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Hi Trackman,
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Currently no (Publisher). If you're running  macOS and using Designer or Photo, you can do it going to menu File ▸ Acquire. There's no scanning functionality on Windows due to poor 64-bit scan driver support. 

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26 minutes ago, jknott said:

If others can do it, why can't Affinity?

Hi @jknott,

most likely because there had been no time to program it and a decision was made that this is not of high priority (yet).

I personally prefer to use workarounds if there is a good solution that does it for me. There are so many different well working solutions for scanning with an external program that I don't miss it in any of the Affinity programs. I'd rather see the team work on things that are not easily replaced with something that is there already :)

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It is not the job of a publishing software to scan images. Before layout, the images should be processed with software like Affinity Photo. This is the usual workflow. In version 1, the simple switch from publisher to photo will be possible. We will then see if it makes sense to scan images in Publisher.

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37 minutes ago, Trackman said:

This means reduced functionality compared with Page Plus.

But Affinity Publisher is not meant to have the same feature set as the old line of Serif's Software. This has been stated several times.

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1 hour ago, Trackman said:

Affinity Photo will not direct scan either!

This means reduced functionality compared with Page Plus.

Setting aside the fact that Affinity Photo should be compared with PhotoPlus, not PagePlus, it’s always been better to scan to a separate file. If you scan directly into your PagePlus project, the scanned image is embedded in the project file, thereby making the file unnecessarily large. Bloating is a primary cause of corrupted PP documents.

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32 minutes ago, Keystylz said:

Change to the Photo persona and go the acquire image route.

The OP wanted an equivalent of File > Place, only using the scanner rather than a separate image file. This would scan an image and put it into the current working document as a new layer.

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1 hour ago, Catshill said:

even though it was available in its predecessor.

There was no predecessor, we are on Version 1 of a totally new product

 

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On 1/16/2022 at 4:06 AM, carl123 said:

There was no predecessor, we are on Version 1 of a totally new product

Not that this really matters, but I feel like "predecessor" is a good term to refer to an earlier product that has been superseded/replaced by a new product by the same company. To me, predecessor would be a less natural choice it it were used for an earlier version of a current product.

The general idea of your comment is still quite welcome so that people are aware that Publisher is a completely fresh start rather than a new iteration of an old product.

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8 hours ago, garrettm30 said:

Not that this really matters, but I feel like "predecessor" is a good term to refer to an earlier product that has been superseded/replaced by a new product by the same company. To me, predecessor would be a less natural choice it it were used for an earlier version of a current product.

The general idea of your comment is still quite welcome so that people are aware that Publisher is a completely fresh start rather than a new iteration of an old product.

Actually on reflection I think after reading your comments I think I was right the first time and wish I hadn’t changed my original text. 

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