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    PanSpec reacted to toltec in is Crop to selection possible   
    So basically, are you just renaming the Crop tool 
     
     
    So, make a pixel selection, then use that to define the Crop tool area ? Yes, that would probably please everybody. 
     
    Are you listening Serif ?
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    PanSpec reacted to jullit31 in is Crop to selection possible   
    Well, technically that is of course true, but in that sense anything is non-destructive if you keep a copy of the original document... What I meant with destructive is that you can't just "Unclip Canvas".
    I also found a (destructive [by any definition]) workaround for macros: Create the selection you want to crop to > Invert Selection > Delete > Clip Canvas
    I've also made a macro that handles multi-layer documents.
    clip_to_selection.afmacro
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    PanSpec reacted to JAQ in is Crop to selection possible   
    Such self-important arrogance. If this is the kind abusive, do-it-our-way-or-sod-off response people can expect when they come here for help, maybe I should stop recommending Affinity software.
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    PanSpec reacted to Icefront in Default Save As to Any Format   
    Let me get back to the original topic...
     
    I'm just following this subject regarding the Save as to any format. BTW I immediately uninstalled AP upon discovering the same annoying Save/Export functionality as in GIMP.
     
    In the last days I worked on many images and thought about the AP way, let me explain why is the worse one can imagine...
     
    Opened many JPEG photos from stock agencies in PS. Make changes (crop, retouch, resize, etc.) and the I wanted to save the work in progress to a lossless format, like PNG or tiff. So I hit Save as, chose PNG and continue working until finished. Close, hit Save when asked - do the same 100 times a day.
     
    What is the AP way, when in the middle of retouching I decide to save the original JPEG in PNG?
    - Export to PNG - involves finding the original JPG's directory - f**k
    - The Save command is still unavailable so further saves aren't possible, only exporting, which keeps asking if I overwrite the PNG - f**k
    - So I decide to close the original JPEG file and find the exported PNG, open it, but this way I'm loosing all the undo states - f**k
    - Saving the PNG keeps asking if I want to save in another format (if I remember correctly, now I don't have AP anymore, trial period over)
     
    So, I'm asking
    - Why is that people behind this software can't understand, what is a workflow of using efficiently their software?
    - Why do some people insist that I'm losing data if I don't save in the app's native format, when 99.99% of the cases I don't lose everything because I'm not using layers, and other app-specific things...
    - Why do we have to use the native format, when TIFF format is perfectly able to store app-specific things in custom tags - this is why it is called Tagged Image Format - create yur own tag and be happy with it; other apps can still read the flattened image data (standard tags) so compatibility is perfectly solved.
     
    PS: AP native format isn't recognized by popular image viewers... You can imagine, working with several thousand photos would be a disaster...
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    PanSpec reacted to gdenby in Multiple shapes on same layer   
    Hi, PanSpec,
    While I used Adobe apps sporadically for many years, it was only a small part of my job. From what I can infer, while both Adobe and Serif software use some terms in common, the words specify somewhat different things. This leads to a fair number of problems for people taking up Affinity apps after Photoshop or Illustrator.
    Specifically, it appears that paths in the Adobe software, and lines, or curves in Affinity are made differently.
    While I haven't used Photoshop in at least 7 years, I've spent some time watching vids posted here w. people asking "How do I do this in Affinity?"  What I infer is that Photoshop and Illustrator can work with paths that can be assembled to make networks, w. each cell in the network having different attributes if so desired. The curve(s) objects in Affinity imply an area. Nominally, each is a layer, because there can be a layer hierarchy where the implied areas are merged. Or, the "child " areas are nested within the parent(s"), and can inherit some of the attributes of the parents, such as adjustments.
    The Affinity layers/curves can be grouped within a layer by selecting a layed, and then clicking the "in sert inside" widget to place the next drawn figure in that layer.
    Note, while Affinity Photo has many of the vector drawing capabilities of Designer, you might find it easier to create your vector object in that app. Then transfer those to Photo for its more extensive color manipulation and pixel filter operations.
     
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