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Affinity Photo v2 – cropping multiple JPGs with same bounding box

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Good afternoon,

I am looking for the easiest way to crop hundreds of JPGs with the same size crop aspect ratio. Each doc needs individual positioning of the crop box, but the crop itself is always identical in size.

What I don't want is to drag a new bounding box or typing in the crop aspect ratio for every single doc. Is there a less tedious way? Many thanks for your time and advice in advance.


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This can be done in AP. From the Mode drop-down in the Crop Context Toolbar, you select Custom Ratio. Adjust the crop rectangle to your desired crop. Then click on the Presets Icon (looks like a cogwheel, to the left of Mode), then on the right side of the Preset Menu click on the Hamburger menu (3 lines button), choose Create Preset, name it and save. All you need to do is select your saved preset for each of your images.

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Hi Ron,

Thanks for your post. Accordingly I had a look into this...

  • the ideal crop box is only achievable unconstrained. If I try to re-create a 'custom ratio' of similar size (as it is the only way to create a preset), I can save it, but when I recall the saved preset for the next image, the crop box jumps in size to something different. All the images are same-size.
  • what I am trying is to move an always same-size constrained crop-box over different images to select only its position (without resampling) – like a cookie-cutter.
  • is a macro something that could work?

Thanks for your thoughts and time.


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10 minutes ago, Pixx said:

I can save it, but when I recall the saved preset for the next image, the crop box jumps in size to something different. All the images are same-size.

For identically sized images, my custom-ratio presets maintain the same size. They're only different, I think, when the image sizes (or perhaps DPIs, too) are different.

Can you show an example, with screenshots (and with the rulers showing)?


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