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  1. 11 minutes ago, stokerg said:

    Hi Opera,

    You should be able to do this with the Blend Options.  On the Layers Studio, click on the Blend Ranges icon (looks like a cog) and then alter the Source Layer Range by dragging the right point down to create a diagonal line.  I've attached a screenshot of what worked for the image i had :) 


    Yes that's it. Thank you very much!

  2. 4 minutes ago, All Media Lab said:


    I guess it's a DICOM extension file or a real life image?

    Never tried to open one in Afinity. If you have the fysical X-Ray you could use a scanner, but for digital: 

    Decom Tool Kit

    I have never tried this, but it seems to export to PNG.



    Thank you David, sorry that I was not clear. The image is a regular jpg that shows a skull (x-ray). Now I want to make the white bones semi-transparent and use this image on a website backgound.

  3. On 1/2/2019 at 10:01 PM, ianrb said:

    Perhaps you could post a s/shot or 2 showing how you mean as "never reach professional level". 
    I would be interested to know why graphic resizing is different to photo resizing -- that's a honest request; not trying to start a resizing war :)


    On 1/3/2019 at 12:52 AM, Kaffeepause said:

    My workflow for resizing images with Affinity Photo in most cases goes with the export.

    First I load the image with full size and quality in Affinity Photo. Then I do my modifications and edits in the image. At the end I export the image where I can enter the desired image format (e. g. jpeg) and the desired pixel size in the export dialog. In this dialog I also can adjust the file size by entering the quality percentage of the jpeg. And I also can find the best In addition, I can set the best compromise between quality and file size of the resulting image. On this way, the meta data is preserved (if I don't uncheck to embed meta data in the "More" panel).

    In the attched screen capture the original size is outlined yellow and the desired size in export dialog has a green outline. The 2nd screen capture shows that the meta data is kept in the resulting file.

    My experience is that for quality reasons resizing of the image should be the last step of an editing process.

    I only use the resize dialog if I want to change the dpi resolution of the image.

    In old Photoshop times I also first resized the image and then made my edits and the stored this image. In Affinity Photo I learned the described workflow woking best for my needs and results in little quality loss.



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    On 1/3/2019 at 2:03 AM, v_kyr said:

    And for bulk/mass image resize handling the "File -> New batch processing" jobs can be used.

    In a professional resizing dialog you can see and edit all relevant data at once without clicking other boxes. Maybe some of you have worked with Photoshop or Gimp or or or or... before.... They all have a standard resizing dialog that meets professional demands. The existing resizing dialog box in affinity photo is an emergency solution only and not a tool for photo editors and their daily job. Sorry guys.

  4. On 12/11/2018 at 3:48 PM, GabrielM said:

    Can you please explain this? 

    Thank you for replying. I need a resizing dialog for professionals - because resizing is the most needed essential feature in the graphics business. I am a Affinity buyer since the first release day and I don't get tired to post the wish for a resizing dialog box that fulfills the standard in the graphics business.


  5. On 11/16/2018 at 9:57 PM, jayaitch said:

    I am using Affinity Photo trial before deciding whether to buy it instead of of subscribing to Photoshop CC (which infuriates me) or buying Photoshop Elements.

    The first thing I have tried is to resize a photo. I did exactly s I have done in Photoshop for years but the image became unusable. Despite thinking I was fairly capable, I can not figure out what is going wrong. Can anyone help?

    I have attached images showing the original image, the menu options I used (with Photoshop and therefore with Affinity too) and the resultant image. Photoshop would resize but would retain a good quality image - Affinity ruins the image.

    Perhaps Affinity is not going to be good enough for me / won't do what I want. Help!

    (There was a problem uploading image 1 but I can not tell why - hope you can still see the problem with Affinity from the other 3 images.)

    2 Resize window showing original details.png

    3 Resize window showing altered size.png

    4 Image after resizing.png

    Screenshot 2018-11-16 at 20.56.28.png

    The easiest solution is to use other freeware. Resizing with Photo is unfortunately a mess.

  6. On 8/16/2018 at 7:19 PM, Petar Petrenko said:

    Well, when I enter a value in DPI field (checked or not) nothing is changing.

    Unfortunately so it is. Resizing is a misery.
    I hope the developers focus on the essentials in the next version.
    To resize images in a  professional way we have to use other applications.
    Here comes a suggestion.


  7. 8 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

    When Exporting the image, you will need to click the More... button and then uncheck the "Embed metadata" box. There is a bug logged with the Serif team about that, but it is not fixed yet.

    Thank you Walt,
    unfortunately this bug exists ever since I bought AP. This problem was communicated many times. So for me AP is just an ambitious toy - playing around with from time to time only for the simple reason that some basic key features are sorely missed.
    DPI converting is not even implemented in the patch function. This function is essential for patch converting also.
    Don't get me wrong. Affinity is an ambitious project and I hope the essentials of image editing (a fully working Standard Image Resizing dialog, correct embed metadata) will also be implemented soon.
    In the meantime I have to use Irfan View to resize my images. Hmmm....

  8. On 6.8.2017 at 9:37 AM, harrym said:

    Having the DPI not honoured from the file being imported is an irritation, good to hear it's being worked on. I'm not sure what the 'pro' comment is about?

    Hi Harrym,
    here are three (unsolved or open) old forum threads about the resizing dialog.




    As a graphic designer (labeled as "Professional User") having a job to edit a hundred images it is essential to have a responsive dialog that immediately shows the converted values during typing in - cm -> DPI -> pixels -> Inches......  .
    In my opinion this is more important than any filters or other gadgets to have.
    At the moment you have to toggle several times between checkboxes or value-fields -> or you have to confirm the dialog and must reopen it to see the new values.


    On 4.8.2017 at 9:26 PM, Mark Ingram said:

    Trust me, the developers do see your problems, and we are working on fixing them.

    Thank you Mark.


    On 15.11.2016 at 10:43 AM, MEB said:

    Hi Opera,

    This was logged as an improvement request earlier but wasn't implemented yet. The dev teams have been quite busy. Bear with us while we get there.

    Thank you MEB.


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