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Cropping - Adobe Acrobat Macintosh

Gary, please review additional comments too. I'm not sure if my thinking is 100% here. If you are downloading images from the web, who knows what you are getting for dimensions? After all, the pictures are likely cropped by someone else already. Anyway, don't use the Crop tool. (It's name is deceiving when you are specifying images sizes. It really should be called Crop/Resize because it will resample your image to the size you indicate in the "width / height" fields. Not good--especially if you're doing a heavy crop). That said, I would press M for the marquee tool (rectangle), ...

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    Gary, please review additional comments too. I'm not sure if my thinking is
    100% here.

    If you are downloading images from the web, who knows what you are getting
    for dimensions? After all, the pictures are likely cropped by someone else
    already.

    Anyway, don't use the Crop tool. (It's name is deceiving when you are
    specifying images sizes. It really should be called Crop/Resize because it
    will resample your image to the size you indicate in the "width / height"
    fields. Not good--especially if you're doing a heavy crop).

    That said, I would press M for the marquee tool (rectangle), set Style to
    Fixed Aspect Ratio, and then enter your paper dimensions there, say 4 x 6.
    Now outline what you want and move it around (click-drag in the box) and
    finally press Image | Crop. Now you have a correctly formatted image for
    printing.

    Will it look good? That depends... you need the resolution for a nice
    looking print. Anyway, my advise is stay away from the crop tool for unless
    you *need* to resize/resample.

    jb



    "Gary" <GaryChvc.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:_YyYa.107001$852.50970twister.nyc.rr.com...
    > When I download photos and crop them, it changes the size so that if i
    bring
    > in a CDrom of the photo to have printed, it doesn't print to the proper
    > dimensions.
    >
    > How do I adjust this?
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >

    Jay B. Guest

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    I have PS Elements 2 & finding it difficult to end up with the size I want
    as after I use the crop tool I only have squares at the corners but none on
    the lines in between so I can only use only the corners for changing the
    size. This makes an impossible situation. I hope this makes sense. Any help
    would be appreciated. Jim Johnston.
    [email]jim_johpacbell.net[/email]

    [url]www.jamesjohnston.net[/url]


    Jim Johnston Guest

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    I found the answer. You have to click the clear button on the option bar.
    Jim Johnston


    Jim Johnston Guest

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    I've had 4x6 pictures that I wish to crop and keep the same ratio to print
    them. Is there an easy way to crop with those ratios?


    Gary Guest

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    Rather than crop, I prefer to use the Marquee tool (M). Set the style to
    fixed aspect ratio (6 wide x 4 high in this case), set view to show the
    grid, then select the area you want to capture for printing, using the grid
    to guide you. copy the selection, open a new file and paste. Now open the
    image > resize, check constrain proportion, uncheck resample and set either
    of the two print dimensions. The resolution will change to maintain the
    same number of pixels in the re-sized image. If it's >180, you have
    sufficient info for a decent "drugstore quality" print. If it's >250 you
    will need a magnifier to see flaws in the final print.
    David "Routemeister" Thompson (Canon G1, PS v5, PSE v2)


    "Gary" <GaryChvc.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:udMab.8343$nU6.1569502twister.nyc.rr.com...
    I've had 4x6 pictures that I wish to crop and keep the same ratio to print
    them. Is there an easy way to crop with those ratios?



    David Thompson Guest

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    I need to find out how, (using distiller settings?) to create a PDF that crops to it's trim marks when rasterized in photoshop. I know this is possible as i have found a pdf that does exactly this. can anyone help?
    nick_watts@adobeforums.com Guest

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