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    manu schwendener got a reaction from Andy Somerfield in revived bug: crop needs to happen inside the photo (afp-156)   
    Very happy with the sticky settings for cropping, though :-)
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    manu schwendener reacted to Andy Somerfield in revived bug: crop needs to happen inside the photo (afp-156)   
    Thanks Manu,
    Sorry this regressed with 1.7 - we'll get it fixed this week
    Andy.
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    manu schwendener reacted to dmstraker in Affinity Photo: How to elegantly erase unwanted colors?   
    Also you can use Channel Mixer, RGB, Green. Then Green 0%, Blue 50%, Red 50%.

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    manu schwendener reacted to nwhit in Photo 1.7 Request   
    We routinely process 200-300 pics per session (yacht photos), many requiring straightening and resulting cropping/enlargement. In 1.6 we have routinely used the Develop Persona's Rotate and Scale tools due to a couple major issues with normal cropping in 1.6. With 1.7, would it be possible to please add the following to help our daily workflow?
    Within the Cropping Tool:
    1) Make the "Mode/Original Ratio" sticky (all our pics in these photo sessions have to be identical format);
    2) You have made the "Dark Border" sticky in 1.7 (THANK YOU!);
    3) Please add the Crop to Opaque button (as in the Panorama editing) to allow automatic cropping to the remaining pic after straightening.
    Thanks! Looking forward to the final 1.7.
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from anon2 in Cropping – please eliminate new extra click (.107)   
    It would also be good if the cropping ratio could be made sticky, so it remembers what I last used.
     
    (I make postcards from my photos, so I mainly use 5 preset custom ratios.)
     
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    manu schwendener reacted to Andy Somerfield in Move Crop Area After Reselecting Crop Tool Bug   
    All,
     
    Thanks for the input in this thread. We hadn't really considered the case where a user would reenter the crop tool after cropping before - so I have made the following changes for build .111
    - When reentering the crop tool, dragging inside the existing crop will move it, as opposed to creating a new crop.
    - Unless you press the "Reset" button on the context toolbar - in which case you can create a new crop by dragging.
    - Dragging the frame will always move the crop (as suggested by A_B_C).
    Hopefully this will make things a bit more useable,
     
    Thanks,
    Andy.
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    manu schwendener reacted to Ron Potter in Crop Tool - Remember Crop Ratio or Favourite Crop Ratio   
    Each time the Crop Tool is selected, the Mode menu always  opens with Unconstrained. 
    If I am cropping a number of open photographs to, say, 6x4, I need to re-select the required ratio for each photograph.
    I would love to see a feature that allows the selected Crop Ratio to be remembered - each time another photograph is selected.  I would also love to see the selected Crop Ratio to be remembered between each Affinity Photo session.
    Such a feature would significantly improve workflow when the same crop ratio is applied to a series of photographs.
     
     
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from A_B_C in Cropping – please let me keep the background colour (.107)   
    And don't force me to have a grey background that is brighter than the photo. I don't mind if this is the default, but please let me change it in Preferences – User Interface.

    This would be a clear step backwards for me:

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    manu schwendener got a reaction from Chris B in Cropping – please eliminate extra click for Overlay setting (.107)   
    This is doubly fixed in .110, thank you!

    – I can see 'Overlay' in the context bar without an extra click
    AND
    – the setting for Overlay is sticky now

    This makes my workflow so much smoother.
     
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from A_B_C in Move Crop Area After Reselecting Crop Tool Bug   
    Ah.

    (It shows me the rest of the photo, thank you. But it also turns the background bright, which I'd rather have set to dark.)
     
    I agree with your post 1 then: it should be possible to reposition the crop frame by dragging it, also when you reselect the Crop Tool.
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from A_B_C in Move Crop Area After Reselecting Crop Tool Bug   
    > Isn't this how it's always been?

    I think so, too. And I use cropping a lot.

    > I would believe that a user who selects the Crop Tool after having made a crop is more likely to intend to adjust the crop
    > (either by moving the handles or by repositioning the frame) than to start anew from scratch.

    I absolutely agree.
    My proposition (AFP-413) was to not undo everything when I click cmd+z but only undo the cropping, while keeping the crop area marked as I had set it before – so I can adjust _a bit_ without having to start from scratch.

