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Resizing bounding box without scaling image

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I wonder if anyone can assist. I want to change the size of a bounding box without scaling the image i.e the image must stay the same size and bounding box shape and size can change. (similar to cropping the image).  Can anyone tell me how to do this?

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Resizing bounding box without scaling image

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I wonder if anyone can assist. I want to change the size of a bounding box without scaling the image i.e the image must stay the same size and bounding box shape and size can change. (similar to cropping the image).  Can anyone tell me how to do this?

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It's not possible. The bounding box of an object is intrinsic, it's not a separate transform. Simply add a rectangle of whtever size you need and group it with your image to get an object with padded borders.

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I am not sure if this is what you want.

Place an image.

Click the Mask button in the Options bar.

Make the mask larger or smaller.

You can also give it a color.

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Bee,

As I (mis)understand it, you may create a rectangle corresponding (in size and position) to the part of the image you want visible, then select both and Ctrl/Cmd+7 (Object>Clipping Mask>Make).

If you wish to really get rid of the outlying parts, you may do the dirty deed (or crop in Photoshop or something).

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Clipping placed (linked) images with the bounding box has been possible for a long time (since AI 9 or 10). But its implementation has always been pretty bumpy.

1. Place an image (linked)

2. Select the image, go to the Links palette menu and choose Placement Options. Use the following settings:

ai_placement_options_001.png

Now select the image and clip it with the bounding box.

I don't recommend this method because it may cause some serious trouble. For example, it used to reset the clipping bounding box as soon as you embedded the image. You can avoid that by doing an Object > Rasterize command, but that's just another workaround.

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What would be the benefit of having a larger bounding box?

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It's probably not the same situation as the OP's, but I'm looking to make the bounding box of one of my objects larger because it's interfering with my work in After Effects after I've puppeted the object.

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