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IrfanView question about aspect ratios

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Scud VR4, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. Scud VR4

    Scud VR4 Thread Starter

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    I just got IrfanView and I was wondering if it was possible to make the cursor expand in a fixed aspect ratio (similar to how you can hold down shift in Photoshop and it expands in a square). However, insted of a square I'd like to be able to make it expand in a ratio of 176x220

    The only way I've been able to get my images to that size thus far is to crop out parts of the photo I don't want, then resize it down to a width of 176 (while keeping the images aspect ratio), and finally crop the rest to a height of 220 pixels. It's time consuming and requires a little bit of trial and error so I'm hoping for an easier way to get this done.

    If anyone is curious as to why I need that size, it's because I'm 'attempting' :p to make wallpapers for my cell phone but it's been so difficult I haven't had much luck.

    Thanks in advance to anyone that is willing to help me out :)
     
  2. buck52

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    can't you do that with the crop tool in Photoshop?

    or were you just using Photoshop as an example and you don't have it?

    also in ifranview have a look under the edit menu at create custom selection... not sure if that is what you want or not

    buck
     
  3. Scud VR4

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    Yeah, I don't have Photoshop but the create custom selection thing is exactly what I want to do! I set the custom selection to 176x220 and then I just have to hold down ctrl and it makes it larger and smaller (while still maintaining the proper aspect ratio) Thanks a lot buddy! :D
     
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    good deal... :)

    glad to help

    buck
     
  5. Scud VR4

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    Ack.. one more quick question..

    Now that I'm resizing the images (and maintaining their proper aspect ratios) I'm experiences a lot of pixelization when making the images smaller. Is there any way to correct this?
     
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    Doh.. I figured it out. I should be 'resampling' rather than 'resizing' :eek:
     
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