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Hello there,

I am using Affinity Photo 1.6.7 on Mac OS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226).
For the past few months, I am facing the following issue:

1) I crop an image. (screenshot 1)

2) I select something with the selection brush (screenshot 2)

3) I press CMD + C to copy the selection and CMD + V to paste the selection as a new layer

4) I 'hide' the background layer so that only the new layer is visible -> instead of my selection, only a part of it is visible (screenshot 3)

As a workaround, I figured out that I do not run into this problem when I save the image after cropping it, closing it and opening it again. 
When I do that, I can continue editing the picture without any issue. It happened to me with several jpg files before and can be easily reproduced.

Please help :)

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Hi @Fabooh,

Welcome to the forums. 

I could not replicate this. Can you please attach a screen recording of this in action? If it's file specific, compress the file and attach it here. 



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Unable to reproduce that here either, for what it may be worth here are the preferences for my set-up with Photo 1.6.7


I have to say that there is a similarity in the offset of what gets copied and pasted and the offset of the crop.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.5

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Your video shows the image was taken with an iPhone X.

If all the problem images were taken with this phone then you need to upload one of those faulty images for testing (preferably as a zipped file as uploading directly may change the format on the forum)

Alternatively, try using the CTRL key (or Mac equivalent) when starting the program to select then reset all settings back to default.

Note: you will lose any customisations you may have made (shortcuts etc) when doing this.





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Hi there,

Due to @carl123 's comment I figured out that it might be related to the iPhone. I tried it with pictures taken from iPhone X and iPhone XR and faced the same issue. However, when I tried to download a random picture from Wikimedia Commons it worked fine.

One other thing I figured out: The pictures were originally saved as HEIC on my phone and got converted to JPG when transferring them to the Mac.
As I already wrote, I can edit the pictures properly when I save and re-open them after cropping.  So it might be that, due to the additional 'saving', some attributes are getting saved into the picture which were missing when the pictures were converted from HEIC to JPG. Does that make sense?

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