Cropping an image within Hype


(Seb) #1

This seems like the most basic thing, but I’m not seeing any way to crop an image. Am I missing something or is there no way to do this in Hype (I’m using Pro).


#2

You’ll have to use an outside program to crop images. Hype isn’t an image manipulation program. In v4 there will be a way to open resources in outside editors so you can adjust them on the fly. But, you will still have to have said programs on your machine.


#3

While Hype does not have a dedicated tool you can create masking (crop) effects:


#4

masking !== crop :smiley: :smiley:

But you’re right in saying that by grouping element(s) you can “hide” parts of the grouped element(s) by setting overflow to anything other than “visible”.


(Seb) #5

Thanks for this. Tried it and it works as a cropping effect, though definitely not ideal as I cannot group and “flatten” it with another image, and apply an animation to it as a single unit. The grouped objects animate individually and don’t behave as a single unit.

I understand hype isn’t an image editing application, but nowadays image cropping should be considered a basic image editing feature in any tool like Hype.

The roundtripping with image editors (I’m guessing Sketch and Photoshop) will be nice. When is version 4 coming out?


#6

Thanks for the request, I’ve added your vote to this in our feature tracker. We don’t yet have a release date for v4, but we’re working on wrapping it up!