Align to key object
One of the most convenient alignment features in illustrator is the 'align to key object', which Sketch doesn't support, making it difficult to align objects quickly. Please add that feature for XD.
Gino Rodrigues commented
Many apps align to the first selected, and I believe this is the most natural and easy to implement.
Requested in 2016? For fs sake Adobe we need this BIG. TIME.
Being able to select a reference object is essential for alignment functionality. Why is this still not implemented in XD when it's been in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator for years?
At this moment the object that is not key needs to be smaller than the key object or else everything moves, very frustrating!
Luís Chaves commented
OMG ... Why is this not implemented yet ?? This feature is crucial to alignment, version 0.0.1 should have been released with this feature already
David Andreu commented
I could not agree more. Love this feature in AI!
This is an super important needed one for Adobe XD. Hope Adobe will closely add this feature.
YES - align to key object. There is a plug in for this but I miss the way it feels in Illustrator. .
Abdul Rehman commented
I really hate xd just for not having these 3 features
1: No alignment to key object
2: why you dont add shape builder tool?
3: Why no dark mode?
UX Designer commented
Both InDesign and Illustrator give users the option to choose what type of relative alignment we're trying to achieve. XD should be able to do this, as well. Sometimes I'm trying to create shape composed of two different shapes and I want them to align to each other, not the grid. It was also be nice if, like Illustrator and InDesign, you could select two object and then click again to highlight the object you are choosing to align to.
One of my biggest frustrations in XD..
Why not just add the option to force exact pixel alignment in the options.
And while you are at it add a Preference panel... with options to customize and refine one's experience in this application to design experiences.
It's simple. Really
1) I love XD, it's awesome.
2) I hate XD, it makes me so mad.
3) It's not XD's fault but Adobe's poor implementation of certain basic aspects that's been in Ai for ages now.
JUST MAKE THE TRANSFORMATION & ALIGNMENT PROPERTIES WORK LIKE ILLUSTRATOR.
The BS misalignment/miscalling that throws all need to align things properly for a mobile where being pixel perfect is kind of a big deal.... out of the door.
I get that in Ai you can align things to the decimal but even then you can drag things and scale it to align to other objects perfectly. I have to manually adjust the transform numbers in the properties panel which is so archaic.
Come on Adobe, that is basically grade-school logic for you by now.
Ami Gandhi commented
Please add this.
This kills me. Super needed!
This is essential feauter otherwise I can put that product in garbage!
Please add this feature to the product
This update would save me hours per week. Please include this feature.
Yes, please add along with a more accurate spacing/distribution feature (i.e., plug in 10 px between objects, etc.). From a UX standpoint, why make XD so different than all other Adobe programs?