Issue 122899 - Unable to resize an image using a percentage ratio
Summary: Unable to resize an image using a percentage ratio
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2013-07-30 17:55 UTC by Marco Poutré
Modified: 2019-02-05 02:48 UTC (History)
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Description Marco Poutré 2013-07-30 17:55:23 UTC
Enhancement request to have a way to resize an image using a percentage ratio.
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2013-07-30 18:30:38 UTC
Thank you for this good suggestion.
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2013-07-30 20:44:37 UTC
Feature already exists. Right click image and choose "Crop picture" from the context menu. Set the percentage in the section "Scale".
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2013-07-31 05:02:07 UTC
Both Marco and Edwin fail to locate feature -> feature poorly located.
Percentage scaling of image should be under Position and Size...
Or better yet, fields width and height should accept percentage input alongside inch, centimeter etc.

With your permission, I reopen this bug for intuition sake.
Comment 4 Marco Poutré 2013-07-31 11:33:02 UTC
I am by no means an expert but in my mind, cropping is not the same thing as resizing.  Cropping usually means dropping parts of the image while keeping the same resolution whereas resizing allows you to keep the full image but make it smaller or bigger.

With that in mind, the feature Regina points out belongs in the Position and Size dialog box.
Comment 5 dmcilroy 2019-02-05 02:48:05 UTC
The "scale" feature (reached from context menu->picture->crop) rounds to 1%.  This is much too coarse for small percentages; a full decimal number would be preferable. (The up and down arrows might still work in integers.)

There is a workaround, but it's tedious and error-prone: do one's own percentage calculation for "image size" both in width and height