The fact that Image layers behave completely differently than Vector layers regarding size changes is VERY CONFUSING!
Vector object layer:
No control key - Dragging a corner changes the size freely
Shift pressed - Dragging a corner changes the size with fixed aspect ratio
Image object layer:
No control key - Dragging a corner changes the size with fixed aspect ratio
Shift pressed - Dragging a corner changes the size freely
The fact that a grouping an Image layer together with a Vector object makes it behave like a Vector layer doesn't make it less confusing.
Is there a way of changing the preferences for this, to make all layers behave concistently?
Best / Jonas
Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, Jonas.
Yes, there is. There’s a Preferences setting, labelled ‘Move Tool Aspect Constrain’ when the UI language is set to English. The default is for objects with a natural aspect ratio to maintain it without the need to use the Shift key modifier, but you can choose instead to maintain the aspect ratio by default for all objects or for none.