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  1. Hi, After opening a new document in 1080*1080 (Instagram size) in 400 DPI, I added a picture which is 50MG jpeg. Then, when I save it, the file is only less than 2KB which is not good as the image lost a lot in quality (I can see the lines not been straight anymore). As I would like to divide this page in 4 or 6 to send a few posts to get slowly my full image revealed on Instagram, I need to be able to keep an excellent quality of the image. So, is somebody knows how could I keep a very good quality of my image when putting it in a 1080*1080 page? (So, image having a few MG instead of a few KB)? Thanks in advance for your support, Greg.
  2. Hi, Thank you for your answer. FYI, thanks to Affinity revolution 101 training, I learned to replace the painting by a white background using the same white than on the edges. Once exported, I am now able to add the painting (after first removing the white edges) and with a very little distortion when really needed, I could have the painting well showed horizontally and vertically. Issue resolved Regards, Greg. Note: I will still try your proposal to learn about it
  3. Hi, I am a beginner (started 3 days ago...), so, I even don't know how to fill it in with white and by the way with the same white than my white border. Can you, please, explain set by step? Greg.
  4. Hi, I have 1 painting (including its white borders) in a black frame and a black passe-partout scanned in jpeg (See first picture). Note: I have also a 1 painting (including its white borders) in a black frame and a black passe-partout scanned in jpeg too. My objective is to use another paintings scanned in jpeg and to put it on top of the painting with a frame so that it would look like a new painting being framed. I was able to do it thanks to the advice of a member of the forum. But I have noticed a problem. Indeed, as you can see from the second picture, I noticed that sometimes that I have not well put the second image of the painting on top of the first and it is not nice. To avoid this problem, I would like that the inside of the painting with a frame (picture 1) becomes totally white instead (using the same white colour than the border). So, then, I would just need to add my new painting where ever I want inside the frame without having the risk to end of up problem visible in picture 2. Can you help me to explain how to get the inside of the frame all white? Thanks, Greg.
  5. Hi, I have scanned a painting having a white border with its black frame and a black passe-partout. Then, I am putting a new painting (not having any white border) on top of it as I am trying to show to people what the painting could look like once framed. The problem is that the new paintings are not always straight which means that the white border is sometimes smaller on one side compared to the other side. I have used the Mesh Warp tool as explained above and I am happy with it. The distortion is so small that it is invisible. But happy to learn about other potentially better options Cheers, Greg.
  6. Hi, As you can see in the attached picture, I have some imperfections (black line) that I would like to remove by using the same white collar close to it. How can I do it? Thanks in advance for your support. Greg.
  7. Hi, I have put one of my painting above one of my frame and resized it to fit into the frame. I like having a white area between the painting and the frame. The problem is that, as my paintings are not exactly straight lines, then, in the attached example, you can see that the white line in the bottom left is smaller than the white line in the bottom right. If I use the move tool and turn a bit, then my line blew is fine but it is my line above which get a similar issue! Note: I can't use crop as crop would allow me to get a straight line but would also delete a piece of my painting on the bottom left. As this looks not nice/not professional, could somebody explain me how I could make a change to my painting (without deleting a piece of it) in order that I reach the same white border horizontally and vertically? (ex: a way to move the bottom right of my painting a bit higher even if there would be a small -not visible distortion). Thanks in advance for your support. (As being a beginner -who started using Affinity only few days ago, please, provide clear step by steps ) Regards, Greg.
  8. Dear All, Problem resolved!!!...I have succeed to find a great video on YouTube called 'Remove/change backgrounds-affinity photo after searching with 'Affinity delete transparent background. I had to use the flood tool to select the white area. then, command/shift/I to select my painting instead of the white background. Then, command J to duplicate the painting. Then, command D to remove the moving dots. Then, open another picture. Go back to my painting and use command C to copy it. Then, go to my new picture and use command V to paste my painting. Then, just a matter of drag to move it to the area that I want. Et voila! This is far better than crop as I am sure to keep 100% of my painting even if lines are not straights. Thank you all for having tried to help me. (Note: I think that the solution from Eerka was quicker but I was not able to do it successfully again). So, this new option is good too. Regards, Greg.
  9. Hi Bruce, I did exactly multiple times what you told me to do and it doesn't work. Indeed, when I click on 'click canvas' nothing happens. Strange. It seems that it is the click canvas that doesn't work for me. Cheers, Greg.
  10. Hi, I looked at the video '5 tricks that will change your instagram life! Affinity photo tutorial''. The 5th tip is about being able to upload photo to instagram using our laptop. It says that I need to go to advance setting but the button doesn't exist. How to get it? Regards, Greg.
  11. Hi Meb, What I need is a way to select QUICKLY select the white area around my painting is QUICKLY delete it to keep only the paining. Cropping can work but: 1- It takes time to crop removing all the white areas 2- As my lines are not straight, it means that I need to delete part of my painting in order to not see the white anymore. If the difference is small then it is fine acceptable but for some paintings the difference is so important that it would remove a big piece of my painting. So, no easy and quick way to remove the white other than using crop? If not, then, I think that Affinity should build this basic and useful functionality. Cheers, Greg.
  12. Hi, It is a painting and so my horizontal and vertical line are not straights. So, I would loose parts of my painting or spend lot of time to remove the remaining white. Using erase white paper and then I think clip cancas worked rapidly and perfectly once. I have tried again but without success (must have forgotten a step) as when I delete it deletes the painting instead of deleting the white around the painting. There should be a way to easily and quickly being able to select the white background around my painting and then to delete it. This should be a basic functionality that is available in Affinity. I can't believe that it wouldn't be possible. So, just need to understand how. Regards, Greg.
  13. Hi, This is not correct. If I save the image, I can still see these white and grey squares. I want all of them to be removed totally so that I keep only the picture visible in the middle. Eerka explained me to use clip canvas to Remo e them and it worked. But, a few days later, I tried again and it doesn't work. I need to remove the entire white background as I want then to use the rest of the image to include it in a frame Cheers, Greg.
  14. Hi Errka, I have tried again but not successfully. Basically, just after doing Filter -> Colors -> Erase white paper I get the white area with white and grey squares. then, I go to document -> Clip canvas. Then, when I push the button delete, it deletes my image instead of the white background! What did I do wrong? Greg.
  15. Dear Support Forum members, I am a beginner and I am struggling again, so, I am asking for your support. I have a jpeg picture of a painting which is in high quality (300DPI) being about 40MB. I have also jpeg pictures of living rooms that I got from I-stock being between 75KB and 200KB. When I place my jpeg painting (40MB) in the picture of a living room (175kb) and then export it, the total size is about 750KB. From far, when I open the picture on my Mac (called test 2), the picture looks ok but when I try to zoom, then, I see that the quality of the painting is quite poor. Questions: 1- Is-there a way to keep a very good quality of the painting (in case people would zoom it) being put in the picture of the living room? (without having a too big file...). 2- As the size of Instagram is a special size (1350px*1080px or 1080px*1080px) whereas my pictures are totally different, is there an easy way to re-format them without loosing quality and keeping the full image? In picture 'test intagram', I had created a page being 1080*1350 and then placed my image. But it is not nice as there are big white areas above and below the image... Thanks in advance for your support, Greg.
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