Viz Pilot User Guide

Version 8.0 | Published May 30, 2017 ©

Using Crop Service


Crop Service Functions

The Crop Service is divided into two areas; a menu bar, and an edit area.

The menu bar contains the following functions:

  • Preview: Opens a preview window to display the selected crop.

  • Target Ratio: Select a ratio from the drop-down list and then select a crop in the edit area. (Manual ratio, Original ratio, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1).

  • Selection Size: Displays the pixel dimensions of the selected crop.

  • OK: Use the selected crop.

  • Cancel: Resets editing and closes the Crop Service window.

The edit area allows the following functions:

  • Drag the anchored frame to move the selected crop area.

  • Resize the anchored frame to change the selected crop area.

To crop an image with Crop Service

  1. If AlwaysUseCropTool or DestHeight and *DestWidth *are set in the template, then Crop Service will open automatically when an image is dragged to the image placeholder.

  2. Select the desired area

    • Optional: Click Preview to preview the selection

  3. Click OK to confirm the selection

    Tip: The maximum size of the images created by the Crop Service can be configured. Any crop that is bigger than this limit will be resized, respecting the aspect ratio of the crop. If the DestHeigth or DestWidth properties on the image component are used, then the smaller constraint will be used (see Crop and Scale Image). Maximum size applies even if no cropping is done. For more information see how To set the VCP Parameters for the Crop Service or how to set Viz Pilot Database Parameters.