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

Caution

  • You can trim only still images shot using this camera.
  • You cannot trim movies or MP files.
  • If the original image is in 4:3 aspect ratio, the image can be cropped repeatedly.
  • If the original image is in 1:1, only the case that the image can be cropped repeatedly is that the trimmed image size is selected as 2592 x 2592 (1:1 aspect ratio).
  • While you can trim an image repeatedly, the image is recompressed each time and there will be some decline in image quality.

The procedures for trimming are shown below.

  1. 1Press the playback button.

    1 Press the playback button.

  2. 2Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up Down Left Right to display the file you want to trim.

    2 Press the [ADJ./OK] button up and down and to the right and left to display the file you want to trim.

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

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

  4. 4Press the [ADJ./OK] button Down to select [Trim], and press the button Right.

    4 Press the [ADJ./OK] button down to select [Trim], and press the button to the right.

    The [Trim] screen appears. To cancel trimming, press the [DISP.] button.

    4 The [Trim] screen appears. To cancel trimming, press the [DISP.] button.

    • Pressing the Fn (Function) button at this point displays the screen for describing the operating procedure. Pressing the Fn button again returns the display to the previous screen.
    • Press the Rightbutton to choose between aspect ratios of 4 : 3 and 1 : 1.
  5. 5Turn the zoom lever to the right and left to specify the size of the trimming frame.

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

    Pressing the Fn (Function) button at this point displays the operation explanation screen. Pressing the Fn button again returns the display to the previous screen.

    5 Pressing the Fn (Function) button at this point displays the operation explanation screen. Pressing the Fn button again returns the display to the previous screen.

  6. 6Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up Down Left Right to specify the position of the trimming frame.

    6 up and down and to the right and left to specify the position of the trimming frame.

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

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

  • If an image is trimmed, the compression ratio changes to Normal.
  • 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.)

Aspect ratio 4:3

Original image size Trimming level Trimmed image size
3456x2592 1 3072x2304
2. 3 2592x1944
4. 5 2048x1536
6-9 1280x960
10-13 640x480
3456x2304 *1 1 3072x2304
2 2592x1944
3-5 2048x1536
6-9 1280x960
10-13 640x480
2592x2592 1 2592x1944
2-4 2048x1536
5-8 1280x960
9-12 640x480
3072x2304 1. 2 2592x1944
3-5 2048x1536
6-8 1280x960
9-12 640x480
2592x1944 1 2592x1944
2. 3 2048x1536
4-7 1280x960
8-12 640x480
2048x1536 1. 2 2048x1536
3-6 1280x960
7-10 640x480
1728x1296 1 1728x1296
2-5 1280x960
6-9 640x480
1280x960 1-3 1280x960
4-8 640x480
640x480 1-4 640x480
  • *1The aspect ratio of an [F3:2] image is 3:2, but this changes to 4:3 when the image is trimmed.

Aspect ratio 1:1

Original image size Trimming level Trimmed image size
3456x2592 1 2592x2592
2 2304x2304
3-5 1536x1536
6-9 960x960
10-13 480x480
3456x2304 *1 1. 2 2304x2304
3-5 1536x1536
6-9 960x960
10-12 480x480
2592x2592 1. 2 2592x2592
3-5 *2 1536x1536
6-9 *2 960x960
10-12 *2 480x480
3072x2304 1. 2 2304x2304
3. 4 1536x1536
5-8 960x960
9-12 480x480
2592x1944 1-3 1536x1536
4-7 960x960
8-12 480x480
2048x1536 1. 2 1536x1536
3-6 960x960
7-10 640x480
1728x1296 1-4 960x960
5-8 480x480
1280x960 1-3 960x960
4-8 640x480
640x480 1-4 480x480
  • *1The aspect ratio of an [F3:2] image is 3:2, but this changes to 4:3 when the image is trimmed.
  • *2With the original [1:1] image, only the case that the image can be cropped repeatedly is that the trimmed image size is selected as 2592 x 2592 (1:1 aspect ratio).
 
Answer ID: EDC09232
Date created: October 8, 2009
Date modified: --
Product: CX2
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware Operations
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