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How to crop an image with mtPaint 3.44.04?
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nubc


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PostPosted: Wed 06 May 2015, 17:44    Post subject:  How to crop an image with mtPaint 3.44.04?  

I can't count the number of times I have attempted to cut around an image and wound up with a mess of overlapping red rectangles. Would someone please explain how to do this photo edit in mtPaint 3.44.04. I want to cut away and eliminate all the unused space around the photo, but not affect the photo itself. Alternatively, I might want to cut the photo in half to eliminate another person in the photo, if there were two people side-by-side in the photo. Also, am I going to be warned that the image quality will suffer if I do this edit? Thanks
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gcmartin


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PostPosted: Wed 06 May 2015, 18:52    Post subject:  

Hello @nubc

Open mtPaint to the image.
  1. Click one corner around what you want to keep, then click the opposite corner to box what you want to keep
  2. Hit the "Del" key on your keyboard
  3. if unhappy with the results, Click Menu>Edit>Undo to restore it or merely, do not save it.
Hope this helps

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nubc


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PostPosted: Wed 06 May 2015, 20:45    Post subject:  

Thanks gcmartin, that's a good start. But what are the scissors for?
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Flash
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PostPosted: Wed 06 May 2015, 21:44    Post subject:  

I don't know for sure what the scissors are for. I think that in a certain mode they are used to set up a "cut" operation, which is the inverse of the "crop" operation that gcmartin described. In other words, "cut" removes the section you've outlined, while "crop" removes everything outside the section you've outlined. Actually I've only ever used the "crop" feature. There is a manual for mtPaint, somewhere. Smile
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don570


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PostPosted: Thu 07 May 2015, 19:05    Post subject:  

CUT has a special feature that makes it more powerful than just ' COPY'

CUT will fill the area with the foreground color, which is by default red.

If the gradient icon has been selected in the settings toolbar,
a useful gradient can be formed in the cut area.

The settings for the gradient are set by right clicking on the gradient
icon at the top of the document window.

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