Jan 10, 2009

Firegraphic - Rotate & crop your photos

You can rotate and enhance your photos using the image adjustment tools under the Image menu. These tools allows you to rotate, flip, crop, resize, adjust brightness/contrast and color balance of your photos.

To rotate an image:

  1. Select an image.
  2. Choose Image > Rotate Canvas, and choose one of the following commands from the submenu:

    • 180º
    • 90º Clockwise
    • 90º Counterclockwise
    • Arbitrary to rotate the image by the angle you specify. If you choose this option, enter an angle in the angle text box, and then select CW or CCW to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. Click OK.

    To save the rotated image:

    • Choose File > Save, or
    • Choose File > Save As to save the image with a different name

    To rotate multiple images:

    1. Select the images.
    2. Choose Image > Rotate Canvas, and choose one of the following commands from the submenu:

      • 180º
      • 90º Clockwise
      • 90º Counterclockwise
      • Arbitrary to rotate the image by the angle you specify. If you choose this option, enter an angle in the angle text box, and then select CW or CCW to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. Click OK.
    3. A save images dialog box appears.
    4. In the dialog box, choose either replace the original images, rename and place to the original folder, or place the rotated images to another folder.

    5. Click OK to save.

    Note: When you move to another image without saving, a confirmation dialog box will appear and ask whether to save the changes to the image. Click Yes to save and No to cancel.





    Flip the Photos

    To flip an image:
    Choose Image > Rotate Canvas, and choose one of the following commands from the submenu:

    • Flip Horizontal to flip the image horizontally
    • Flip Vertical to flip the image vertically

    To flip multiple images at once:

    1. Select the images.
    2. Choose Image > Rotate Canvas, and choose one of the following commands from the submenu:
      • Flip Horizontal
      • Flip Vertical
    3. A save images dialog box appears.
    4. In the dialog box, choose either replace the original images, rename and place to the original folder, or place the flipped images to another folder.

    5. Click OK to save.

    Note: When you move to another image without saving, a confirmation dialog box will appear and ask whether to save the changes to the image. Click Yes to save and No to cancel.




    Crop the Photos

    To crop an image using the Marquee tool:

    1. Select the image and the Marquee tool .
    2. Define the cropping area by dragging over the part of the image you want to keep.
    3. To crop the image, do one of the following:
      • Right-click on the selected area and choose Crop from the context menu

      • Choose Tools > Crop

    4. To cancel the crop process, do one of the following:
      • Click the area outside the selected area
      • Right-click on the selected area and choose Cancel from the context menu

      • Deselect the Marquee tool

    To save a portion of an image:

    1. Select the image and the Marquee tool .
    2. Define the cropping area by dragging over the part of the image you want to save.
    3. Right-click on the selected area and choose Save Selection As...

    4. Select a location to save the image in the Save As dialog box.
    5. Click Save to save.

    If you want to crop an image to a specific dimension, you can set a specific dimension in the Marquee Setting option.

    To set dimension in the marquee setting option:

    1. Select the marquee tool.
    2. Right-click on the image and select Options.

    3. In the Marquee Setting dialog box, click on the Yes option and enter a number to constrain the width and the height of the image.

    4. Click OK.
    5. Use the Marquee tool to define an area to crop. Then follow the instructions above to crop the image.

 
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