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Gerrit Velthuis

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  1. Gerrit Velthuis

    Desperately missing features

    Thanks Walt. 1. The crop tool takes the whole image, which means you have to adjust at least four sides or two corners (more work) and then you have to click apply (enter or return doesn't work). 3. Of course I checked that one. The layers palette shows only one layer. It doesn't happen always and I can't reproduce (yet) the circumstances under which it does or does not. 4. Sound reasonable; searched for something like that but couldn't find. Where are these document settings when you're opening a jpeg (f.i.). I found the option when starting a new file.
  2. There's a few things I miss desperately: 1. Cropping an image takes a lot of steps; of course that might be necessary sometimes, but most of the time I would simply like to drag a marquee and hit a keystroke. I do a lot of batch work and especially then, one needs fast and simple shortcuts. 2. When (again) I have to batch-edit a lot of images (say . . . adjusting the white background with the brush tool); one always has to re-select the brush tool and after that re-select the color (which has changed from background to foreground or vice versa) for each image. Why not let the same tool and colour be selected when going to the next image. 3. It happenes a lot, that I have to close (cmd-W) an image three times before it really closes (even after having saved it first); I simply get the same dialog box three times. The same with flattening. When I first choose "Flatten" in the "Document" menu and then cmd-S for saving, AP aks again if I want to save the image flattened or not. 4. After having resized the canvas slightly to give an image a (white) border, the "new" area is transparant (showing a grey checkered texture; one would expect that area to be white after having flattened the image; that's not the case; it stays transparent.
  3. Gerrit Velthuis

    Dialog box behavior

    Thanks Ron, I didn't say that I can't select the entry, but that the (first) entry isn't automatically selected (like in PS). In PS you can immediately start typing (or, more often, paste) a new number ; in AP that results in inserting the new number "inside" the existing one which results in huge numbers by accident. Besides that the process is more complex in AP. I often used PS to resize a bunch of images to the same size, by simply choosing "Image Size.." - cmd V (1500 f.i.) - enter - cmd S - cmd W (1 mouse + 4 keyboard actions); this could also be put in an action easily. In AP I have to choose "Resize Document" - double click size-box - cmd V - click enter - cmd S - cmd W (mouse - mouse - keyboard - mouse - 2 keyboard actions) > far more complex and impossible to put in a macro.
  4. I'm a longtime Photoshop user switching to Affinity Photo. Of course it would be nice if I wouldn't have to retrain my "muscle-memory" a lot. One of differences that causes me a lot of trouble is the way dialog-boxes react. For instance: in the Resize Document (and Canvas) dialogbox, clicking on the numbers in the size fields doesn't select them (as in Photoshop) but inserts the cursor "somewhere". I often end up with a (very long-lasting) spinning wheel, because I have entered a new number, not instead of the old one, but inserted in the old one, ending up with huge numbers. Downsizing a 1280 px wide image might end up in a 12(1024)80 px wide document, clicking "Resize" automatically . . . . . . I keep "Force quitting" the program. Another point: why isn't there an "Enter" or "Return" keyboard option to enter the new values and close the dialog box ?
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