    > what about … uhm … sticky settings

    .110: "Crop tool remembers settings for darken, reveal, overlay. More to follow."
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    manu schwendener reacted to Chris B in Move Crop Area After Reselecting Crop Tool Bug   
    Hi Alex,
    Isn't this how it's always been? It seems to be the case with 1.6 but I could be missing something.
    This is an awkward one because I don't think the current behaviour is a bug, it's just not the behaviour you want. I like being able to create a new crop but I can also appreciate you want to move the existing crop position.
    I think some new context tools could improve this behaviour and let the user make it act like they want. I believe cropping is something dev want to change at some point. They tried it for 1.7 but pulled the changes as they weren't happy with them.
    I put a few improvement requests in last week for sticky crop settings so hopefully we'll see those soon.
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    manu schwendener reacted to MEB in revived bug: crop needs to happen inside the photo   
    Thanks Manu. Report bumped/updated.
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from walt.farrell in Big gap at the top of the adjustment panel   
    > If it requires undocking and then redocking
     
    That's just how he could reproduce it.

    All I do is use the adjustment tools and sometimes the display gets messed up and some times it doesn't (I never undock).
     
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    manu schwendener reacted to Chris B in Big gap at the top of the adjustment panel   
    I've just reproduced this by:
    Expand all the Adjustments Undock the Adjustments Panel Dock it again Levels and White Balance should be missing.  I can repo this every time now. I'll update the developers.
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    manu schwendener reacted to smadell in Snapping Stays ON   
    Just sat down to learn the new Crop tool (very cool, by the way). But I noticed that turning Snapping off by un-selecting the snapping icon on the Toolbar actually does NOT turn it off, at least not in the Crop tool.
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    manu schwendener reacted to Chris_K in Background Grey Level not working in real-time   
    Hi RNKLN
    I'm guessing you are doing this without a document open. It should update in real time when you have a document open. It is related to the document background no the workspace background
    Thanks
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from Patrick Connor in tiny detail: add cropping presets at top instead of bottom?   
    Solved: reordering the categories is possible in Beta 1.7.0.105
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    manu schwendener reacted to David Simpson in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    I was also concerned about importing all of my old InDesign files - but found that importing a PDF exported from InDesign worked amazingly well with Affinity Publisher. I can start editing right away and make as many changes as I like, and save the file as an .afpub file.
    Very impressive, and immediately useful to me.
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    manu schwendener reacted to Chris_K in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    @Gabe Logan
    Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums
    It's not possible yet, plans to be able to in the future
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from takefive in Tools not working on all photos   
    As far as I know if you only want to see one person what you write, you have to click on that person's name and send a message via their profile.

    But if you reply in a thread, it makes sense that all people following (or finding) that thread see your post. And yes, your reply goes to the bottom, so it helps if you include what exactly you're replying to; for example by using the 'Quote' button or just copy & paste.

    PS about the forum: if you get stuck with another AffinityPhoto tool you might want to post in 'Questions' instead of 'Resources'.
    Full list of subforums: https://forum.affinity.serif.com.
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    manu schwendener reacted to takefive in Tools not working on all photos   
    Thank you Manu, a very useful reply. I do appreciate your assistance and time.
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from takefive in Tools not working on all photos   
    As far as I know if you only want to see one person what you write, you have to click on that person's name and send a message via their profile.

    But if you reply in a thread, it makes sense that all people following (or finding) that thread see your post. And yes, your reply goes to the bottom, so it helps if you include what exactly you're replying to; for example by using the 'Quote' button or just copy & paste.

    PS about the forum: if you get stuck with another AffinityPhoto tool you might want to post in 'Questions' instead of 'Resources'.
    Full list of subforums: https://forum.affinity.serif.com.
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from takefive in Tools not working on all photos   
    Good to hear that you got it to work.
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    manu schwendener got a reaction from takefive in Tools not working on all photos   
    Or, if you're not using layers on purpose yet (some actions create a new layer on their own): make sure your background layer is activated to get the inpainting tool to work (see screenshot).

    If that's not working either, try the inpainting tool as the _first_ step after opening a photo in AffinityPhoto.
     

    PS:
    I use that tool a lot. When I get a result I like, but am not finished yet, I go to the navigation on the top and select 'Document – Add Snapshot'.
    Then I continue cleaning up my photo; if the next inpainting action doesn't give the result I want I can go back with 'Document – Restore Snapshot'.


     

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