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Crop Tool Behavior in Photo

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Newbie.

I am struggling with the Crop Tool.  I crop an image, click Apply, it looks cropped, but it is only "hiding" the cropped portion.  When I copy the cropped image to another layer in another file, the uncropped section is still visible.

I must be doing something wrong.  I figured Crop means Crop.  Does it?  I've attached the sample images.

Thanks,

Bob

 

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3 minutes ago, bobgraphics said:

I must be doing something wrong.  I figured Crop means Crop.  Does it?  I've attached the sample images.

This is the way it works. Quite bizarre in my opinion. What I do is use the Crop Tool then select all with the Marquee Tool and make an New Document from Clipboard. And if necessary copy that back to the original and then hide or delete the layer with the cropped image.


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7 minutes ago, bobgraphics said:

I figured Crop means Crop.  Does it?

Cropping is non-destructive, and all of the cropped information is retained in case you want to uncrop it later.

After cropping, to make it permanent and destructive, you can right-click on the layer in the Layers panel and choose Rasterize & Trim.


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"right-click on the layer in the Layers panel and choose Rasterize & Trim"

Thanks Walt! I would have never figured that out. Some of the nomenclature in Affinity I find unique, and I need to learn the naming practices as it relates to other editing  software like Photoshop 2020.

Still learning to get around, but I'm happy with what I've been able to do as I learn each tool and function.

Bob M

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You're welcome, Bob.


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