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  1. Ok, must have been the mentioned 'node handles' issue Thanks so much for your replies. I get it to work now and have experimented on a variety of examples. I surely was (repeatedly) selecting node handles. If there are nodes in close enough proximity, this can be hard to avoid, although in some examples, the correct behavior can happen very easily. I think, if possible, when selecting multiple nodes, the node handles should behave in the same way. But thanks to your help, I know how to do this.
  2. stinkykong

    Cropping questions

    Thank you Gabe. I have great hopes for Affinity products. Someday, I'll close PS for good.
  3. Is there a way in Affinity Photo to keep the Cropping grid inside the image? Also, is there a way to get Affinity Photo to remember dimensions or aspect ratio when cropping multiple times so I don't have to constantly reset all the settings? Thanks for your help.
  4. This is also what I expect but won't work for me. I can nudge with arrows but that is way too abrupt and uncontrollable. I need to drag as you demonstrate in the video. If I do this, only one node moves. (again, I use white arrow, tripple click to activate nodes, drag/select a handful of adjacent nodes, but then when I drag, only one node moved eventhough the group is still selected (or at least highlighted).
  5. stinkykong

    Difficulties selecting

    That's it. It's a little hard to understand based solely on the behavior. It might be good if the tool tip changed when you clicked back and forth or if the icon changed to be crossed out rather than highlighted when active. But it makes sense once you know how it works.
  6. stinkykong

    Difficulties selecting

    I can't click on an object to select it. I have to find it in the layers panel and click on the layer. Is there a way to make Affinity Designer allow me to click on the object itself to select?
  7. Not really a bug but I can't get this to work. (I use Illustrator with no issues). I can't drag/resize and maintain the aspect ratio of text or objects. There was once an extra step of converting to curves but that command is always greyed out. I would like to simply select, click, resize and maintain the dimensions of the object. In Adobe products this is done anytime you use CMD when you drag. Why not in Affinity Designer?
  8. Seems to me like Affinity Designer is missing some pretty common features. Illustrator has this and if Inkscape does, wouldn't you think Affinity Designer would have this done? I spend a lot of time searching in Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo for feature that I'm familiar with but which turn out haven't been added yet. Somewhat disappointing and certainly deters my use of this software.
  9. Thanks. I get frustrated but I also get many rewards working with Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. I also appreciate your quick response.
  10. For the work I do, I can get around Photoshop very well. When I come to Affinity Photo, I have some very annoying difficulties but many times I'm able to work through these, learn a little, and find things about Affinity that I like very much. I haven't gotten there yet with cropping and I really feel I shouldn't be experiencing the persistent difficulties with such a simple process: CROPPING. Oftentimes I need to crop many images to the same dimensions for website placement and doing so in Affinity Photo seems to require a lot of repeated steps that with Photoshop would be much, much faster. Here's an example. I have a set dimension needed to crop a dozen or more image but in AP, I have to re-apply the dimensions every time. Photoshop remembers the last crop dimensions to re-apply automatically. In AP, I can create a preset which isn't what I want to do because I don't anticipate needing these same dimensions again for other jobs. So I could delete the preset but that's just unneeded work. If I use a preset and want to resize in relation to the photo but keep the same pixel dimensions, I CAN'T! If I want to reposition the crop area, using the shift key doesn't keep the motion vertical/horizontal/45º as most apps do, nor does it snap to the edges of the pixel area so it becomes very easy to have a pixel or two of white space in the result and then I'm right back to square one. This scenario happens for me again and again and again. I find this very frustrating.
  11. stinkykong

    Aff Photo Feature Request

    Hmm...yes. It seems you can get all around this. While it may seem insignificant since there are so many other options, the missing option is the real time save in my opinion. Could this be a programming oversight? I don't know programming but it seems like it's almost there... could this feature be added?
  12. stinkykong

    Aff Photo Feature Request

    PAWA, thanks, yes sort of at least on Mac. You have to have an image open in another app to copy. You can't select in Finder (equivolent of My Computer), to copy/paste. I should have been more specific. Photoshop will accept clipboard contents copied from an un-opened image.
  13. Can Affinity Photo remember crop settings? If I have several images I need to crop to a certain dimension, I would like to have the settings stay put and not start each from scratch.
  14. In PhotoShop, when you copy an image into your clipboard then start a new document, the document dimensions match those of the document in your clipboard. This saves a lot of time. Could this be a feature in Affinity Photo?