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Dechen

Delete cropped pixels (option) in Affinity Photo

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Hi Affinity,

 

It would be great to have an option in the crop tool, whether to delete cropped pixels (or not), so you can revert back and change the crop later in the editing process (non-destructive crop tool).

 

Thanks for a great program.

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Hi MEB,

 

Thanks for your reply, but I cannot get it to work. 

 

If I first create a tight crop and click apply, and then at a later stage would like to get the pixels back that was cropped away in the first crop, I cannot get Affinity Photo to recover this.  If I first created a tight crop and apply it, I cannot create a wider crop later. The pixels seems lost.

 

(However, in Lightroom or Photoshop when I click on the crop tool, I see the original image size, and the applied crop is showing, so I can still choose a wider crop than the first time I cropped.)

 

Maybe I was a little clearer this time about the issue. 

 

Thanks

 

 

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Hi Dechen,

When you go back to the Crop Tool again and you adjust the crop area the cropped bits are not visible until you press Apply (unless you have rasterised the layer - in that case there's nothing you can do other than Undo or revert to an earlier snapshot). It's not very intuitive as it is now but i do hope it gets better later (this tool is being rewritten for a future update.)

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2 hours ago, MEB said:

Hi Dechen,

When you go back to the Crop Tool again and you adjust the crop area the cropped bits are not visible until you press Apply (unless you have rasterised the layer - in that case there's nothing you can do other than Undo or revert to an earlier snapshot). 

This would suggest that the best way to re-crop is to: 

  • Select crop
  • Expand the crop area beyond what you would guess you need (since it is invisible)
  • Press Apply
  • Select crop again and select your final crop.

As @MEB says, it is not very intuitive.

John


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7, (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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