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You could add a frame text layer, add the notes to that & hide the layer, or in Affinity Photo you could add the notes to the Description field of the EXIF studio panel, but this is something better handled with a different app with DAM capabilities.

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Adobe uses it's pdf-Notes in Photoshop (which also appear in pdfs exported from Photoshop). I utilize that feature a lot, e.g. with E-commerce images I process (to collect preliminary product data along with the stack of images). It would be very helpful if Serif hooked up a similar feature + there's a variety of 3rd party pdf editors which read and write such comments.

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  • 2 years later...

I'm here today looking for a similar "Notation" field.

I'm currently using Designer to create icons for my Loupedeck Live.

A couple of months back I had to perform a backup restore due to a browser plugin borking my system, I lost the first configuration I created (didn't know how to export the config at the time),  and I didn't save the individual images - I would just load them into LD as I created them.


This time around I've created a nicely organized Designer document, and I'm saving out all the individual PNG images!

The majority of the icons reference websites, or folder / file links on my computer - being able to save a snippet of text on a non-rendering "(sticky) Note" layer would have been perfect for saving the hyperlink associated with each icon.

Yes, I will use a hidden text layer to accomplish similar, but I'd request - please consider;  having say a small colored square icon at the end of a layer (similar to say the Lock symbol), could denote that some informative text is included for that layer - clicking it would pop up a panel revealing the text which can be selected and copied from, or edited.

This way I'm keeping all my icon information in one spot.

What prompted this was I noticed the LoupeDeck was missing an icon on the display this morning (I was doing some export testing and apparently I overwrote a newer version) - I have the icon, but now I have to find the link to that forum post again - having that sticky Note text, would have saved me here!

I'm adding this hyperlink information to my icons now...


Thanks for your consideration.




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2 hours ago, WillBellJr said:

I'm currently using Designer

If you're using Designer, and Artboards, you can put notes in a text frame anywhere outside an Artboard, if that helps:


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The text frames aren't as handy as a proper note function. 

I would like to leave notes about where I'm up to / what to do next - so I can remember when I come back to a design. Plus it would be good for jotting ideas down etc 

It could be something very simple 

And maybe something with bullets / check boxes / bold etc. 

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I would like a notes option in studio (or however) -- to record colour references, client preferences, revisions etc. There are workarounds that have been helpfully shared, but I think Affinity apps should provide for this common need.

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