Manual or Automated Crop for Social

Thanks for Retrobatch, I’m still trying to figure out all the features.

I’m trying to figure out crops for images passed, to add a little more human interaction to the process. So if it could prompt me with the crop ratio already set, and I just have to move the photo and then it would know where to crop, that would be great.

Conversely, I’ve also seen a previous thread about having to edit the plist to get a specific crop ratio. Could the crop be updated to provide a custom ratio?

I have also thought about assigning keywords to the photos, left/center/right to do an automatic crop, as those are Retrobatch settings. so if keyword has left, then do the left crop at the defined aspect ratio and save.

I hope that all makes sense. Thanks again!

Hello! Comments inline below:

I’ll consider something like this, but it kind of breaks the model of Retrobatch so it might be a while. (Of course, if more folks ask for something similar, it’s more likely to get done).

I’ll consider this. What’s the ratio you’re trying? The “Anchor” could probably be set to what you’re after with a little math.

You would have to write a plugin to do this. If you know JavaScript, I can point you in the right direction, but it’s not something that can be whipped up without a bit of programming knowledge.

-gus