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Publisher: master pages and picture frames - bug or desired behaviour?


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Dear fellow Affinity Publisher users, I'm wondering if you think that what I'm experiencing is a bug, or is that intented to be that way? Scenario: I create a master page with a picture frame, apply it to a certain page, populate that picture frame with a photo and then rescale the photo as desired (thus NOT using a default setting, but choosing my own scale and position). Then, for whatever reason I deside to edit my master page and resize my original picture frame and alter it's proportions. Say, it was vertical and I want to make a square out of it. Now, going back to my page where this picture frame is populated with an actual photo... it messes up all the proportions and my photo is now all streched. I have to completely reset all the settings and scale it again.

Do you think this is intented or wrong? Why I think that this shouldn't behave the way it does: I understand that after rescaling a picture frame on a master page, I cannot expect the photo I placed somewhere in that frame to look perfect. If I change the proportions of a frame maybe I need to re-scale it because the photo won't cover the whole frame anymore. I do have to check it, but I think it's wrong that Affinity automatically streches the picture to cover the frame because if you change the proportions only a little bit (say, make it just a few pixes smaller or one side), you don't notice it that the proportions are wrong! Just because the photo is stretched just by a tiny bit... And if you have populated a lot of frames already and have a lot of different master pages and then change something, you have to click on all of them to see whether vertical and horizontal scaling have the same percentages. Very inconvenient! In my opinion, it would have been better if the photo would retain its proportions and the scale you gave it when you scaled it in the first place. Then, if it doesn't fit in the picture frame anymore, you can spot it more easily, I think... (Easier than spotting that its vertical and horizontal scale is off by just a tiny bit).

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Hi, @thatGuy, thanks for your response! I do always use the two upper scaling options, but if I change the scaling % by hand afterwards (as in, zoom in or out to adjust the placing of the image in a frame), it will be messed up if I alter a picture frame's proportions on master page.

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