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I've spent a fair bit of time and can't find out how I can select a part of an image, copy it and then paste that part of an image....also can you have 2 images open at the same time to copy and paste between the images in Affinity on iPad pro

 

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In Selections Persona, make your selection.  Go to Photo Persona.  Under the Commands menu, choose Copy, then choose Paste.  Your selection will be copied to a new layer.  If this was not clear or you have further questions, please ask.

 

Someone else will have to answer your question about copying and pasting between multiple images.

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Assuming that the iPad version preserves the distinction between 'Image' and 'Pixel' layers, you will need to rasterize an image layer (thereby turning it into a pixel layer) if you want to copy only selected pixels instead of the entire layer.


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That's interesting, Lille! So are you saying that you can open an image and immediately copy and paste a selection without rasterizing the layer first? :unsure:


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I've only tried it once, in order to try and answer the OP's question, using an image I had just developed. In History, it says "Raster smart selection brush."  I didn't have to activate any Rasterize command.  Just selected, copied, and pasted.  

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Hi sambikeart,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You can't have two images open simultaneously but you can copy from one and paste on another. To do it create your selection as usual - make sure you are working with a pixel layer type - look at the label above the layers name (in small letters, all caps) in the Layers studio. If it says Image instead of Pixel you have to convert it to a Pixel layer first. To do this tap the ellipsis icon on the top of the interface in Photo Persona and select Rasterise ▸ Rasterise. Not that you have a pixel layer and the selection created, tap the ellipsis icon (Photo Persona) and select Pasteboard ▸ Copy. Tap the <- icon to go to Affinity Photo Welcome Screen and select the image where you want to paste the copied selection to open it. Tap the ellipsis menu (Photo Persona) and select Pasteboard ▸ Paste. Your (copied) selection should be pasted on the second document as a new layer.

 

@Alfred

It works exactly like the desktop version. Image layers must be rasterised first.

 

@LilleG

Since your layer was created through the Develop Persona it's already a pixel layer, so there wasn't need to rasterise it first.

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@Alfred

It works exactly like the desktop version. Image layers must be rasterised first.

 

@LilleG

Since your layer was created through the Develop Persona it's already a pixel layer, so there wasn't need to rasterise it first.

 

Thanks, Miguel. I can see that Lille's "an image I had just developed" is the key here. :)


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Hi sambikeart,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You can't have two images open simultaneously but you can copy from one and paste on another. To do it create your selection as usual - make sure you are working with a pixel layer type - look at the label above the layers name (in small letters, all caps) in the Layers studio. If it says Image instead of Pixel you have to convert it to a Pixel layer first. To do this tap the ellipsis icon on the top of the interface in Photo Persona and select Rasterise ▸ Rasterise. Not that you have a pixel layer and the selection created, tap the ellipsis icon (Photo Persona) and select Pasteboard ▸ Copy. Tap the <- icon to go to Affinity Photo Welcome Screen and select the image where you want to paste the copied selection to open it. Tap the ellipsis menu (Photo Persona) and select Pasteboard ▸ Paste. Your (copied) selection should be pasted on the second document as a new layer.

 

@Alfred

It works exactly like the desktop version. Image layers must be rasterised first.

 

@LilleG

Since your layer was created through the Develop Persona it's already a pixel layer, so there wasn't need to rasterise it first.

So that's how you can copy and paste from a placed image layer... 

@MEB, can you just explain what is the reason behind why you need to Rasterise?

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I have not been successful in pasting an image into a new document from the iPad clipboard. What am I doing wrong⁉️

Also, would like to be able to add drop shadow & adjust offset & blur to PNG images on a transparency. My searches do not bring up any info in Help

Thanx

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Good Day

I have tried almost all ways to copy and paste and its still not working

im getting very frustrated considering the main thing I wanted to to with this is copy and paste to different images on affinity photo

 

im selecting certain things or even just using full image and putting it in canvas size and in pixel image but when I paste it barely any of the picture is actually there

 

for example this lake and mountain that im doing 

im copying everything but when I paste it it just pastes a super tiny portion of one mountain

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