Rotate document view

Rather than rotating the document permanently, you can rotate the document view instead. This allows you to view your document from a different angle without manipulating its layout.

Rotated Document View

About document view rotation

Being able to rotate the document view is beneficial for a number of applications:

To rotate the document view:
To reset the document view back to its original rotation:

Do one of the following:

  • -click in the Document View (or enter View menu), select Reset Rotation.
  • Press +++R.
To reset the document view back to its original rotation:

Do one of the following:

  • -click in the Document View (or enter View menu), select Reset Rotation.
  • Press +++R.
To switch on/off document view rotation (for Trackpads):
  • From Affinity Photo>Preferences (Tools option), check or uncheck Enable Canvas Rotation with Trackpad.
To switch on/off document view rotation using a scroll wheel:
  • From Affinity Photo>Preferences (Tools option), check or uncheck Enable canvas rotation with +scroll wheel.
To switch on/off document view rotation using a scroll wheel:
  • From Edit>Preferences (Tools option), check or uncheck Enable canvas rotation with +scroll wheel.

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