cut image into 2

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  1. gw0gvq Contributor

    gw0gvq

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    I want something that I can cut an image into 2 pieces, does anyone have any ideas please
     
  2. organicCPU macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about a command line tool like the built-in image (man photo) and third-party ImageMagick / GraphicsMagick or is it a GUI App like Preview or Gimp you're looking for? What filetypes are your source and destination files? Do you need batch processing?
     
  3. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    Im taking about any format any file that will just take one image file and turn it into two images
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

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    You can do it with Preview. Copy one part, create a new document, and paste that part. Then you can either crop the existing image or do the same thing for the second half.
     
  5. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    Yes I rethought of that the problem is how can I crop the copy after Ive pasted it into a document
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Make a selection of what you want to keep, then from the tools menu, select "crop" or Command-K.
     
  7. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    The thins is one image is in Pages and can't get it into preview to use tools in the menu bar
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Then you don't have an image, you have a Pages document.
     
  9. organicCPU macrumors 6502a

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    If you need to "extract" an image from a Pages document, add extension .zip to the filename, double-click it and grab the image from the unzipped folder structure. More comfortable are tools like StuffitDeluxe's Archive Manager, that can browse the document contents directly (Maybe The Archive Browser from Unarchiver site can do this, too).
    For the initial question on how to split any file format and output any file format, maybe GraphicConverter by Lemke Software is the best answer. It has a Split function and can read and write a lot of file formats. Though, I think there are plenty of alternatives that can be used for this task, if one narrows down file formats. If Preview works, then just use it.
     

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