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Dru Kepple

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  1. I was going to quip "New here?" but I see you've posted in this thread before. @ppp There are two kinds of people in the world this thread: those who believe with a religious fervor that this feature is (relatively) simple to implement and also essential to their workflow, and those who believe with a religious fervor that there are other multi-step methods to accomplish the same result so what's the big fuss? I'm of the former, and if you had endured all 12 pages of this thread, you'd have uncovered two comments that are actually useful. Lucky for you, and hopefully for the next few commenters who might see this comment, I've already found them, and use them myself as a nearly-acceptable alternative to actually having the feature implemented. These are not "well do these 18 things and it's the same" answers. The author of this comment uploaded a macro, which no longer seems to be on the forum's servers, so I've taken the liberty of uploading it with this comment. @carl123 if that's not OK let me know and I'll take it down. The macro simply crops to your selection...make your selection and run the macro. Despite the name it works with more than two selections. This comment includes a video demonstrating that you can make your selection, then use snapping with the crop tool to make the crop; in my opinion that's better than any of the other multi-step alternatives. Crop to 2 Selections.afmacros
  2. Welcome to the party! I think the hope of some of us on this thread is that as we amass more and more voices we may actually have that voice heard. Of course, others just want to complain. Either way, lots of room at this party.
  3. Why are we talking about vector brushes in a crop to selection forum thread?
  4. Except that users (new ones, especially) are then required to know that this is the way to do things... +1 for this feature. I just imported a SVG, had no control of the creation of the illustration, and am now wishing I could easily select all objects with fill colors of "X" for some quick edits. Setting the file up with global colors from the get go is a ship that has sailed. As has the wish for quick edits.
  5. Thank you, @carl123, that seems to work...and despite the name it appears to work with three selections as well. This will be handy, assuming that Serif really has no interest in implementing this feature natively.
  6. I apologize if this has been covered already, I did not read the entirety of the four pages of comments, though I did read pages 1 and 4. I think the people who are saying "just do this it's so easy" aren't grasping a possible use of "Crop to Selection." Switcheroo is perhaps struggling with the same workflow that I am. Here's how I've used "Crop to Selection" in other apps: Zoom way in on the top left corner Make a rectangular selection where the top-left corner of the selection is the top left corner of my desired crop The bottom right corner of the selection is arbitrary. I'll typically select a 30x30 pixel region of a very large image. Zoom all the way out Zoom way in on the bottom right corner Add a rectangular selection where the bottom right corner of the selection is the bottom right corner of my desired crop. Again, the top left corner of the selection is arbitrary And again, this will be a tiny selection in a large image. What I'm after is the bounding box of the two selections, or however many I need...the point is to zoom in on what may be the top-/left-/right-/bottom-most pixels of the crop, select, and keep adding selections until the bounding box of all selection is the desired crop rectangle. To illustrate Switcheroo's visual example, I would select this: This allows me pixel precision by zooming in, yet relieves me from having to actually make a large single selection while retaining the precision. To those of you who will respond that I could... Enter crop mode Move top-left corner of crop relatively close to desired position Zoom way in to same position Adjust top-left corner of crop to be precise Zoom out Move bottom-right corner of crop relatively close to desired position Zoom way in to same position Adjust bottom-right corner of crop to be precise ...just count the number of steps. Also, sometimes I need to define, say, the top bound independently of the left bound, and the top-most pixel to include is a third of the way across the top...at this point it becomes cumbersome to use the top handle of the crop tool while zoomed-in. All of this to say: it seems like a simple enough facade to the existing crop feature. Destructive, nondestructive, I don't care; there was a pseudoish-code example that provided an interface to the existing crop functionality, only it built the crop bounds from selection data. This seems reasonable to me. In UIs, it seems that the more ways there are to accomplish one thing just makes more people more efficient.
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