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I want to select a "region of interest" in a photo (this is the must have bit of a photo) then run an action or script so photoshop will automatically build up the region of interest to the below aspect ratios, crop the rest of the image, resize to the size below and save a copy, then jump back to the region of interest, build up the next aspect ratio, crop the rest of the image, resize, save etc The image sizes are: 128x128 128x180 120x160 101x80 132x176 At the moment I'm doing this manually and it's a real pain. ...

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    Default Selecting a "region of interest" then building crops around this?

    I want to select a "region of interest" in a photo (this is the must have bit of a photo) then run an action or script so photoshop will automatically build up the region of interest to the below aspect ratios, crop the rest of the image, resize to the size below and save a copy, then jump back to the region of interest, build up the next aspect ratio, crop the rest of the image, resize, save etc
    The image sizes are:
    128x128
    128x180
    120x160
    101x80
    132x176

    At the moment I'm doing this manually and it's a real pain. I can speed it up slightly by setting the aspect ratio in the selection tool and then selecting an area that includes the region of interest I want to include but I still need to do this for each aspect ratio.

    anyone know of a way to automate this process?
    David John Morris Guest

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    Default Re: Selecting a "region of interest" then building crops around this?

    I'm not 100% sure what you're doing but will offer this based on what I could decipher from your post (mind you, it's not a criticism).

    What you do is record an action that begins after you have manually selected your region of interest.

    The action uses a snapshot to capture the state with the region of interest selected. When you have finished with crop action 1, go to snapshot1.

    Then you can use a variety of techniques to change your selection and record those techniques.

    Be mindful that if you use the crop tool, with pixel dimensions, your image will be resampled. If you do not want this, then use the marquee tool. You can use Select|Transform Selection to precisely select your region of interest, and use Image|Crop to crop without resizing.

    That should be a start at least...

    Peace,
    Tony

    [EDIT] What *I* would do, is record each of the individual cropping events as a single action. Then I would create a new action that "played" all the other ones - nesting actions. It would make it easier to create and troubleshoot.
    YrbkMgr Guest

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