Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 12:48 AM (in response to maclauren)
In what sense do you want to reduce the image size? Reduce the resolution, reduce the image file size, crop the image?
If you do a search in the Page User Guide (PUG), downloadable from your Pages Help menu, you will get this result
Pardon but I didn't fully read the title. If your image is in-line you have to use the handles that are active to change the size. Those handles have a black border but the inactive handles have blue. (page 165 in the PUG)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 4:00 AM (in response to maclauren)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to maclauren)
You have not said exactly what it is you are doing or where, but clicking on an image should produce the Edit Mask slider.
There are 2 parts to what you see. The Mask which contains and crops the Image which is the picture itself and may extend beyond the mask or cover only part of the Mask. You can edjust both the position and scale of each independently.
1. Sliding the scale will enlarge or reduce the image within the mask
2. Clicking on the Edit Mask will highlight the Mask box with adjustment handles with the masked image appearing outside the mask faded back. You can pull at the Mask handles to adjust them.
3. Clicking on the faded part of the Image lets you click inside the Image to move it relative to the mask, or on its handles to scale it
4. Clicking inside the Mask lets you grab the Mask handles to rescale the Mask with the existing cropping
5. If the image is inline (part of the text) you can click inside it and only the right and bottom handles are highlighted and draggable. You can again click on the Edit Mask to reposition and rescale the Image as above.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to fruhulda)
My image is artwork that I created in Pages. When I highlight my artwork, whether "grouped" or not, and go to Mask, all options are greyed out.
Though I can enlarge my image, I cannot reduce--very strange.
Thanks for your advice.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to maclauren)
Again you fail to say what it is you that you are describing as "artwork" but it sounds like it is multiple objects, possibly a mix of inline and non-inline, which you can not mask.
It is possible that you can make them a pdf file via Preview .app then bring them back into Pages as a single pdf image to mask that, but we remain ignorant of whatever it is that you are talking about, your linked image is broken.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to maclauren)
Created artwork in Pages is like Peter says probably objects put together. You can't use mask on objects. Mas is for images (jpeg, pdf etc.)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Here is the image. When you highlight it here you can expand or contract the image--crazy! When I copy this image back into Pages, I am able to expand and contract but the image is fuzzy. Will try what you said.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Hi Peter, this is the artwork I am trying to scale down, whether I group it or not, I cannot modify.
Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to maclauren)
Wow, on my screen it uploaded and allowed me to manipulate its size before I sent it. The artwork is of a barn I created for a logo I am designing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to maclauren)
Thank you all for your help. I did create a pdf version and copied it back into my pages document, thereby allowing me to manipulate the size of my artwork to finally CONRACT!
Thanks again--so appreciate the support.