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No, only in Publisher with a lengthy process 

  1. Make selection
  2. create b/w image from selection 
  3. export to greyscale image (1 bit image, don’t remember if you need additional apps)
  4. use process above in publisher 

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iPad Air Gen 5 (2022) A2589

Special interest into procedural texture filter, edit alpha channel, RGB/16 and RGB/32 color formats, stacking, finding root causes for misbehaving files, finding creative solutions for unsolvable tasks, finding bugs in Apps.


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No, a pixel selection cannot be converted to a shape, even in V2 (except by the work-around as mentioned above).

However, depending on what you want to do, the advice in this thread might be useful:

This sort of thing has been requested before so you should be able to find an existing request that you can add your voice to if you want to, for example:

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1 hour ago, foto-grafic said:

in Aphoto V1 can you turn a selection into a shape?

Not a vector shape but you can create a pixel shape (layer) or a fill layer shape from the selection

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6 hours ago, foto-grafic said:

in Aphoto V1 can you turn a selection into a shape?

No. But you can change a "shape" into a pixel selection. I will use the pen tool or the Quick Shapes sometimes for marking out areas I want to select and then choose Select > Selection From Layer.


Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 12.7 
Affinity Designer 2.2.0 | Affinity Photo 2.2.0 | Affinity Publisher 2.2.0 | Beta versions as they appear.

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

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