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Exporting layers as files - how to trim to canvas?

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I'm using Affinity Designer on iPad and have a document with about 30 layer groups that need to be exported as individual files. Each layer group is already named with what I would like to use as the file name. Using the export persona, selecting each of my layer groups and creating slices and exporting those quickly saves all my files with the correct filename.

Unfortunately, all the exported files have white space around the images where some of the graphics extend beyond the canvas. I can't figure out a way to crop everything falling outside of my canvas in Affinity Designer to prevent this. I don't care if I permanently delete everything off the canvas or just need to change a setting so it isn't included in my slices. Is there a way to do this?

Edit: I got this to work by starting over with my slices and manually dragging the bounding box to the canvas one by one. It works, but was still a bit slow doing it for each layer. I would still like to know if anyone has any tips do this more efficiently.

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1 hour ago, Calina Bell said:

I'm using Affinity Designer on iPad and have a document with about 30 layer groups that need to be exported as individual files. Each layer group is already named with what I would like to use as the file name. Using the export persona, selecting each of my layer groups and creating slices and exporting those quickly saves all my files with the correct filename.

Unfortunately, all the exported files have white space around the images where some of the graphics extend beyond the canvas. I can't figure out a way to crop everything falling outside of my canvas in Affinity Designer to prevent this. I don't care if I permanently delete everything off the canvas or just need to change a setting so it isn't included in my slices. Is there a way to do this?

Edit: I got this to work by starting over with my slices and manually dragging the bounding box to the canvas one by one. It works, but was still a bit slow doing it for each layer. I would still like to know if anyone has any tips do this more efficiently.

Did you have snapping turned on, the magnet at the side on iPad, the top on desktop, I make sure my slices snap to the edge of the canvas then no chance of overspill.


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3 hours ago, Paul Mudditt said:

Did you have snapping turned on, the magnet at the side on iPad, the top on desktop, I make sure my slices snap to the edge of the canvas then no chance of overspill.

Nope, I didn't know about that. I just tried it out and it's quite helpful. Thanks!

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