50% Off Portrait Pro + An Extra 15% For EPZ Members With Code: EPZ421

Resizing photo in Affinity Photo


Mike_Smith Plus
13 748 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2021 1:42PM
I donít know if this is a glitch or not, but when I click on document resize and input the required sizes. The picture goes all blurred, plus it wonít resize to the sizes I put in. I am trying to make a passport picture at 45mm x 35mm, anyone had similar problems

Thank you
Dave_Canon 14 2.0k United Kingdom
3 Feb 2021 3:28PM
I do not normally use Affinity but just tried to do this and initially I ended up with a very pixilated image. I then realised that will I set the sizes to 45x35 but it defaulted to pixels. I changed this to mm and then seemed OK. Using PS you see the image immediately smaller but Affinity seems to automatically magnify so it does not appear to have done anything but rechecking the image size it is correct. I then had to use the Task manager to stop Affinity. I have found that it is awkward to use compared to PS. While I could probably live with it if I had no choice, but I do, so will stick with Adobe.

Dave
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
3 Feb 2021 4:30PM
I'm not sure about the 'goes blurred' as I haven't encountered that in the near 2 years I've been using Affinity, but as Dave says, when you resize, the document on the screen doesn't actually change size, but if you open 'Resize Document' again, you'll see the new sizes are registered.

Dave mentioned having to use Task Manager to stop Affinity - again, something I have never encountered...

As an aside to Dave, I found the transition from PS to Affinity very smooth and intuitive as A is built deliberately to mimic PS in many ways. Horses for courses, of course.Wink
Jestertheclown 12 8.4k 253 England
3 Feb 2021 4:39PM

Quote:

As an aside to Dave, I found the transition from PS to Affinity very smooth and intuitive as A is built deliberately to mimic PS in many ways. Horses for courses, of course.Wink


Horses for courses, indeed.
However hard I've tried, I cannot see how a transition from PS to Affinity could be described as smooth or intuitive.
They're streets apart.
Mike_Smith Plus
13 748 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2021 4:46PM
Dave thank you for taking the time to look at my problem, I will have another go at it.

Regards
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
3 Feb 2021 4:47PM

Quote:However hard I've tried, I cannot see how a transition from PS to Affinity could be described as smooth or intuitive.

Just my personal experience - a problem-free transition after having studied some official Affinity basic YouTube tutorials.
Mike_Smith Plus
13 748 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2021 4:49PM
Malc, up to now Affinity has done everything I asked of it, as you say very similar to photoshop. But this resizing problem should be a simple exercise, but itís proving a headache

Regards
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
3 Feb 2021 5:12PM

Quote:Malc, up to now Affinity has done everything I asked of it, as you say very similar to photoshop. But this resizing problem should be a simple exercise, but it’s proving a headache

Regards


A well-worn suggestion when it comes to solutions, but have you thought of doing a re-install?
I can't think of any options that you can look at to change when it comes to resize document, there are no options other than those in the field that appears...
Mike_Smith Plus
13 748 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2021 6:47PM
Yes Malc I thought about a re install, but Iím struggling to find the link to do so. No problem if your buying it the link is there any ideas??
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
3 Feb 2021 7:18PM
Download as a trial version, then when you open it for the first time, enter your authorization key from when you bought it.
Click here , then click on Buy Now (over to the right) and choose the Free Trial version for either Mac or Windows
Mike_Smith Plus
13 748 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2021 7:55PM
Thank you for that Malc, Iíll give it a go

Regards
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 762 England
3 Feb 2021 9:32PM
I've tried this and it works fine. What Affinity does is fill your screen with the image so when the amount of pixels has been reduced the result will look pixellated but you will have a document at the dimensions you need.
Mike_Smith Plus
13 748 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 2:58PM
Cracked it, I used the crop tool you have to change the mode to resample at the top, followed by your required sizes. in my case 35mm x 45mm, passport photo size, I then opened a new document at 6 inch by 4 inch, and copy and pasted my passport picture on to this. you can get 8 on a 6x4, so now I go in boots chemist print it for 40 pence on there machines. and I have 8 passport pictures.
I have done this many times using photoshop, and always been accepted by passport driving licence etc. Been a tight Yorkshire man I refuse to pay £7 in a machine in supermarkets etc
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
4 Feb 2021 3:07PM
Good to hear you found the solution, Mike.
Mike_Smith Plus
13 748 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 4:39PM
Yes Malc now I know how to do that in Affinity, and I will stick with the programme.

Regards

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.