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Changing default crop settings

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  • Ian Wilson
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    Ian M

    If you choose the new setting in Preferences for Always Use Global Aspect Ratio, then on the Crop tool on the toolbar and set it to Unconstrained, you should find that for any image it selects it will start on  Unconstrained, and a quick test I did just now showed that this persists even after a restart. 

    (Of course, if you then change any image to a different aspect ratio, such as 4x5, the global aspect ratio will be changed and you will find each image starting with it set to 4x5. But this is exactly the same as the behaviour before 15.3, I think.)

    If you'd like every image to start at Unconstrained, and that not to be altered if you change an individual image to a different ratio, then you could do the following.

    • Set the Preferences to the other option (Use Variant Aspect Ratio).
    • Select all the images and choose Unconstrained from the toolbar crop tool. 
    • Now you should find that all of them are Unconstrained, and changing one of them won't change the global setting. This may be what you want, but it isn't what used to happened before 15.3.

    If you want to have this more automated, you could try creating a custom style that does nothing but set the crop to Unconstrained, then have Capture One apply that style on import.

    Ian W

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  • Robert Farhi

    Ian,

    The former version of 15.3 didn't let any choice and the default was "original". With the last one, just released a few days ago (15.3.1) you can choose between the two options ("original" and "unconstrained") in the Capture One crop preferences.

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  • Ian Morehouse

    Thank you, I am aware of those settings, but I won't to change the default to unconstrained, which in previous was the default.

    Ian

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  • Ian Morehouse

    Excellent, thank you, the updated version which I just installed fixed the issue.

    Ian M

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  • Stanley L. Green

    Ian W.

    Thank you for your guidance regarding the Crop fix. I kept looking for words of wisdom from C1 and never saw anything.

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  • Ian Morehouse

    Hi Ian Wilson,

    that function no longer works in v23, the setting does not appear to stick when changing dates.

    Ian

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  • Ian Wilson
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    Changing dates?

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  • Ian Morehouse

    Dates in the photo library selection. So I can edit a different image.

    Ian

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  • Ian Wilson
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    I'm not sure why that would affect it. Do you have the crop preference set to variant or global?

    Ian

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  • Ian Morehouse

    Hi Ian,

    I tried using the use global aspect ratio and it keeps the crop setting at unconstrained, after rester and changing days within the library.

    Thank you for your suggestions.Ian

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  • MarkP

    This is very poor implementation. 

    Surely it makes sense to have a setting which allows a user, like me, to ALWAYS use unconstrained cropping - without having to jump through hoops... Very bad IMO.

    tx

    Mark.

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  • Ian Wilson
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    But you can do that. All you have to do is 

    (1) choose global in the options shown in my earlier response

    (2) change the aspect ratio in any image to Unconstrained, and all other images will use unconstrained until you change one again to a fixed ratio.

    Ian

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  • MarkP

    Ian, but I will have to do that with every session of new photos! This should be a setting which you never have to deal with again, not do a work-around each time you have more photos to process.

     

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  • MarkP

    I will test it now,  as I am making assumptions about how it will behave...

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  • MarkP

    Ian, I take that back... It seems once you change it in settings, then change one photo to Unconstrained, it does stay that way for following photos... great, thanks!

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