Questions tagged [cropping]

part of the editing process whereby unwanted portions are removed from the edges of an image

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Is cropping 48MP photo to 12MP size equivalent to 4x optical zoom in 12MP camera? [duplicate]

I've this burning question. So the oneplus 7 has a 48mp main sensor but no telephoto sensor. so I was thinking if i stood far away and took a 48mp shot with it and then crop it 4 times then would i ...
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Simpler way to selected photo from paper in gimp?

When I scan photos on my printer, sometimes it is a dumb printer and does not take out the background, especially when there is a lot of white. How would I do this on my example photo other than ...
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Automatic & intelligent crop 1,000 images

I have about 1,000 scanned / photographed images, each with different formats but all with rectangular/square shape, that need to be cropped to remove the background and the white space around the ...
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How to render only cut out area of DNG-file using dcraw?

I used Camera Raw 8 to cut out an area of a DNG-file and saved the cropped image as a DNG-file again. I want to convert the cropped DNG-file into different TIF-files with different color profiles and ...
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Cropping vs. resizing: which is better/more acceptable?

Say I have a photo with a 4:3 aspect ratio that is 18 MP, and I simply want to get rid of dead space on the lower third of the image. Which of the following would be the most used method for this? ...
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Why are my daughter's wedding pictures cropped when trying to print?

When I try to order prints of daughter's wedding pictures they are cropped, and I can't get the full picture that shows in the link the photographer sent to me. I have tried several different printing ...
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What is a good workflow for cropping images in the field

Sometimes when I am out taking photos I for some reason or another take a photo with then intention of cropping it later. (Can be lack of a long lens, straitening lines by taking only the top half or ...
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Can I crop to an exact size in Darktable?

I am trying Darktable for raw processing, and I want to crop an image to an exact size (e.g., 1280x720), specifying the content to retain by moving the rectangle around after it's sized. This is ...
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Field of view using 50mm APS-C lens on APS-C body vs 50mm FF lens on FF body? [duplicate]

I am taking 2 pictures using: Nikon D3400 APS-C sensor and an APS-C kit lens, 18-55mm set at 50mm Nikon D850 full frame camera and a full frame lens 50mm that is designed for full frame Nikon ...
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How to crop a set of images based on another set of images

I've accidentally switched the camera to reduced resolution and several hundreds of photographs have been stored this way. There are RAWs for these so I can re-develop them to full resolution. ...
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How do I maintain a high resolution when cropping a photo I want to enlarge after post processing?

I want to crop a photo that I will want to enlarge after post processing. What do I need to do to keep a high enough resolution after cropping in order to enlarge the photo and still maintain a high ...
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Effective focal length with crop sensor, and detail of image

I have in fact read the other threads, and I am still not clear on this topic. For any given lens, say a 400mm EF or FX telephoto, I am shooting a subject in low light, for arguments sake lets say I ...
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How to choose the most appropriate composition?

I've read What and how to crop? & yes, I really do understand the theory - even if it boils down to pick an aspect you like & emphasise it. I don't want this to be a "which one do you like ...
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Why Is Sigma DG lens cropping on Nikon D810?

I have recently invested in a Nikon D810 and have just purchased a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX APO DG MACRO HSM II lens. When shooting I have a visible frame through the view finder and all images are ...
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Is it better to crop in Raw than JPEG?

Recently we cropped a JPEG photo a lot in Photoshop Elements, and noticed we had lost a lot of resolution when we had the photo printed. Would it have been better to shoot in Raw, and not lose so much ...
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Auto crop white border [duplicate]

I'm searching for a way to remove the white border of images. I have 6000-7000 images, so I can't do this by hand... Every image has a different size and a different white border. Is there any plugin ...
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Is there a difference between increasing focal length vs. cropping? [duplicate]

Other than the difference in the quality of the image (increased focal length will produce more quality than the equivalent cropping of the image), is there a difference? For example, if I increase ...
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How would a school photographer compose shots for easy cropping?

