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Questions tagged [crop]

Questions about removing part of an image at the sides, or about removing a few millimeters of paper from around the sides of a printed piece after printing.

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Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape

Is there a way in Inkscape to set the boundaries of the svg file the way they would be set if you export as a bitmap? I want that there's no whitespace above, beneath, right or left of the object ...
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Crop a big picture into several small size pictures

Is there a a way with GIMP editor to crop a big picture into several small equal sized pictures? So when all those small pictures connected in order would make a big picture.
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Trim a Clipping Mask in Illustrator?

Is it possible to trim a clipping mask in Illustrator? I have an image that I created a mask for, but the entire image is so much larger than the space I need, I would like to crop the rest of the ...
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How to crop a JPG without recompressing?

Is it possible to crop a JPG image without losing quality/recompressing the remaining part of the image?
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Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly

I'd like to know if this is possible with Photoshop CS4 : Select an item with Ctrl+T (on windows). Crop it directly, without selecting the item manually. It is possible?
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Photoshop: Save a part without cropping

when I need to save a part of an image as a new image in photoshop, I crop the picture, save-as, and undo the cropping. On huge files this is slow, and feels inefficient. Is there a better way to ...
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Crop to specific size (not a ratio of it) in Photoshop

I'd like to crop several images to a specific size. Previously, I would set the size in the crop tool and happily run through a few images and have them all crop to the same specific size. Now it ...
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How to trim by hand using crop marks?

I'm quite new to printing graphics. I understand why crop marks are used when printing, and on the face of it, they seem quite straight-forward to use. However, when I went to trim a document I have ...
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What's the term for opposite of cropping?

If I extend the canvas of an image with a transparent layer to fill a larger area, then what is that process called in professional graphic design terms? For instance, see this image courtesy of ...
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How do I get printer marks in Inskscape 0.92?

Yeah, as the title says - how can I get printer marks in inkscape 0.92? Found this https://itstillworks.com/12597955/how-to-add-bleed-marks-to-inkscape which says: Click the "Extensions" menu, ...
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how to trim an image in Gimp [closed]

I wanna trim all white spaces surrounding an image's content using Gimp. Is there some straightforward method, or any trick?
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Photoshop how to crop a picture within a layer (initial bounding rectangle is empty error)

Original posts: Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly I tried asking on the original post, but it says I need 50 comments or participations to post a comment. Sorry for the confusion. I was ...
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Difference between Cropping, Scaling, Resizing & Changing Aspect Ration of an Image?

I am too confused in understanding different terms used with sizing of an image. What is the difference between: Cropping an image Resizing an image Scaling an image Changing Aspect-ratio of an image ...
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Color palette next to crop marks - function?

I'm wondering what the function of adding these color spectrums is? Attaching screenshot.
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Change canvas size without cropping in Photoshop?

It is possible to have images and objects, which are larger than canvas size in photoshop: Then why is it asking for crop if canvas resized? Why should I loose information when I resizing just a ...
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How to crop space after applying drop shadow?

In Inkscape I have drawn a square and then applied Drop Shadow filter to it. How could I please get rid of the appeared top and left space? I need to have the top-left corner of the yellow square at ...
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With GIMP, how to crop a layer to the size of a different layer?

I have multiple layers in my project. I need to crop one (call it layer A) to the size of another (layer B). Neither has the full size of the image. I thought I would switch to B, Select All, switch ...
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How can I crop images so as to change their aspect ratio?

For header images on a site I'm working on we are using 1280x480 px images. The images I have been given are not 1280x480 px, so I need to crop them, but I can't just crop them any which way - I need ...
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Actual cropping dimensions are “wrong” in PS

I use Photoshop CC. I'm interested in cropping a specific area inside an image. To to so, I set the requested cropping dimensions in pixels, set the same PPI as the original image image, and crop. ...
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How to tightly fit an image into a different image's frame using Gimp

I'm trying to fit a screenshot of an app onto this stock photo using Gimp 2.10.10. I know how to change the perspective and fit the screenshot onto the phone but I'm not sure how to select the finger ...
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Cropping SVG files

How do I crop SVG files I created used MarvinSketch? Now I realise there are a few answers to this question like this one Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape but I've done that and it didn't work as ...
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Crop square image to portrait image from the center of image in Photoshop CSS V12.0 x64

I need to find a way to automate cropping a square image to a portrait image. For example, my images are centered in 1000W x 1000H and I need to crop them to 750W x 1000H. Some subjects are tall/slim (...
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Intersect (Pathfinder) a picture and shape on Illustrator

How to subtract a shape from a picture without using Clipping Mask? I don't want to use Clipping Mask because it lefts a bouding box instead permanent crop. See: Left image with bounding box (...
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How to crop a square at the exact centre of an image in Photoshop?

Given a square image, how can I crop, at the exact center, of the image? What if the image is not square itself? What if I'm using Photoshop CS6 or some older version? Is the procedure the same?
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How to crop a user defined shape?

I have created a right arrow with Pen Tool, . The layer is Now I want to crop the right arrow only. I have tried slice tool but I get which have a white background. But what I want is only ...
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Is it possible to guarantee the exact trim point of a design?

