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I'm using Affinity Designer and Photo since it was released on Windows, and am really satisfied with both programs.

In addition to my wacom cintiq I'm using a Microsoft Windows Dial to manipulate brush sizes and other tool properties. 

This works because you can create custom menu entries for the dial and attach keyboard strokes to those entries.

 

But ultimately I'd love to see direct integration of the dial directly into Designer and Photo like Drawboard PDF or Sketchable have,

where the Surface Dial UI includes direct Information about available bruhes, or that I could utilize the Dial to select tool colour directly.

(For reference: Windows Wheel Interactions (MSDN))

 

Is that something that you consider for an upcoming version of Affinity Photo / Designer?

 

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Try the latest Beta. Microsoft Dial should be supported (if I'm not mistaken).

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Update:

I tested the beta for Designer and Photo, and as long there's no hidden option to activate the feature, the Surface Dial is not explicitly supported.

Nothing additional to the normal systemwide options like scroll and zoom.

 

Sounds good, I'll give it a try!

Thanks for the tip

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Well, let's hope in the future there is more functionality for the Dial.

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Agree! This would be a great addition. Photoshop now has support for this as a Technical Preview. I'll note that Logitech has a new keyboard called Craft that also has a dial and works with Photoshop. There's a trend towards this kind of input device. 

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