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How can I enable or disable the automatic cropping of images?

3.15. How can I enable or disable the automatic cropping of images?

The option to automatically crop images is found on design templates intended for printing, and on some design templates intended for online distribution. (Some design types do not require images to be cropped, e.g. Single Property Websites, and so the autocrop option is not found on those templates.)  

The automatic cropping feature applies only to image slots intended for property photos.  There is no automatic cropping on your agent profile photo, primary logo, or postal indicia images.

For new projects:

When creating a project with a template which requires images to be cropped, you'll find the option to automatically crop images on the first page seen after selecting the template from the design gallery:

Automatically crop... 

This option will be checked by default. To disable the automatic cropping of images, uncheck the box labeled "Automatically crop photos when adding or rearranging", before clicking the "Save and Continue" button. (Disabling the automatic cropping of images is not recommended.)

If you keep the checkmark in the box labeled "Automatically crop photos when adding or rearranging" then your images will be automatically cropped as you add them to the project. Images will also be automatically cropped as you rearrange images in the project. Click "Save and Continue" to proceed with the autocropping selections:

Save and Continue

For existing projects:

On projects created before the autocrop feature was introduced, you'll find that this feature is not enabled.  To enable the automatic cropping of images on a project for which it is not currently enabled, follow these steps:

  1. On the main menu at the top of any page, click "Projects".

  2. Click on the folder which contains the project you want to edit.

  3. Click on the project you want to edit. (Hover your mouse cursor over a project to get a better look at the project name.)

  4. Near the right side of the page, click on the "Edit" button.

  5. Below the "Project Description" field, make sure there is a checkmark in the box to the left of the phrase "Automatically crop photos when adding or rearranging", then click the "Save and Continue" button (Note that this option is not displayed for all project types. Some project types do not require image cropping):

    Automatically crop...

  6. Enabling this option will not force any cropping to change on images that are already in the project. Any cropping you previously applied will still be in place.  Any images you add or move will now be automatically cropped.

  7. If you want autocropping applied to all images in the project, remove all the images and then easily add the images to the project again (no need to upload again.) The images will be automatically cropped while adding them back into the project.

Review Cropping

If you wish to review the cropping selections made by the automatic cropping feature.  You can do so by looking at the thumbnail images, but sometimes a larger view is needed to review.  Click on the thumbnail for any image to see a larger version.  

You can manually crop a single image by clicking the crop icon below the thumbnail:

Crop

Use the "Save and Review Cropping" option (found below the "Save and Continue" button) to review and accept, or manually recrop, each of the images in the project:

Save and Review

After clicking "Save and Review Cropping", each image will be displayed, one-at-a-time, in the cropping tool:

Crop

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