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    Default how can I scale a photo??

    no matter what I try -- I can not change the aspect ratio of the underlying image
    (not just the container)
    eg I want to make a square look like a rectangle

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    Default Re: how can I scale a photo??

    Hold down the Alt key before touching one of the controls.

    This is the Squishy/Squashy Saga where Xara hid a Smart Transform option behind a right-click on the Aspect Ration icon - go figure.

    Search Squishy/Squashy in TG for the whole sorry saga.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: how can I scale a photo??

    Here I think this is what you are asking about.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: how can I scale a photo??

    it's in the manual.... ... or is it ?
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    carpe diem
    carpo vitae

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    Default Re: how can I scale a photo??

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    it's in the manual.... ... or is it ?
    I read all over the manual -= all I tried to scale the photo
    not the box
    who knew to search on SQUISHY?and
    just did find it
    it is "stretching and squashing"
    and no where does it say to use the ALT key
    THAT is CRUCIAL
    (else it not work)
    THANKS to all and to ACORN

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    Default Re: how can I scale a photo??

    Quote Originally Posted by TheeeDragon View Post
    I want to make a square look like a rectangle
    That made me smile because strictly speaking a square is a rectangle.. ;-)

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    Default Re: how can I scale a photo??

    Quote Originally Posted by pauland View Post
    That made me smile because strictly speaking a square is a rectangle.. ;-)
    yep -- you got me !

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    Default Re: how can I scale a photo??

    Quote Originally Posted by TheeeDragon View Post
    yep -- you got me !
    I guess oblong has fallen out of fashion!

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    Default Re: how can I scale a photo??

    Quote Originally Posted by pauland View Post
    I guess oblong has fallen out of fashion!
    As an oblong is a rectangle that is not a square, I hope not.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: how can I scale a photo??

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    As an oblong is a rectangle that is not a square, I hope not.

    Acorn
    It's not a word we hear often, even when it's entirely appropriate!
    Last edited by pauland; 20 December 2019 at 07:36 PM.

 

 

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