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Is it possible to crop an image (a company logo) within Omnigraffle 5? If so, how?

I suppose I could crop the original in Preview and save out as a PDF and then import but, I'd rather just like to do it within OG itself.
You may find some useful information in the help. Do a search for -placing- then click on the entry for Placing graphics inside a shape with the Image inspector
Sadly, nothing there.
This image was altered using the information mentioned above. It isn't as easy as using Preview, but it is possible.

Click for full size - Uploaded with plasq's Skitch
Apologies: even having read the instructions it didn't occur to me to manipulate the image via the image well, rather than directly on the page. What a curious system. Still it works fine, so thank you and apologies once again for not examining the page more carefully.

... and if anyone from Omni is reading this, could I suggest you amend the help text slightly so that it mentions the word 'crop', it's a fairly standard term and I'm sure I won't be the only person searching for the functionality.
Not being able to find "crop" in the Help section drove me nuts. Here's my take on how to do this (step-by-step):

- How to CROP an image to a canvas or object
- Select the canvas or object
- Open Inspector
- Style
- Image
- The big rectangle at the top left is called the "Image Well"
- DRAG your image from your desktop or a Finder window right ONTO
the Image Well
- If you have problems doing this:
- Position both OmniGraffle and the Finder window on your
desktop so BOTH are completely visible, including
OmniGraffle's inspector
- Make SURE the graphic file is visible in Finder
- Make SURE the "focus" is on OmniGraffle and the Inspector
- Now click and drag the image file from the Finder window
right onto the Image Well
- DON'T WORRY that you are not first "selecting" the image in
the Finder window, or that it isn't "pre-highlighted"
(selected); this will work anyway
- Do NOT drag the image right onto the canvas or object
- That will only PREVENT you from cropping later on
- Now you can use the slider control directly below the Image Well
to shrink/enlarge the image until it correctly bleeds right to
the edge(s) of (fills) the canvas or object; and FYI whichever edges
(L/R or T/B) are going to get "cropped out" you won't have the benefit of
seeing; you'll only be able to monitor the "final outcrop" of your (this)
cropping operation

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