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My selection tool won't crop an image correctly!!!

Community Beginner ,
Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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My selection tool won't crop an image correctly when I drag the frame from one of the points. Instead it moves the entire image to fit the frame, resizing it vs. letting me crop what I want. This seems to be some sort of defualt when I upgraded. Anyone know how to turn this off? I am not posting images within a frame.

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Community Expert , Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

It sounds like you've been using the Direct Selection tool (the white arrow) which will activate the image within the frame for moving and sizing. If you click on a point of the outer frame with the group selection tool (the black arrow) you can adjust the dimensions of the frame to crop the image.

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Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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The Lounge Forum is not for technical help, please provide the name of the program you are using so your message may be moved to the correct program forum... A program would be Photoshop or InDesign or Illustrator or ???

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Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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Any help would be appreciated. I can't contact anyone at Adobe, Can't find anything in the forums or online search. It's making my job very difficult to work in InDesign. Thank you

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Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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Indesign

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Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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Check to make sure you don't have constrain crop on if  you are in Lightroom..

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Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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Make sure you are using the correct selection tool. Use the black one.

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It sounds like you've been using the Direct Selection tool (the white arrow) which will activate the image within the frame for moving and sizing. If you click on a point of the outer frame with the group selection tool (the black arrow) you can adjust the dimensions of the frame to crop the image.

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Sep 09, 2017 Sep 09, 2017

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Check to see if auto resize is turned on (checkmark in Control panel).

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2020 Apr 21, 2020

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This 100% fixed my problem.

 

To others, make sure you have the image selected in order to adjust the setting in your control panel. auto-fit.PNG

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May 02, 2023 May 02, 2023

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This is the correct answer

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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OMGosh - that fixed my problem!!!  TY!!!

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New Here ,
Mar 28, 2018 Mar 28, 2018

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I FINALLY figured this out. Hope you did too. If not:

Set frame fitting options

You can associate a fitting option to a placeholder frame so that whenever new content is placed in that frame, the fitting command is applied.

1.      Select a frame.

2.      Choose Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options.

3.      Specify the following options, and then click OK:

Auto-Fit

Select this option if you want the image to resize automatically when you resize the frame.

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New Here ,
Sep 05, 2018 Sep 05, 2018

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I found this helpful because, even when using just the black Selection tool, the object was re-sizing.  This fixed the problem.

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Apr 25, 2023 Apr 25, 2023

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This was the remedy. Thank you.

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