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Rectangular marquee selection tool should resize and snap to grid, guides, layers

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The Rectangular marquee tool (in the Selections persona) should:


  • snap to grid, guides and layers AND
  • corners should be points one can select and move to resize (and snap to grid/guide/layers)


Ex: Its a feature from Pixelmator that i miss a lot.



Edited by iuri
added request for corner with points to resize selection
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Jumping in here 6 years later to discover this same HUGE shortcoming. As a game developer I have like 50 projects going back to literally the 90s of things that I have worked on. Sometimes I just want to open a flat .PNG file and make some quick modifications rather than tracking down the original source .PSD that has the full layer stack and such. (I know, it's lazy, but I am a one-man-band so my time is stretched very thin.) There are also MANY 2D sprite sheets where everything is laid out in grids of 8 pixels. I often need to just open one of these source PNGs and move something to a different location. (Sometimes just for quick testing.) Anyway... I hate to say it but Affinity just became unusable to me because of this lack of full grid snapping. It's seriously a real shame because up until now I have been adapting quickly and easily to the differences coming from Photoshop. I absolutely HATE the idea of going back to my Adobe subscription but this is something that is just going to drive me insane trying to work without. Very sad 😞

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