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    Re: Spiral stereogram

    a wormhole in space... :)
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    Re: Backup location fail

    sorry seems I missed your reply - good that it is working, thanks for letting us know
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    Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    followup:

    having tried break shapes way [ and for the record the combine shapes in question is 'add shapes'] still get a sub-sub pixel gap but only on the right hand side !.... hummm

    be a...
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    Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    method works ok I like it

    for static work at 50% reduction doubt would see it at all - animation not so good as such things can compound and become visible at zoom

    asking for help sorting out...
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    Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    never done it that way rather than the 'break shapes' route - mind you when I learnt to do it, the 'intersect all shapes' function had not been added to the program

    interesting - and when I tried...
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    Re: The frustration of coloring in Xara

    trouble is TC, xara does not have a paint bucket tool [depite it's icon looking like one]- all you can do is fill an existing shape [or recolour a line] - separate lines that touch do not define a...
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    Re: New Christmas comic

    just mind-bogglingly good :)
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    Re: Designer Pro + question

    .. I tried pro+ for a year on Acorn's advice

    whether you stick with it may well depend on the sort of work you do; over 90 % of my work i can still do in version 15.1, though somethings a little...
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    Re: Emoji Stereograms

    I like care best; to my eye it has the most intricate detail of the three which is always a plus for me; also fwiw it is the easiest for me to see

    but they are all 'a scream' :)
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    Re: Designer Pro + question

    I went with vesion 18.5 having decided not to continue with my pro+ annual sub, meaning that program no longer worked

    As I recall cloud free allows you to view docs and print and very little else...
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    Re: saving out bitmaps from gallery as PNG

    hummm - thanks.... maybe alpha has something to do with it....
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    Re: saving out bitmaps from gallery as PNG

    could be...

    I was hoping there was some sort of under the hood rationale for this, perhaps related to optimisation - or the nannying 'this image would be better converted to a jpeg' philosophy...
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    saving out bitmaps from gallery as PNG

    right click and save from bitmap gallery

    with some files clearly listed as PNG in the gallery, xara defaults to JPEG for save [out]:

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    it's not all PNG just some :banghead:

    save from...
  14. Thread: Custom lines

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    Re: Custom lines

    thanks for that acorn - i no longer have the older versions installed to check how it worked before the intoduction of the art brushes...
  15. Thread: Custom lines

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    Re: Custom lines

    andy - you are using an old version of xara and so it might not quite work the same way

    you can try approaching the issue the other way round and resize the base graphic [make it smaller...
  16. Thread: Custom lines

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    Re: Custom lines

    you will find the brush in line gallery > document brushes when you open the xar file

    note it will not persist if you save the file again with no instance of the brush in use [ie if its not used...
  17. Thread: Custom lines

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    Re: Custom lines

    if you have an old version of xara that only creates one kind of user defined brush then that will be a scatter brush
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    Re: Star Mazing Stereogram

    now now gary... at this rate you are never going to be able to get away with an 'ordinary' stereogram ever again :D
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    Re: Custom lines

    your image does not seem to work

    but I would suggest you try making a scatter brush like in this XAR file:


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  20. Thread: Windows 11

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    Re: Windows 11

    fwiw - my desktop had TPM2 switched off by default in UEFI; as soon as that was activated it became win 11 compatible much to my relief as I though I would need new hardware
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    Re: Windows 11

    no reason to upgrade for the sake of it...
  22. Re: Update 18 UI/UX Problem: Icon Sizes too small on 4K monitor

    it is not as quite as crisp as some other programs such as painter 2022 on my 4k cintiq, either at 200% scaling [recommended] or 100% scaling [native]

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    can't say I notice the difference...
  23. Thread: Cubic Maze

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    Re: Cubic Maze

    it is more than just a stereogram that gary, it is artistic in it's own right, and a good follow on from the reworked meta logo, which was getting there :)
  24. Re: 15 years of design in the Xara program + pdf

    I really liked the japanese [?] style cutout picture of the warrior stood in water, moon through the trees behind - my kind of art :)
  25. Re: 15 years of design in the Xara program + pdf

    you got a rogue ] on the end of your link acorn ;)
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