Perfect Photo Crop

The one thing that’s still missing in the ProShow crop screen is the ability to see other layers so you can crop to a specific shape. I run a commercial site loaded with frames of all kinds, I’ve been using Producer for a long time, and yet the simple answer to the problem didn’t occur to me until recently. Here’s how to do it:

  1. With the frame layer selected, go to Layers > Editing.
  2. Click the Crop button.
  3. Draw a bounding box so it fits the opening of the frame, allowing the crop lines to just slightly cover the solid part of the frame.
  4. Write down the numbers you see in the size boxes. Example: 1352 x 885
  5. Press the Cancel button.
  6. Open the photo in the crop screen.
  7. Type the numbers you noted in step #4.
  8. Shift the crop box so it encloses the part of the photo you want inside the frame.
  9. Press OK.
  10. The photo is now in the correct proportions, and all you need do now is zoom it so it’s the right size.

Don’t ask me why I didn’t think of this ages ago.

Published in: on May 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm  Comments Off on Perfect Photo Crop  
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