- Select the Crop tool and click in the image to open the Crop dialog.
- Click on From selection to set the crop rectangle to the entire image.
- Next check Fixed aspect ratio. Now you can drag on one of the resize handles (upper-left or lower-right) to change the size of the crop rectangle while the proportions remain the same.
- Then you can use one of the move handles to position the crop rectangle as desired.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Crop Tool Quick Tip
I had never understood how to use the Fixed aspect ratio option of the Crop tool correctly to retain the image's proportions. I learned this procedure from Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Akkana Peck, Apress, 2006.