A big +1 from our team as well.
Huge Huge +1
Aspect ratio lock needed in auto layout and constraints, so block does not change proportions during scaling.
There is nothing to add here…
Agreed, have this problem with SVGs in an auto layout. Sometimes have to resort to images, which makes hand off not as easy because devs should be using the SVG in code. Also have certain UI elements like charts I want to show in designs and the only way for them not to break is to copy as images which then means you lose the ability to inspect etc. Leads to a lot of busy work to find other means of communicating to engineers!
Incredibly important feature that’s missing! Are there any plans to add this?
This is critical for responsive components and is a frequent barrier for the team, is this on the roadmap @Figma ?
It’d be great if there was a toggle I could check that would keep the same aspect ratio for a component inside auto layout. Meaning if the width changes, so does the height while keeping the same aspect ratio.
Hi everyone, I’ve made a tutorial on how to achieve true aspect lock with just 1 AL Frame, I discovered it two months back and have put it to the test, it works perfectly, 100% bug-free, → Check it out ←
It is not “true aspect” lock. I see it still crops or lets background to be seen at some aspect ratios. Am I doing it wrong? Also almost always brakes if you make it a component.
Okay, It is the closest to
true aspect lock Figma lets you achieve, let’s put it that way, and for your second question, I haven’t shared publicly how this works on components, but it is quite easy and works the same way, it just needs one bit of additional work. But let me provide some context:
We need to login to see that video. Other way to share?
Yes, please Figma-Team, can we have the aspect-ratio-lock behave like the OP suggested? As much as I love all the smart little details in Figma, this current behavior is an absolute strange oddity within all design software out there. Probably every other app does this right(er) than Figma.
When the lock is closed, the aspect ratio of an element should stay the same, no matter from which side or how it is scaled. When in an AL container and set to “Fill container”, the last chosen setting (horizontal or vertical) overrules any other setting. But elements should not be distorted when the lock is closed.
This seems so basic and after 1½ years of using Figma I still can’t figure out why you did it the way it is. And this can’t be that hard to implement, right? So Fimga-Team members, if you are reading this, please reconsider this thing and make it one of the smart details. I even give you all my thank-yous in advance…
This is a missing feature to make truly responsive designs. A lot of websites and apps have a page with a grid of thumbnails with fixed aspect ratio. Currently there is no way to have these thumbnails keep their aspect ratio with auto layout, so the only way to do so is by using some tricks like this: https://www.figma.com/community/file/873125264217713781/Fixed-aspect-ratio-in-Figma-Auto-Layout
Problem is, 136 votes might not be enough for them to take action…
Is everybody else happy with the current behaviour then?
This seems to be a pretty important feature.
I’ve spent hours trying to figure out how to make an icon scale proportionally within a frame. Not sure if I should be …
- Relieved: I wasn’t stupidly overlooking this feature … since it doesn’t exist in Figma.
- Grateful: I could’ve spent hours more, looking for a feature that doesn’t exist in Figma.
- Concerned: that folks have, for a year and a half, been asking for a “pretty important” feature that still doesn’t exist in Figma.
I’ve worked with Sketch and XD and am a recent convert to Figma. Love it! But I’m surprised that the aspect lock feature is missing. Would be great to see that sometime soon. Thanks!
Just reiterating here, odd that it doesn’t provide this when scaling is such a common task.
I find it difficult to be perfectly precise and then the image seems just a little off most times
Is there a status update on this? Just like others here, it’s a huge annoyance for me and those on my team.
Go ahead… I’ll wait
Figma not adding fixed aspect ratios (ESPECIALLY for images) in auto-layout is almost as bizarre as not adding bullets for as long as that took. I’m amazed this hasn’t happened yet.