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Document is 7000 X 5000 px.
When I select the image I want to export---> selection only
It remains at the same size as the document. It won't scale.

If I scale down manually and export it becomes even bigger.
14498 X 10057px and this is with selection only.

I am missing a clue!

iMac mid-2017
3,6 Ghz / 32G

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Which application are you using?
What sort of selection do you have? (Layers selected or pixel selection?)
What do you mean by “it remains at the same size”? What is “it”?
What do you mean by “scale down manually”?

Can you give us some full-screen screenshots which let us see your document, what you have selected, your export dialog, and what you get after exporting?

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Application: Affinity Photo
Layer is selected
The size of the object I am exporting remains the same size as the document
Scaling down manually is taking a corner and dragging it to the size you want.

Look at the name of the included screenshots for a description.


canvas size 7000 X 5000.jpg

exported_selection only_1920.jpg

selected object for export.jpg

document export size.jpg

selection size is same as document.jpg

iMac mid-2017
3,6 Ghz / 32G

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I have just checked every layer. Nothing special.
All layers fit in the design so there are no big images outside the selection.I don't really know why this is going on.

Since I have found a workaround I will just leave it.
I don't have any problems with other files.



iMac mid-2017
3,6 Ghz / 32G

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2 minutes ago, Albo said:

I don't really know why this is going on.

If you can share the actual Affinity file, rather than just screenshots, one of us may be able to figure it out.

Otherwise, you could share it with Serif via a private Dropbox upload link when one of the Moderators visits this topic.

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  • 2 weeks later...
2 hours ago, Albo said:

Here is a screenmovie about this.

I don't see the text in that. Could be something in the group as well. Zoom out so you can see  35 thousand by 33 thousand pixels instead of the 9 thousand pixels.

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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