8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2012 11:52 PM by Gerald Gifford
JungleNYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Every time I attempt to crop a photo, it's very WONKY.

 

Sometimes it doesn't let me pull the crop out all the way. Even when I grab a corner, it doesn't work. It just… doesn't… let… me… pull… it… out…!

 

So frustrating.

 

Anyone else seeing this?


Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Photo Stream
  • 1. Re: Funky Crop
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    Do the Images that show this problem have any Straighten adjustment applied?

     

    If so, you often have to move some of the other edges of the crop rectangle to free the caught corner, or you might be able to drag the entire crop rectangle away from an edge, and then alter the crop from any handle.

     

    Also make sure Aperture hasn't assumed an aspect ratio that you didn't intend.  It's way too aggressive in assuming I'm aiming for a standard ratio, as far as I'm concerned.

  • 2. Re: Funky Crop
    JungleNYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do the Images that show this problem have any Straighten adjustment applied?

    Yes, they do. But although I'm aware of that, it still gets stuck. Even putting it in the middle, small, and grabbing the handles doesn't always work.

     

    It's just very buggy.

  • 3. Re: Funky Crop
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    I've never seen that.  What pointing device are you using?  Any chance it is mis-registering, and thus when you think you are pressing a handle you are not?

  • 4. Re: Funky Crop
    JungleNYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm using a good old fashoned mouse

     

    And, no, I'm pretty good w/ corners and things. I use InDesign, PS and Illy for a living. This is just a crappy cropper.

     

    Thing is, it wasn't this way in previous versions. This started hapening w/ the latestest major update.

  • 5. Re: Funky Crop
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    That's all I got ... sorry.  Perhaps let Apple know via "Aperture➞Provide Aperture Feedback".  I have not yet upgraded to 3.4.x

  • 6. Re: Funky Crop
    JungleNYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just realized I was having problems cropping and resizing in my LIght Table, too.

     

    Hmmm.

     

    I recently delted all my prefs, too. It happened before then, and is still happening. So weird.

  • 7. Re: Funky Crop
    Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    Have you tried a different mouse or some other type of input device? Is dragging and dropping working ok in other programs? I've seen strange things happen with faulty input devices.

  • 8. Re: Funky Crop
    Gerald Gifford Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I'm now using Aperture 3.4.2.

    I do a lot of cropping of images and haven't ever seen the problem described here.

    I hadn't done any cropping since the upgrade this morning. I just experimented on an image. Even with a small straightening adjustment I had no problem cropping to several different sizes at several different areas within the image.

    Don't know if this helps, but the problem doesn't appear to me to be universal.