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Panoramic Crop in Aperture

I was watching an episode of Scott Kelby's "The Grid", which featured his oft-used "fake-pano" crop. Specifically, Scott used a 1:2.39 height to width crop ratio. Editing an image yesterday morning, I wanted to give it a panoramic feel. Aperture doesn't have a canned panoramic crop, but it's trivial to make one with a Custom crop.

From the Crop tool, select the "Custom" aspect ratio. Aperture doesn't accept decimal values, so set the width to 239 and the height to 100. Then, crop away!

A panoramic crop in Aperture

Maybe the next release of Aperture will allow custom crops to be saved. Until then, you can always create a preset of just the Crop adjustment to save a few keystrokes.