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  1. To DWright: The video link you sent is the way Affinity used to work before updates. I described this in my first entry. I wish it was still worked this way. One big example is that no dialogue box appears when I use the drop down menu from Layers at top; of page. To Gary: the Gif demo was helpful but it goes too fast and I can't control - pause repeat section - to follow the steps 1) I couldn't figure out where you started. You move vert/horz blue lines to match painting, but where did these line come from. 2) I didn't see where you got the Perspective dialogue on right, that doesn't show when I choose from top Layers menu Live Proj/ Pers.Proj. 3) When i do #2 the grid shows, I can line up corners with painting as you did, but then nothing happens, there is no Apply, no dialogue window AND I can't get rid of it - even with Cnrl Z or History slider back to beginning.
  2. I have not used Affinity Photo for months and this is an old issue that no one has been able to explain in spite of some very fine and totally complicated attempts. Situation: I have photos of framed oil painting where the camera was not at the correct right angle. A couple of Affinity updates ago there was a wonderfully simple adjustment using the Live Projection Layer / Perspective Projection. I simply clicked on the corners of the grid (or the frame with grid hidden) and adjusted until the picture frame sides were a right angles. Simple and Marvelous. Also a dialogue box appeared for added choices like show or hide grip Now It is a totally frustration. It's not consistent, sometimes nothing. The manual gives directions With an image open, from the Layer menu, choose Live Projection>Perspective Projection. An initial perspective plane will be added covering the image. Drag the four corner nodes to align the plane to a particular area within the image (e.g., vanishing point). huh? Select any tool, adjustment or filter to automatically project the plane to a flat 2D canvas. huh? Using the appropriate tools, make your edits. huh? Once finished with the chosen perspective plane, select the Move Tool, then from the context toolbar, choose Edit Live Projection. To add additional perspective planes: Whilst in the Edit Live Projection mode, from the context toolbar, choose Add Plane. Transform the second plane using its corner nodes. Select between multiple planes by clicking anywhere on them.
  3. Thanks for Dropbox link. I tried. Got to 18% and reported problem. Tried again. Got to 12% and reported problem. I delete the file and start over in Affinity Photo.
  4. Dan, I'm attaching it to this message because the 63MG is less than the max 68MG. If it doesn't work, please send me your Dropbox link again. (The Computer with the file had some malfunctions and I finally getting back to work on this issue of the Affinity Photo not printing to the cropped size. ) To Walt: I do have the setting to 100% and not to the "fit to printable." P.S. I just downloaded the update to 1.7.3.481. I haven't tried because I don't want to use up another big piece of paper. I will if you think the update fixed the size/printer communication. Mustang_SongCRP_14_5X11.5_48x60.afphoto
  5. To Dan C I uploaded Mustang Song to your drop box address. Trying to get a 11.5 - 14.5 print but Affinity print doesn't respond to the changes I made to crop for this size print. (This is very delayed response due to computer problems.)
  6. Used crop in resample mode to create 11.5 - 14.5 print BUT when printing to A+/13 - 19 paper, Affiniy shows and prints 13.9 - 16.9 image ??? How do I print the 11.5 - 14.5 ??
  7. What setting do I need to choose to print a photo cropped to 11x14" in Affinity (so it will fit into that size mat opening) and printing to 13x19 paper. I set the printer properties to the paper size (13x19) and print the cropped photo but instead of 11x14 the print fills the entire 13'' space with 1.5" borders on the other two sides. The Help Manual says: in the Show Details of the dialog): Actual Size—the project's current image and canvas size is honored. Scale to Fit—the image is temporarily scaled to fill the selected page size with no cropping taking place. Scale—the image is printed at the temporary scale set in the adjacent input box. 'I chose Scale, but I don't know what "the adjacent input box is" and I don't know what "Show Details" Is . I don't see "Scale to Fit" nor "Actual Size" In the drop down box below "Scale " I see: "Fit to Printable" and "Shrink to Printable." Very confusing.