I work at a school, and at the start of each year my department (combined IT and library) plays the role of school photographer of sorts, taking photos of several hundred new students that end up on ...
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What is the light called that is outside the area of the capture medium?

Is there a name for the light that passes through a lens and does not make it to the capture medium (sensor, film, other)? I'm looking for the name of the grey area in the following image from ...
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Will cropping an FX image to DX size have the same end detail for sensors with the same MP?

Let's say I have a 90mm and an 135mm lens, and Nikon's 24mp full frame and 24mp APS-C DSLR. Assume they are the same optically. Now, based on what I understood, doing a DX-crop on the image taken by ...
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How do you fix a badly cropped portrait? [closed]

I am making a Dota 2 (video game) fan site. I want to use portraits of the characters of the game, but the game provides portraits that look really awkward when placed on a website: His head is ...
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How can i uncrop a selfie where my head's cut off? [closed]

I took a great selfie at the Space Needle, but I cut off my head. How can I uncrop to get my head in the pic? Can MS Paint or Photoshop do that?
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More megapixels to compensate for small zoom (Or: How good is Sony's Smart Zoom?)

Short version of my question: How can I compare cameras with different optical zooms and different megapixels (more megapixels can allow cropping for a fake zoom effect) in order to tell which camera ...
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How do I “freestyle crop” in Photoshop without the crop tool adjusting the aspect ratio?

I would like to move one edge of the crop tool "rectangle" without the other edges auto adjusting as well to a specified aspect ratio. The marquee is too imprecise since the lines cannot be fine ...
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Difference between full frame and crop sensors, with regard to zooming [duplicate]

Given two sensors of different sizes, but with an equal number of pixels, and the situation below; are there any differences in the images captured in the bottom two drawings? Since both sensors have ...
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Why would straight lines become dashed lines after cropping?

I shot an image of a street reflected in a large fisheye mirror. The telephone lines in the background and everything else was fine. I gave it a very slight crop (less than ten percent) and suddenly ...
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How can I automate resize and crop of headshots to the same proportions? [duplicate]

What options do I have to process a folder of shots that include faces taken at various proportions and positions (e.g., some of full body, some of head and shoulders) and resize and crop them all so ...
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Why did the store crop my images for 4x6 prints?

I've not had photos printed in store for a while, but took some to be developed into a camera shop the other day. My camera is a Canon 100D. I ordered 6x4 prints to go into an album for a birthday ...
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Does a 35mm DX lens, mounted on a crop body, have the same field of view as a 35mm FX lens mounted on a full frame camera? [duplicate]

I know that when you use lenses made for full frame cameras on a APS-C camera, you should calculate the crop factor. E.g., a 35mm lens designed for a full frame camera mounted on a APS-C body should ...
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Is it possible to shape an image in a non-rectangular shape?

Recently I had to crop an image in a circular shape for a composition. Since I usually use Darktable and I also had to edit some details of the image, I tried to do it directly with it. Nonetheless, ...
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How can I automatically apply smart cropping to hundreds of coin photos?

I am having terrible difficulty. I routinely have to photograph and then edit hundreds of coin pictures. I then by hand crop out the excess background leaving a small border around the coin. I know ...
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Is adjusting Scaled Print Size in the Print dialog the best way to make a small print from Photoshop?

I have a photo that I took which is natively 1728px x 2596px. When I open it in Photoshop it shows the picture as those dimensions with Document Size of 24in x 36in at 72ppi. I want to crop the ...
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What are the pros and cons of always cropping images to match viewfinder coverage?

This topic is touched on in How important is the viewfinder coverage percentage? (Figures like 95%; 100% for Canon 7D?), but is not central to the question or answers. I own a Nikon D3200 which has ~...
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Cropping images in post-production - how important is the image ratio?

On some photos, I have some parts that I want to remove, as it was not possible to be removed while shooting. For example, consider this composition: wall - tree - center wall (photo subject) - tree -...
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What's the best way to choose the aspect ratio: in-camera JPEG or RAW and cropping?

