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It would be real useful if you could set the scaling of the rectangle/oval select tool. I needed to cut out a portion of an image that was exactly 120x160 and if I could have set scale to that (or 12x16) that would have been a lot handier than the way I ended up working around. I think in PS they have Fixed Aspect Ratio, normal, and something else. Seems like it would be a very simple change to make. Thanks for your work guys. -Theo

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You can't set how big the selection area is (as in, type in a specific size) but at the bottom of the screen it does tell you how big the selection size is. :) Just make your selection the size you need it & then place it where you want on your image :)

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ya, saw that, but if you can set a scaling size you can set say 12x16 and then expand that onto a large image, crop what you want and then image size down to 120x160 ... which is what I was trying to do. What I ended up doing was cropping out border images I didnt want, then resizing image down to 120v and then cropping out a 160h piece out of that. Inefficient, but it did work.

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If you hold down shift while you increase the selection area, it retains its aspect ratio...

 

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