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Ruler (Measurement) tool in Affinity Photo !

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I have a question, is there also something like a measurement tool in Affinity Photo & Designer, like the Ruler tool in PS.???

If not can it be implemented in the next update of the program. TIA 

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You can draw out a rectangle--before the mouse is released, the dimensions are shown near the cursor. It probably would be nice to have an official tool, though. I looked for one but didn't find it (in AP).

 

Workspace rulers are already available and can be turned on in the View menu.

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The purpose of my question about a "Ruler Tool" is so that I can re-scale objects in the program by measuring the object and than re-scale it to the dimensions and scale I like. It also would be handy to make a menu in "Document">"Resize Document">also in % !! I work a lot with drawings and graphics, and instead of using the oversized and overweighted PS I would like to do this in Affinity Photo, which has a much smaller footprint !!

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It also would be handy to make a menu in "Document">"Resize Document">also in %

 

Input of xxx% is already possible and very handy. Why a new sub menu?

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John--I am saying you can measure by drawing a rectangle across the dimensions of the object you are measuring. Just drag but don't release--you will see the measurements at the cursor.

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Hello AbePralle,

What you're describing would be just what I need for a measurement tool, but I'm not sure where you're seeing the length measurement. The only things that change with the drawing tool (in the Transform window) are the X and Y coordinates. I don't see a distance value, and the X and Y coordinates don't help much when you're measuring a line that is not vertical or horizontal.  Is there another Info window I am not seeing?


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1 hour ago, The-Design-Guy said:

I don't see a distance value, and the X and Y coordinates don't help much when you're measuring a line that is not vertical or horizontal.

What's stopping you from rotating a copy of that line to get its right size from the horizontal or vertical ruler or indeed from the Transform Window.

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It's just a lot of extra steps. 1) draw a line 2) rotate line 3) calculate length of line 4) delete the line. In Illustrator, you just grab the measurement tool, stretch it from point A to B and read off the measurement. 


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Perhaps discussed elsewhere and perhaps a little off topic here, but my main use of the Ruler tool in Photoshop (CS6) is to quickly straighten an image. Using the ruler, I connect two point within the image that I want to define the horizon (or vertical), then click "Straighten Layer" button

Affinity seems to require the 2-3 steps of setting a guide and then transforming the layer with the Move tool to match the angle (then deleting the guide if necessary). Not too much work, but could be faster.

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7 minutes ago, prophet said:

Perhaps discussed elsewhere and perhaps a little off topic here, but my main use of the Ruler tool in Photoshop (CS6) is to quickly straighten an image. Using the ruler, I connect two point within the image that I want to define the horizon (or vertical), then click "Straighten Layer" button

The Crop Tool has a Straighten function that works like that.


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16 minutes ago, prophet said:

Ah, found it. Very nice. Thanks @walt.farrell

You're welcome :)


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