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  1. I'm not getting the crop box after I click on the Crop Vector tool !!!!! I have tried pressing the 'C' and nothing happens HELP PLEASE !
  2. I can't crop an image- When I push the handles, the whole image moves around...
  3. I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out how to print a section of an image to specific dimensions. Let's say I have a picture which I'm cropping to a specific ratio; the cropped area is significantly smaller than the full document, is of a different ratio, and is off center. I want to then print that cropped section to a specific size on paper (to fit within the window of a matte.) How can I achieve this? Setting absolute dimensions (say, 7.6x9.6 inches, which is the matte's opening) makes a crop that is much tighter than what I want. Resizing the canvas to the specific dimensions produces the same result. Resizing the document is hit-or-miss, because I have to guess at the resulting size to get the cropped area to the dimensions I want. I can print the cropped area and specify sizing in percentages, but again I have to guess as to what percentage gives me the size I want. All I want to do is make a crop, then tell AP to print that crop to a specific size. This is easy to do in Aperture or LR, but seems devilishly difficult to do in AP. What am I doing wrong?
  4. If this isn't possible, could this be added? If I crop an image, the borders will not snap to the original image. (I don't like whitespace around an image)
  5. I have a collection of stills that look like the attachment, many of them, that have to be altered. Ideally I want to simply get rid of the white backgrounds. Cropping only allows me to use specific square or rectangular shapes. Is there a way I can draw a line around these two (or more) stacked photos, and delete or crop-out the white background? Having the odd shape end result is not an issue. I realise I could make a series of masks, but that seems like it will be a lot of work given I have to do this to scores of photos. All the best, Ben (I've used this forum before numerous times, but had to resign up. I recently had to move, canceled my local internet provider, lost my long-time email address, misplaced my old password, and the new link from Affinity was being sent to a defunct email address. Thus re-signing up.)
  6. Greetings, I am having issues to crop using the handles with an Apple Magic Tracpad 2. Sometimes it works, but only once and then it stops. Develop or Photo persona, same problem. The walk around is to crop using Apple Photo, and to transfer the cropped photo to Affinity. As anyone else experienced this issue with a trackpad 2? I have an old iMac and with the older trackpad, I do not have that problem. Regards: Pisk
  7. My initial testing with new imaging software is to do something basic and see if it is intuitive. So I'm trying to crop an image. I read the blurb about the Vector Crop Tool. It says to drag from the corner or edge handles. I'm able to move the image around in the crop space but I'm unable to move the corner or edge handles. I'm sure the answer is easy and I'm not the smartest propeller head around but, still, it should be able to do a basic crop without going to the forum to learn how. Beta editorializing aside, how do I enable the cropping function? Thanks
  8. one of my most used features in PagePlus was the 'Crop to shape' function. overlay a shape over an image and select 'crop to shape' and the underling image takes the shape of the overlaying shape. I see reference to 'mask to shape' but can't find that function either. Is there an easy way to do this without creating a separate layer, using a mask? Thank you
  9. Hi, See attached afdesign file and screenshot. When a photo is cropped, and then a stroke applied, the stroke correctly outlines the border of the photo, but it is half the width it ought to be, which is particularly annoying when using dashed lines with round caps, as in the example attached. Cheers, Oliver. cropped_stroke_bug.afdesign
  10. When working with lens correction in the Develop Persona, a "Crop to opaque" option would be really useful (the same as in the panorama function). I'd highly appreciate if you could implement this feature. Thanks in advance. Keep up the excellent work! :)
  11. I'm working on a book cover and the image I'm using on the front cover extends beyond the area needed. Do I use the crop tool to get rid of the excess or something else? If the crop tool, I am struggling to get it to work. I've tried to watch several of the instructional videos, but they move so quickly, I can't identify exactly how it's done!
  12. How do you lock the aspect ratio when cropping? In Photoshop you hold down the shift key while dragging the corners of cropping frame, but I can't find the Affinity equivalent.
  13. With the picture I uploaded below... I was wondering how to remove the part of the rectangles OUTSIDE the circle on the left.. But at the same time keep the rectangle on the inside of the circle.
