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Using photos as a reference

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I'd like to request the ability to see photos placed off to the side of a drawing, for people like me who use photos as a reference when drawing. Currently when you move a photo off to the side it disappears, as shown in the attached screenshot. Ideally I'd like to be able to see those photos when placed next to a drawing.

 

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JBW- Funny, I like what it does exactly, cutting off anything not part of the canvas. I export a lot of PDFs/images, and I often create artwork that extends past the edges. When I use iDraw, for instance, I have to see all that junk past the canvas. But I love how A.D. keeps it hidden.

 

A very easy option would be to include a toggle for "Show/Hide Canvas Mat" or something as such. But I do like how the mat around the canvas hides my mess :)

 

Bryan


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MEB- Yes, we need a way to toggle it ON/OFF. Case in point, I like it how it is, jbw wants it changed. I think a simple checkbox in preferences would suffice.

 

Bryan


MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) // 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 / 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB // OS X 10.11.3 // Affinity Designer 1.4.1

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I don't want it changed, just the option added. I think there is value and usefulness in both options.

 

Could probably be relatively easy to add, just put a check box in the item specific toolbar that run across the top when the photo is selected.

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Or a separate floating palette, like a Reference Image palette. It would display image(s) or a folder of images. There could be a next/previous navigation, zoom and panning controls in it. It would work just like a floating palette, be able to be resized or collapsed like the others. It could work like the media browser -- drag and drop images or folders on it.. 

 

Manga Studio has a feature like this named "Sub View Palette" (gotta love the sublime surreal naming of things in Manga Studio!). It's a great feature that allows me to load up reference images, so my characters stay "on model." It's implemented in MS as a app-wide thing, the images that are loaded up (have to load up images one at a time) and will remain the same until deleted in the viewer for all new documents.

 

If it was document-specific, different documents having their own images in the reference image palette, it would be so much more useful.


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Artrage has a similar feature where you can bring in reference and it saves with the file so it's always there, until you delete it of course. This feature, while maybe not essential would be convenient for certain applications...

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