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When selecting for example by dragging a rectangular, I do not see the current dimentions of the rectangular. Also I am unable to set a preferred fixed size for my selection e.g. 1024x300px.

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Indeed I aim at Affinity Photo. The information panel is showing the size during dragging but not when you release the mousebutton.

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Really? I took my screen shot while the mouse button was released (see my video) … but I think the information panel is still "work in progress", so to say … I guess these things will come in the future. But you are very right, that we need the option to enter numeric values for rectangle marquees. So +1 to your feature request.  :)

 

EDIT Deleted video due to upload limits.

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I'm having the same issue, the width/height go away when mouse button is released.  This is with the final version (not beta) from the app store.  Is there an option that has to be selected to make it retain the width/height of the selection?

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Hi idlesysop,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

If you drag (move on canvas) the selection you just created does the Transform panel display the numbers again?

 

Hi MEB,

 

Yes, if I drag the selection it will show the dimensions in the transform panel.  I would hope I wouldn't have to drag the selection after I've selected to see the dimensions again though.

 

Is there any way to make it not go away like in "A_B_C"'s video example?

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I justed bought Affinity Photo today. One of the first things I wanted to do is measure the size of a certain selection. The info panel doesn't show the width and height of my selection. I find this very annoying. Also the view > Studio > transform method doesn't shows the with and height instantly. I still need to move the selection and thats certainly not what I want to do every time.

 

Is there going to be a fix for this any time soon?

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I would like to know if there's an easier way to do this as well. I'm using the trial for Mac, considering purchasing for both Windows & Mac, and this little issue is pretty annoying for me; I do web development, and one of the main things I use an editor like this for is measuring the distance between objects. The way this currently works is tedious. Would really appreciate a proper fix.

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Wow... almost August 2017 and this issue (VERY basic functionality) is still a major problem. For anyone who's reading this post of mine, you have to: 1) make a marquee selection, 2) display the transform panel "Xfm" (sounds like a radio station), 3) drag the marquee around a little (you can't just click... you actually have to reposition the marquee), 4) and then you are able to enter numerical values for the size of the selection like you'd be able to do in Photoshop from the very instant you created a marquee selection.

 

As far as the Info panel is concerned... LOL. This useless panel simply doesn't give any info about your selection whatsoever. As is reported above, the values disappear the instant you release the mouse button, even if your marquee is still visible. Yet somehow, once out of every 20 times, the values do persist after releasing the mouse button. These issues have existed since April 2016 (when I bought the app), and continue today in version 1.5.2. Honestly I don't see how version 1.0 was released with this behavior, and why something so simple is still a problem over year later. 

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Hello I am new to the site but have used Affinity for some time.  It is a really good programme but frustrating on a few things especially the sizing. I agree with the above post and would kindly ask that this is sorted or if you could tell us how to find it if it is there and we are missing it.

Thank you.

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I'm shift-dragging from the upper left corner to catch position 0,0 and it seems the selection starts and ends anywhere there in space outside the loaded pic.

The selction doesn't snap to the edges of the loaded pic like PS. It seems impossible to select a perfect square on a 4:3 image... Or am I missing something..?

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Unfortunately, snapping isn’t enabled for the Pixel Selection Tool. But you can always (1) enter Quick Mask mode, (2) select the Move Tool, (3) snap and adjust your selection as desired, and (4) leave Quick Mask mode to get a perfectly snapped square pixel selection. Have a look at my video. :)

 

Square-Select-Quick-Mask.mov

 

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I'm a small business owner, with many small business owner friends who are always interested in cutting costs (for example replacing Adobe Master Suite subscription costs)...  Affinity Photo seems like a perfect fit as an alternative to PhotoShop.  However, it's smaller things like this (mentioned above), which take extra steps or are not available that would dissuade one (or one's small business) from making the switch; simply put, time is money.  The price is VERY competitive, and the licensing (not restricting machines as long as the same user) is hugely enticing.

 

I'm usually the one making the early move and will enjoy the cost savings with your exceptional products.  However, please know that others will expect these features (regardless of cost and less restrictive licensing).  I wish you well in this market and hope you stay affordable and keep license friendly practices as you grow (and add features).

 

Thank you.

 

-Jessy Houle

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