Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping a photo to a specific size, part of Enhancing Photos with iPhoto.
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While free form cropping, or cropping to a specific aspect ratio is useful, there…are many times that you'll want to crop for a very specific size.…Maybe you need to make a print, and you want to put the image into a frame.…It's a lot easier to crop it in iPhoto than it is to sit there with a pair of…scissors trying to guess.…Here is how it works.…With the image open, I'll click the Crop button, and from the pop-up menu, I…could choose a size that I want.…A popular size is the 5 x 7 print.…Now, these sizes may change depending upon where you live.…
If your iPhoto has been localized to a specific country or language, you may see…different items in the pop-up menu. Let's go with 5 x 7.…And you'll notice, in this case, that it's the wrong shape, and as I drag, I'm limited.…That's because I need to change Constrain as landscape or portrait.…In this case, I want a portrait aspect ratio, and what I'm trying to do is crop…the image to fit just this window.…All right, that's looking lot better.…I'm happy with that crop, and I can click Done.…
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- Cropping for better composition
- Rotating an image
- Making a levels adjustment
- Adjusting shadows or highlights
- Increasing saturation
- Converting to black and white
- Creating sepia-tone effects
- Using the Retouch Brush
- Sharpening photos
- Adding borders
- Copying and pasting adjustments