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    I have a series of photographs that need cropping to a panoramic size. The problem I have is that I want to make sure I finish up with exactly the same part of each shot, but if I do them all individually I'm sure to get them all slightly different. Is there any way of achieving what I want in Photoshop Elements 7 - or any of the other programs?
    Paul

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    Re: Cropping query

    I think I understand - Assuming your pictures were talking at the same place with very little movement this is possible

    I do AV shows and it's really useful when I've not had a tripod with me and wanted to take a set of images to show e.g. water or steam moving

    Not sure about elements, but you can defintely do it in Photoshop

    In CS3 you import a set of files using File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack and select the files you want to process

    Then ensuring that Attempt to Automatically align source images is clicked you can import them

    It pulls them all in as seperate layers which you then crop to your required size.

    You then need to check all the layers go to the edges by turning layers on and off (waste of time exporting if one of your pictures is missing an edge)

    Use File > Scripts > Export layers to files to take them back out

    Regards
    Andy
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    • #3
      Re: Cropping query

      Originally posted by shenstone View Post
      I think I understand - Assuming your pictures were talking at the same place with very little movement this is possible
      Yes - they were all taken on a tripod. When I view them in slideshow format there is no (discernible anyway) movement and I'd like to keep it like that after I've cropped them.

      Thanks Andy - I'll see if Elements does something similar.
      Paul

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      • #4
        Re: Cropping query

        Ahh...

        Now you've said there is no discernable movement between them can I also recommend FastStone http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

        It's free for non commercial use and really cheap anyway for the quality of tool you get

        The batch processor is perfect for these types of jobs

        Decide how you want to crop using the crop board on onbe picture - note down the parameters

        Select all your files
        F3 to batch process
        Advanced - enter your crop parameters

        Put in your folder or rename parameters assuming you don't want to overwrite and hit go

        Regards
        Andy
        Last edited by shenstone; 8th February 2010, 11:30 AM. Reason: added price info
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        4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
        m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
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        The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

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        • #5
          Re: Cropping query

          That sounds exactly what I want!! Thank you very much Andy - I'll let you know how I get on.
          Paul

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          • #6
            Re: Cropping query

            Originally posted by shenstone View Post
            Ahh...

            Now you've said there is no discernable movement between them can I also recommend FastStone http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

            It's free for non commercial use and really cheap anyway for the quality of tool you get

            The batch processor is perfect for these types of jobs

            Decide how you want to crop using the crop board on onbe picture - note down the parameters

            Select all your files
            F3 to batch process
            Advanced - enter your crop parameters

            Put in your folder or rename parameters assuming you don't want to overwrite and hit go

            Regards
            Andy
            Andy
            Thanks for the tip regarding the Faststone program - it's great. Shows what you can learn when looking at forum posts in which you think you may not have an interest. I must find the time to read every one!
            Bob
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            • #7
              Re: Cropping query

              Originally posted by shenstone View Post
              Ahh...

              Now you've said there is no discernable movement between them can I also recommend FastStone http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

              It's free for non commercial use and really cheap anyway for the quality of tool you get

              The batch processor is perfect for these types of jobs

              Decide how you want to crop using the crop board on onbe picture - note down the parameters

              Select all your files
              F3 to batch process
              Advanced - enter your crop parameters

              Put in your folder or rename parameters assuming you don't want to overwrite and hit go

              Regards
              Andy
              Finally got round to trying it out this morning - and it does exactly what I wanted, and quickly too. Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Andy.
              Paul

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              • #8
                Re: Cropping query

                Is the Adobe Camera Raw built into Elements ? as you can apply a global change to a series of photos in there !
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                • #9
                  Re: Cropping query

                  Originally posted by stevednp3 View Post
                  Is the Adobe Camera Raw built into Elements ? as you can apply a global change to a series of photos in there !
                  Yes, it is - but I've only ever been able to open one image. How do you batch process in it?
                  Paul

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cropping query

                    Originally posted by meach View Post
                    Yes, it is - but I've only ever been able to open one image. How do you batch process in it?
                    Drag and drop a pile of orf files to Elements and they should appear on the left of the ACR screen. You can select some or all of them and do what you want.. So far as I remember..

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                    • #11
                      Re: Cropping query

                      Originally posted by snaarman View Post
                      Drag and drop a pile of orf files to Elements and they should appear on the left of the ACR screen. You can select some or all of them and do what you want.. So far as I remember..

                      Pete
                      Well blow me!! That works too - and I can specify the aspect ratio I need as well. Thanks Pete.
                      Paul

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cropping query

                        Originally posted by meach View Post
                        Yes, it is - but I've only ever been able to open one image. How do you batch process in it?
                        http://www.adobe.com/digitalimag/tip...tch/index.html
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                        • #13
                          Re: Cropping query

                          Cheers Steve - I'll have a good look at that when I get the chance
                          Paul

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