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I have an image that I straightened in Capture One (12) by “cropping outside the image”.  After cropping, I sent the image to AP 1.6.7 and attempted to “Inpaint” the missing area.  While the process works great if I send the image to AP before I attempt to straighten it, if I “crop outside the image” in C1 and then send it to AP, the “Inpaint” command is grayed out.

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You first need to select the alpha range
Select > Alpha Range > Select Partially Transparent

 

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Thank for your quick response.  However, I told it it worked fine if I had gone directly to AP before I attempted to Inpaint, so I know about going to Select > Alpha Range > Select Partially Transparent. But as I said, Inpaint is grayed out following the process that you outlined.

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Why dont you straighten the image in Affinity  using the crop tool ? CTRL/CMD and rotate or use the straighten option on the toolbar

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HVDB,

Thank you again, that does work, I was just trying to explore an alternative process.  

Since your first response, I continued to play and I have now solved the grayed-out Inpaint command. This time after I sent it to AP, I used the eraser tool on the expanded area.  Using the erasure tool converted the expanded area into "Partially transparent" and then the Inpatient was no longer grayed-out.  While this worked is is definitely more convoluted than it is worth, so I'll stick to the process that you suggested.

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Is the image on an "Image" layer if so right click on that layer and select Rasterise.

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20 hours ago, Big_Stan said:

Since your first response, I continued to play and I have now solved the grayed-out Inpaint command. This time after I sent it to AP, I used the eraser tool on the expanded area.  Using the erasure tool converted the expanded area into "Partially transparent" and then the Inpatient was no longer grayed-out

I think you may have inadvertently rasterised the image layer by using the eraser.

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WRT your response, "I think you may have inadvertently rasterised the image layer by using the eraser.". While I may have inadvertently rasterized the image, my process worked.  Kind of clumsy and convoluted, but it worked.

I am trying to figure out how to do it entirely within Capture One without having to go to Affinity.  Right now I perform all of my image adjustment, except for straightening, in C1 and then "round trip" to AP for the straightening and Inpainting.  This process works, I am just trying to determine if there is another viable option.

Thank you

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