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Images Unnecessarily Scaled to Fit-to-Screen After operation

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After at least too operations I've noticed that Affinity Photo enlarges the edited image to 'Fit to Screen'. This effects "Cropping" and also the "Resize the Document" option.


Resize Image - to Recreate:

Open a large image such as 1920x1080, use the option "Resize the Document", change the dimensions to 800x450. Instead of the image being left at it's 100% zoom ratio, the image is enlarged to 'Fit-to-Screen'.


Cropping - to Recreate:

Open a large image and crop it down to a manageable size, smaller than your working canvas screen area, e.g 1920x1080 image, resize to 800x450. Instead of the image being left at it's 100% ratio, the image is enlarged to 'Fit-to-Screen'.


This is not the expected behavior, the enlarging of the image on the screen/canvas after an operation is unnecessary and pixelates the image. 100% zoom ratio looks perfect. This is how other software behaves, such as Photoshop. There isn't any use I can think of that the user would need the image to be re-sized to fit the display after cropping or resizing unless the image was larger than the display area - scaled down yes, but not enlarged.

Thanks, Jay.


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Hi JayH


This was obviously a conscious decision by the development team. This isn't really a bug but as you think it can be improved I shall move this to our feature requests section to be considered



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Thanks, I also found another issue. If I open an image that is smaller that the canvas/screen view, the image is also scaled to fit the whole screen area.

Typically in software you have the option to choose whether software 'fits-to-screen' or not, but for all software normally images open at they're correct ratio, zoomed in at 100% - so best quality and so forth.

For example if you open an image like a sprite that is 64x64, instead of it opening at 100% zoom, the whole image is enlarge to fill the whole screen.

As I do some developing, although by no means a master. It would appear that the code that is intended to scale a large image down to fit the working screen/canvas area as is also switched on and doing the opposite and up-scaling everything fit-to-screen too.

This is why I think it's a bug and not an intended feature - it's pointless, isn't it?


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I would support @JayH's request. I also find this re-sizing annoying.



Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.8,5 Designer 1.8.5 and Publisher 1.8.5 (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

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