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    Re: Stylus, draw tablet, what to get?

    what often lets cheaper tablets down, apart from the things mentioned, build quality, durability, paralax, latency, is the colour fidelity and angle of view - not everyone needs these things of...
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    Re: Artistic License vs. Technical Ability

    besides art is full of variables just like life itself, and so perfect does not exist as a definition in any absolute sense... unlike skill when you can at least benchmark
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    Re: Artistic License vs. Technical Ability

    I sorta took the 'spot the pattern' bit as read :p

    it's all about patterns: maths, art, music, games, life itself..

    biology is really chemistry
    chemistry is really physics
    physics is really...
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    Re: Artistic License vs. Technical Ability

    (12x12)+12 is the way to go ...

    the modern world is full of advice, some of it dodgy and I am guilty of it myself occasionally - but it's partly the result of the now relatively unrestricted means...
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    Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    that results in two 'clipped' photos, because of xara's 'non-destructive' editing that allows you to go back, by unclipping the two parts

    you need to make a bitmap copy so that you have a 'fixed'...
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    Re: Angle of Rotation - Problem?

    You can try mapping it to a grid, so you know where to go back to... but anchor it, no

    +1
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    Re: Stylus, draw tablet, what to get?

    for fine detail the cintiq wins... but there are times when your hand gets in the way visually, or you want to 'draw/sletch at a distance like you would at arms length on paper', and then the intuos...
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    Re: still not worth 69 GBP

    but they have already left that path in terms of what their main focus is - they are now into the cloud app and website building in a big way....
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    they always are egg ;)
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    Re: Nik Software Plugin

    they never have worked in xara afaik - they cause access violations as I recall
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    Re: Timings

    I was really thinking about what Egg said in that post

    Also there is the possibility that the later Xara program[s] interface with the current iteration of windows 10 [which i assume you have] in...
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    Re: Timings

    humm.. readings will vary depending on hardware and on background software/settings, such as av

    i have at least three programs monitoring proccesses all the time in the background -...
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    Re: Timings

    sure... but this is because the program resembles a small house built with lego that has just been added to, and patched into, in an ad hoc manner... until it has become a sprawl

    it needs...
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    Re: Timings

    FWIW

    my xdpx15.1 start is 3secs, page options takes 1 sec, brushes 2.5 secs, can't test OCC of course... none of this is excessive, but the firewall blocking does help the starup time

    To be...
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    Re: Timings

    heck, my xdpx15.1 is instant... mind you it is blocked in firewall I don't do web stuff....
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    Re: Black Friday Offers

    yes but why ask here if you want fast advice... even if some members here have used that site it may be a long time before anyone who has reads your post
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    Re: Black Friday Offers

    if you want a review of a review site ask on social media, thats one of the things its there for...
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    Re: Update service reminder

    yes it will - i dont use it for web pages, fortunately
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    Re: still not worth 69 GBP

    many is what xara calls an attribute that has more than one variable with a selection - eg a selection of a group within which there are outlines with different values will show outline value as many...
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    Re: still not worth 69 GBP

    ok I can go for that and return the other purchase under the distance selling regs, unless I find the HB has strings attached [which it did with xara 15.1] - thanks again for the heads up ;)
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    Re: still not worth 69 GBP

    ok I'll look at that thanks
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    still not worth 69 GBP

    the upgrade.... I looked at the improvements re rotation, useful but not useful enough

    last 3 years I have bought quite a bit black friday, but this year not so much mostly books.. but one thing i...
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    Re: Update service reminder

    those tweaks could be useful be interesting to know if they work

    meanwhile I am more than happy to block the program in firewall
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    Re: Update service reminder

    block the program in firewall is the only way that seems to work

    occasionally you may need to reallow it for activation check
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    Re: New Font Installation

    agreed and a meaningful sort function too
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