Which approach is better for my APS-C Canon 750D dSLR? Capturing images in JPEG and an aspect ratio as 1:1 or 3:2? (for portrait and landscape photography) Capturing images in RAW format and later ...
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Cropping and printing

I want to crop and print a raw file that is 5184 x 3456. I am using PS Elements to edit. I used the crop tool (aspect ratio) and set the dimensions to 20 (w) x 16 (h). Nor sure what to set the ...
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What is the simplest way to batch crop differently sized photos?

I'm new here. I would really appreciate your help. Let's say I have a few hundred photos of a model on infinite background, shot from four different angles: front, back, side and full length. Is there ...
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Is it possible to add letterboxing during Lightroom export?

[Edit: the underlying problem has been fixed in iOS 9.2] I export my favourite photos from Lightroom for viewing on an iPad. My camera takes photos with a 3:2 aspect ratio; the iPad screen has a 4:3 ...
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How can I change the crop from one aspect to another in Lightroom?

If I take a picture in portrait, how can I crop it to a landscape in Lightroom? I have tried changing the aspect from say 2x3 to 3x2 but it immediately switches back again. It's sometimes the case ...
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Using a full frame lens on a crop sensor camera [duplicate]

I have a Canon 70D APS-C sized sensor camera. I currently have a Sigma 10-20mm, a Canon 50mm 1.8, a Canon 75-300mm and of course the kit lens. I want to buy the Canon 24-105mm F4 L as an upgrade. I ...
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What system should I use for photo management and sharing over the Internet? [closed]

This question has been asked before, but the answers are 3+ years old and nearly all of the projects referenced are gone! Basically, I want something that does everything Picasa (the Windows client ...
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How do I find out the dimensions of cropped regions and center the crop?

Let's say, in Lightroom 5, I have applied a lot of crop adjustments to a photo: crop horizontally, crop vertically, rotate and change aspect ratio. Now I want to see how how many pixels I've cropped ...
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Bulk cropping images of bottles with reflections?

I have a bottle that looks like this The image has a few issues. There is reflection, a green border at the bottom, and you can see the bottom of the lightbox. We have quite a few images like this. ...
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Bulk cropping white unevenly spaced white borders [duplicate]

So i have a bulk of images having white border and text embedded at bottom.I tried to use irfanviewer xnviewer to bulk crop it however it didnt work...the problem is the images have same specific ...
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Easy prevention of unintended lines after crop in Photoshop cs6?

After cropping and saving for web as jpeg (maximum, optimized, convert to sRGB selected) there are unintended 1px gray lines around the border of my images that have a white background. I've read that ...
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How can I make a zoomed in copy of a photo and save it on my Nikon SLR?

Nikon d3200 - i am a beginner using this. I took a picture and then when reviewing the playback I hit the zoom in button. I would like to save a copy of this zoomed in photo on my camera. How do I ...
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What will I lose by switching from FX to DX mode (with an FX lens)?

I have a full frame camera (Nikon D-810) and a tele lens (Nikon 70-200mm) and want to use it as my first experience in a fashion runway show. It is not like I want a full frame to capture a landscape ...
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Should I Always Crop My To-Be-Printed Photos to a 4:3 Ratio?

I'm going to print some photos for an exhibition at 50x70 cm (or maybe 40x46 cm). My photos are taken with a Nikon D7000, 18-105 lens which has a slightly wider crop (800x530 or 906x400 if I scale it, ...
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How can I batch crop based on face location?

I've got 12,000 photos from an event where there's only one person in each photo. I need to crop these photos to apply rule of thirds. The idea of doing all of these individually is daunting and I can'...
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Is there any difference between cropping an image in ACR vs. Photoshop Elements editor?

I have Photoshop Elements 12 and ACR v8.4. They both give me the ability to crop my image. I shoot in RAW and I have a Canon 6D. I remember reading somewhere that it was better to crop your image in ...