Why is 'Crop' grayed out in iPhoto?

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Whenever I go to iPhoto>Edit, the Crop is grayed out along with Red-Eye.

    Another thing I'm trying to do is remove the borders from the ends of 4x6 prints. And I can't do that unless I can use the Crop, right? :confused:
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Are you selecting an area first? I think you need to select an area in the picture before you can select crop (it needs an area to crop first).
     
  3. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    when you say gray do you mean the image on the screen temporarily or do you mean the actually image you print?
     
  4. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok that's probably it. Is there a way to remove the borders without cropping the photo?

    I was referring to the actual icon on iPhoto that says "Crop." :)
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    What borders are you referring to?
     
  6. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    When I print out a 4x6 photo print, there is 3/16" white border on each end, but the top and bottom are borderless.
     
  7. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Right... sounds like the photo is not 4x6. If yours is like the digital cameras I've used, then it takes photos in a 4:3 format. So yes, you need to crop the photo for the right dimensions for the 4x6 paper. "removing the borders" is a pretty inaccurate description though, implying that the actual photo had some sort of border around it.
     

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