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Chapter 9. Pictures > To fit a picture to its box:

To fit a picture to its box:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
Click on a picture.

3.
To scale the picture to fit the vertical dimension of the box while maintaining its original proportions (aspect ratio), press Cmd-Option-Shift-F/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F .

Figure 1. A picture before being resized


Figure 2. After applying the Cmd-Option-Shift-F/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F keystroke, the picture fits into the vertical dimension of the box and its proportions are maintained.


or

To fit the picture into the box, but with its proportions altered relative to the original, press Cmd-Shift-F/Ctrl-Shift-F or Control-click/Right-click the picture and choose Fit Picture to Box .

Figure 3. The original image after pressing Cmd-Shift-F/Ctrl-Shift-F: The image stretches to fit the box.


Follow these instructions if the picture fits nicely in its box, but you want to scale the whole shebang.


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