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Hi all.

 

How do you trim the canvas to include all the objects (but no more0?  For example, in Photoshop you can simply use Trim.  I can't find a similar function in Designer.

 

Thanks!

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Hi Stokestack,

 

We don't have a trim canvas tool.  You could always select the items, copy them and then click File>New From Clipboard and this would give you a new canvas that is the size of the selected objects. 

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2 hours ago, stokerg said:

We don't have a trim canvas tool.  You could always select the items, copy them and then click File>New From Clipboard and this would give you a new canvas that is the size of the selected objects. 

Alternately, you could select everything with "Select All" from the Select menu, use snapping to move the selection to the top left corner of the canvas, & with the Move tool still selected & the Transform panel visible, use File > Document Setup > Dimensions to set the canvas dimensions to the W & H values shown in the Transform panel with "Anchor to Page" & the top left anchor point selected in the Document window.

 

It is a little bit more work but avoids the need to create a new document. This is sometimes more convenient when the file already exists saved at the larger dimensions because you can save back to the same file with a normal Save command, instead of having to select a location for the new document & deleting the original one (which can be a bit tedious because Affinity doesn't always default to the appropriate save location).


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