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I'm looking at purchasing Affinity Photo and was wondering if it has a magnetic trace tool similar to what Photoshop has. I sell products online and want to be able to take a picture, trace it, and have a plain white back ground. Is this something Affinity Photo can do?

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Hi, Steve813,

 

I'm not very qualified to offer an answer. I haven't used Photoshop in at least 7 years, and not much at that time. I've been using GIMP a lot, and for some years earlier, Corel Photopaint.  I can only say based on limited background, AP is much easier to use getting a clean clip of items from background than anything I've used. 

 

You can d-load a 10 day trial, so give it a whirl.


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If you're asking about the lasso tool, yes, look for Free Hand Selection Tool.  Once selected, in the top bar, you'll see the 'magnetic' option.

 

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17 hours ago, Steve813 said:

I'm looking at purchasing Affinity Photo and was wondering if it has a magnetic trace tool similar to what Photoshop has. I sell products online and want to be able to take a picture, trace it, and have a plain white back ground. Is this something Affinity Photo can do?

Thanks

 

There are many tools in Photo to trace around an image and cut it out. That way you can replace the background with anything you want.

 

There are also some great tools to refine your "trace", once done.

 

As @Silvia says, the Freehand selection tool (aka lasso)

 

freehand.jpg.ba158b87eadd250f66bee3fddde2f490.jpg

 

has a magnetic option.

magnetic.jpg.ed437239697ea4085e16d10acfec955b.jpg

 

There are several alternatives and I recommend that you at least watch the following videos. Although there are several on the subject. The first one also shows how to replace the background, or at least, how to place the image on a new background, which is the same thing.

 

 


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12 hours ago, toltec said:

 

There are many tools in Photo to trace around an image and cut it out. That way you can replace the background with anything you want.

 

There are also some great tools to refine your "trace", once done.

 

As @Silvia says, the Freehand selection tool (aka lasso)

 

freehand.jpg.ba158b87eadd250f66bee3fddde2f490.jpg

 

has a magnetic option.

magnetic.jpg.ed437239697ea4085e16d10acfec955b.jpg

 

There are several alternatives and I recommend that you at least watch the following videos. Although there are several on the subject. The first one also shows how to replace the background, or at least, how to place the image on a new background, which is the same thing.

 

 

Yes, that is what I'm looking for. Thank you very much

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