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  1. I have just shut down and restarted Photo and this time I have got the paper size preference to stick. I notice that the paper size in the Affinity Photo print dialogue is now "defined by driver", whereas before I was trying to specify the paper size. Perhaps this is where I was going wrong.
  2. This doesn't work for me. No matter how many times I select the paper size in the Canon preferences, it reverts to A4 as soon as I exit the preferences.
  3. I have been trying to print to 4"x6" paper from the upper tray of my Canon iP7250 printer, but every time I close the printer preferences and reopen them, I find that they have reverted to A4 from the lower tray. I have tried enabling "shrink to printable", but that makes no difference. The printer still insists on printing from the lower tray. However I have been able to print successfully to 4"x6" paper from the Windows photo viewing app. I should add that I am using the Windows version of Photo. One thing I have noticed is that when I select 4"x6" in the Canon printer preferences, the print size in the Affinity Photo print dialogue changes to "custom", not 4"x6". How can I make Affinity Photo print onto 4"x6" paper?
  4. I've worked it out now. I had to rasterise the to be able to crop it.
  5. I am trying to delete a selected area of a layer in Photo, but when I click delete or cut, the entire layer disappears. How can I delete just part of a layer?
  6. Thanks once again everyone! I think I'm finally getting the hang of it now. Part of the problem was that the individual input and output controls for the filter weren't always doing what I would have intuitively expected. Now that understand how they work together I'm starting to make progress. I'm only using one mirror, but setting the input angle to 269° fixes the horizontal/vertical thing and adds a 1° correction to stop the middle finger tapering.
  7. I see now how to slide the image perpendicular to the line of reflection, but I can't find a way to change the angle of that line. I'm trying to reflect my hand around an axis going the length of my middle finger so that I have two thumbs and three fingers. When I was playing around with the filter before, the line was vertical, which is approximately what I want, but now it's changed to horizontal and I can't change it back. What I really want is to be able either to change the angle of that line very precisely, or else to be able to rotate the image beforehand so that it makes just the right angle when I apply the filter. I haven't succeeded at doing either.
  8. I spoke too soon. I've been trying to get to grips with the mirror filter, but I can't find any way to move the line of reflection. There is no way to do it within the filter itself, so I would need to do it before applying the filter. I've tried various things, such as using the move tool, cropping the image to move the centre sideways, and enlarging the canvas to achieve the same thing, but no matter what I do, the line of reflection remains in the same place relative to the original photo. How can I get round this?
  9. Thanks everyone! Yes, the mirror filter is what I've been looking for. Between that and the move tool I should be able to do what I am trying to do.
  10. I am wondering what is the best way to create an image with mirror symmetry in the manner of a Rorschach blot. I want to use the left hand side of a photo and flip it over so that the right side of the image and the left side are mirror images of each other. However I need to do it very precisely without the mirror line being in the wrong place or there being any visible seam. Is there a clever trick for doing this? I'm having great trouble getting the precision I need using the obvious tools.
  11. Thank you! That solved it. I had indeed cropped the picture. I'm still not used to having to explicitly rasterise things because I'm still used to photoshop. And getting a answer within a few minutes of posting has been a very nice bonus!
  12. I tried to select an area and copy it to a new layer in Photo. However what ends up getting copied is an area to the right of the selection with the same shape as the selection. How can get this to work properly?
  13. It turned out that I needed to rasterise the layer which I had copied and pasted from a web page.
  14. I tried to select an area of a layer using the marquee tool. Then I copied it and pasted it, but what ended up getting pasted was the whole layer, rather than just the selection. How do I get this to work properly?
  15. Thanks for your answer. I see what was happening now. When the Windows file dialogue offered me "Affinity files" as the only option, I took that to mean that it wanted to save in afphoto format, when in fact this meant that it was going to save in jpeg format just as I wanted. I had simply misunderstood the wording in the dialogue.