Cropping an image

You can crop images in the Dynamic Media Classic. The system retains information about images that were cropped so you can restore them to their original state. You can also crop an image and save the cropped version under a new name.

You can crop an image to remove white space around it, or crop an area of the image.

NOTE

After you crop, you can click the Save As button and save a cropped version of the image under a different name. In the Save As window, choose Save As New Master to save a second copy of the image. Click Save As Addition View Of Master to save the original and its cropped version under a different name. Click Replace Original to delete the original file from which you cropped your image. Then enter a name for the image, and click Submit.

Crop to remove white space around an image

You can crop off the transparent or solid-color pixels from the edge of an image.

  1. To crop an image, click its rollover Edit button and choose Crop, or display it in the Browse Panel in Detail view and click the Crop button.

  2. On the Crop Editor page, do one of the following:

    • To trim color pixels, click Trim > Color. The Auto Crop By Color dialog box appears. Click the Corner menu and choose a corner with the background color to crop away. Then enter a Tolerance setting from 0 through 1. The 0 setting crops pixels only if they exactly match the color you selected in the corner of the image. Numbers closer to 1 allow for more color difference. Click the Crop button.
    • To trim transparent pixels, select click Trim > Transparent. The Auto Crop By Transparency dialog box appears. Enter a tolerance setting from 0 through 1. The 0 setting crops pixels only if they are transparent. Numbers closer to 1 allow for more transparency. Click Crop.
  3. Click Save.

NOTE

To restore an image to its original state after you’ve cropped it, display the image in the Crop Editor screen and click Reset.

Select an area to crop

  1. To crop an image, click its rollover Edit button, and choose Crop, or display it in the Browse Panel in Detail view and click Crop.

  2. In the Crop Editor window, place the part of the image you do not want to crop in the crop box. What appears inside the box is what remains when you click Save and crop the image.

  3. To adjust the crop area, do one of the following:

    • Drag a side or corner of the box. Hold down the Shift key as you drag to change size but maintain the aspect ratio (the shape) of the crop box.
    • Enter pixel measurements in the Size boxes.
    • Drag to move the crop box. Move the pointer inside the boundary of the box. When you see the four-headed arrow, drag the box to a new location on the image.
  4. Click Save.

NOTE

To restore an image to its original state after you have cropped it, display the image in the Crop Editor screen and click Reset.

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