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I have recorded and action to apply cropping to standard print aspect ratios as my digital camera has a different aspect ratio. How can I, within the action, detect if the print is landscape or portait and then apply the correct size marquee before cropping the image. Alternately is it possible to insert a Rotate Image 90 CCW YES/NO action prior to the cropping action. I don't know how to do the yes/no bit!!. Thanks in advance Hywel Harris...

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    I have recorded and action to apply cropping to standard print aspect ratios
    as my digital camera has a different aspect ratio. How can I, within the
    action, detect if the print is landscape or portait and then apply the
    correct size marquee before cropping the image. Alternately is it possible
    to insert a Rotate Image 90 CCW YES/NO action prior to the cropping action.
    I don't know how to do the yes/no bit!!.

    Thanks in advance

    Hywel Harris


    Hywel Harris Guest

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    Hywel,

    In photoshop 6, the only way to detect rotation is with scripting - in fact, with 7 too, but in version 7 you can use the file browser to pre-select those that are landscape mode. Point is, the easiest way to batch the cropping is to pre-sort your images into two folders: portrait and landscape.

    If you wanted to include a Yes/No type of feature, what you would do is, upon running the action, use InsertMenuItem in your action and call Image|Rotate|Arbritrary. This way a dialog will pop up. For those images that require no rotation, simply hit enter, for those that do, you will have to enter 90 deg and CW or CCW then hit okay.

    It's the only workaround without scripting.

    Peace,
    Tony
    YrbkMgr Guest

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