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[Affinity Photo] Tool parameters are not persisting when switching between different tools

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Hello,

 

I'm trying to do something very simple: I'd like to precisely crop an image, and hence I use custom ratio and position my crop gizmo over the image. I then switch to zoom (Z) and zoom in, pan, etc. I select the crop tool again (C, or by toggling Z again) to position precisely, but I realize all of my positioning and the custom ratio settings are now gone, and the tool is back to its default settings. They never persist.

 

Is this intentional? I can't see how that can be useful.

 

Of course, I can use the trackpad on my MacBook to zoom without ever switching from the Crop tool, but that's not optimal. One misstep and I lose all the settings again.

 

This is unfortunately not the only place where settings don't persist in Affinity.

 

Everything should always persist, because users need to go back and forth to do certain operations.

 

If there's a way to do this, please let me know.

 

Thanks.

 

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I find that in Windows, when cropping, I can use the keyboard to zoom: Ctrl-+ to zoom in and

Ctrl-- to zoom out without disturbing the crop. Using the +/- by the numeric keypad of course. Using the space bar to move is OK. Does this work on a Mac?


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.8, Designer 1.8 and Publisher 1.8 (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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