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Affinity Photo - Pen "Glumps" and Zoom Pixelization

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I really love this program and so I was trying to dabble in it for the past couple of days.

To start off:

  • The Canvas Size: 1080px * 1080px
  • Tablet Used: Wacom Bamboo
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Affinity Photo Version: 1.6.0.89

Immediately, I noticed this weird thing with the brush tool:

1. The brush I selected was a round brush with zero spacing. I noticed there were a couple of strange errors when using the brush tool fast with/without stabilizer: 

No Stabilizer seems to result in the following jagged lines (Circled below in purple). I am currently using a Wacom tablet and I do not have these issues with any other software. I noticed that drawing faster circles makes these jagged lines appear more frequently as well. I have tried this in multiple zoom settings. I have attached a second image to this post with test drawings (different zoom levels and stabilizer on and off). I also noticed that sometimes the stroke doesn't get detected (for instance when writing the letter 'i' )

2. Bugs/Issues with the Canvas Zoom:

There's a very weird pixelization at certain zoom levels:

For comparison, here is zoom 50% and 100 % (Both of these show little to no pixelization)

At 50%:

Affinity Photo 50% Zoom Level

At 100%

Affinity Photo 100 % Zoom Level

Pixelization/blurriness above 100% is natural. But in between 0-50% and 50%-100% pixelization shouldn't happen:

Here's 75%: You'll notice that unlike above, the lines look somewhat zagged at the edges. 

75 % Zoom Level

Here's 45%:

45 % Zoom Level
 

In these zoom levels, regardless of the size of my brush (ex. 60px vs. 20px), the pixelization exists. In comparison, this pixelization doesn't occur in Photoshop at these low zoom levels: 

Photoshop Ex 33 % Zoom Level

 

*** I would like to note that when testing these strokes in Affinity Photo, I did not have photoshop or any other application open (in case the stroke issues were caused by the computer being held up) ***

 

affinityTest.png

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