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Photo: keep crop tool aspect ratio while scaling?

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whether I hold the shift key or not, as I scale the cropping grid over the image to get the crop I want, the aspect ratio I typed into the appropriate fields does not hold!

How does one instruct Photo to hold the aspect ratio the user has typed in?

 

Thank you


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What cropping mode did you choose?

It works fine for me (on Windows) with Custom Ratio chosen. Changing the box size by dragging from any node keeps the ratio I've chosen.

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-- Walt

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Exactly what you show in your screen capture.


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Strange, then. Sorry, I'm out of ideas for now.


-- Walt

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43 minutes ago, VectorCat said:

Exactly what you show in your screen capture.

I am also on Mac and I have no problem with the Crop tool behaving properly as @walt.farrell did with his windows machine. I can't get it to become unconstrained unless I change the popup menu to unconstrained.


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Ah! A clue. I’m at work but when I get home I’ll look for that pop up. I was looking for something like it..sounds like I might have whizzed right past it.


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OK, yes, that's the secret: one must pick "Constrained" from the pop-up. 

Thank you!


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4 hours ago, VectorCat said:

OK, yes, that's the secret: one must pick "Constrained" from the pop-up. 

There is no "Constrained" on the pop-up menu on my copy of Affinity Photo. Are you sure there is an option with that name on yours?


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I'm not sure what pop-p is being discussed. I originally referred to the mode selection box on the Context Toolbar.


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I might refer to it as a pull-down menu and it offers custom, constrained and a few other choices.


 2012 Mac Book Pro 12”, 8GB RAM, Mojave  |  2017 iPad Pro 12.9” 256GB, iOS 12.1.1

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