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placing cropped photos from apple photos app

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I have a photo on my iPad photos app.
I cropped the photo in the apple photos app and pressed done.
I then opened the affinity photo app.
I created a new document.
pressed ok
pressed commands
pressed place
pressed place from photos
opened camera roll
chose the cropped image

The problem is the image is not cropped.
The image is the full uncrossed image.

Can you help or explain why? Thank you

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The Apple Photos cropping is ,non destructive'. Effectively you are just masking the areas you think are cropped. You can test this by cropping, saving and reopening then expanding the crop. The previously cropped parts of the image will be restored. Affinity Photo also works this way. To make a 'permanent, albeit destructive crop in AP you need to rasterise and clip the cropped layer.


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 14.4 Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo 1.9.0.218,  Affinity Photo beta1.9, Affinity Design 1.9.3, Affinity Designer beta 1.9.20, still waiting for Publisher for iPad

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Hi kc2dallas,

Welcome to the forums :)

I can see you have also emailed us the same question, I will copy my response below for you!

When making changes to images via Apple Photos the original file is not affected - meaning you can always revert to the original image. This means that when you edit an image in Apple Photos, it actually creates a duplicate of this image and shows this instead of the original. This 'temporary' file isn't accessible via other applications, which is why Affinity always opens the original file from your Camera Roll. Unfortunately there's no way around this currently as far as I know, as Apple don't allow us to access the newly created image, only the original, my apologies.

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