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When I use expand stroke to turn a shapes' outline into a standalone shape (for example when merging and simplifying) the resulting shape becomes distorted. Probably been in the software a while now, but I've been working with looser illustrations beforehand, and mostly used center-aligned strokes instead of outside-aligned, so I didn't notice it before.

Here's an example of a white shape with a black outline on a red background.

Additional info:

Affinity Designer version 1.6.5.135 on Windows 10 Home 1803. No unusual hardware/software.

Reproducable bug, even in new files; just create a shape with a stroke and convert to outline shape with Layer -> Expand stroke

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I'm experiencing the same issue. This is a pretty serious problem. It makes the software almost unusable as I use this feature a lot. It's especially problematic when designing at smaller sizes. For example, when I am designing icons, the expand stroke feature is ridiculously bad. I can not use Affinity Designer for designing symbols or icons. Yes it's that bad. Please fix it soon.

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This has been massively improved (fixed even) in the 1.8 beta.

I recommend trying them out.


Win10 Home x64   |   AMD Ryzen 7 2700X @ 3.7GHz   |   16 GB RAM   |   1TB SSD   |   nVidia GTX 1660   |   Huion 1060 Plus

How I make GIFs >>> ScreenToGIF (Windows only, Open Source, Portable, ~600kB)

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