Skip to main content

TOGGLE between ASPECT RATIOS when CROPPING - and keyboard shortcuts to switch between different crops

Comments

8 comments

  • BeO
    Top Commenter

    Hi Daniel,

    If that is supposed to be a feature request then pls. put it here (and read / follow the pinned posts):

    https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/6431248131613-Improve-Capture-One-Pro?sort_by=votes

     

    0
  • Walter Rowe
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    I have moved the post to Improve Capture one. Daniel Jaems please edit your original message to conform to the preferred format. See the pinned post in this topic area for instructions.

    1
  • Mathieu B
    Product Manager

    Hi Daniel Jaems

    It is already possible to define shortcuts for any crop ratio (including your own) with the "Custom shortcuts" tab in the keyboard shortcut menu 

    However, there is no quick toggle to remove the ratio lock as of today - thank you for the suggestion.

    0
  • Daniel Jaems

    Thank you Mathieu.

    However, this only seems to part work. When I create the shortcut, it will switch the crop to the new Aspect Ratio but if you try to size the box it jumps back to the lock of the previous aspect ratio.

    Eg: I'm in landscape crop mode and use the shortcut to (want to) switch to portrait mode. The box snaps to the portrait crop and I then want to adjust the size of the crop, but attempting to move it or size it makes it flip back to the landscape crop Aspect Ratio. Is there a way to make it stay on the new AR?

    0
  • Mathieu B
    Product Manager

    The way Capture One works, portrait and landscape AR are the same, e.g. 16x9 is the same thing as 9x16 and you switch between portrait and landscape by dragging a corner up or to the side. 

    I think there may be previously existing threads requesting us to implement a shortcut to switch between portrait and landscape, and this is a great idea. I don't have a link to them with me right now, but feel free to contribute to those.

    1
  • Morten Bentzon

    Hi!

    I am also requesting this feature. 

    I often need to make versions of images in severel different aspect ratios. for example 4x5 and 9x16 for instagram and a banner for websites.

    It would save me a lot of time being able to switch between aspect ratios with a keyboard shortcut.

    With the "custom keyboard shortcuts expoklained by Matthew, it does not change the crop tools aspect ratio. Only the images aspect ratio. So as soon as I try to change the crop, it jumps back to whatever aspect ratio is selected in the crop tool.

    So this basically renders the shortcut useless. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Is there another way to do this?

    Thank you.

    0
  • Daniel Jaems

    What Morten explains is the exact issue. It's not about one crop that has the same dimensions P and L. It's using a shortcut to have one aspect and another shortcut to have another aspect. The action is only superficial and allows you to keep the size of whatever it was set at. Dare you try to pull the corner to increase the size to get the right crop an it will snap back to the crop that it was set before the shortcut. 

    Ideally the way that it would work is that the shortcut physically changes the crop setting and then from that point onwards you can drag, size, scale etc in that ratio setting. With the hope that having 4 or so shortcuts set up, we can quickly manoeuvre through our preset ratios to make crops of our required ratios very quickly without having to interact with the right click select or the menu select and just rely on the keyboard shortcuts.

    My average shoots have 3 crop ratios, all independent ratios of each other. My hope is that keyboard shortcuts would be able to oscillate between them effectively, not just surface level.

    Thanks.

     

    0
  • BeO
    Top Commenter

    That sounds like a bug. Have you considered reporting it here?:

    https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

     

    0

Please sign in to leave a comment.