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#1 Matthias

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:26 AM

After having seen the AD 1.6 announcement of course I’m thrilled and curious. Any idea when you’re going to release it to us beta testers?

 

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:27 AM

Let me answer this with a common developer phrase: “When it’s done.”


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:45 PM

It should be soon after 1.5 is done. Probably next month.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:47 PM

Looking at the current date, that means “next week” … right?  ;)


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:34 PM

Where is that AD 1.6 announcement?



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hi rui_mac,

There wasn't an "official" announcement yet, just a few sneak peeks...

Light Interface: here.

Brush Stabilisation: sneak peek


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:29 PM

Awesome news MEB! That stabilizer solution has been a requested feature for illustrator and photoshop for years...

 

I assume when it says coming to Affinity 1.6 it means both Designer and Photo?


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

All fingers crossed for arrowheads, correction of the PDF DPI issue and aligning to key object features.....it's terrific how the product is advancing, I look forward to 1.6!

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

This video introduction states 1.6 will launch sometime during Easter.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 07:14 PM

pretty exited about Photo because the roadmap does not contain much stuff anymore

https://affinity.ser...tware/?p=152399

 

so really looking forward to what the devs now do about smaller things  :D

 

btw the iPad version probably got pushed back a bit (as I understand the phrase)

https://twitter.com/...422443867172865

 

for this was all not about AD but AP, nevertheless V1.6  <_<  :wub:

 

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 03:58 AM

Adjustable UI color is nice to have, but brush stabilization is awesome.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:08 PM

It should be soon after 1.5 is done. Probably next month.

https://affinity.ser...nched/?p=171498

 

like the month after the month of last month?

thus like next month?



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 03:43 PM

Is it me or the devs got a lot less responsive and a lot more secretive than 1.5 years ago?

 


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:23 PM

Well, I can imagine they are tying up a lot of loose ends at the moment. Version 1.6 should be just perfect, and there are quite a few long-standing issues (Boolean Operations, Expand Stroke, …) that need resolving. So I would guess they are just trying hard to get things done …  ;)


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:02 PM

As I heard somewhere on YouTube, Go Create Something! Stop procastinating! Just kidding.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:40 PM

Is it me or the devs got a lot less responsive and a lot more secretive than 1.5 years ago?

 

I could imagine that with three applications (AD, AP, and APub) and two operating systems to work on they have a lot on their plates now so it’s kind of understandable that they are less responsive.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:54 PM

Is it me or the devs got a lot less responsive and a lot more secretive than 1.5 years ago?

 

Right on, and I can't wait to see more. That brush stabilization was such a huge surprise for me. So far, I am loving both sneak peeks. And because I'm an Affinity nerd, I keep watching those two videos over. Now I'm just hoping on an eraser tool now that free drawing got so much easier, but I can do without.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:58 AM

I too think the brush stabilization is going to be great and I too think that a vector eraser would go perfectly with it but I'm hoping the most for a "hide/show all" command and shortcut! I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of cool and interesting things the Affinity team has packed into 1.6!



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 03:10 AM

but I'm hoping the most for a "hide/show all" command and shortcut!

 

I recently discovered that if you select a layer while pressing Alt, only that layer will show until you edit it or select a new one.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:33 AM

bleduc,

 

Thanks for the tip. I was aware of and I've tried out the "isolation" mode (not sure what its official name is) and while that is useful in some situations, it isn't as useful nor as versatile (at least in my opinion) as a "Hide/Show all" that would allow the user to hide objects or grouped objects and show them with a keystroke. It is something that I have been hoping for (and requesting) since I first used Affinity Designer. As it is now, there is no way to simply hide objects (whether single objects or groups of objects). The only way to do it now is to select them and then go to the Layers panel and find them and turn off the visibility. You can use the "find in layers" but that only works for turning off the visibility and it is much slower and less efficient than a simple "Hide" command. There is currently no way to turn on or show items that were hidden without spending lots of time going through the Layers Panel. A "show all" command would remedy this. The way it works in Designer now is nice for somethings but if you have many different items (like you normally do with complex drawings) they are often on different layers and so isolating them by layer isn't always ideal but if you could hide objects, even if they are different layers it wouldn't matter. I know for many people this kind of feature isn't important but for people who work on very complex, multi-layered files, it is a huge time saver. 

 

Hokusai 


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