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How do I open new image files and have them go into a new layer? So far the only way I can get a new image into a layer is to open it, it opens in a new 'project(?)', a completely separate window. Then I select the image, copy, then go back to the project I'm working on and paste it into a layer.

There has to be a direct way to just point to a file and have it open in the selected layer.

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I have the same problem. The ipad PLACE command acts like it is going to work after it lets you pick a photo from your gallery, but then nothing is there in your document.

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Hi erickb,

To insert an image as a new layer tap the More menu (the three dots on the top left of the interface) and select Place ▸ Place from Photos or Place from cloud. Select the image on the next screen then tap the canvas to insert it as a new layer (or drag on canvas if you want to set a size for the placed image).

 

Hi brebro, kingbee,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

After selecting the file (Place command) you have to tap the canvas once (or drag on canvas if you want to set a size for the placed image) to actually insert the image on canvas.

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I am trying to File->> Place the same image (different exposure) as a new layer, but am not able to get 100% alignment (by dragging it over the canvas). Is there a way to re align all the existing layers with the new Layer?

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@Adds File > Place... choose the image, then just click in the file window, this places the image in the document, now choose from the menu bar: Arrange > Align Centre and then Arrange > Align Middle If you need to rotate the image first use Arrange > Rotate 90° Clockwise or Rotate 90° Anticlockwise


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I have tried several times to add another image through place it takes me to photos but nothing shows up - as a side note it would much more efficient and intuitive if images were add  in layers module

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