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Is it possible to change background color of Picture Frame Rectangle with a SILOED placed tiff?

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Is it possible to change background color of Picture Frame Rectangle with a SILOED placed tiff?

I am used to being able to do it in programs like Quark - where if you placed a SILOED image in a picture box (rectangle) - then you could make the background color of that box (rectangle) a color - let's say red.

When I made the FILL of the box red it did not show up red (tiff is siloed with transparent background).

I tried something else then.... I then converted the box/rectangle to curves - thinking perhaps that would work - but did not.

Any suggestions, other than to put another box behind it with the background color of red?

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First, you seem to have a question, so I'm not sure why you posted it as a bug. Send like it would be better in https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/5-affinity-on-desktop-questions-macos-and-windows/

Next, I don't know what you mean by "siloed". 

However, have you tried the Context Toolbar options for the Picture Frame? They allow you to specify whether the fill is cleared or not when you Place a file into the frame.

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On 1/5/2023 at 11:19 PM, N.P.M. said:

"clear fill on populate"

Coming from Indesign and Quark, initially I didn't get it either:

For whatever reason Publisher has this standard behaviour that when you populate an already coloured rectangle (picture frame) with an image it would "forget" about its background colour/outline.
You just have to click on this tiny and bland icon which is labeled as "clear fill on populate".

However I would suggest this "toggle"-button should get a visual "state", to show whether it's activated or deactivated...



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  • 2 weeks later...

Thank you so much - yes, coming from InDesign and Quark - I agree - it would be best if it was more distinctive - SOOOO good to finally find out!


SORRY about posting it on a glitch - did not mean to - oops. - but thank you woefi - VERY helpful video - much appreciated.

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