In Camtasia 9, I cannot figure out how to crop the screen.

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In Camtasia 9, I cannot figure out how to crop the screen. I am sure that it is really obvious but I dont see it. Can someone pleasde advise? Thanks! Kim
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Kim

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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hi Kim;

At the top of the Preview window you will see a few items, one of which is the Crop symbol. See:



Hope that helps!

-Robert
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Kim

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Thanks. I had tried that. I guess there is more to it than just clicking on that. Then I figured out that you have to go to the left and click on animations and then zoom and pan. That was the part that I could not figure out. UGH.
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the crop function works on the clip that is selected on the timeline or in the canvas

you can also trigger crop mode by selecting the clip and then holding down the ALT key; that will change the handles from circles to squares
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I also greatly prefer to use the ALT key. Then you don't have to switch the Crop Tool button on and off...

Press ALT, crop, let go...boom...done.
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Chuck Roesel

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I've tried this multiple times with Camtasia for Windows 9.0.5 and it just keeps moving the whole canvas rather than cropping. The crop feature seems to have regressed since Camtasia 8.
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I cannot get this to crop either
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I'm having the same issue. I click on the crop button, hold alt, but the handles stay round and I can only shrink the screen, not crop it.
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Joe Morgan

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In crop mode .....Holding "Alt" turns the cursor back into the standard edit tool by default.

Regards,Joe
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Nevermind. I figured it out. I tried to crop a track that was a group and was unable to do so. When I clicked on a still image within the group, I could crop the individual image.
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one way ...

create a callout that has the dimension you want; put it in Library

with your footage on timeline, add the callout; crop the footage to match the callout; delete the callout
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confused ... got this notice, and responded ...

"Does anyone know how to set a custom crop size / predefined crop window dimensions that can be moved over the full canvas to select the area you want to crop outside of?

I can see how to slide the arrows to crop but I don't see the dimensions of your crop window annotated anywhere for informational purposes.  I need this because the site I wanted to use the finished product on forces a standard square dimension format on me and that makes my image/video look distorted/out of proportion since it is natively widescreen format.

Like in IrfanView for instance, under Edit there is a option called "Create custom crop selection..." that brings up a window where you can enter exact dimensions for your crop tool to slide over the image. "

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