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Offline GretheTopic starter

Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« on: August 22, 2018, 05:05:06 am »
Update to v 1.6.5 today. Not sure yet what is new.

Offline Linda2

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 05:11:55 am »
Just d/led mine...am off to have a look around. 

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Offline GretheTopic starter

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 05:35:15 am »
Tell if you find anything new

Offline Teejay

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 06:07:59 am »
Wha..... Am nowhere near my computer  awwwwwww am on my kindle

Do we have the colour mesh tool do we eh eh do we.

Offline GretheTopic starter

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 06:43:49 am »
Well, Teejay....I don't think so!  :sad: :tears:

Offline Linda2

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 07:26:03 am »
According to the forum site this is what is in this latest AD:
What's New in Affinity Designer 1.6
 
New light user interface option
New stroke stabiliser for all pencil and brush tools
Metal 2 accelerated view optimised for macOS High Sierra 
New font chooser dropdown with recents, used fonts and favourites
New Glyph browser
Improved view pan/zoom performance 
Improved performance with large documents
Align to key items 
Text frame vertical alignment options
Fit frame to text 
Many PDF export improvements including vector export of multi-stop gradients
Added 'Unlock All' and 'Show All' commands
Numerous bug fixes and other improvements

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Offline GretheTopic starter

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 08:03:48 am »
 :thanks06: for finding this. I was looking, but got lost.  :laugh1:
A couple of interesting things there….
The stabiliser for more tools looks good, the text vertical frame, unlock all and show all...and I'm sure I'll find the rest too.
All in all, this look good, but most of all for many, bug fixes

Offline Rege

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 09:32:15 am »
Windows 10 ; Affinity Designer & Affinity Photo

Offline MaryLou

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 05:33:39 pm »
Linda, all of the things you were mentioned were fixed in version 6.  Teejay, no mesh tool!!   :tantrum1:  Looks like they did a whole lot of fixing.  The only thing added was "Scrubby Zoom" whatever that is!  I'm clueless!   You would think by now, they would give us at least ONE new thing to play with.    They're probably busy with Affinity Publisher beta which was due to be released in August.  Haven't seen it yet. 

On the other side, it's good they are fixing all these things.  The program will have a much better reputation if it's stable.   :praise53:
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Offline Linda2

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2018, 07:03:43 pm »
Rege gave a link to the specifics, I only copied what was listed on the affinity forum this morning as to what was new in this version.  Actually didn't really find anything that affected me or my work flow so I am just keeping on like I always do. 

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Offline MaryLou

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2018, 11:12:45 am »
Same here.  Whoever posted it in the forum grabbed old info. All of those things mentioned were already in AD.  I especially like the wah they show the fonts... makes it easy to find one you've recently used and also to keep a list of your favorites.  Sure wish I had that in PagePlus!   Hopefully, they'll give us something new before the end of the year, we need a new toy to play with!!   :praise53: :praise53:
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Offline MaryLou

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2018, 03:20:01 pm »
I know what's new!!!    They have fixed the slow loading for AD and AP.  Instead of the manky 30 seconds to load, both now load on 10 seconds in my computer.  APub opens in 7 seconds.  What a nice difference!!  I may just start using Photo now and then and eventually get past PI.   :smiley01: :laugh1:
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Offline Teejay

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2018, 12:51:50 am »
None of mine open that quick they all are over the 30 seconds. I am very envious of you ML

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Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2018, 11:49:42 am »
I've updated today but haven't check it out yet.

Thanks Linda and Reg for the info. I don't know why Serif don't post the list of fixes with the upgrade link instead of making us search around the planets for the info.


Offline MaryLou

Re: Update on AP and AD today...Grethe
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2018, 06:57:45 pm »
Teejay, I was so surprised when mine opened so quickly!!  Interesting thing about Publisher, it does many of the same things as AD!  For example... text on a path.  I played around with it a bit today.  It's definitely a beta - have seen a few problems already but when it catches up to AD and AP, it's going to be a fine program.  I may have to abandon my PagePlus!  :praise53:
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