Questions tagged [cropping]

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

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Bulk crop JPEGs with alignment of apparel shots with models

We have got several hundrets of photos for an online shop shot on different models. All of them have a plain white background, but vary in clipping (?). We need to crop them in following way: aspect ...
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Crop multiple pieces from a photo and save with sequential numbers

I am looking for a way to draw multiple boxes around parts of an image at one time (sort of a ctrl+select) then save each box as a separate image. I usually use GIMP for photo editing, but any free ...
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Should I crop photos from a prime instead of using a zoom lens?

I wonder whether using a compact, bright, fixed focal lens instead of a large zoom lens will yield comparable results in terms of light gathering ability and resolution. I am not interested in ...
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What program would allow me to rotate the image using an overlaid grid as reference?

I need to straighten (turning clockwise or counterclockwise, 1 or 2 degrees) several pictures of the same place taken during different months of the year. I took them standing on the same spot but ...
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How can I crop a single layer in Photoshop?

Is it possible to crop a single layer, I can almost get the desired outcome using the eraser on a layer but surely it can be done with cropping?
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How can I crop in batch in Photoshop or Lightroom and remove edges? [duplicate]

I have several images I want to crop in batch. They are scans and have "jagged edges". Basically I just want a 95% crop in both directions with the crop frame perfectly centered. So if the image is ...
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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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What is the best way to auto crop bulk images?

I need to scan a large volume of book covers and even though the scanner (HP) most of the time scans/auto-sizes, many are left with white/grey space on the sides. What is the best way I can automate ...
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What things should one take into account when looking at cropping a photo?

When looking at cropping a photo: How do you decide whether to crop it or not (for starters)? What things should you take into account - both practical and artistic? I guess that this question is ...
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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut for 4x6 crop in Lightroom 4, or way to set a default aspect ratio?

I spend a lot of time cropping photos into the 4x6 aspect ratio in order for friends and family to get prints. When I switch to the crop tool, Lightroom always starts with an unlocked, "Original" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why are my images being cropped by a photo printing kiosk?

I've edited my pictures and went to print some of them off and burn them to a disc at a Kodak kiosk, and it is cutting off my pictures. Do I need to change format, or what else might be wrong?
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What program can automatically resize & crop a folder of images to a certain resolution?

I'd like to take a folder of images of various sizes and have them cropped into a 600x600 grid square, cut out from the middle of the image. Is there a program that can automatically resize and crop ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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 to print a square photo on standard paper?

I have a picture frame which is square but I don't understand how to print a cropped (square) photo out, say on A4 paper, so that I can cut away the excess, leaving a perfectly sized photo for my ...
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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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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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Resize to the photo.stackexchange.com header photo size with Lightroom

I want to submit a photo to photo.stackexchange.com site (like here) and they ask for a specific maximum image size (375x210). Is there an easy way to resize and crop an image to this size using ...
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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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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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What is the difference between zooming in and cropping?

If I take a photo by zooming in (optical) and cropping a photo without zoom. What would be the difference between the two? I know cropping reduces the photo quality but I'm interested in other ...
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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 do I crop pictures to certain proportion in Photoshop?

For reference, I use Photoshop CS5 Extended. I would prefer to find a way to do what I want in this software. I often want to crop my pictures so that they fit a certain proportion (either for ...
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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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How to force Photoshop (CC) not to stick to the edges of the image in crop tool mode

I'm struggling with precise image cropping and rotation when the rotation is less than about 1 degree or if the cropping edge goes too close to the original image boundary. This is frustrating :(
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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 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, ...