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Grid when cropping & straightening

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Andrew Allsop Calculating status...
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Apr 28, 2013 4:26 AM

Is there a way when cropping an image to view a grid overaid to help with these functions, especially with straightening?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,525 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:49 AM (in response to Andrew Allsop)

    Enable the "Show Guides" option in the "Crop" HUD, then you will see a grid.

     

    The "Straighten" tool will show a grid, when you begin to rotate the image.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

     

    Screen Shot 2013-04-28 at 13.46.39.PNG

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,525 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 5:19 AM (in response to Andrew Allsop)

    The two ways to straighten an image behave differently.

    Try the "Straighten" tool (from the buttons below the Viewer), not the "Straighten" adjustment brick. The Straighten tool shows a grid for me, when I drag the image with the mouse or trackpad:

    Screen Shot 2013-04-28 at 14.03.43.PNG

     

    Added: The "Straighten" adjustment will also show the grid, if I do not use the angle slider but rotate the image directly by dragging it using the mouse or trackpad. Does that not work for you?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,525 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 5:38 AM (in response to Andrew Allsop)

    Andrew, do you see the yellow grid, when you hold down onto the image (off-center, close to the border) with the mouse or trackpad and drag it up or down and rotate it this way? You can still see the Angle-slider move, if you straighten this way, if the Adjustment tab is open.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 5:56 AM (in response to léonie)

    What is that?  (The cool animal.)

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 6:16 AM (in response to Andrew Allsop)

    This is a feature.  When you use the Straighten Tool an orthogonal grid is superimposed on the Image as soon as you click on the Image and drag the mouse cursor.  When you use the slider or the value slider (that's what Apple calls the field with the number flanked by triangles), no grid is superimposed and you can see your Image "as is".

     

    You can activate the Straighten Tool in at least two ways: clicking the icon on the Tool Strip (that's what Apple calls the mini-toolbar in the bottom border of the Viewer), or clicking the tool icon at the top of the Straighten Brick.  When the tool is active, the mouse cursor changes to two equilateral triangles yoked together, one pointing up and one pointing down.

     

    All of this is covered well in the User Manual.

     

    Fwiw, Aperture distinguishes between "Tools" and "Brushes".  Afaict, this distinction is based on user expectation and not on logic.

     

    Message was edited by: Kirby Krieger -- clean up.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,525 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)

    A rock hyrax, Kirby: Hyrax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     

    They are really cute. I have seen them in many parts of Africa. The one above is living in Hermanus, South Africa. Here is another one from Serengeti National Park, Tanzania:

    Klippschliefer, Serengeti-Nationalpark.jpg

     

    Foget my last comment -I see you already answered it ..

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to léonie)

    Thanks!  I was going to guess Hyrax, but I didn't think they would be found so exposed and coastal (my ignorance).  I love that they are the evolutionary cousins to elephants.

     

    Beautifully expressive photos .

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,525 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to Andrew Allsop)

    You are welcome, Andrew!

     

    Léonie

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