Auto Update on a Mac is still not working correctly, takes 2 cycles of the auto-update routine before download begins.
Crop works OK.
Image Navigator works OK.
Texture management is not working OK. Can only load a single texture at a time and the texture has to be renamed before it will load. Impossible to load a whole library as before. [Lots of blank spaces again in the pre-loaded texture list.]
The crop button and the crop panel are diametrically opposite and too far away from each other for comfortable use.
Can the crop button have “c” shortcut key?
Can the Enter button be used to confirm the crop?
Straighten needs either a grid or a horizon ruler to align against.
Crop has no reset button. Cannot be reset between crops.
Cannot load more than one custom texture at a time, each texture has to be renamed. I have a lot of custom textures, probably a hundred or more. With the old system, I could load a whole group at a time and the original names would be retained, though I’ve never understood why the textures had to be re-imported taking up space and processing time: surely a link to the texture would be sufficient?
It’s nice to see the crop tool but I don’t like the tool icons on the bottom of the interface. It’s too close to my taskbar. Can they be moved to the top or better yet give users the option as others might like it down there?
What seems odd is once you open the crop tool on the image you cannot reposition it. I found out quite by accident that you have to move the image behind the crop outline. That seems backwards to me.
My update went as expected without any issues.
I imported some PNG files into the Texture filter and found that there is no way I can use this in my work flow. The texture will expand to the size of the image so When I resize the texture it has a copy of the image into the texture, loosing the transparency. This didn’t happen in TS 1, it kept the transparency
The issue I raised about Crop not changing the reported size seems to be only with the stand-alone. With the plug-in cropping changes the size appropriately. However, with the plug-in, the Ctrl-R for resize is grayed out.
I was notified of updates when I booted up Studio 2 and they installed quickly and easily.
The new features are working as they should, and I appreciate having the addition of the navigator.
This a very minor thing, and I do feel I’m being picky here, but when you do a rotation, the double end arrowhead icon correctly displays when you are rotating from the right hand side, but when you go to the left hand side, they are facing the same direction as the ones on the right side. Functionally they work fine, however they just look a little bit strange pointing off to the left away from the image versus to the right, and therefore facing the image.
For me and some others it’s just the other way round. When opening an image in standalone app images look good (i.e. as sharp as they should). Just when sending the same images to the plugin version of Studio 2 (2.0.7) they are immensely blurred.
See thread Blurry image in Topaz Studio 2 (plug-in of PS)
This affects not only Photoshop but Affinity Photo, too.