Forum Question: How to set custom crop in iPhoto

I have taken pictures of a book and I want to crop them. It would be nice to set a custom box and not to have to resize every image.

— Jan Hutchison

Comments: 5 Responses to “How to set custom crop in iPhoto”

    7/13/10 @ 10:28 pm

    Not sure what you are trying to do. What do you need to do that you can’t do with the cropping tool in Edit mode in iPhoto?

    2/23/11 @ 10:27 am

    Recently we upgraded to iphoto 11. In the past when cropping a photo, I could select “custom”, type in the number of pixels on the longest side and the other side would fill in. My new version doesn’t do that. And even if I type in the number of pixels of both sides, it doesn’t do a custom crop. So my pictures that I want to be 65-75k and 300 on the longest side doesn’t happen.
    Any suggestions other than going back to another version of iphoto?

      2/23/11 @ 10:37 am

      That functionality is in the Export dialog. Go to File, Export. Then choose “File Export” at the top and Size: Custom. You can then set the maximum dimension of the export to a specific pixel size.

        2/26/11 @ 2:35 pm

        Thank you! It works.
        I used to be able to do the same function under “crop” in iphoto.

        4/11/11 @ 2:48 pm

        You export after you crop. She (and others) need to crop the image to the necessary size. Try trying to make the long side 3.5 inches and the .5 won’t take. Just goes 3.0 or 4.0. Not what I think of when using the world “custom”.

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