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Crop Tool (UI Behaviour & Presets Request)

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Hey Affinity Folks!

 

I have a couple of questions/requests with regards to the crop tool:

 

Is there any way to have it remember the last used settings? Also, can we get a couple of standard crop presets to choose from? (16:9/4:3/Square/etc). And maybe and option to have it not float outside the canvas area? (toggle-able preferably 9_9

 

Usage scenario: I'm editing a photo for instagram (I know, I know) and I'd like my image to have a square crop. So after I choose 'Custom' under ratio, input my arbitrary identical numbers (4x4), then decide on my crop area and approve it.... I change my mind. It should be a little more to the left.

 

So now I have to reselect the tool, reselect 'Custom', re-input the crop dimensions, try not to accidentally hit anything other than the tiny crop handles (if not I have manually redraw and reposition the crop area from scratch) then nudge the image around to my newly preferred crop area.

 

But now it should be a little higher. So I go through these steps again.

 

And again.

 

It gets a tad tedious :D

 

Thanks!

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Hey, sounds like a Feature request. Would be nice to have I understand. Automatic feautures is something I miss sometimes like applying a develope preset to multiple photos. But then again that might be in the pipe for an DAM •wink ;)

 

As for Instagram I use the build in crop from the Instagram app itself, it became quite powerful over the last years. So you see the crop right away and can change it. If I want absolute no Test posts on my feed, I use a second account just for that, so I can judge if i like it or not.

 

cheers,

lutz 


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1 minute ago, pixelcoder said:

Hey, sounds like a Feature request. Would be nice to have I understand. Automatic feautures is something I miss sometimes like applying a develope preset to multiple photos. But then again that might be in the pipe for an DAM •wink ;)

 

As for Instagram I use the build in crop from the Instagram app itself, it became quite powerful over the last years. So you see the crop right away and can change it. If I want absolute no Test posts on my feed, I use a second account just for that, so I can judge if i like it or not.

 

cheers,

lutz 

 

Fair enough :D I actually ended up moving the Affinity file over to my Mac Pro (via iCloud) as there was a stronger image candidate from the shoot that I decided to use. The real joy was being able to just swap out the background layer and quickly adjust a couple masks to get to a finished product instead of having to start the process all over again. (Also, where in heaven's name is the 'Solo' layer option on the Desktop version?)

 

10 points for Affinity Photo's cross-platform files!

 

My one gripe would be the inability to have multiple documents open on the iPad version. That way I could move images back & forth like I tend to do on desktop platforms. My apologies if this already exists, but I don't remember it being mentioned, so I'm kinda guessing that functionality doesn't exist? (I shall now Google it, like I should have from the start)

 

As for multiple Instagram accounts, I was toying with the idea of a test account up to yesterday. I may have to revisit that option :D 

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No unfortunately no way to have more than one doc open. A workaround for moving images would be to use the Place option which can now access pretty much all storage areas.


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB lpadOS 13.1.3  Affinity Photo 1.7.3.155 Affinity Design 1.7.3.1 Publisher for iPad ?

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Me again.

 

Second Crop Tool Feature Request: 'Reset'

 

I just noticed that if I want my original image back (Post Crop), I kinda have to manually drag out a huge crop area (way bigger that whatever I have on-screen). Implement that, then go back to the crop tool, and resize my transparent canvas to the image boundaries of the now visible previously cropped out area. A simple 'Reset Crop', or 'Revert to Original' would be handy to have.

 

Thanks!

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