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Hi, 

I have a little Problem with Affinity Photo. I think the solution is simple but I can´t find it or understand it (not in the workbook, tutorial ?? where to find ? ) 

1.  I make a screenshot with the print key.on the keyboard. 

2. Next I paste the screenshot created by Windows into Affinity Photo

3. Now I only need some parts of the screenshot. I want to make a rectangular selection and copy this part into i.E. word or another software.

4. Because the colors are very similiar (another Tools won´t work properly) , it is the easiest way to use a rectangular selection.

Every time when I try to copy and paste the rectangualar selection it will always paste the whole screenshot. The rectangular selection isn´t copied at all. 

Is there any way to make a quick selection and copy this part of a picture into another software? At the moment I have to create layers and a background, next save this part of the screenshot, load it into another software. This Costs a lot of time. I don´t need to save these pictures on the harddrive.  

How can I do this in a quicker way? 

Is there any clue ? 

Regards, timbojones

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6 hours ago, timbojones said:

2. Next I paste the screenshot created by Windows into Affinity Photo

When you do that, the screenshot is pasted as an "(Image)" layer type (more about that here). To copy only the 'marching ants' selection (rectangular or otherwise) to paste that into some other document, you need to first rasterize the Image layer, which you can do with the Layer > Rasterize menu command or by right clicking on the Image layer in the Layers panel & selecting Rasterize from there.


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8 hours ago, timbojones said:

How can I do this in a quicker way?

Just use a more specialized app for creating the screenshots, there are a lot of such tools which allow beside full screen to grab just selected regions, menus or windows etc. of a screen. Then you don't have the hazzles with cropping and/or cutting out portions and the like in APh instead. - Some such for Win available tools are ...


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22 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

I recommend FastStone Capture.

https://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm

Windows only


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14 hours ago, timbojones said:

How can I do this in a quicker way

I use the windows Snipping tool. Very easy to use.

John


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1 hour ago, Pšenda said:

I recommend FastStone Capture.

https://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm

 

39 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Windows only

Yes, it is only available for Windows, but the OP is a Windows user. ;)

A lifetime licence for FastStone Capture costs US$19.95. If you’re willing to make do with the last free version before it became shareware, you can download it from here.


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48 minutes ago, Alfred said:

 

Yes, it is only available for Windows, but the OP is a Windows user. ;)

A lifetime licence for FastStone Capture costs US$19.95. If you’re willing to make do with the last free version before it became shareware, you can download it from here.

Just noting for if a stray Mac user novice pops up, I used FS capture when on windows all the time, was good for grabbing long pages on websites, a very useful tool. System light and a tiny GUI to boot.


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18 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

very useful tool

Along with FastStone Viewer excellent applications.


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9 hours ago, R C-R said:

When you do that, the screenshot is pasted as an "(Image)" layer type (more about that here). To copy only the 'marching ants' selection (rectangular or otherwise) to paste that into some other document, you need to first rasterize the Image layer, which you can do with the Layer > Rasterize menu command or by right clicking on the Image layer in the Layers panel & selecting Rasterize from there.

Thanks a lot for this hint. That´s what I am looking for. Problem solved

When you switch to Affinity Photo it is sometimes a little bit tricky to find the suitable solution. I am using the Serif Plus Products for many years now. The Help-Files were perfect. 

The Help files from the Affinity Suite are sometimes strange. I.e. look at https://affinity.help/photo/en-US.lproj/pages/Layers/aboutLayers.html and click on Pixel layer. You are redirected to Create Layers. That´s not a real real help for understanding the difference between pixel layers and Image layers. The only hint I coud find is right there  https://affinity.help/photo/en-US.lproj/pages/GetStarted/placeImages.html

Thanks to all others for the links to specialized Software. On your home computer this is a good solution too but think about security restrictions in companies. There you often can´t install or use another software. You have to do your work with the Software you have.

But at all the Affinity Suite is really good. 

Regards, timbojones

 

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1 hour ago, timbojones said:

The Help files from the Affinity Suite are sometimes strange.

Yes, sometimes is better to search the forum.

 


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