13 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2007 1:08 PM by Newsgroup_User

    size crop tool sticky?

    Level 7
      I need to crop a lot of images to 75 x 75. Can I set the crop tool to
      stick to that size? (I can't do a batch because I need to select the area
      to be cropped).

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      Adriana.
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        • 1. Re: size crop tool sticky?
          Level 1
          As in what size? pixel or inches?
          • 2. Re: size crop tool sticky?
            Level 7
            On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 14:14:39 +0000 (UTC), "Deaf Web Designer"
            <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

            >As in what size? pixel or inches?

            Surely an irrelevant question?

            And if it is inches I'll eat my Magic Wand! :-)
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            • 3. Re: size crop tool sticky?
              Level 7
              Not that I know of -

              A.Translator wrote:
              > I need to crop a lot of images to 75 x 75. Can I set the crop tool to
              > stick to that size? (I can't do a batch because I need to select the
              > area to be cropped).
              >
              • 4. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                Level 7
                > Not that I know of -

                Thank you. I was afraid I was changing the settings manually for every new
                crop while there was an easy fix to make the old settings stick.

                --
                Regards,
                Adriana.
                [ put out the rubbish if you need to reach me by e-mail ]
                www.spinsister.nl


                • 5. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                  Level 7
                  Deaf Web Designer wrote:
                  > As in what size? pixel or inches?

                  In Fireworks? Pixels. Any other measurements are irrelevant there.
                  Fireworks only deals in pixels.

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                  • 6. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                    Level 7
                    You could always just drag out a 75x75 rectangle over the part of the image
                    you want to keep > select only the image and Cut (Ctrl+X) it > Then Edit >
                    Paste Inside > Ctrl+Alt+T to trim to size?

                    Peter
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                    "A.Translator" <transRUBlatoria@yaBISHhoo.com> wrote in message
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                    |> Not that I know of -
                    |
                    | Thank you. I was afraid I was changing the settings manually for every new
                    | crop while there was an easy fix to make the old settings stick.
                    |
                    | --
                    | Regards,
                    | Adriana.
                    | [ put out the rubbish if you need to reach me by e-mail ]
                    | www.spinsister.nl
                    |
                    |


                    • 7. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                      Level 7
                      > You could always just drag out a 75x75 rectangle over the part of the
                      > image
                      > you want to keep > select only the image and Cut (Ctrl+X) it > Then Edit
                      >>
                      > Paste Inside > Ctrl+Alt+T to trim to size?

                      Hey! Hadn't thought of that. I don't know whether it will be quicker than
                      reszing the crop tool all the time, but thanks!

                      --
                      Regards,
                      Adriana.
                      [ put out the rubbish if you need to reach me by e-mail ]
                      www.spinsister.nl


                      • 8. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                        Level 7
                        A.Translator;
                        The following method always works for me, but I've post the instructions
                        here in the past and some users were not able to get it to work for them...
                        Make your selection with the rectangular marquee tool (which does have a
                        fixed size setting), then switch to the crop tool. The crop retains the
                        selection made with the marquee allowing you to crop your fixed size
                        selection. -Tom Unger


                        • 9. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                          Level 7
                          > The following method always works for me, but I've post the
                          > instructions here in the past and some users were not able to get it to
                          > work for them... Make your selection with the rectangular marquee tool
                          > (which does have a fixed size setting), then switch to the crop tool.
                          > The crop retains the selection made with the marquee allowing you to
                          > crop your fixed size selection.

                          Thank you too, Tom.

                          --
                          Regards,
                          Adriana.
                          [ put out the rubbish if you need to reach me by e-mail ]
                          www.spinsister.nl


                          • 10. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                            Level 7
                            After thinking about it for a while I came up with this method:

                            1.Create a new document with the size you would like to crop the images.
                            (320x400 - for example)
                            2. Create a slice that is the same size as the document.
                            3. Give the slice the Optimize parameters you need.
                            4. Use the 2 key to hide the slice
                            5. Import an image and align it with the Arrow tool.
                            6. Use the 2 key to invoke the slice, right click > Export selected
                            slice - give it unique name.
                            7. Export and go back. - Delete the image and import the next one.

                            Repeat as necessary.

                            First four steps are only done once per session.

                            alex


                            A.Translator wrote:
                            > I need to crop a lot of images to 75 x 75. Can I set the crop tool to
                            > stick to that size? (I can't do a batch because I need to select the
                            > area to be cropped).
                            >
                            • 11. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                              Level 7
                              Thomas Unger wrote:
                              > A.Translator;
                              > The following method always works for me, but I've post the instructions
                              > here in the past and some users were not able to get it to work for them...


                              That works for me.
                              Must have missed that post.
                              Saved this one. :)

                              SKB
                              • 12. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                                Level 7
                                nice! :)

                                alex

                                Thomas Unger wrote:
                                > A.Translator;
                                > The following method always works for me, but I've post the instructions
                                > here in the past and some users were not able to get it to work for them...
                                > Make your selection with the rectangular marquee tool (which does have a
                                > fixed size setting), then switch to the crop tool. The crop retains the
                                > selection made with the marquee allowing you to crop your fixed size
                                > selection. -Tom Unger
                                >
                                >
                                • 13. Re: size crop tool sticky?
                                  Level 7
                                  > 1.Create a new document with the size you would like to crop the images.
                                  > (320x400 - for example)
                                  > 2. Create a slice that is the same size as the document.
                                  > 3. Give the slice the Optimize parameters you need.
                                  > 4. Use the 2 key to hide the slice
                                  > 5. Import an image and align it with the Arrow tool.
                                  > 6. Use the 2 key to invoke the slice, right click > Export selected
                                  > slice - give it unique name.
                                  > 7. Export and go back. - Delete the image and import the next one.

                                  Thanks again!

                                  --
                                  Regards,
                                  Adriana.
                                  [ put out the rubbish if you need to reach me by e-mail ]
                                  www.spinsister.nl