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I normally shoot headshots and I had a friend set WxH ratio for me so if I crop, it moves the entire picture.  Well, my computer crashed and I had to reinstall and now have no idea how to do this.  I don't even know the dimensions.  Headshots are 8x10 or 6x9 and I'd like to be sure when I crop, I am preserving the subject and it's content.  Can you please how I can do this in photoshop.  Thank you!

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31 minutes ago, PhOtO JuNkie said:

so if I crop, it moves the entire picture.

Can you explain this?

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If I crop the right side, it moves both sides of the image.  It keeps it even I guess is a better way to say it.  

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I'm so sorry, I have no idea what you're talking about.  You'll need to ask your friend again.

And can you tell me about it when you do?

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I have an email out to her.  I'll keep you posted.  

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Damien, I think it is called "constrain proportions".  Does that sound familiar to you?  

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That's in the Image Size box.  That has nothing to do with cropping.

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Damien, I think it is called "constrain proportions".  Does that sound familiar to you?  A Photographer friend made me an action for it.  I need to ask her for the details. :)

 

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Yes, I already answered that.  That is a function of the Image Size dialog, it has nothing to do with cropping.

You should rarely need to use the Image Size dialog; and if you do, constrain proportions must always be checked, always.

You began this thread by asking about the crop tool, and I'm sure you're right - this is definitely about cropping, NOT about Image Size.

So I need to know more details about the requirements for these headshots, so I can help you further.

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The headshot should be 8x10 but I crop 8x12 in case they want to crop closer.  Is that what you need?  Thank you so much for following up with me about this.  

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For whom?  Do you print the photos yourself, or send them to somebody else to print?  Or do they get used by a graphic designer?

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I provide digital images for clients who then have them printed to be used.  No graphic designer.

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And are they always, and only, 8x10 prints?  Never any other size?

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Yes. Sometimes horizontal but most times vertical 8x10.

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Terrific!  So just use your Crop Tool, on the "HxWxResolution" setting exactly as you have it in the screenshot you showed me, and enter "8in", "10in" and "300" in the three fields as usual.  Then crop.

That's all there is to it.

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