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  1. @markbowen Weird. I'm glad to know it's not just me! I know it'll all get sorted out
  2. @Old Bruce Hey, I'm actually not sure. I am not familiar with the different types I wanted to make a palette from an image on my computer in which I'd have the light, medium, and dark colors from that selected image in order to make a gradient map to apply to a project image I was working on.
  3. Hi, I was creating a palette from an image and Photo crashed every time I tried to save the palette. I was able to successfully chose the image, select how many colors I wanted for the palette (I chose 3 colors), and then when I hit Create it crashed. I tried this three separate times with no luck. I'm using Photo 1.7.2.
  4. @Chris B @livetheshot Update: I went into the shortcut preferences and set up the J and L keys to toggle through the correct (aka previous) tools. I am stumped why the clarity adjustment box showed up after updating to 1.7, but after removing it from the shortcut list and adding back in the inpainting tool, all has worked as expected.
  5. Hi, I noticed that on Photo 1.7 there are two strange things happening when I toggle through both the lasso/marque tools (using the shortcut L) and the healing/inpainting tools (using the shortcut J). For both of these tools, their associated shortcut does not cycle through all of the tools. I'll have the freehand lasso tool selected, and when I hit L, it changes to the column marque tool, and then I can not hit L again to make it cycle back to the freehand lasso tool. For the healing/inpainting tools (shortcut J), it will cycle through the healing, patch, blemish, and red eye removal, but it will bypass the inpainting tool and instead a clarity adjustment window will show up on the screen. I have to manually click the healing icon and select the inpainting tool.
  6. @Old Bruce Oh man, this is EXACTLY what I was trying to do! Thank you! I had no idea the Transform Studio thing existed and it is going to make nudging a single side so much easier. I appreciate it
  7. @Old Bruce Thank you! It seems like I can do that with a shape, but not a pixel layer. I think that was what was tripping me up. If the only way to nudge multiple notes is on a shape layer, that is cool. Do you have suggestions on how I could do that with a pixel layer? I tried to rasterize the pixel layer, but I still wasn't seeing the ability to convert to curves. Forgive my lack of not knowing the exact terminology for the kinds of layers. Even though I've been an Affinity user for a few years, I still have a lot to learn
  8. @toltec Cool, thank you! Is it possible somehow to be able to nudge an entire side instead of just a node? I realized I was kind of unclear in the original post I should have typed "nudge this entire side left or right." PS - thanks for sharing about the convert to curves feature. I know that can come in handy in the future!
  9. In Affinity Photo, is it possible to nudge (i.e. use keyboard arrows) a single handle in a certain direction? I am aware I can nudge an entire object, but there are some instances where this isn't ideal. I haven't had 100% success with enabling some of the snapping features available in Photo, so this this type of nudging may not be possible. See screenshot to show what I'm talking about. Thanks for any insight you can give!
  10. Awesome, thank you so much. I love how in-depth you went with it and it is really helpful to see how it works step-by-step. It didn't even come to mind about using a macro for the original need I had but now it seems as if that's the way to go. Thanks again!
  11. @John Rostron Thank you so much for sharing that link. I totally missed that post when I was searching through the forums. I downloaded the macro and it looks so helpful and exactly what I am looking to do. Does it have any parameters to avoid upsizing? No worries if not – this is a great starting place and I know it will be helpful.
  12. Hi, I am trying to find a solution for the following: I have several folders of pictures that contain both landscape and portrait orientation images. Some of these images are as big as 6,000px + on the long edge, and some are as small as 2,500px on the long edge. The orientations and dimensions of the images are totally random in a given folder. I want to be able to select all of the pics in a folder – no matter the dimensions or orientation – and be able to have Affinity batch resize them to a the long edge I choose, while not enlarging any of the pics that would need to be upsized. Lightroom has a feature to do this (upon exporting images from a catalog), but I am looking for a way to do this in Affinity Photo. I don't want to re-import images back into Lightroom as a new catalog just to export them again with a new long edge. Is this possible?
  13. @carl123 That is a great idea and I haven't tried that route yet. Thanks for the tip and I'll try it out. I'll keep you posted if it works. @Roger C Thanks
  14. It appears like I can transform (scale up/down) a mask after clicking on the mask while the move tool is selected, and then I can scale it up and down accordingly, just like changing the size of a pic or an element on the page. The downside is that it looks like I can only select a single mask at a time, but it's a start. I'll experiment a little further with it, but it may be a solution that is semi-usable for now.
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