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[Affinity Photo] Moved pixel becomes feathery/smoothed


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In Affinity Photo, if I move the pixel, its edge will become smoothed out. (I always draw with brush with 85% hardness above)

Regardless it is select all pixel in a layer then move; or select a portion of a layer with selection tool then move, the hardness of the pixel become very soft.

Is this a feature? Or simply the pixel too low? lol

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This has to do with the copied pixels not lining up to the actual pixel grid in the document. If you check the Transform panel you will most likely see a decimal after the pixel locations for X and Y (you may need to change the document's units to pixels) you can change this by selecting the X value and deleting the decimal portions (easiest way is to put the cursor in the value field/box and then just hit the up arrow on your keyboard, then down again if you want) and repeating for the Y value.

You can turn on the Snapping feature of Move by Whole Pixels and / or Force Pixel Alignment in the toolbar. 

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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.6

Affinity Designer 1.9.3 | Affinity Photo 1.9.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.9.3 | Beta versions as they appear.

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5 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

This has to do with the copied pixels not lining up to the actual pixel grid in the document. If you check the Transform panel you will most likely see a decimal after the pixel locations for X and Y (you may need to change the document's units to pixels) you can change this by selecting the X value and deleting the decimal portions (easiest way is to put the cursor in the value field/box and then just hit the up arrow on your keyboard, then down again if you want) and repeating for the Y value.

You can turn on the Snapping feature of Move by Whole Pixels and / or Force Pixel Alignment in the toolbar. 

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Nice!

After turn on the force pixel alignment, pixel move nicely 👍

Can I leave this on all the time? What else it will affect?

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In Photo it makes a certain amount of sense to leave it on, if however you are designing things that need absolute accuracy with inches/mm/points then turn it off.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.6

Affinity Designer 1.9.3 | Affinity Photo 1.9.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.9.3 | Beta versions as they appear.

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