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[Question] Can I trim a still image in a camera?

You can trim a captured image in the camera and save it as another file.

Note[Caution]

  • You can trim only still images shot using this camera.
  • You cannot trim movies or MP files.
  • While you can trim an image repeatedly, the image is recompressed each time and there will be some decline in image quality.
  • The aspect ratios that can be trimmed in the camera are 4:3, or 1:1. This feature will not work into images with 3:2, or 16:9 aspect ratio.

Operating procedure

  • 1 Press the playback button.
  • 2 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up, down, right or left to display the file you want to trim.

    [ADJ./OK] button

  • 3 When the file appears, press the [MENU] button.

    [MENU] button

  • Playback setting screen will be displayed.
  • 4 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Down to select [Trim], and press the button Right (Flash).

    Trim

  • The [Trim] screen appears. To cancel trimming, press the [DISP.] button.
    Trimming frame example of 4:3 aspect ratio
  • * Pressing button at this point will change the aspect ratio for trimming frame.
  • * The figure above shows the example with 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • * The figure below shows the example with 1:1 aspect ratio.
    Trimming frame example of 1:1 aspect ratio
  • * Pressing the Fn (Function) button at this point displays the help screen for describing the operating procedure.
    Pressing the Fn button again returns the display to the previous screen.

  • 5 Turn the zoom lever to the right and left to specify the size of the trimming frame.

    Zoom lever

  • 6 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up, down, right or left to specify the position of the trimming frame.

    Trimming frame example

  • 7 Press the [ADJ./OK] button.
    The trimmed image is recorded. The original image remains unchanged.

    The trimmed image example
    (Simulated image: the trimmed example with 1:1 aspect ratio)


Memo[Memo]

  • If an image is trimmed, the compression ratio changes to Fine.
  • The available settings for the trimming frame size differ depending on the original image size. Each time you turn the zoom lever to the right, the trimming frame decreases in size by one level. You can decrease the frame size through 13 levels down to the smallest size.
  • The size of the trimmed image varies depending on the original image size and the trimming level (the trimming frame size). Refer to the table shown below. (The first trimming frame displayed on the [Trim] screen is the second trimming level. You can display the first trimming level (maximum frame size) by turning the zoom lever to the left.)
[Trimming with aspect ratio 4:3]
Original image size Trimming level Trimmed image size
[10M] 4:3F
[10M] 4:3N
(3648 x 2736)
1 3072 x 2304
2, 3 2592 x 1944
4 ~ 6 2048 x 1536
7 ~ 9 1280 x 960
10 ~ 13 640 x 480
[9M] 3:2F *1
(3648 x 2432)
1 3072 x 2304
2, 3 2592 x 1944
4 ~ 6 2048 x 1536
7 ~ 9 1280 x 960
10 ~ 13 640 x 480
[7M] 1:1F
(2736 x 2736)
1, 2 2592 x 1944
3 ~ 5 2048 x 1536
6 ~ 8 1280 x 960
9 ~ 12 640 x 480
[7M] 16:9F *1
(3648 x 2048)
1, 2 2592 x 1944
3 ~ 5 2048 x 1536
6~ 8 1280 x 960
9 ~ 12 640 x 480
[5M] 4:3F
(2592 x 1944)
1 2592 x 1944
2, 3 2048 x 1536
4 ~ 7 1280 x 960
8 ~ 12 640 x 480
[3M] 4:3F
(2048 x 1536)
1, 2 2048 x 1536
3 ~ 6 1280 x 960
7 ~ 10 640 x 480
[2M] 4:3F
[2M] 4:3N
(1728 x 1296)
1 1728 x 1296
2 ~ 5 1280 x 960
6 ~ 9 640 x 480
[1M] 4:3F
(1280 x 960)
1 ~ 3 1280 x 960
4 ~ 8 640 x 480
[VGA] 4:3F
[VGA] 4:3N
(640 x 480)
1 ~ 4 640 x 480

  • *1By trimming from the original image with 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio, the trimmed image will become with 4:3 or 1:1 aspect ratio. (Trimming with keeping the aspect ratio of 3:2 or 16:9 is unavailable.)
[Timing with aspect ratio 1:1]
Original image size Trimming level Trimmed image size
[10M]4:3F
[10M] 4:3N
(3648 x 2736)
1 ~ 3 2304 x 2304
4 ~ 6 1536 x 1536
7 ~ 9 960 x 960
10 ~ 13 480 x 480
[9M]3:2F *1
(3648 x 2432)
1, 2 2304 x 2304
3 ~ 5 1536 x 1536
6 ~ 9 960 x 960
10 ~ 13 480 x 480
[7M]1:1F
(2736 x 2736)
1 ~ 3 2304 x 2304
4 ~ 6 1536 x 1536
7 ~ 9 960 x 960
10 ~ 13 480 x 480
[7M]16:9F *1
(3648 x 2048)
1 ~ 3 1536 x 1536
4 ~ 7 960 x 960
8 ~ 11 480 x 480
[5M]4:3F
(2592 x 1944)
1 ~ 3 1536 x 1536
4 ~ 7 960 x 960
8 ~ 11 480 x 480
[3M] 4:3F
(2048 x 1536)
1, 2 1536 x 1536
3 ~ 6 960 x 960
7 ~ 10 480 x 480
[2M]4:3F
[2M] 4:3N
(1728 x 1296)
1 ~ 4 960 x 960
5 ~ 8 480 x 480
[1M] 4:3F
(1280 x 960)
1 ~ 3 960 x 960
4 ~ 8 480 x 480
[VGA] 4:3F
[VGA] 4:3N
(640 x 480)
1 ~ 4 480 x 480

  • *1By trimming from the original image with 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio, the trimmed image will become with 4:3 or 1:1 aspect ratio. (Trimming with keeping the aspect ratio of 3:2 or 16:9 is unavailable.)
Answer ID: edc05032
Date created: March 11, 2011
Date modified: --
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware operations
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