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OK, I've searched the forums, google sends me to tutorial videos, watched the crop tutorials (all) maybe half dozen times and still confused. I cannot make the crop tool work. After clicking on crop tool then selecting straighten, I wind up with a crop box. No idea how??? Then I can't get rid of the box. Urgh. After I set a crop box, I can never get the box to change size and constrain proportions. Of all the tools in this application the crop tool is the only one that causes me grief. To correct my problems I have to close out of the image, re-open it and start all over again. I'm fast approaching hatred for the crop tool!

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15 minutes ago, hobbytobiz said:

OK, I've searched the forums, google sends me to tutorial videos, watched the crop tutorials (all) maybe half dozen times and still confused. I cannot make the crop tool work. After clicking on crop tool then selecting straighten, I wind up with a crop box. No idea how??? Then I can't get rid of the box. Urgh. After I set a crop box, I can never get the box to change size and constrain proportions. Of all the tools in this application the crop tool is the only one that causes me grief. To correct my problems I have to close out of the image, re-open it and start all over again. I'm fast approaching hatred for the crop tool!

Hi hobbytobiz, welcome to the Affinity Forum! :) 

 

Are you referring to Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo, Mac or Windows? 

I've included screenshots from both AD and AP, using the crop tool. 

When the crop tool is active in both apps, at the lower left of your screen, you should see contextual hints on how to use it. 

With both AD and AP, when the desired cropping is achieved, you can confirm the crop by either clicking on the blue 'Apply' button at top left or simply pressing <Enter> (Windows) or <return> (macOS). 

 

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7 hours ago, hobbytobiz said:

After I set a crop box, I can never get the box to change size and constrain proportions. 

 

"Crop to size" does not work, there is no such feature yet. We hope it will be implemented soon.

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