Cropping Question

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  1. AnotherNewGuy

    AnotherNewGuy TPF Noob!

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    I have a habit of asking stupid questions, but here's another anyhow..

    What is an easy way to crop in PS while keeping the dimensions frame-able.

    What I mean by that is... so the photo will still fit a 4x6, 8x10... or other picture frame dimension.
     
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    select the entire frame with the cropping tool and drag the corners while pressing shift...
     
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    Use the CROP tool. Set the dimensions, remove the ppi number (unless you want it to resample) and then draw your box.
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    You can get custom frame sizes too, if you want to crop to a custom size.
     
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    Okay new newbie question on this. Why are my images coming out as 8 x 12 default? I am shooting in RAW. Is this a camera setting?
     
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    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    bingo.
     
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    3:2 is the general camera ratio. 3:2 = 6x4 = 12x8.
     
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    gotcha, so 8x10's are always cropped in the editing room. how much trim should be left on average? I think Trim is the term, the part that will be covered by the frame..
     

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