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First off, Affinity is a stellar piece of kit. I am a very satisfied customer. However there is a small oversight that is really strange and I think should be fixed. 

So, I checked the help section, which was incredibly useful and very well designed, lovely experience. and I couldn't find any way to add strokes to selections. This seems like a really weird oversight. Krita and Medibang can do this, photoshop can, and so can gimp, but Affinity can't and that does sour the experience in an otherwise fantastic piece of software. I hope this feature is added to affinity photo in the near future. the selection tools available are nothing short of spectacular, so it seems strange that there is no option to add a stroke with a pixel line or a current brush when everything else is really good. 

I am doing this on 2 fold: 1 I wanna help affinity as much as I am able, especially since its a reasonably priced 1 off payment. 2 I don't want myself or those who have similar opposition to adobe as i do, come crawling back to photoshop. 

I will continue to explore this app and report my findings and thoughts here to help the devs keep this tool awesome for everyone who uses it. Will also be down in the future to keep buying software from you guys should you continue to take a stab at adobe. I'll be happy to give money and feedback. Photo is such an incredible piece of kit, and I want to help make sure that everyone who needs it doesn't have to crawl back to adobe over some silly trifles. I will gladly give some of my time to the devs of photo if they want me to test the implementation of this.

Have a nice day everyone.

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I think what you are asking for is the ability to create a shape from the selection, so that a stroke can be applied?

I believe that has been requested before and is something that was being looked into, it probably just hasn't been a high priority yet.

In the meantime, depending on what you actually need to accomplish, you could try using Select -> Outline to convert the selection to a selection of the area to be stroked, then Layer -> New Fill Layer to create a layer from that selection which a color can be applied to using the Color panel.  This might not be exactly what you are asking for, but depending on what you are trying to do, it might be a workable solution in the interim.

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