All requests and remarks posted on this blog, have been shared with the developers of the concerning products. The Feature Requests blog is my independent way of sharing, and recording both ideas and annoyance about software. Improvement is the main goal.

donderdag 17 juli 2014

Adobe Online help not available

When help is needed, most of the time, this message pops up:

And, even more inconvenient, the URL is not clickable (I think this is due to Apple API).
Please give us a solution for this.

dinsdag 15 juli 2014

Ai: Please bring up a context sensitive menu when right clicking a layer

That's it. Just like in Photoshop. I would expect to have all the things I can do with a Layer, when right clicking it in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014's Layer Palette.

Ae: Sequence Layers - an 'order selector' would be convenient.

 After Effects' Sequence Layer Keyframe Assistant lets us place adjacent layers offset in time. The order it does this, is the order in which the layers are selected. When using this feature not everyday, it is hard to remember which order of selection has the expected result.
Wouldn't it be convenient for the user to have a selector?
My proposal:
-Higher Layers First
-Lower Layers First
-Random (!)

The Random option would be nice to make some effects. This should have every layer start at it's own random time, but without any overlaps or blanks.

Ae: Import as Footage or as Composition, why ask twice?

I always wonder why I have to tell After Effects twice how I want it to import multi layer .psd or .ai. When selecting 'Import As Footage' in the first dialog, the second comes up with 'Import Kind Composition'. Then I have to say 'Footage' again. Why? Anyone?

maandag 14 juli 2014

Snap to point broken in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014?

Since the update I have had several situations where the trusted Snap To Point is not working. Drag an Anchor Point to an other Anchor Point, see how the mouse pointer becomes whit to verify that snapping is going to happen. Release the mouse button and… see how the object does not exactly snap. This is best visible when zoomed in at maximum.

Note: this was a multi layer selection.

donderdag 10 juli 2014

Input contract violation in After Effects

When switching back and forth between Cinema4d and After Effects (I know, there's Cineware, but that is not yet suitable for power users), making the mistake to re-render (and overwrite) a clip that was already imported in AE will result in a loop of error messages which can only be escaped from by force quitting After Effects.

Wouldn't it be possible to let After Effect just replace the file by a proxy? Or give the user the option to either forget the clip or replace it? A bit more empathy with the user is required.

Photoshop Image Size in pixels with resampling?

For some reason, Photoshop CC 2014 is less flexible in it's image resize possibilities. When Resample is active, pixels is grayed out in the units roll-out selector. Why? I need it.

Unpredictable snapping in Adobe Illustrator

When making a pattern of small circles, a datatreduction technique is to use only two Anchor Points to create a circle. You can do that by placing two Anchor Points excacly on top of each other, and give this path a stroke with round Caps. But I was suprised that Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 does not know how to snap this when Smart Guides is active. See my screen recording.

maandag 7 juli 2014

After Effects CC 2014 strange difference in lentgh of imported MXF

Same footage imported in CC (upper) and CC 2014 (lower). 1 second is gone...

Please let us do simple calculations in Photoshop's numerical fields

Why is Photshop still not able to do simple calculations in numerical fields?
Almost every piece of software can do that. But Photoshop comes up with an error.

donderdag 3 juli 2014

Sync Settings InDesign, not for New Document?

I Synced Settings in InDesign CC, then opened InDesign CC 2014, and Synced again. Then came this 'Ready to apply' message, without an Apply-button (this can be done only in a document window…?)
Ok, I had to create a document first to Apply the setting for the application.
And after applying, my New Document-dialog does still not reflect my old settings.

This could be so much easier…

dinsdag 1 juli 2014

No output of SD compositions to Blackmagic Decklink in AE CC 2014

AE CC 2014 makes use of Mercury Transmit. And now it is only possible to view HD compositions via the Decklink, while in earlier versions of AE CC it was possible to automagically upscale SD to HD for output. In the current version the screen stays black…

I just updated to Desktopvideo 10.1.2, but still output of SD compositions via the Decklink Studio 2 does not work.

Is this solved in 10.1.3 beta? Should I try it?