An example of how to use this feature would be to use the crop features to cut the desired part of the image out of the page. Imagine a smaller piece of paper that you can move around on top of a larger piece of paper; whatever is under the smaller piece of paper is the "cropping area".

In the sample below, we can use Raster Image Printer to crop the colored area of the page, essentially discarding the solid-color frame ( white border) on each page. In this scenario what we are cropping is the part of the image to be kept.

Step by Step Instructions

 

1.Select File - Print from your application.

In the printer field choose the Raster Image Printer 11.0 from the drop-down list of printers.

Click the Properties... button to open the Raster Image Printer properties dialog box.

2.Click on the Page Processing tab in the Document Properties dialog to access the cropping options.

Check the Crop check box to enable the cropping options.

Select Area or Region from the drop-down list of cropping areas.

For each of the Left, Top, Width and Height fields, enter in the following:

In the Left field, enter in how far from the left hand side to start cropping. For the sample page, 0.50in is entered to start the cropping after the ½ inch white margin on the left.

In the Top field, enter in how far down from the top edge of the page to start cropping. For the sample page, 0.50in is entered to start the cropping after the ½ inch white margin on the top of the page.

In the Width field, enter in the width of the area to crop. For the sample page, we want a width of 10.00 inches. This means that starting at ½ an inch from the left side of the page, 10.00 inches of the image will be cropped out.

In the Height field, enter in the height of the area to crop. For the sample page, we want a height of 7.50 inches. This means that starting at ½ an inch from the top of  the page, 7.50 inches of the image will be cropped out.

If you do not know the size of the area you wish to crop, print the page to a hardware printer and use a ruler to measure the area on the physical piece paper.

 

3.As the source document is a landscape oriented document, the Orientation of the printer needs to be changed to Landscape to match. If your source document is portrait, the Orientation needs to be set to Portrait.

On the Layout tab, select Landscape from the Orientation drop down list.

4.Click the OK button on the Document Properties dialog to save the cropping options.

5.Click the OK button on the Print Dialog, or the appropriate button on your application's print dialog, to send the document to the printer.

6.Choose where to save your JPG image from the Save Image File dialog.

Use the Save in: field to choose a folder to store your JPG image. Your Documents folder, or any folder you have chosen on the Save tab will have been selected for you by default.

In the File name: field, enter a name for your JPG image. A default name for your file has been filled in based on the name your application used when it printed your document to the Raster Image Printer. Here we have changed the file name to CroppedJPG.

The Save as type: drop down list can be used to change the output file type if needed. In this example we are leaving it at the default of JPEG (*.jpg).

Click the Save button to create the file in the folder you chose.

7.Open the new JPG image in your Image viewer. Only the center colored area is in the new file.

A side effect of cropping the area has been a change in page size. The original document consisted of a landscape-oriented, Letter-sized page, 11.00n x 8.50in. Starting from 0.50in from the top and the left of the page, and cropping an area that is 10.00in x 7.50in leaves an area of exactly 10.00in x 7.50in. If you need to remove the margins, and also keep the original page size, you can combine the above steps with the steps outlined in Using the Copy To Image Features.