 

Yes, this is happening all the time.


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MacBook Pro 13'' Early 2015, 3,1 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3, Apple Thunderbolt Display 27'' (2560 x 1440).

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Yes, this is happening all the time.

 

Affinity, is this a bug? See my post above. Thx.

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- closing the file. More often then not I get into a close and save loop... I have a file, I hit command w to close it, a pop up asks if I want to save the file, I click okay, I again hit command w to close the file, another pop up asks if I want to save the file... etc.... this is happening with all types of files, ie: jpegs, png, tifs etc...

 

Anyone having similar issues?

In the popup I get, there are three buttons: "Don't Save," "Cancel" & "Save," just like in all other Mac versions of the Affinity apps. There is no "OK" button.

 

Clicking "Don't Save" closes the document without saving it, just like in every other app that has a "Don't Save" button.

Clicking "Cancel" dismisses the popup without doing anything, just like in every other app that has a "Cancel" button.

Clicking "Save" saves the document but does not close it. This is different from many apps, which saves & then closes the document, but it does not produce a close & save loop -- once saved CMD+W closes the document normally.


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In the popup I get, there are three buttons: "Don't Save," "Cancel" & "Save," just like in all other Mac versions of the Affinity apps. There is no "OK" button.

 

Clicking "Don't Save" closes the document without saving it, just like in every other app that has a "Don't Save" button.

Clicking "Cancel" dismisses the popup without doing anything, just like in every other app that has a "Cancel" button.

Clicking "Save" saves the document but does not close it. This is different from many apps, which saves & then closes the document, but it does not produce a close & save loop -- once saved CMD+W closes the document normally.

 

The bug is that the "file unsaved" warning pops up even when the file has already been saved (with the previous warning) and no further modification has been made.


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MacBook Pro 13'' Early 2015, 3,1 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3, Apple Thunderbolt Display 27'' (2560 x 1440).

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Hi,

My Beta 1.6 doesn't work. It opens up, gives me the starter screen but that's it. I cannot opern Preferences or load a photo. I've removed and reinstalled it, including downloading a new version, but it persits with this problem.

 

Pretty frustrating not to get this working, and no reply either

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The bug is that the "file unsaved" warning pops up even when the file has already been saved (with the previous warning) and no further modification has been made.

This does not happen here for me, running the beta on Sierra 10.12.5.

 

If there are no changes after the last save, the document simply closes with no popup, just like in every other app I use, running on Sierra or previous Mac operating system versions.


Affinity Photo 1.6.7 & Affinity Designer 1.6.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.6.8.77 & Affinity Designer 1.6.1.40 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 11.4.1

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Sorry RCR my bad on saying "okay"... should have said "save"

 

Yes my situation is how Lojza describes it. I'm still running Mavericks, so that could be part of the issue for me.

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I run the beta (in English language) on Sierra 10.12.5, too. So the OS version should not be the issue.


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I run the beta (in English language) on Sierra 10.12.5, too. So the OS version should not be the issue.

So just to make sure I understand exactly what is happening, if you save an image as an .afphoto document, make no edits or change it in any other way, & then immediately try to close it, you still get the three button 'unsaved changes' warning? And that even if you click the "Save" button & then, after the warning is dismissed & you are returned to the now re-saved document window, if you try to close it normally, the warning reappears?


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Hi Andy,

 

We non-iPad users are feeling a bit left out as the IOS platform receives all the love in beta updates.

 

Please show us some love too  ;)    When is 1.6 Beta 2 coming out.  It's been more than a month since the last beta release.

 

PS: I know you guys are very busy and doing a fantastic job.  Thanks for all of you hard work.

 

Kind Regards,

 

nana

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When is 1.6 Beta 2 coming out.  It's been more than a month since the last beta release.

 

Better no Beta 2, I'm waiting for the 1.6 Final! ;)

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Try launching while holding Control key and select Reset All...

 

Pretty frustrating not to get this working, and no reply either


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So just to make sure I understand exactly what is happening, if you save an image as an .afphoto document, make no edits or change it in any other way, & then immediately try to close it, you still get the three button 'unsaved changes' warning? And that even if you click the "Save" button & then, after the warning is dismissed & you are returned to the now re-saved document window, if you try to close it normally, the warning reappears?

 

I did some more testing and the issue seems to be related to only certain file types. Plain .afphoto / .afdesign are probably OK. But opening / editing / saving flat PNG almost certainly ends in the "unsaved changes" dialog loop.


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MacBook Pro 13'' Early 2015, 3,1 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3, Apple Thunderbolt Display 27'' (2560 x 1440).

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Hi Andy,

 

We non-iPad users are feeling a bit left out as the IOS platform receives all the love in beta updates.

 

Please show us some love too  ;)    When is 1.6 Beta 2 coming out.  It's been more than a month since the last beta release.

 

PS: I know you guys are very busy and doing a fantastic job.  Thanks for all of you hard work.

 

Kind Regards,

 

nana

 

I second that.

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is there any way to apply constraints width & height or center in scaling canvas... using keyboard i.e press and hold command/alt  ? 

 

press "C" and you get canvas scale options.

 

 

Also please, is it possible to cancel it by pressing "Esc" .. or even if there is any option in keyboard shortcuts to cancel current action by pressing esc instead of "cmd+z/ ctrl+z". because esc terminates the action and ctrl does and undoes the whole calculations. 

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So still no change on poor crop tool. Dealbreaker to me as I need a quick ans easy crop tool as is in Photoshop. So will keep going with Photoshop. As so many users are not happy with crop tool, and nothing is happening, seems as there is no intent of changing this, ... why?

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I can't find a button [for constraining], like the "shift" in PS

 

There's a dropdown list on the Context toolbar, allowing you to choose 'Original Ratio', '1:1' or any of various other options, but unfortunately it resets to the default 'Unconstrained' mode every time you reselect the Crop Tool. :(


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1.6 is looking good, I like the lighter User interface, somehow I always find dark interfaces difficult to see.  :)  Well done, keep developing these Apps.

 

Just a minor bug report.

 

Regarding the Pallets (Studios :rolleyes:) on the right hand side. The invisible resize line between the working area and the pallets is very small and almost impossible to hover over, keeps jumping from hand to arrow, it would be good if the resize line was a little wider. When I do finally get a resize symbol, the first attempt resizes it by about 1 or 2 pixels, then stops resizing. At which point none of the pallets work correctly, the zoom slider works but it visually doesn't update. A second attempt at resizing works, but the pallets don't dynamically resize to fill the available space. I'm using OS X 10.8.5 perhaps a compatibility issue ?

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