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ctwist

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Image orientation should not limit cropping ratios
Posted: 08-Aug-2019 04:56
 
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First, review the attached photo "original.jpg"; It is in portrait orientation. I wanted to crop it so that it is in landscape orientation. I cropped it, and produced "cropped.jpg".

Problems:
  • The jAlbum cropping tool offers a pre-determined list of cropping dimensions. Since this is a portrait image, it offered portrait dimensions. 9:16 was available, but 16:9 was not offered. I could have dragged the borders manually, but I wanted 16:9 exactly.
  • Since I could not accomplish this crop with jAlbum; I used The GIMP instead.

So, I request that the cropping tool's Predefined Ratios should always include both portrait and landscape ratios. I suggest that:
  • The list of ratios should first list the ratios that match the original orientation, followed by other ratios.
  • Alternatively, allow the user to manually enter his required ratio.
  • Even better, allow the user to choose landscape or portrait (this would default to the image orientation), and then offer the matching ratios.

Edited by: ctwist on 08-Aug-2019 09:14
RobM

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Re: Image orientation should not limit cropping ratios
Posted: 08-Aug-2019 08:31   in response to: ctwist in response to: ctwist
Correct
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You should be able to switch between portrait 9:16 and landscape 16:9 crop by dragging a corner point to the desired location, see Edit>Image editing (toolbar)>2.4 crop
ctwist

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Re: Image orientation should not limit cropping ratios
Posted: 08-Aug-2019 14:38   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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But this only gives me approximately 16:9. I want it to be exactly 16:9 by choosing from the list of predefined ratios.

Edited by: ctwist on 08-Aug-2019 08:40
Oh, I see. I had overlooked that the Shift key accomplishes what I want.

Problem solved. Thanks.
jGromit

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Re: Image orientation should not limit cropping ratios
Posted: 08-Aug-2019 15:16   in response to: ctwist in response to: ctwist
 
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Lower Slaughter?
ctwist

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Re: Image orientation should not limit cropping ratios
Posted: 08-Aug-2019 15:17   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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Correct (although I have now removed the attachments).
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