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Old Aug 10, 2010, 5:06 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm a Paintshop Pro X user and have been for many years, I'm trying to force myself to make the switch as I'm hitting the limits of what I can do.

However, I'm struggling with simple things so would like some quick input if possible.

With rotating/straighting, is there a way that the photo can automatically be cropped so you lose the dead space or does this need to be done by hand?

When cropping, the image seems to be being up scaled to the original full size, I want to just crop so the area I've cropped is the reduced size so I'm not having the software create pixels.

Edit - Let me clarify the cropping issue, if I have a file 4000 x 3000 pixels, currently what is happening is no matter how I crop the file up resized to 4000 x 3000, but I want just the pixels as original, so say if I cropped a 3000 x 2300 chunk out of it that is the size I want left.

I zoom using the scroll wheel on the mouse, is there a way to get it to zoom in sensible increments rather than the random numbers, as I never get a real 100% view with that and have to go to the zoom button.

All of these things are slowing down my work flow so please help.
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When you rotate to straighten, i always crop it manually after, i am not sure if there is any automated way to rotate then crop, if there was, i dont use it and prefer to pick my crop anyways.

When cropping a photo, if you want to freely crop without being constrained to aspect ratios, and not to have it interpolate, leave the width/height, and resolution blank.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 10:31 AM   #3
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Thanks John. Sorry for the very basic questions. That worked which is great.

Another question, is there a way in the bottom left where it gives certain info about the photo to have one that shows the number of pixels, this is something I've always worked to as it shows my limit of quality I'm happy with when cropping. So taking my above example it would show 4000 x 3000 as image size.
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If you have the bottom left info set to Documents Dimensions, left clik that bar and you will get actual pixels and other info: Width, Height, Channel and Resolution. I don't know if that is what you're searching for, Mark.
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That's what I want, but left clicking on that bar just brings up a rectangle with a cross through it..... think I'm missing something.
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LOL, sorry Dustin, for some reason I thought that was from JohnG..... hmmm, trying to sort the basics of PS is messing with my head.
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maybe its the heat too! :P
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Yep, with it getting near 100 degrees and humidity between 80 and 100%, not comfortable. So do you know the answer to my pixels question?
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let me look at CS3 when i get home, don't have it on work comp.
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