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I have always use Photoshop for cropping to a specific size as its super each in Photoshop , Now I wanted to give Affinity a try but to my big surprise that is not possible or is there something I dont understand?

Let say I have a photo that is 2346 x 4567 pixel and I want to crop a part of that photo to 850 x 850 pixel so the outcome will be 850 x 850 pixel.

Will that be possible ??

I have tried but I can only crop the photo to 850 x 850 but the outcome will be the original size pixel and not 850 x 850 pixel as I need and I dont what to resize the photo after the crop as it will take way to long to do when doing many photos a day

Hope its possible, otherwise I have to say goodbye to Affinity and stay with Photoshop

 

 

 

 

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Hi usgco :)

When cropping in Affinity Photo set the Mode on the Context Toolbar to Resample and then input the required size, in your case 850 x 850. This will ensure that no matter the physical size of the crop area, the cropped image will always be the pixel size you've just set.

I hope this helps!

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Can someone explain what the original problem was please?
I have a feeling that I’m missing some important information that might be useful later.
Specifically, when I crop a large image down (with Mode: Unconstrained) I seem to get an image sized as expected, so I can’t see what the problem is.
Also, (see attached video), and it’s probably related, why do I get (apparently) different-sized crop boxes for the two different modes?

There's probably a very simple reason for this that I'm just not seeing.

crop-modes.gif

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1 minute ago, GarryP said:

Can someone explain what the original problem was please?

With an Unconstrained crop, if you select an 850 by 850px area of your picture, that's exactly what you get.

With Photoshop (as the OP was using) or with the Resample crop (new in 1.7 for Affinity) you could select, e.g., a 500 by 500px area of your picture, but have it end up as 850 by 850px. Affinity will first crop to the pixels you have selected, then resize and resample that group of pixels to make the final image size you specified.


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10 minutes ago, GarryP said:

Specifically, when I crop a large image down (with Mode: Unconstrained) I seem to get an image sized as expected, so I can’t see what the problem is.

When using Unconstrained you can input a crop size as you've shown, however you can't change the crop size and still have the same pixel size as the outcome.

Using Resample means you can choose how much of your image is cropped, and regardless of how much of the image is chosen, the outcome will always be a specific pixel size.

9 minutes ago, GarryP said:

 Also, (see attached video), and it’s probably related, why do I get (apparently) different-sized crop boxes for the two different modes?

This is already logged with our developers to be investigated :)

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Thanks to Walt and Dan both.
That looks like an interesting function that will probably come in useful some time (if I remember it).
Another little gem that’s been brought to the surface.
Cheers.

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On 10/10/2019 at 2:00 PM, GarryP said:

Can someone explain what the original problem was please?
I have a feeling that I’m missing some important information that might be useful later.
Specifically, when I crop a large image down (with Mode: Unconstrained) I seem to get an image sized as expected, so I can’t see what the problem is.
Also, (see attached video), and it’s probably related, why do I get (apparently) different-sized crop boxes for the two different modes?

There's probably a very simple reason for this that I'm just not seeing.

 

Hallo GearryP,

How did you do this video? This is a much better option than having to create a separate image for each step or result.

 

Gruß
Guzzi


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Guzzi, the video is a simple GIF created using LICEcap https://www.cockos.com/licecap/
It is very easy to use but does not have many features.
Also, file sizes can be large for long recording times and colours sometimes don't look very nice.
However, it's generally good enough for what I need.

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