Cropping is a term we’ve all heard of but what exactly does it imply and how does cropping influence your original picture? If you crop a photo, you will be actually removing a part of it; either in the top, the bottom, or the left or right side. A crucial point to remember here is the fact that cropping doesn’t automatically resize your original image, it merely takes away the portion that you have outlined along with your cropping tool.
You will find several factors why one would wish to crop a photo. One example is, you may notice that after you’ve taken the image, a stranger ended up on either the far left or far right of the photo. Or maybe the ratio is wrong since you had been looking to capture a stunning sunset but ended up with way too much of the landscape at the bottom of the photo.
The crop tool has possibilities that makes it easy for you to execute a number of specific tasks when cropping, the most typical and frequently utilised are:
- Maintaining a Distinct Aspect Ratio – Let’s say that your original photo is eight x ten inches (20 x 25 cm) and you would prefer to keep that ratio after you have completed the cropping procedure. By using an ‘aspect-ratio’ setting (and in this case deciding on the 8 x 10 setting), your photo will remain at that ratio.
- Switching from Portrait to Landscape – If you’re looking to have a portrait orientation but following cropping all you can get is a landscape orientation, use this trick: Clicking the arrows between the crop dimensions will automatically flip the orientation.
- Cropping to Certain Pixels (or Inches) – You might not always want to crop to specific inches like the above example but rather to pixels. In this case, you will need to select a precise number of pixels in an effort to retain clarity or to fit in say, an Internet web page you currently have. Due to the fact the Internet doesn’t recognize inches it is possible to just ad ‘px’ after the inches of the photo and magically, your photo editor will recognize that you want pixels.
- Cropping isn’t Resizing – It must be kept in mind that any time you crop a photo, it is being cropped to a specified aspect ratio and not the physical size on the photo. The exact same holds true whenever you crop where you indicated a specific pixel ratio. The Photo Editing software can walk you through the straightforward two-step process which will help you keep or adjust the physical size along with the aspect ratio to create a picture-perfect outcome.
It’s important to have a definite thought of how you wish your final image to end up before you decide to begin the cropping process. You could want components of one or more sides eliminated or possibly the orientation is landscape when if you have had been going for the photo to be in portrait. Other components to consider could be what you intend to do with the completed image. Will you be incorporating them into greeting cards, images on a Website or maybe simply to have them better reflect the mood you were initially attempting to capture. Whatever the explanation, cropping may be entertaining and stress-free when you basically follow the simple step by step directions of the cropping tool.
Despite the fact that PhotoScape has some very useful features and are anything but hard to use it actually has been adapted towards more experienced image editors, the interface and broad list of capabilities is often somewhat overwhelming for any beginner. InPixio Photo Editor, an easy to use, but highly capable photo editing system is a good choice for computer software ‘newbies’. It is also accessible for Windows customers and a straightforward, easy to use interface for creating simple changes to your photographs in a timely manner. Why not give it a try it now!
Now that we fully grasp what each and every one of those levels does and how they differ from every other one, lets walk through the actions required to adjust contrast and brightness in PhotoScape:
How To Crop An Image in PhotoScape
The Cropping tool in PhotoScape allows you to customize the width and height of your image crop.
1. When your photo is displayed on the Editing window, click your mouse on the Crop tab near the bottom of the screen.
2. Then set the drop-down option to customize the Crop. This will afford the ability to decide which section of the photo to crop.
3. Select which part of the image to crop, place your mouse cursor on the outside edge where you want to begin to crop and drag it downward to select the proper portion of the photo.
4. Once done, simply click the Crop button.
Crop Round Images
In PhotoScape you can also crop round images by selecting the checkbox. This will change the marquee to allow proper circumference of the crop.
Lets learn more about PhotoScape
Below we have gone into detail on some of the more common tools used on images to really make them pop. Feel free to jump to any of the following topics so you can get started right away:
Importing/Exporting Images – Find out the difference between Raster and Vector images, different file formats and how to import/export images into PhotoScape.
Adjusting Contrast – This section explains what contrast is all about including Brightness, Sharpness, Saturation/Hue and how they effect your images.
Cropping Images – Learn how to crop photos while maintaining aspect ratios, how to switch from portrait to landscape mode, crop to specific pixel dimensions.
Scaling Photos – Learn about scaling images in PhotoScape and the differences between cropping, resizing and scaling your photos.
Image Filters and Effects – We show you steps to applying filters and image effects in PhotoScape to spice up your photos!