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Hi, im new to Affinity and I like it a lot.

 

In photoshop when you drag a file from folder directly onto a canvas youre working on - it resizes to the same size as canvas which is very convenient

 

In Affinity photo when you drag it it keeps its original size and its very painful to resize it each time. Also sometimes it simply gets pasted somewhere outside the canvas and its not even easy to locate it.

 

Is there any way to drag the file onto canvas and make it resize to fit it?

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Same here; every damn time you drag and drop an image into Affinity canvas, its dumped in full size and you have to zoom out and scale back the image inside the canvas again (and no i don't want to use the place option in the menu as the default file viewer is very impractical compared to just drag, its after all a "windows drag & Drop" OS, im using :-)

Again and again, hundreds times a day, so if there is no option to drag and fit the size inside the canvas automatically and as default (as in Photoshop), I will move back to Photoshop right away...

And... on top of that you have to change you tool to Move tool every time as well, - is there no way to make you own default tool, mine is for sure not to be the view tool, that's already very  handy the space bar short cut... 

Please make this standard...

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6 hours ago, malayali said:

It'll be a very useful feature if implemented. @GabrielM

Personally, I would find it not at all useful if for example I dropped a 600x400 px raster image file onto a U.S. legal pad sized Affinity canvas (2550x4200px) & it automatically resized to cover the entire canvas.

What I would find useful for placing images is if I just click to place rather than clicking & dragging to place & resize the image on the canvas, it would place its upper left corner where I clicked instead of its center.


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7 hours ago, R C-R said:

Personally, I would find it not at all useful if for example I dropped a 600x400 px raster image file onto a U.S. legal pad sized Affinity canvas (2550x4200px) & it automatically resized to cover the entire canvas.

What I would find useful for placing images is if I just click to place rather than clicking & dragging to place & resize the image on the canvas, it would place its upper left corner where I clicked instead of its center.

Maybe an option for it. Thus depending on the user's needs, they can turn it on/off. For me, it's a very handy feature.


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On 4/3/2019 at 10:37 PM, R C-R said:

Personally, I would find it not at all useful if for example I dropped a 600x400 px raster image file onto a U.S. legal pad sized Affinity canvas (2550x4200px) & it automatically resized to cover the entire canvas.

What I would find useful for placing images is if I just click to place rather than clicking & dragging to place & resize the image on the canvas, it would place its upper left corner where I clicked instead of its center.

I didn't mean to stretch it if the image is smaller than canvas - only the other way around - when canvas is smaller and the image you're dragging in is way bigger. Then we have a problem.

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Posted (edited)

I'd appreciate an option for this as well. It's a little irritating having to resize massive images each time. I absolutely love Affinity and I'm so happy I don't have to deal with Adobe anymore, so it's not a deal breaker, but an option in the preferences would be nice.

Edited by MattmanForever

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