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AP 1.7.0 - Crop Tool - How to create custom presets

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hello all,

in AP 1.7 I can't find a way to add custom presets to the list. in 1.6 version one cold set a new ratio and then add it to the list, givin it a name. in 1.7 the "create preset" item in the drop-down menu of the list is always grayed and the preset manager tool only has a button for adding a category. what am i missing?

thank you


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stefano

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Kind of well hidden. Gear Wheel then the little hamburger menu

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Perhaps I am slow and missing something. On my Windows 10 version, I too cannot seem to save custom ratios. Yes, I can go to the gear icon and yes, I can click on the hamburger menu. But the Create Preset option is greyed out. Only the Manage Presets option is available, and I don't see how to create a preset is available here. In the Presets Manager, I am given the option of creating a new category, or importing presets, but not create a new one that I had entered. In our previous version, entering a custom ratio and adding it as a preset was fairly simple.

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7 hours ago, alpineguy said:

On my Windows 10 version, I too cannot seem to save custom ratios. Yes, I can go to the gear icon and yes, I can click on the hamburger menu. But the Create Preset option is greyed out.

You can only create Custom Ratio or Absolute Size presets, so the Mode must be set to one of those two choices or "Create Preset..." will be greyed out.


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thank you all for the clues

mac os 10.12.6

AP 1.7

I load an image, select the crop tool, select "custom ratio", input a value for w&h ==> "create preset" in the hamburger menu is still grayed out :(

apparently, a new ratio can be created only as absolute dimensions, which is not that useful


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stefano

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You will not be able to create a Custom Ratio  preset if that preset already exists, which includes all the default presets that are already set up.

Also bear in mind Affinity considers a Custom Ratio preset of 6 x 3 to be the same as 3 x6 so you can only set up one of these.

 


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1 hour ago, carl123 said:

Also bear in mind Affinity considers a Custom Ratio preset of 6 x 3 to be the same as 3 x6 so you can only set up one of these.

I haven't tested it but I wonder if it does the same for different versions of the same ratio, like 1:2 for 3:6, etc.


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You are indeed correct Carl123. Creating a new custom ratio that is not in the current list does indeed work, but trying to create the reciprocal of a current preset doesn't Creating a 4x5 does not work because 5x4 is already in the presets. I regularly used a 4x5  and similar reciprocals in ver. 1.6 and earlier and found it very convenient to just pop open my list of presets when cropping. Since the rotate option in cropping does not rotate the crop outline, but appears limited to rotating the image, This new format of cropping presets seems awkward and less useful to me. Adjusting the crop of a vertical format when the image is 90 degrees turned is less useful. Am I still just missing something or is this the new normal.

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4 hours ago, alpineguy said:

Since the rotate option in cropping does not rotate the crop outline, but appears limited to rotating the image...

The Rotate button on the context toolbar in Affinity Photo 1.7 rotates the crop box, not the image.


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On 6/15/2019 at 10:41 AM, R C-R said:

The Rotate button on the context toolbar in Affinity Photo 1.7 rotates the crop box, not the image.

yes that's true, thank you for pointing it out.

but -if i don't fail- there's a difference between rotating the crop box and having crop ratios and their reciprocals in the ratios list: in 1.6.x, when you selected the reciprocal of the current ratio, the crop box was limited to the image boundaries, while in 1.7 it's not, and this means you have to resize it most of the times.

having the reciprocal of any ratio just one click away is really useful, but I don't think this conflicts with the capability to add reciprocals to the list: both features together would enable users to go the way they find more suitable to their need.


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@barninga, I agree 100% with you that it would be much better if we could save the reciprocals of existing crop ratios as separate custom presets like we could in 1.6.x.

This probably should be reported as a feature request or maybe as a bug, but I suspect that the devs are busy investigating other, more pressing issues in the 1.7.x updates right now to give it a very high priority.


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@R C-R it's not a priority for me either.

I did not trigger serius bugs in AP 1.7.0 yet.

Apparently, they have solved a nasty bug with the clone tool that produced artifacts when the destination area overlapped the source area.

Apparently, also a bug that caused upper pixel layers to be misplaced when there was a live perspective layer under them has been smashed down.

the annoyance that causes macros not to always start when clicked in the library is still there, though. it's just an annoyance anyway.

after updating, my upper toolbar was reset to default, and the studio too had some unwanted changes. nothing so seroius.

it still lacks a haze removal live filter.

I did not tried whether masks can be dodged and burned; the new HSL tool looks more prowerful.

 


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stefano

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On 6/14/2019 at 1:01 PM, barninga said:

thank you all for the clues

mac os 10.12.6

AP 1.7

I load an image, select the crop tool, select "custom ratio", input a value for w&h ==> "create preset" in the hamburger menu is still grayed out :(

apparently, a new ratio can be created only as absolute dimensions, which is not that useful

Same issue here. AP 1.7.2 on a Mac with Macos 10.14.6

I cannot create a preset: "create preset" is always grayed out unless I choose "custom ratio" or "resample".

There is no Absolute Size option.

When I choose a 90x120 pixel resample, for some reason AP insists in using it as 120x90px.

All I want to do is create a fixed size preset. How can I do it?

thanks

Rafael

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Rafael Santos said:

When I choose a 90x120 pixel resample, for some reason AP insists in using it as 120x90px.

Yes, it's an annoying feature of the way it currently works. Once you select the preset you have to click the Rotate button to change the crop to 90x120

It's been reported before so hopefully it will change in the future


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