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Bug: By converting a layer to a picture frame layer effects are deleted

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Maybe this is intentional, I think it's unexpected behaviour that by converting a layer to a picture frame the layer effects are gone.


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Hey Steps,

I'm not quite seeing this myself. If I add a new layer and drop a shape on the page with a shadow, converting it retains the shadow and I can also click the fx icon to further adjust the shadow.

Could you give me the steps or specify which fx you're using?

Thanks! 

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Hi Chris,

sure.

  1. I added an photo by dragging it into the application window from my windows desktop. This created an "Image" layer.
  2. In the context menu of that image I opened up the "Layer Effects" and added an "Outer Shadow" and an "Outline".
  3. I selected the image and choosed in the menu "Layer" the menu item "Convert to Picture Frame".
  4. This resets the Layer Effects. The "fx" icon is also gone then.

If I copied the layer before I can use "paste FX" to reapply the Layer Effects.

I use "Affinity Publisher 1.7.0 192 (Beta)".

I hope that helps.


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@Chris B Does this help you to reproduce?


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But that's to be expected,because the shape is converted,iow the outline.

You need to see the PF as a clipping container.

You could use any shape for this only issue is that the fitting properties would be missing.


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20 minutes ago, haakoo said:

But that's to be expected,because the shape is converted,iow the outline.

You need to see the PF as a clipping container.

You could use any shape for this only issue is that the fitting properties would be missing.

Not sure about that. I'm still surprised that this happens.


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@Chris B

If you use a regular shape like a rectangle or any vector shape,the fx remain but if you first use an image layer,the applied fx are gone.
If one rasterizes the image layer you cannot convert to PF.
If one converts the image layer to curves, you can convert to PF but the image is just the bg of the clipping container and obscured by the cross


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Hi Steps,

Your recipe lead me to reproduce it. What's happening is that the picture frame is becoming a clipping container as haakoo said. If you expand the layer you still have the fx applied to the image inside.

I think this is by design but I can see why you've raised this as I wasn't sure what to expect without double checking internally.

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8 hours ago, Chris B said:

Hi Steps,

Your recipe lead me to reproduce it. What's happening is that the picture frame is becoming a clipping container as haakoo said. If you expand the layer you still have the fx applied to the image inside.

I think this is by design but I can see why you've raised this as I wasn't sure what to expect without double checking internally.

@Chris B

Okay, now as I understood what this does I know where the problem with this feature is.

To call the option "Convert to Picture Frame" is a straight-up lie as this is not what happens.

If the option would be called "Wrap into Picture Frame" I would have known what to expect.

A Image Layer never ever can't be converted into something else than a "Curve".

I strongly suggest to change the label of the menu item to reflect what really happens. Less confusion. ;-)


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