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SLowmo75

Flood selection unresponsive until painted on?

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Affinity Photo Mac 1.6.6

1. Make a new file

2. From Finder (or similar) drag an image into the new file.

3. Press W for Flood Selection tool and try to select a portion of the new layer

4. Unresponsive? Nothing Select?

5. Press B for Brush and draw a quick blob of pixel paint onto the image

6. Press W, back to Flood Section and again try to select anything

7. You can now select!

 

So the FS tool is completely unresponsive to a new layer that has been dragged in from elsewhere until the layer has some pixel data forced upon it?

Have just tested the same with Place rather than dragging, and the bug is still present.

 

Thanks

Wayne

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Hi, me again - This 'non pixel data' anomaly also applies to Marquee Selections and Duplication!

 

1. Make a new file

2. Drag or Place a new image layer into the file

3. Press M for Marquee Selection and make a selection

4. Cmd + J to Duplicate the selection to a new layer...

5. Oh no, whole layer is duplicated? Selection is ignored!

6. Paint a blob of Magic Affinity Pixels onto layer

7. Cmd + J again

8. Selection is recognised! Selected portion is duplicate to new layer!

 

Thanks

Wayne

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Hi SLowmo75,

Regarding the first post, this happens because the Flood Selection Tool currently doesn't work with/on Image layers. As soon as you paint on it with the brush, the layer is automatically rasterised (becomes a pixel layer) and then the Flood Selection Tool starts working. The same happens if you right-click the Image layer in the Layers panel and select Rasterise (without painting anything on it). The layer is converted to a Pixel layer type (look at the label between parenthesis after the layer's name in the Layers panel) and you can start working with the Flood Selection Tool immediately.

Same for the second post. You can only work with selections on Pixel layer types (not Image layer types). Currently some tools do perform the conversion for you while other's don't. This is already logged.

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