5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2014 2:30 PM by léonie
NN2RL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm trying to understand why when I use an old scanned photograph that I want to crop, Aperture rotates the pic sideways. How do I stop this so I can crop the photo?

 

Prior to Crop.png

 

Now, when I go to CROP the pic, this is what happens:

 

Ready to Crop.png

 

If anyone knows, please share the secret with me?  Thanks!


iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    Looks like you used the Straighten tool before using the crop tool.

     

    Look in the Adjustments list in the Inspector Pane,  does it show the Straighten tool?

     

    Screen Shot 2014-02-09 at 16.26.39 .png

  • NN2RL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the quick response! 

     

    Yes, actually I have used that STRAIGHTEN TOOL before cropping...should I do the crop first and THEN straighten? Is that the key?

     

    Robb

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,805 points)
    I'm trying to understand why when I use an old scanned photograph that I want to crop, Aperture rotates the pic sideways. How do I stop this so I can crop the photo?

     

    Actually, Aperture is not rotating the image on its own. It is showing you, how you rotated the image, when you straigtened it, so that you can better fit your cropping rectangle and take the "straighten" into account. It is a feature and not a bug. I am always straightening the horizon firtst  and crop later. This way, I will see, if the straightening will cut off important parts of the image - the feet or head of a person in the image, e.g.

     

     

    Yes, actually I have used that STRAIGHTEN TOOL before cropping...should I do the crop first and THEN straighten? Is that the key?

     

    Try to crop the apparently rotated image. It will work, and perhaps you may even like it.  This way, you can see which part of the image are lost by the straightening.

  • NN2RL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you both for  this information...it makes a lot of sense to me now!

     

    Regards,

     

    Robb

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,805 points)

    You are welcome. 

    It was Frank Caggiano's solution, actually. I only added to it.