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Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape

In the latest version of Inkscape (0.92.2 at this time), you can go to Edit → Resize Page to Selection or press Ctrl+Shift+R.
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How to crop a square at the exact centre of an image in Photoshop?

If your image is not square: Choose View > New Guide then tick the Vertical option and enter 50% in the box and click OK. Choose View > New Guide then tick the Horizontal option and enter 50% ...
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How to crop a JPG without recompressing?

Lossless cropping of a JPEG image is possible using the "jpegtran" application that comes with libjpeg; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libjpeg. Quoting from "man jpegtran" on a system where ...
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How do I get printer marks in Inskscape 0.92?

The menus have changed a bit in 0.92, but the extension is still there. Click Extensions > Render > Layout > Printing marks
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how to trim an image in Gimp

What do you have there that Image->Autocrop image did not work?
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How to trim by hand using crop marks?

I found this on YouTube: Removing Crop Marks. I guess you are not meant to use them for cutting thing out with scissors but like she did. It's probably quicker to do it this way but I still do what ...
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Change canvas size without cropping in Photoshop?

In order to change the size without loosing pixels you actually have to use the crop tool but deselect the "delete cropped pixels" box:
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Color palette next to crop marks - function?

It used to verify both registration and color solidity after stock has run through a press. It's a quick way to allow the pressman to see how solid the cyan/magenta/yellow was when it ran through ...
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How can I crop images so as to change their aspect ratio?

You could drag all your photos into a canvas that's sized to your selected dimensions and then just save them back out. This is usually how I crop a bundle of photos in Photoshop at once. Make a new ...
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How to crop a JPG without recompressing?

FreeVImager can do this with nice GUI. It also can do lossless rotation of JPEGs (90 deg rotations are loseless). It's FOSS, so if you're on Linux, it's worth getting Wine for one.
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With GIMP, how to crop a layer to the size of a different layer?

It seems that there is no native way to do this, as the "Select All" feature makes a selection over the whole image area, resulting in an layer sized selection whenever you change the active layer. ...
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How to fit canvas to the actual image?

You can do that in Image > Trim image to current Layer.
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Batch processing images to be proportional

I won't go into detail about the batch process. It should be enough to know that you can run a script through the File > Automate > Batch... by first making a Photoshop Action, where you open a ...
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Difference between Cropping, Scaling, Resizing & Changing Aspect Ration of an Image?

Resizing and scaling as synonymous Resizing is an intrinsic change in the size of the image. Changing an image size from 1000px to 500px is resizing. If you change the size from 100% to 50%, or 2:1 is ...
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Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape

Another way is to make a keyboard shorcut by going to Edit -> Preferences -> Interface -> Keyboard Shorcuts and searching for "fitcanvastoselectionordraw" You should find the "Fit Page to Selection ...
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Trim a Clipping Mask in Illustrator?

Apparently, it is doable with a raster image! via: http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/quick-tip-how-to-crop-raster-image-in-adobe-illustrator--vector-4989 Involves setting a blend mode other than "...
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How to crop space after applying drop shadow?

After applying the drop shadow to the rectangle, go to filter general settings in the filter editor dialog. Change the values for co-ordinates x & y which displaces the top left origin point of ...
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How to crop part of the image between guide lines?

One option that came to my mind is save it using the Slice Tool: 1. With the Slice Tool selected, click on the "Slices from Guides" button at the top. 2. File → Save for Web 3. Select the "Slice ...
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How to quickly get inside of this magic wand tool border selection - complex image

Select white with Magic Wand Enter Quick Mask mode by tapping the Q key Select internal area by clicking once with the Magic Wand Tool Fill with White. Choose Select > Inverse from the menu Fill ...
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How to crop a JPG without recompressing?

Irfanview has lossless JPG cropping and rotation functions:
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Inverse crop in GIMP

Use R (Rectangle Select tool) to select a piece of the text Shift+CTRL+L (Float) begin moving the piece into position and hold down CTRL as you move it to constrain it to a vertical move anchor the ...
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Shape looks cut off / cropped - different problem?

There's a drop shadow SVG filter, but the shapes are being cropped by the dimensions of Flood effect of the filter. To fix it, open the SVG in Inkscape (since it was created in Inkscape). Select one ...
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Photoshop how to crop a picture within a layer (initial bounding rectangle is empty error)

Maybe this is too simple but it looks like you can simply do a layer mask with the rectangle tool. 1) Use the rectangle tool and trace a rectangle or shape as you need. 2) Click on the "add a mask" ...
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How can i get better crop marks in InDesign CC that are simpler to cut?

My personal workflow for down-and-dirty "in-house" branded "gallery wall labels" which vary in size is to use an extra box that has a dotted rule at 1pt, set to black @ 20% tint/opacity. Vary the tint ...
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What's the term for opposite of cropping?

This is what some contenders use as terminology Photoshop simply calls this Canvas size as such they do not differentiate between sizing up or down. You can also use crop to do the same thing*. Gimp ...
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What's the term for opposite of cropping?

The closest I think would be Matting, though Enlarge Canvas is probably something more people would know and understand.
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How to export a layer without cropping my entire image

Can't think of a way to just save a layer in a picture (could be done with a script...). But there is a much more efficient way than your current one: Make layer active Select>All, Edit>Copy, ...
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How to tightly fit an image into a different image's frame using Gimp

You can use a layer mask to achieve an edit like that. Paste the screen shot and then transform (Shift+T). Make sure none of the Constrain or Pivot options are checked in the tool options, so that ...
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Actual cropping dimensions are "wrong" in PS

Crop works slightly differently: the dimensions you set in the WxHxRes is the expected result, not the cropping dimensions of the crop plane. So if you use crop in your second screenshot with an area ...

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