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Dear Serif,

will it ever be possible to rotate the canvas, as in the ipad version? In the ipad version it is possible, why not in Windows?

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From the Document Menu you can find the rotate and flip options along with the handy shortcuts


Affinity Designer 1.8.5 & beta 1.9.0.733   Affinity Photo 1.8.5 beta  1.9.0.733 Affinity Publisher 1.8.5 beta  1.8.4.703

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 2004

CPU Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.40GHz Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM 32.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798 MHz (11-11-11-28)

Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. B85M-D3H (SOCKET 0)

Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)

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The news we got on having this feature was that Affinity on Windows needs GPU acceleration before it is possible to create a similar tool like in Photoshop. GPU acceleration is in the works, so we'll see what kind of priority a rotation tool will have after that is implemented.

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I already did the workaround by mapping the shortcut for left and right rotation to my keyboard, it is working, but not as convenient, as in other programs.
By the way thx for your support, and for this amazing program!👍

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How about a Scrubby Rotate hotkey (similar to how you have Scrubby Zoom)

Use Space & CTRL for scrubby-zoom, and Space & ALT for Scrubby-Rotate.

Then, when dragging on the canvas, the initial drag-start point is used as a pivot point (or, use the center of the canvas as the rotational pivot), and then dragging around the pivot point will rotate the canvas.

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... or you could just not bother.

Being able to freely rotate the canvas is a must for people who rely on free-handed drawing workflows and there's no way I'm running a marathon of illustration with this rock in my shoe.

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