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Flip Horizontal / Vertical != Transform Action?

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Flipping horizontal or vertical seem not to be a Transform Action although both commands are to find in Layer Transform. If you try to flip e.g. a donut horizontally the Transform Origin is totally ignored.

Same behaviour can be found in ADesigner and APhoto.

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I'm not sure that "ignored" is exactly the right term, @Joachim_L, but I agree that flipping does not seem to take place relative to the transform origin.

Here's what I see:

1. After adjusting the Transform Origin, and before using Layer > Transform > Flip Horizontal

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2. After:

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The transform origin flipped with the object, rather than the object flipping around the transform origin. The Guides show that the object itself maintained the same position on the page, and the red dots show that its orientation flipped.


-- Walt

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Yes, that seems to be a correct description of the current behavior.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.526 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.526 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.531 Beta

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Additionally the transform origin could implicitly be changed according to the reference point clicked in the Transform panel (similarly as in InDesign). That is, you do not need to manually define the transformation origin unless in more advanced situations but can change it quickly by using the 9-point reference point tool. Currently e.g. with rotations the reference point does determine the point of reference for rotations of the selection, but it does not actually change the transform origin so if you use the rotation handle to do the transformation (rather than the Transform panel), the rotation still happens based on the default center point. 

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