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Drag and drop a big picture onto a small one - so I can adjust the big's content in the small one?

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Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

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Hi!

Hard to explain but I used to be able to do this in Elements 10. Elements 2021 seems to react totally different...

 

Here's what I want to do. I want to be able to have a bigger picture as a background - level 0 (e.g. 50.8cm x 28.58) and a pre-defined small one on top - level 1 (e.g. 1.78cm x 0.51cm) so I can adjust (move, maximise, minimise) the big one at level 0 so I get just the content from the big one inside the small one as I need it.

 

In Elements 10 I imported the big picture to Elements, then created the small workplace with the pre-defined sizes in Elements. Then I dragged and dropped the big one onto the small one and I had the big picture as Level 0 at the back and the small one as Level 1 on top but transparent, so it showed just the piece of the big picture where the small picture was lying on. Then I could move the big one in the background around until I had just the right "cutout" inside the small picture.

 

In Elements 2021, when I do the drag and drop of the big picture onto the small one, the big one gets minimised and embedded into the small picture. Very frustrating to me...

 

How do I tell Elements 2021 to react like Elements 10? Is there another way to do it in Elements 2021?

 

Thanks for your help!

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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First of all video works with pixels not cm, that is for printing.

 

Go into the Preferences and uncheck Scale to Framesize.

Reimport the image.

Or rightclick on image in timeline and uncheck Scale to Framesize.

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