12715 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2011 4:36 AM by DanO-67
3264 x 2448
resize in Preview to:
3200 x 2400
then crop in iPhoto '09 to
3200 x 2000
after crop drag out of iPhoto '09 to desktop
resulting size on right click/get info:
3154 x 1972
I can't crop in Preview because there is no way to just enter numbers for the crop size like there is in iPhoto. In Preview you can drag the crop "window" to the size you want but for some reason I can't get it match exactly to the whole numbers - It wants to stop on 3201 x 2001 or 3199 x 1999. So, I go to iPhoto but as you can see when I move the pic out of iPhoto I get something really weird.
Check out a couple screen video's I did to demonstrate what I am talking about...
Screen video of what I am talking about in Mac:
Screen video of how easy it is in Windows:
Is the actual Pixel ratio important? Why re-size? iPhoto is designed so that you do not have to worry about pixels and resolution. You would crop the image to a particular ratio ant let iPhoto worry about the rest.
If you need those particular pixel dimensions for some reason, you can export the image in that reduced size.
As you see in another video I just did:
16 x 10 does not show up as an option. This is why I have to crop it to 3200 pixels wide, first. Then move it into iPhoto so the width is correct. Then I do a "custom" and type in 3200 x 2000. Then I am back to my original problem.
Since 16 x 10 is not one of the standard photo sizes it won't be listed. Here's how you will need to proceed:
1 - crop the photo using the Custom option and 16 x 10 as the size ratio.
2 - export the cropped file via the File ➙ Export ➙ File Export menu option with a custom size of Max dimension = 3200.
This will result in an image file with a 3200 x 2000 pixel dimension.
Old Toad, thanks for the idea. Here is what I found to work around the limitation of iPhoto:
-Resize the photo in Preview first, so that the width of the picture is what you want.
-Then import to iPhoto.
-Click on edit, and choose crop.
-Choose "custom" and constrain, then enter the number of pixels you want to crop to with the actual width of photo as the first number. Then hit tab to the cancel button. (this is where the problem happens, as the number is correct but the "crop window" doesn't fill the photo)
-Then DO NOT complete the crop but hit cancel after having tabbed to it.
-Immediately after hitting cancel, hit the crop button again and choose "custom" & select the constrain box, this time the width of the "crop window" will be correct.
-To see step by step instructions watch this screencast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx3xvN4wg