  8. Are there Affinity printing tutorials? There is nothing in the Affinity Workbook. Searching for Printing Tutorials results in nothing (eg. "do you mean profiles") I want the best quality for large prints. Right now the biggest is 13x17 but I want to go up to 30x40 and have a pixel chart recommendation for sizes. Is there loss of quality or no change in printing from Affinity or Page Plus or FastStone image viewer? Are there differences in printing from .jpg or .tif or .aff or .pdf . (I don't use .raw)
  9. I have photo cropped to 8x10. How do I make it print 8x10 to an 8.5 x 11" paper. Clicking print, the preview shows in Red and prints to the entire 8.5x11" page and thus crops the photo on all four sizes. Clicking on "Print to Printable" and "Shrink to Printable" shows the same image in the preview - which is still Red. The print fits the image nicely to the 8.5x11: paper. I want however an 8x10. I need to apply this to printing on 11x17 paper (which i have not done before) in order to fit it into a matted frame. Thanks for help.
  10. This is most frustrating experience. 1) First, i testify that the perspective tool I have used on about 30 different photographs of my wife's oil paintings is no longer available. It was in the the Layer tool bar drop down and there were two live layer choices. The one I chose had a long list from which I chose a perspective tool. It worked perfectly to straight photos taken with a camera not on a tripod.. The list that now exists in the latest Affinity version shows half the choices and the perspective is one that is no longer available. 2) Can I return to the Affinity version that had the left face of the female when opening? This will solve the problem. How do get rid of this newest version and return to the older, the previous version of Affinity ? I will then report exactly which tool I use. Right now I'm trying to take a photo of a painting and place on a photo of a building wall and need to match the perspective of the wall 1) The mesh tool does not do what I need. The picture looks correct, but when I save it - what I saw is not what I get. 4) The new tool in the Layers / Live Projection / Perspective Projection is a joke. It does not work. 3) The suggested video on perspective is what I'm trying to do BUT WAY to complicated for me. I liked the Affinity tool because it was less complex than Photoshop - although not so mathematically controlled. I don't want to pay the extra money for Photoshop for this one tool feature. I just want to return to Affinity's previous version.
  11. The video was excellent, Carl. Not what I need though. Also the Perspective Tool in Filters / Distort / Perspective does what I want but leaves the checkerboard space. Is there a tool to get rid of that. I am still wanting to know what happened to the Perspective Tool that I used before the last Affinity Update. I bought Affinity for the ability to correct the camera angle Perspective from my wife holding her cell phone at an angle. It worked simply and efficiently. I need this tool that seems to have disappeared. The tool I used was in the Layer / Live Filter Layer . Now it is NOT there. The Layers / Live Projection is beyond comprehension. Both choices cannot be undone. The perspective layer tool here does nothing but the grid cannot be removed. So I have to delete the layer and start again. WHAT !?!?!?!?!? Please someone tell me where is the tool for which I purchased Affinity. Do I need to return to Photoshop?
  12. I restarted desktop Windows 10 for update. Opening Affinity showed black screen. Through view I clicked on Tools. They appeared on left with no color so I cannot see the icons. Like covered with dark shadow. I clicked on View/Studio and nothing happens so I cannot see or use all the things normally in the right column.
  13. I cannot find the Mesh Tool In the link you shared : to apply perspective: From the Tools Panel on the left, click the Mesh Warp flyout, then the Perspective Tool. I don't see a Mesh Warp flyout on my tool icons on the left I don't find it in any of the drop downs at the top of the page I tried searching for it in the Help Document but it didn't find it I looked it up in the Affinity Book. It shows the icon but not where to find it. Sorry
  14. The video was excellent, Carl. Not what I need though. Also the Perspective Tool in Filters / Distort / Perspective does what I want but leaves the checkerboard space. Is there a tool to get rid of that. I am still wanting to know what happened to the Perspective Tool that I used before the last Affinity Update. I bought Affinity for the ability to correct the camera angle Perspective from my wife holding her cell phone at an angle. It worked simply and efficiently. I need this tool that seems to have disappeared. The tool I used was in the Layer / Live Filter Layer . Now it is NOT there. The Layers / Live Projection is beyond comprehension. Both choices cannot be undone. The perspective layer tool here does nothing but the grid cannot be removed. So I have to delete the layer and start again. WHAT !?!?!?!?!? Please someone tell me where is the tool for which I purchased Affinity. Do I need to return to Photoshop?
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