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Fixed Sized Selection Template

Sep 10, 2011, 17:07
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Fixed Sized Selection Template
Is there a way to create a fixed size selection rectangle that I can use whenever I want to take a selection from a larger image? Currently, I'm am doing this by trial and error and it's not fun.

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bobland
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Sep 10, 2011, 17:19
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RE: Fixed Sized Selection Template
If you have the "Tool options" dialog up, you can enter your selections size and coordinates directly in the fields....

If you often use the same size, you can save options in the rectangle selection tool:
  • set the tool for "fixed size", and give the size: for instance 300x200 (this is a plain "x" letter). Set other parameters as needed.
  • save the tool options (diskette icon at the bottom), give them a name
  • When you want to use these options, click the icon next to the diskette, and pick the name above in the list.

Also, don't forget that you can use guides and the grid (Image/Guides and Image/Configure Grid, and several entries in the View menu as well) to have the pointer "snap" to positions.

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Sep 10, 2011, 17:31
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RE: Fixed Sized Selection Template
OK. Looking for love in all the wrong places.
I saw this described in a number of on-line articles but didn't realize this was in the Toolbox. I was hoping for a miracle on the image. Doh!

Got it!

Thanks for the help,
bobland
(Sep 10, 2011 17:19)ofnuts Wrote:  If you have the "Tool options" dialog up, you can enter your selections size and coordinates directly in the fields....

If you often use the same size, you can save options in the rectangle selection tool:
  • set the tool for "fixed size", and give the size: for instance 300x200 (this is a plain "x" letter). Set other parameters as needed.
  • save the tool options (diskette icon at the bottom), give them a name
  • When you want to use these options, click the icon next to the diskette, and pick the name above in the list.

Also, don't forget that you can use guides and the grid (Image/Guides and Image/Configure Grid, and several entries in the View menu as well) to have the pointer "snap" to positions.
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