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Auto Cropping

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Guest, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    Folks:

    I am looking for any software or technique that can automate the cropping of
    images in a Word file.

    I have a Microsoft Word file that contains 100 slides or graphics or images.

    To get rid of information (on each slide) that I don't need, I must cut 2
    inches from all sides (top, bottom, left, right) of each graphic.
    Now I can do this process manually. Microsoft calls it "cropping an image."
    But the number of images is too great to continue manually.
    There must be a way to automate this cropping process.

    * How can I automate this cropping (image editing) task ?

    Again the cropping process is identical in each image.


    Thanks,
    JoJo.
     
  2. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    I don't know of a Microsoft program other than the snipping tool
    but that's for XP tablet, VISTA or Win7 only
    and doesn't auto crop

    Have a look at JPEGCrops
    http://ekot.dk/programmer/JPEGCrops/

    Russ

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    <JoJo> wrote in message news:#WinqbGtKHA.4428@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Folks:
    >
    > I am looking for any software or technique that can automate the cropping
    > of
    > images in a Word file.
    >
    > I have a Microsoft Word file that contains 100 slides or graphics or
    > images.
    >
    > To get rid of information (on each slide) that I don't need, I must cut 2
    > inches from all sides (top, bottom, left, right) of each graphic.
    > Now I can do this process manually. Microsoft calls it "cropping an
    > image."
    > But the number of images is too great to continue manually.
    > There must be a way to automate this cropping process.
    >
    > * How can I automate this cropping (image editing) task ?
    >
    > Again the cropping process is identical in each image.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > JoJo.
    >
    >
     
  3. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    JoJo wrote:
    > Folks:
    >
    > I am looking for any software or technique that can automate the
    > cropping of images in a Word file.
    >
    > I have a Microsoft Word file that contains 100 slides or graphics or
    > images.
    >
    > To get rid of information (on each slide) that I don't need, I must
    > cut 2 inches from all sides (top, bottom, left, right) of each
    > graphic.
    > Now I can do this process manually. Microsoft calls it "cropping an
    > image." But the number of images is too great to continue manually.
    > There must be a way to automate this cropping process.
    >
    > * How can I automate this cropping (image editing) task ?
    >
    > Again the cropping process is identical in each image.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > JoJo.

    ============================
    Maybe the freeware IrfanView would
    be worth a try.

    Instructions pasted below:

    IrfanView
    http://www.software.com/irfanview
    (get the plug-ins too)
    http://www.software.com/irfanview-plugin

    "Batch Cropping In IrfanView"

    This is easier to do than it is to explain
    but I'll try to give you the steps.

    Open IrfanView and go to...View /
    Display Options / Fit Images To Window.

    Open one of the images to be cropped in
    IrfanView...(File / Open...Browse).

    On the open image...left click / drag a box
    around the exact area you wish to retain
    in the finished crop.

    The position of the selection can be
    adjusted by right click dragging the 4-way
    arrow and the edges can be adjusted by
    left click / dragging the 2-way arrow.

    When you are happy with your selection...
    write down the "Selection" numbers at the
    top of the screen.

    Example: 459, 126; 2100 x 2100
    (this example cropped a square selection
    from the center of 3000 x 2400 landscape
    images)

    Now, go to...File / Batch Conversion...

    On the Batch Conversion screen...
    open the folder that contains the files to be
    cropped...select the files...click the "Add All"
    button to move them to the lower pane.

    Choose a save location (Output Directory)
    for the cropped images.

    Tick..."Batch Conversion"

    Choose your Output format (JPEG).

    Click the "Options" button and choose 100% / OK.

    Now the important part...

    Check the box "Use Advanced Options"

    Click "Advanced" button

    On the "Settings" screen...click "Crop"

    Enter the numbers you previously wrote
    down in their respective fields.

    Now click OK.

    Back on your main Batch Conversion screen
    click "Start Batch".

    That should do it.

    Good luck.....

    --

    J. Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [I wonder if there are any Word-specific newsgroups?]

    JoJo wrote:
    > Folks:
    >
    > I am looking for any software or technique that can automate the cropping
    > of
    > images in a Word file.
    >
    > I have a Microsoft Word file that contains 100 slides or graphics or
    > images.
    >
    > To get rid of information (on each slide) that I don't need, I must cut 2
    > inches from all sides (top, bottom, left, right) of each graphic.
    > Now I can do this process manually. Microsoft calls it "cropping an
    > image."
    > But the number of images is too great to continue manually.
    > There must be a way to automate this cropping process.
    >
    > * How can I automate this cropping (image editing) task ?
    >
    > Again the cropping process is identical in each image.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > JoJo.
     
  5. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

  6. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

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