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in Crop > Mode, there are no longer any presets and apparently no way to create them. i hope this is just temporary, because this is pretty vital for a quick workflow. 

also, where can i post feature requests? i would really like to be able to have the crop move on all sides together sometimes, say if one pressed a control key. it is tedious to have to move every corner separately. 

 

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Hi juliand,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Crop Presets are now managed/created clicking the small cog icon in the context toolbar (with the Crop Tool selected), then clicking on the small menu icon on the top right of the pop-up that will appear.

For suggestion/feedback, please create a new thread in the Suggestions for Affinity Photo on Desktop section.

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thank you for such a quick response.

as you suggest, i have found and tried the cog and its dropdown, seen lots of splendid presets, including just the one i want, but i am utterly unable to select it or apply it. i have clicked the small menu icon at the top right, but it just opens a slightly larger version of the dropdown, and still i cannot select anything. is there a video showing how this is supposed to work, please?

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many thanks for letting me know! i shall stop struggling with this one for now, though unfortunately the reason i turned to the beta in the first place (apart from general interest and keenness) is that i am having trouble with the crop mode presets in the main stable release and i was hoping that i could get the job done in the beta. sadly, it looks like i am stymied both ways at the moment.

i have posted a bug report in the stable release section of the forum with the topic title 'Photo 1.6.5.135: unable to delete user-created preset', but it has not been accepted yet. 

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41 minutes ago, MEB said:

It's not working for me on Windows either (but works fine on Mac). This issue is already logged to be looked at and should be fixed in one of the upcoming beta builds.

Is there anywhere where we can see the changes explained? There are changes in the levels, the crop, HSL and a lot more

Where can we find that?


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Hi Rick G,
Since the Crop Tool as well as the other features you mentioned are new in version 1.7 the documentation/help file is still being completed/worked on while we are on Beta. The final/retail release will include re-written help topics covering all changes and I'm sure there will also be new video-tutorials explaining how to use them.

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1 hour ago, MEB said:

Hi Rick G,
Since the Crop Tool as well as the other features you mentioned are new in version 1.7 the documentation/help file is still being completed/worked on while we are on Beta. The final/retail release will include re-written help topics covering all changes and I'm sure there will also be new video-tutorials explaining how to use them.

Ok Thanks


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11 minutes ago, juliand said:

any idea when the next beta will be released? 

January at the earliest - that was already stated in the post for the one that was released today.

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1 minute ago, fde101 said:

January at the earliest - that was already stated in the post for the one that was released today.

is there a email newsletter or alert available so that i can find out when new affinity beta releases happen? 

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2 minutes ago, fde101 said:

January at the earliest - that was already stated in the post for the one that was released today.

That was a statement for Publisher whose latest beta was released today.

The most recent Photo beta for Windows was Nov. 23.


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22 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

That was a statement for Publisher whose latest beta was released today.

Oops, sorry, missed that I was on the Photo forums when I was looking at this.

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30 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

That was a statement for Publisher whose latest beta was released today.

The most recent Photo beta for Windows was Nov. 23.

i have the nov 23 photo beta, but i didn't know about the new publisher beta, so thanks for that (hugely grateful that there is a heavyweight, budget alternative to InDesign). i still wish there was some kind of alert i could sign up to find out when new betas or new versions were released by Affinity. 

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1 hour ago, juliand said:

thx, patrick. any idea when the next beta will be released? 

I think the next Windows photo beta is unlikely to be this side of Christmas (unless it comes tomorrow) as I think Mark is due to take a well earned rest


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21 hours ago, Patrick Connor said:

I think the next Windows photo beta is unlikely to be this side of Christmas (unless it comes tomorrow) as I think Mark is due to take a well earned rest

No rest :D

 

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Hi,

Just to check if Crop presets are still not available with Photo 1.7.1

Amazing that we are not able to create presets.

Thanks

 


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34 minutes ago, DesignT said:

Hi,

Just to check if Crop presets are still not available with Photo 1.7.1

Amazing that we are not able to create presets.

Thanks

 

The question about creating crop presets was answered in the 2nd post in this thread: You create the crop settings you want, then click on the cog icon and use the hamburger menu to create the preset. There was a bug that caused some problems on Windows, but that was fixed some time ago.


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Hi walt.farrell,

 Maybe I am missing something because I could not choose "create set" it´s grey.

Please take a look in the attached images.

Thanks

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14 minutes ago, DesignT said:

Maybe I am missing something because I could not choose "create set" it´s grey.

Once you have setup the crop you want, you should find the "create preset" will be active. Did you set it up first?


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