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Preparing a photograph for printing, I cropped it to 125mm 1:1 @ 400 dpi, then tried to add borders to it using the Resize Canvas command. The previously established crop is cancelled, the document is resized, but not correctly. This happens consistently, which means I can't finish this job using Affinity Photo...

 

The attached screen shots are perhaps NSFW, but that's what I was working on.

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Hi HMandemaker,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

After performing the crop right-click on the layer and select Rasterize... to get rid of the crop data (the Crop itself is non-destructive and retain the cropped data). Then apply the Resize Canvas... command.

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Thanks, MEB, that helps. But isn't the behaviour without the rasterise command still a bug? The crop may be non-destructive, but I didn't ask for it to revert to earlier settings. I'd think that the resize canvas command would simply respect the crop.

 

As an aside, a percentage option would be really helpful in the resize canvas dialog.

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[..]

 

As an aside, a percentage option would be really helpful in the resize canvas dialog.

 

Transform and document properties (resize canvas) dialogs accept simple arithmetic, so You can say, e.g.:

  • 2 * 456 px
  • 0.75 * 567 px
  • 678 + 50 px

I haven't tested the percent notation but this is functionally equivalent :-)

 

Found this in the help somewhere, sometimes I read it if I'm frustrated enough.

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Hi HMandemaker,

I see your point and we will eventually improve the Crop Tool but currently there's no way around this.

Regarding the percentage question you can perform math operations in the input fields as @zaqzaq mentioned, so adding *50% to the input field will reduce the size to half.

You can find more information about all supported expressions in Affinity Photo Help ▸ Workspace ▸ More ▸ Expressions for field input.

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