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Hi all, 

In photoshop when you go to resize the canvas or image size, you have a dropdown of options just like Affinity photo does (in pixels, cm etc), however I noticed that Affinity doesn't have Percentage option? For example, to resize to 200% (double). It's useful as you'd otherwise have to work out for yourself, which is an inconvenience (a small one maybe but annoying still).  I do a lot of compare or side by side images and usually it's a case of screenshotting/printscreening two things and pasting them into the canvas, cropping then resizing canvas width by 200% and dragging the layers to be side by side.

Is there a chance we can get this option for affinity photo? :)

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Have you tried typing in 200% in the Size fields or any other percentage value?


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11 hours ago, MattyWS said:

Hidden features

https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Workspace/expressions.html


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Thanks carl123 for sharing the expressions. That's fun. Meanwhile it's better to list percentage in the dropdown or add a (i) to notify the user. Don't hide the cool feature!

Btw: are people really using yards? :35_thinking:

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5 hours ago, chenxian352 said:

Don't hide the cool feature!

FWIW, the dropdown just sets the default units used for the display in the size fields, but you can enter any supported unit type you want. So for example, if it is set to yards & the current width is displayed as "3 yd," you could enter "3 ft" & it would be displayed as "1 yd" when you tabbed out of that field. You can also enter width in one unit type & height in another, sometimes be useful when the aspect ratio is unlocked.

6 hours ago, chenxian352 said:

Btw: are people really using yards? :35_thinking:

Maybe about as often in the US as meters are used in the rest of the world?


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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

Maybe about as often in the US as meters are used in the rest of the world?

Maybe, except that in countries using British English we use metres. Meters are instruments for measuring things like how much electricity we use. ;)

 


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12 minutes ago, Eℓƒяє∂ said:

Maybe, except that in countries using British English we use metres. Meters are instruments for measuring things like how much electricity we use. ;)

I have never understood why in the 21st century you persist in using that Old English spelling (from the Old French spelling) because if you pronounced it as it is spelled, it would sound like "ME-tres" or "me-TRES." O.o


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3 minutes ago, R C-R said:

I have never understood why in the 21st century you persist in using that Old English spelling (from the Old French spelling) because if you pronounced it as it is spelled, it would sound like "ME-tres" or "me-TRES." O.o

If you pronounce “spelled” as it is spelled, you get two syllables instead of one! And if you pronounce Albuquerque as it is spelled....

Where do you draw the line? :/


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5 minutes ago, Eℓƒяє∂ said:

And if you pronounce Albuquerque as it is spelled....

FWIW, it is pronounced as it is because it is a proper noun naming a place, originally the Spanish colonial village founded in 1706 & named Villa de Alburquerque. The first "r" was dropped sometime in the early 1800's, it is believed due to association with a then prominent Portuguese general named Alfonso de Albuquerque. So while the line might be a bit blurry, at least there is some justification for how it is pronounced, & that did change over time.

There may be some justification for how "metre" is still pronounced but if so, I don't know what it might be.

But of course, the English language is one that sees little need for justifications of any kind, so maybe there is no line? :35_thinking:


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