Crop and Rotate

The functions under this tab provide, as the name implies, the tools to crop, rotate, and shrink your images. You can also flip the image horizontally or vertically. I used it right in the beginning to set the picture upright.

Figure 2.11

The image is set at an aspect ratio of 13:18. In the preview window, you can see black beams on the left and right that indicate where the image will be cropped. By clicking the left mouse button on the preview image, you can determine the section to be cropped.

Figure 2.11

The image is set at an aspect ratio of 13:18. In the preview window, you can see black beams on the left and right that indicate where the image will be cropped. By clicking the left mouse button on the preview image, you can determine the section to be cropped.

CHAPTER 2

USING GIMP: CORRECTING AND TOUCHING UP YOUR IMAGES

You have the option of cropping your image by entering values. You can also crop your image by setting the margins. Click in the image and hold the left mouse button and then drag the frame to the desired position.

For aspect ratio, you can choose any of the presets or enter you own value in decimal notation (1.625) or as a ratio of two numbers (13:18). You can crop the image without changing the aspect ratio by locking the aspect ratio.

You can reduce the size of your image by selecting the shrink factor. The image does not need to be recalculated and image conversion is very fast.

All measurements are indicated in pixels. You can change the aspect ratio for the printer or for the lab, but the program does not let you adjust the setting to a specific size or resolution. You must use GIMP to edit the image size and resolution as well as the print size.

0 0

Post a comment