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Crop to Selection using Rule of Thirds

Jan 27, 2014, 06:12
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Crop to Selection using Rule of Thirds
Gimp 2.8.6, Windows 7

I do repetitive editing where I use a rectangle select tool with a 7:10 ratio and use the Rule-of-Thirds grid. Sometime selecting the proper part of the bottom part of the image requires that top part of the Rule-of-Thirds grid lies quite a bit above (off the top of) the image. Then when I choose Crop to Selection, the top of the Rule-of-Thirds grid closes and the top of the selection snaps to the top of the image, which is not what I want.

Can you tell me how to make the top border of the image be at the same place as the top edge of the Rule-of-Thirds grid? If it makes any difference to the procedure, I want the border around the image to all be the default white. Thanks
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Jan 27, 2014, 09:44 (This post was last modified: Jan 27, 2014 09:44 by rich2005.)
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RE: Crop to Selection using Rule of Thirds
Quote:...Can you tell me how to make the top border of the image be at the same place as the top edge of the Rule-of-Thirds grid? If it makes any difference to the procedure...

The following screenshots use the crop tool, (I read the title, and overlooked you using the select tool.)
It does not matter, the same applies to a selection.
As noted the selection tool can go outside the canvas but truncates to the edge of the canvas.

Increase the size of the canvas, to accomodate the selection.
It is in the 'Image' menu. If you want white, lose any alpha channel.

screenshots http://i.imgur.com/zHins6M.jpg

top is the dialogue, most important bit is the resize layers set to 'All Layers'.
bottom is applying a crop but it could be a selection.


Quote:...I want the border around the image to all be the default white.

Many ways of doing this, I would just copy/paste into a blank canvas but on the theme of resizing a canvas, again adjusting the image canvas size. This time a bit of calculation required to set the width, height and offsets.

screenshots http://i.imgur.com/e25N0tk.jpg

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Jan 28, 2014, 00:56
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RE: Crop to Selection using Rule of Thirds
Thanks guys, this works great!
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