Learn how to crop a group of images in this Adobe Photoshop Advanced training video.
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Alright, now at this point, I want you to select the three aggressive bird images here and of course, I call them aggressive birds because I have no idea what kind of birds they are, heck, I don't even know if they are birds. Now what I would like you to do after selecting all three of them, I would like you to press Ctrl+R to open the white ibises inside the Camera Raw dialog box and now go ahead and press Ctrl+A in order to select all three of the birds.
Now, let's say you decide that you want to crop each and every one of these birds, in fact, you would like to crop them as a group. In addition to applying a group of Adjustment settings to multiple images at a time can you crop them all together. Well, it turns out yes you can, subject to some interesting behavior here. I am going to go ahead and get the Crop Tool and I am going to drag around the first bird in order to enclose it in a nice crop boundary.
Now this particular crop boundary doesn't work so good for the other images of this bird, so I will press the Down Arrow to go to the next one and notice that it's out of the crop boundary. The crop boundary seems to fit it pretty well, but it's outside the crop boundary and if I move this crop boundary like so, it's going to move inside all three of the images to varying degrees of success. So when I suggest you do just because as I say the behavior gets a little odd if you start playing around with these controls when all three of them are selected.
So what I suggest you do is get one of the birds the way you want it, so I will just go ahead and move this guy down once again for the first bird. Then just go ahead and click on the other bird you want to modify and edit it independently. So in other words, I am still cropping it to the same degree or I can decide to crop it to a different degree, but I can modify this crop boundary independently of the other ones now that it is set in place and I will do the same for this last guy as well. So clicking on the thumbnail selects it independently of the others, even if all of the images were originally selected as a group.
Alright, so I am cropping everyone of these images independently. If I so desired, I could now press Ctrl+A to select all of them, modify their Adjustment settings, I am not going to worry about that right now, you can if you like and then I am going to click Done, in order to accept these modifications and everyone of the three photographs is cropped differently.