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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Auto-Cropping to Standard Sizes

If you’re outputting photos for clients, chances are they’re going to want them in standard sizes so they can easily find frames to fit. If that’s the case, here’s how to crop your photos to a predetermined size (like a 5x7″, 8x10″, etc.):

Step One:

Open an image in the Elements Editor that you want to crop to be a perfect 5x7″ for a vertical image, or 7x5″ if your image is horizontal. Press C to get the Crop tool, then go to the Options Bar, and from the Aspect Ratio pop-up menu, click on the words “No Restriction.” When the list of preset crop sizes appears, click on 5x7 in. (Note: To hide the Rule of Thirds overlay grid, choose None from the Overlay pop-up menu on the right side of the Options Bar.)

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