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For whatever reason I am not getting Affinity Photo in Windows to straighten.  I look to see what I am doing wrong, but seems it is the program at this time.

I have a photo and want to straighten.  I choose the crop tool and then in the bar up top choose "Straighten".  Sure enough the icon of the levelling device appears.

Next, I drag to the right to identify the part I believe is straight.  However I do not get the level line shown in the videos.  The 'tool' chooses to identify a crop area, which

invariably, as I am trying to identify a straight line to it, ends in a very long, very slim crop.  Have tried this 20/30 times and always get the same result.  I have worked with

Photoshop Elements and then Affinity Photo, in total, for about 7 1/2 to 8 years - so am no novice.  Help soon please!!


Jafa - Just Another Fantastic Aucklander

(Jim)

Windows 10

Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123

Nik Collection

Amd processor 6 Core,  8 Mgs RAM

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I never use "straighten" -- select crop tool > put cursor outside the crop lines to get the 90c arrow > turn to suit 
You likely know Ctrl + " to open the grid  
can also us the square marquee tool + mask in a similar way 
You may need to flatten after straightening 
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I use a similar method to that of @ianrb. However, I first use the crop tool to make a narrow rectangle that encloses the line I want to straighten. I then rotate as @ianrb does, and then I expand the crop region to suit.

John


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Hi Jaffa, maybe a short video showing what happens. Personally I have tried everything I can to "not" show the level line but the damn thing keeps showing lol!

If you don't have a lot of customisation in Affinity Photo maybe go to the Miscellaneous tab in Preferences and reset Reset Default User Defaults.


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2 hours ago, firstdefence said:

Personally I have tried everything I can to "not" show the level line but the damn thing keeps showing lol!

It works perfectly for me as well, but I am on a Mac so I don't know what the problem might be in Windows.

Not that it helps the OP, but I just noticed that on Macs, holding down the CMD key while the Crop tool is active enables the straighten mode, just like clicking on the context toolbar does.


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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

holding down the CMD key while the Crop tool is active enables the straighten mode

In windows too


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Just now, HVDB Photography said:

In windows too

Except I am guessing it is not the CMD key but instead the CTRL one?


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34 minutes ago, R C-R said:

Except I am guessing it is not the CMD key but instead the CTRL one?

Indeed

 


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Here's a quick video that visualize the three methods


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On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 3:23 AM, HVDB Photography said:

Indeed

 

Many thanks HVDB, that works great!  Also, your video is very helpful.   I appreciate all those others who also took the time out to respond!


Jafa - Just Another Fantastic Aucklander

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Windows 10

Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123

Nik Collection

Amd processor 6 Core,  8 Mgs RAM

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