6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2015 7:14 AM by Ronald Keller

    constrain to crop?

    Ronald Keller Level 4

      In Photoshop one can crop with the ratio of the image. I assumed constrain to crop would be similar but I can't figure out what it does in camera Raw.

      What is it supposed to do?

        • 1. Re: constrain to crop?
          Level 5

          A lot more information about your hardware and software is needed.






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          • 2. Re: constrain to crop?
            Jeff Schewe Level 5

            Hold down the shift key...

            • 3. Re: constrain to crop?
              Ronald Keller Level 4

              Jeff, the shift key constrains the crop to a square, not to the image proportions...

              • 4. Re: constrain to crop?
                Ronald Keller Level 4

                station_two, I'm not having problems with my hardware or software. I am asking what this tunction does.

                • 5. Re: constrain to crop?
                  Yammer Level 4

                  If you mean "Constrain to Image", it limits the cropped area to within the image boundaries. So, if you have rotated and/or transformed the image, revealing blank canvas at the edges, your crop cannot include this canvas.


                  IIRC, this setting is default. You might want to switch it off if you need more of the warped image in Photoshop, cloning over the blank canvas which was included in the conversion.


                  If you don't mean this, then you'll need to explain better.

                  • 6. Re: constrain to crop?
                    Ronald Keller Level 4

                    Yes, I meant "Constrain to Image", sorry.

                    And thank you for the explanation. Apparently this works different than in Photoshop.

                    Thanks again.