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Fixed crop tool palette

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I often want to crop to a very specific ratio and size. Ratios are no longer a problem, as it's possible to set the ratio and create a preset, but often one wants to move the selected cropping window around the image being edited to make fine adjustments. Once Apply has been selected if the crop isn't quite optimal one has to go through the whole process again.

It would be desirable to have a crop tool which:

1. Allows ratios to be set (OK tick)

2. allows the crop area to be increased/decreased in size under fine control (this is a UI area - maybe it's good enough for some people as it is ... but perhaps not for everyone)

3. allows the crop area to be moved around quickly - left right, up down without resetting the crop area

and finally - and perhaps this is the most important

4. If the last crop didn't work out quite well, be able to quickly get back to the last crop window and modify it slightly.

The way AP currently works, it's somewhat infuriating to get things almost right, then have to go through most of the process over and over to fine tune crops, as the undo last edit option rewinds the crop settings right back. Imagine an artist using a carboard cutout to get the crop area in a scene or painting. A palette of options would make this process much simpler - and surely it's not impossible to do this.

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2 hours ago, dave2017 said:

3. allows the crop area to be moved around quickly - left right, up down without resetting the crop area

 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/52011-drag-selection-while-creating/&do=findComment&comment=262625

 


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3 hours ago, dave2017 said:

crop isn't quite optimal

Why don't optimal? You are using

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and optimal zoom (CTRL + "+/-")?

 

3 hours ago, dave2017 said:

be able to quickly get back to the last crop window

"Last crop window" could be the first entry in Mode

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1. Allows ratios to be set (OK tick)

The required ratio must be set in Mode.

It is a pity that the "Original Ratio" option is not the default, or does not remember the last setting.


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.8.3.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 2004, Build 19041.329.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.
Intel NUC5PGYH, Pentium N3700 2.40 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics, EIZO EV2456 1920 x 1200.

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