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Invert Selection + Delete = Whole layer is deleted?

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I'm using the trial version right now as I want to try it out before purchasing, but I noticed today on Affinity Photo that Inverting a selection and then trying to delete anything (via the delete button) deletes the whole layer instead of the intended function (just deleting what is selected).


This feature "works" when I manually delete the new selection via the Eraser, but I know that's not supposed to be the end all, be all.

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Make sure the layer you're working on is shown in the Layer panel as a (Pixel) layer, not an (Image) layer.

You get (Image) layers if you Place an image file, or drag/drop a file, or copy) paste a file onto Photo.

They act as objects, whose pixels cannot be manipulated. If you have one, you would need to rasterize it before operating on it.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo and Beta   / Affinity Designer and Beta  / Affinity Publisher and Beta

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