Cropping images

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Cropping an image means that you take out a part of an image and cut off the rest. In general cropping is used to cut away a part of the image that contains distracting content or use cropping to improve the composition of the image.

 

The Cropping options in IDimager can be found in the "Size & Crop" section of the Recipe Panel's <Editing> drop down.

 

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There are several ways to make a selection to crop an image.

 

 

Crop with Selection

The shortcut is [S]

 

When activated you can make a manual selection on the image by dragging the mouse while holding down the left mouse button. Once you've made a selection then double click on the selection to crop the image.

 

Crop to existing ratio

The shortcut is [Alt]+[C]

 

When activated you can drag a selection on the image with your mouse. IDimager will maintain the ratio of the original image for the selection. Double click on the selection to start the crop.

 

By using this method you'll be sure that your existing image ratio is maintained.

 

Crop to 1:1

Use this option to drag a selection with a 1:1 (square) ratio. Double click on the selection to start the crop.

 

Crop to 2:3

Use this option to drag a selection with a 2:3 ratio. This ratio is common for DSLR cameras. Double click on the selection to start the crop.

 

Crop to 3:4

Use this option to drag a selection with a 3:4 ratio. This ratio is common for pocket cameras. Double click on the selection to start the crop.

 

Crop to 4:5

Use this option to drag a selection with a 4:5 ratio. This ratio is a popular printing ratio. Double click on the selection to start the crop.

 

Crop to 5:7

Use this option to drag a selection with a 5:7 ratio. This ratio is a popular printing ratio. Double click on the selection to start the crop.

 

Crop to 9:16

Use this option to drag a selection with a 3:4 ratio. This ratio is common for wide screen televisions and modern monitors. Double click on the selection to start the crop.

 

Crop to ISO ratio

In the ISO paper size system, the height-to-width ratio of all pages is the square root of two (1.4142 : 1). In other words, the width and the height of a page relate to each other like the side and the diagonal of a square. This aspect ratio is especially convenient for a paper size (A0, A1, A4, A5, etc)

 

Double click on the selection to start the crop.

 

Crop to Custom Ratio

If you need to crop to a ratio that is not predefined in IDimager then you can use this option.

 

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After defining your custom ratio you can drag a selection on the image.

Double click on the selection to start the crop.

 

 

IDimager will always remember your last used ratio and by pressing the [C] key you can instantly start a crop selection with this ratio.

 

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Tip!

 

While dragging a selection over the image and doing a ratio crop operation then you can hold down the [Ctrl] key while dragging to switch the ratio from landscape to portrait.