I'm designing a business card for a client, and they have asked to use a geometric repeating pattern as a background on part of the card. Initially I thought of placing the pattern flush against the ...
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Photoshop CS6 Cropping Problem

I'm having a trouble cropping at all sizes when using W x H x Resolution. For example, I choose 500px as W and H, and then 300ppi for resolution- and then I have to wait. And I mean WAIT ALL DAY. The ...
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How to export a layer without cropping my entire image

I often take screenshots, but then only want to export a portion of the screenshot instead of the entire thing. I know I can crop the image, but I was wondering if there was a way I could export a ...
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How to place cut marks on a 2UP image in Indesign for Printing?

Getting an image ready to print and ran into a problem of cut marks/crop marks not appearing once the file is printed. Just to review the steps I took while working in InDesign to layout the image: ...
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Simple tool for cropping and scaling images

I am wondering if there is a simple and quick tool for cropping and scaling images. For example, if when creating a web page for an online store, you might need a set of images for each product. ...
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I've programmatically created an SVG. How do I 'crop' it?

I used Processing to generate this SVG. As you can see, it's a series of triangles with trapezoids that gradually get smaller. It came out great, except I want to 'crop' the image to look like this. ...
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How to set canvas size in MyPaint?

How do I set the canvas size in MyPaint 1.1.0? There is no dialog when creating a new document and there seem to be no options or settings in any of the menus. The exact same question was asked on a ...
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Confused about photoshop cropping size

I am very new to photoshop. Suppose I have a large dimension image and I want to crop it down to 3500px × 3500px with 300px/in resolution. Then I select crop tool and from preset drop down menu I set ...
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Crop image while keeping center point

I have an animation that is split up in ~20 individual images that I use for a mobile game. The game engine I use will take all the individual images and compile them into a sprite sheet for me. My ...
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How to crop SVG images in Inkscape?

I want the sides of this SVG image trimmed: I tried opening it with Inkscape, selecting the region I want with the Rectangle tool and then Object → Clip → Set. But nothing happens.
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How can I break up a picture in three segments for separate framing? [duplicate]

I have a wonderful picture of our horse (in portrait) and would love to enlarge it and frame it for my husband. I was thinking of breaking the picture up into three different segments and then framing ...
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What's the opposite of cropping an image?

We all know what it means to crop an image, but what's it called when you want to increase the size of the canvas around the image? Say for instance, you have a 3:2, 4:3, or 16:9 logo that has to ...
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Batch processing images to be proportional

I have a series of small images, all on white backgrounds. Some of them are square proportioned, others are rectangular proportioned; either vertically or horizontally. I'm looking to make all all of ...
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Paper size for A4 publication

I want to make an A4 saddle stitch booklet(A3 spreads). I am confused as to what paper size I would have to use. I would have to include crop marks and bleed and if I printed on A3 would I have to ...
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Shape looks cut off / cropped - different problem?

https://sky-walker.net/temp/test/liquid.svg The problem is similar to this: Shape looks cut off / cropped I have tried: saving the file and reopening - unfortunately it does not help. menu Object /...
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Inverse crop in GIMP

I have an image that has blocks of useful content and blocks of useless content. I would like to remove the blocks of useless content without copy/pasting all of the useful content into another image. ...
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How to fit canvas to the actual image?

I have an image which has a lot of transparency around it and I need the canvas to automatically fit the image. Currently I am doing this by hand with the crop tool. Is there any fit canvas to image ...
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What is the name of the old manual sizing tool for measuring photos, to be used in offset printing?

Years ago, before computers took over, I worked with a photo cropping tool; I hope someone can tell me its name. The gizmo I used was for sizing photos so they could be used in offset printing. They ...
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How to create own bleed markings to cut after printing?

We are making PDFs/EPS files to print. If we needed to make a crop mark to cut, we made small 90 degree angles from lines in the corners where the graphic was white. I checked crop marks which you ...
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How do I crop a layer in GIMP?

Sometimes, I'll have several layers on an image and I want to crop one of them. NOT resize it, crop it. Every technique I've tried simply crops EVERYTHING, not just the layer I'm working on. I have to ...
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How to make the cropping edges hard - no automatic feathering wanted!

I've got a problem which is driving me mad on PS CS6. If I have a selection and inverse that selection and delete it, I get a feathered edge of 1 or 2 pixels on my remaining image. I want a hard crisp ...
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Trimming AI file white space

I am using an old, old CS2 version of illustrator and have designed my art (about 2" x 3" in size) on an 8.5" x 11" page in AI. How do I reduce all the white space around my design so that when I ...
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What's the name for cropping a video clip/animated gif in time and making it shorter?

I'm having a nightmare searching for this and it seems pretty simple. I have an animated gif and I would like to not have the last few seconds/frames. I.e. I would like to crop it in time, not ...
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Slice an image into pieces and generate images that contain all the prior parts

Say I have an image of width 1000. I need to slice the image into 100 slices ,which will generate 100 images. Each one of the 100 images must be of length 10 * (slice number), so that it will contain ...
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Photoshop crop has blurred/feathered edge

I have occasionally been having a problem in Photoshop where the edges of a cropped image are feathered by a couple of pixels. Not a big deal on images that are thousands of pixels on a side but it's ...