  14. When i try to crop to a specific size, let's say 20x30" AP doesn't seem to do a true crop to size, as with PS!, the tool is moving all over the pace changing the dimensions. I find myself going back to PS and cropping to size. Maybe you can do in AP, but appears very confusing, unless I'm missing something?
  15. I am unclear about the following: what is the difference between shrinking the canvas size to fit only part of an image and cropping the same area? Cropping is easier but are there situations where shrinking the canvas might be better? I believe that both are non-destructive methods. Thanks if anyone can help clarify this point.
  16. Hi everyone, I am still learning so please forgive. Is there a way to un crop an image when you have changed your mind late in the editing process? I tried unclip but it has a sort of see through unprocessed section. If there is a way will the returned full size image incorporate the layers of adjustments that have been applied. I am referring to Affinity Photo. Thanks
  17. I have the latest version of Affinity Photo on my MacBook Pro. I have noticed whenI rotate or straighten an image then crop it to the required size that it somehow leaves a rather uneven edge on the image which is about 1 pixel in hight along the edges! This then means I have to crop the image again to remove the uneven edge. I hope this makes some sense and it only appears to happen whenever I have rotated or straightened the image prior to cropping. Thanks for any info. Peter
  18. Hi, I was wondering if there is only non-destructive cropping in affinity photo or is the a way to crop destructively? Edit 1: Hmm i suppose that would be "Document > Flatten" to achieve this?! Edit 2: I guess that was only half the trick am I right presuming it is actually first Flatten and then Clip Canvas? Kinda strange way of getting there but seams to have done the trick for me on a picture. Cheers
  19. Please instruct me on how to crop a photo / illustration in Affinity Designer. I've tried everything I could and searched forums and videos for a long time. I'm sure it's something obvious that I will say, "ohhhhh...that's how." This is what I've done: With a working file (or a Jpeg that I open) I click on the rectangle tool to get the crop area I want. Then I click on crop tool and crop lines appear. What do I do next? I've read double clicking is the trick but where do I double click? On the crop tool? On the image I'm trying to crop? Crop lines disappear and I'm back to square one. I've also tried clicking only on crop tool to make crop marks appear and I get same results. I see crop lines but it doesn't crop. Single or double clicking on crop tool or image or hitting enter doesn't crop. Also, sometimes the crop lines are there and locked and I can only move the image moves around within the crop lines. But still no crop. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you :)
  20. Does Affinity have any live telephone tech support? Will it work with Nik Software plug-ins? Are there any books or manuals to instruct new users? Or is it simply online tutorials?
  21. Hello everyone, Is it possible to crop an image to exact measurements? Say i have an image i need to be 3657 by 720 pixels can i do that with affinity? I often need to make exact pixel size graphics and this program looks like it would be amazing to help. Any info would be great and thank you.
  22. How do I crop an image to a hexagonal shape on a transparent layer for making into wallpaper.
  23. Affinity Photo only has entire image/document based cropping. It needs to have image/layer based cropping. While one can use selection/deletion (which is destructive) or masking (which can be awkward), I think a simple straight line crop tool (like the document crop) and a bezier and b-spline crop tool with handles/point control would be good. I'd like to see two features in that regard (time to suggest them in the Feature Request forum): • There should be a Non Destructive Crop • It should have handles/points (much as the crop tool does). That can work for both "straight lines" or on bezier and b-spline curves. * Ideally it should have x, y coordinate point readout which might help in some cases.
  24. Seems to me that if you added the ability to control a mask's transforms without impacting it's content's transform, you'd have the same functionality as the Crop Tool is to the Draw Persona, with one huge advantage: There'd no longer be the conflicting conventions of Masking being represented as happening above a Layer (and the layer coming through the mask) vs Cropping (as it is now) being presented as something happening "beneath" the layer, when it's actually operating much like a mask in that it's sitting above and preventing content outside of itself from being seen. So how to do this with Masking? It looks like the [alt/option] key is going unused when editing the transforms of a Mask (Size, Scale, Rotation) ... except for position, in which case it is being used, for duplicate functionality. Almost a perfect solution, but not quite. Perhaps... I have the solution! Right now, [command + drag] is also doing duplication of an object. Leave that, and give up the [alt + drag] to mask editing independent of content and the problem is 100% solved.
  25. As per the title. It's normally [C]. Until such time as there's a better alternative, this might work.