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Tip #1702: Four Dragging Tips to Speed Resizing
These keyboard shortcuts make resizing images faster and/or more accurate.
Here are four dragging tips when resizing media in the Motion Viewer that can make image handling faster and easier.
Tip 1 – Rotation
Press the Shift key while dragging the blue rotation dot in the Viewer. This constrains rotation to 45° increments.
Tip 2 – Resizing
Press Shift while dragging a corner blue resizing dot for an image in the Viewer to constrain the aspect ratio to it’s original dimensions.
Tip 3 – Centering
Press Option while dragging a blue resizing dot in the Viewer to scale the image size from the center (you are dragging the opposite edge at the same time, by the same amount).
NOTE: Yes, you can press both Shift and Option while dragging to constrain the aspect ratio and resize from the center.
Tip 4 – Copying
Press Option while dragging an image in the Viewer to make a copy of the original image, then reposition the copy.