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Maintaining aspect ratio when cropping in Photoshop Elements

by dromel / November 20, 2006 1:48 PM PST

How would I maintain (lock) the "aspect ratio" for cropping photos in Photoshop Elements V 3.0 ?
Thank you.

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I don't work much in Elements, but look for the ability to
by Kiddpeat / November 20, 2006 10:31 PM PST

set a fixed dimension in the crop tool. In Photoshop, you can tell the crop tool that you want, for example, an 8x10 at 300ppi. You can then 'draw' the 8x10 selection. Photoshop will maintain the proportions, and convert the final crop to the desired size.

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by taboma / November 25, 2006 3:14 PM PST

Just do command/opton/shift and drag.
You can also use the tool bar.

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Using Aspect Ratio with Photoshop Elements 3
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 26, 2006 11:37 AM PST

Open a photograph
Click on the Rectangular Marquee Tool
..on the horizontal tool bar locate "Mode...Normal..."
Click the checkmark to the right of "Normal"
Click "Fixed Aspect Ratio"
Type in the Width and Height. That will be your aspect ratio.

Draw your rectangle and it will be to your aspect ratio.

That setting will remain until you change it.


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Aspect Ratio
by taboma / November 29, 2006 1:53 PM PST

JOE!!!! Nice to hear from you on the Graphics Forum. I was trying to have a few of us help with the onslought on your Digital Camera Forum for the Christmas season.
I guess it has started already.
I will have to go to your forum and try to help out in a minor way. Maybe just to add support for you and othes that are real savvy.

Thanks, Joe,


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Thanks Kevin
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 30, 2006 12:55 AM PST
In reply to: Aspect Ratio

Things are indeed getting busy in the Digital Camera forum.

Christmas Rush.

And I swear....the questions are tougher this year.

Don't wait till after Christmas hoping to get a bargain price on a camera.
The bargains are available now ... before Christmas.


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Thank you
by dromel / November 30, 2006 1:52 AM PST

Amazingly, I couldn't find the answer in a search of the HELP section under "fixed", "aspect" or "ratio".

My thanks to you all.

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