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How do you simply clip an image?

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Aug 22, 2018

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I don't want to mask anything. I want to pull in images into my workspace for inspiration. When I want to see what a 'section' of an image looks like on my artboard, I want to be able to select a part of that image and paste it into the artboard. Sketch has this feature. Catch up.

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Recently XD made image fills easier to create and manage than masking. Drag the image from the Desktop into a box, and it's easy to adjust the cropping. Double-click on the box and you can move/size the image. Way more flexible than copying and pasting part of an image in my opinion.

 

If the image is already in XD and you want to crop it, then:

  1. Cut it by using Edit > Cut or Cmd–X (Mac) or Ctrl–X (Windows).
  2. Select a box.
  3. Edit > Paste Appearance (Mac) or Right-click > Paste Appearance (Windows).
  4. Double-click on the box and you can move/size the image.

 

I hope that helps.

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How do you simply clip an image?

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I don't want to mask anything. I want to pull in images into my workspace for inspiration. When I want to see what a 'section' of an image looks like on my artboard, I want to be able to select a part of that image and paste it into the artboard. Sketch has this feature. Catch up.

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Correct answer by Dan Rodney | Adobe Community Professional

Recently XD made image fills easier to create and manage than masking. Drag the image from the Desktop into a box, and it's easy to adjust the cropping. Double-click on the box and you can move/size the image. Way more flexible than copying and pasting part of an image in my opinion.

 

If the image is already in XD and you want to crop it, then:

  1. Cut it by using Edit > Cut or Cmd–X (Mac) or Ctrl–X (Windows).
  2. Select a box.
  3. Edit > Paste Appearance (Mac) or Right-click > Paste Appearance (Windows).
  4. Double-click on the box and you can move/size the image.

 

I hope that helps.

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Aug 23, 2018

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Is this what you are looking for Simpler way to Crop Photos – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs ? If so, can you upvote this request to stay tuned to the latest developments around this request?

Thanks,

Preran

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Aug 23, 2018

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Recently XD made image fills easier to create and manage than masking. Drag the image from the Desktop into a box, and it's easy to adjust the cropping. Double-click on the box and you can move/size the image. Way more flexible than copying and pasting part of an image in my opinion.

 

If the image is already in XD and you want to crop it, then:

  1. Cut it by using Edit > Cut or Cmd–X (Mac) or Ctrl–X (Windows).
  2. Select a box.
  3. Edit > Paste Appearance (Mac) or Right-click > Paste Appearance (Windows).
  4. Double-click on the box and you can move/size the image.

 

I hope that helps.


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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May 22, 2020

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What does 'cut it' mean? Can you specify menu, tools, and workflow? I assume that linke in Photoshop there is a 'cut' tool. Where is it located? How does one use it?

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I believe he meant CTRL + X or right click cut. He's saying you need to cut and paste the image with edit-->paste appearance into the rectangle shape. I tried what he suggested and it worked great!

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Jun 14, 2020

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Sorry for the confusion. I edited my answer to be more clear about cutting and pasting.


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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My gawd, I SO need to be able to just crop or select and cut. In any design or prototyping tool this is a must.........

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