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A lot of times when you crop, you're going to want to make multiple sizes. Maybe you want to crop a photo for a social media icon as a square, and need a 5 x 7 print, and maybe you want to do an alternate crop as a landscape image. That's okay. All you need to do is make multiple versions of each image, and that's a piece of cake. Let's go ahead here, and find an image that we can crop to multiple sizes. With the image selected, I'll press Command+D to duplicate it. You'll see that we have two alternate versions.
Same thing here; I'll do it again. Command+D. In this case, iPhoto makes extra copies. Now, they're not actually copies on your hard drive yet; they're just additional versions. I'll go in here, Click on the Edit button, and then press C for crop. I'll do a freeform crop. On the next photo, I'll choose a specific shape, like a Square, and crop that too.
Notice, the same thing here. We have our original composition; I can go in and crop to a specific size. Maybe he wants to do a 4 x 6 inch print. And we'll switch to portrait, placing him at one of those intersection points. It's a tighter shot. And maybe there is a need to do a square one as well for putting up as a Twitter icon.
There we go. Now, this particular picture is a little bit soft, but it is cropped to the desired shape. We can go ahead and learn techniques for improving this a little bit later in some of our upcoming lessons.
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