The Library panel stores macros and allows them to be applied to the current document via a single click. Both stock macros and custom saved or imported macros appear in this panel.
About the Library panel
The Library panel is available from the Photo Persona; it can be switched on via View>Studio. It is also launched automatically when a macro is saved from the Macro panel.
For more information on how to record, edit and use macros, see Macros.
The following options are available in the panel:
Category—displays all macros in that category. Click a category's title to collapse or expand the category.
Search—allows you to narrow down the macros in the panel to those with names which conform to the search criteria. Type directly in the text box.
Scaling—choose from Stretch, Max fit or Min fit. Changes how elements of the macro are scaled when applied to a document that is a different size. Stretch will contort the macro elements, whereas Max/Min fit will scale them gracefully and maintain the aspect ratio.
Alignment—change how the macro elements are aligned relative to the document's bounds. For example, if the macro places a watermark image, you could choose Bottom right to place it at the bottom right of the current document.
The following options are available from panel preferences:
Create New Category—adds a new, custom macros category to the panel.
Import Macros—adds a new category to the panel pre-populated macros.
The following options are available from the category option menus:
Rename—allows you to rename the category.
Delete—removes the category (and all its macros) from the panel.
Move Up—repositions the category above the previous category so it is listed higher in the panel. If this option is greyed out, the category is at the top of the panel.
Move Down—repositions the category below the next category so it is listed lower in the panel. If this option is greyed out, the category is at the bottom of the panel.
Export Macros—exports all the macros stored in the current category as a single .afmacros file. On import, the macro category and individual macros are installed.
To export a macro category:
Click the options menu to the right of the category's name.
Select Export Macros.
Browse to the location where you want to save the .afmacros file.
To import a macro category, do one of the following:
Drag and drop a .afmacros file onto Affinity Photo's window.