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Adding new presets in Photo cropping tool

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I'm using Photo 1.6.4.104. I'm trying to add some additional cropping tool presets. I don't find the instructions in the help document useful.. It says 

Adjust the context toolbar settings.    What does that a mean? It won't take decimal fractions in the boxes specifying dimensions which only take pixels. For instance, if I try to specify 3.33:1 it won't do it. It just changes it to 3  and 1. If I try to then select Add Preset mode it reverts to one of the presets already there. I can't make the instructions work.

 

I would appreciate being directed to a better text or video tutorial or given a more detailed procedure. 

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Ratios don't have dimensional units, which is why "Pixels" is greyed out if you select any of the ratio modes. Choose "Custom Ratio" if you want to create a preset based on a ratio. Since it will accept only integer values, for a ratio of 3.33:1 use 333 & 100, as below:

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Now, just select "Add Preset" from the Mode popup, give it a name, & it should appear on the Mode popup list.


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Thanks for the information. I think the instructions for adding new presets to the crop tool need to be updated with this information.. It doesn't say to start with Custom Ratio.

 

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7 minutes ago, dfcollin said:

It doesn't say to start with Custom Ratio.

That is because you don't have to start with the Custom Ratio mode. You can do that if you want to create a ratio preset but for example, if you want a preset for a 4" by 5" crop, you can start with the Absolute Dimensions mode. Basically, any crop mode that allows entry into the two number fields can be the starting point for creating a preset.


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