SIMPLE THINGS MUST REMAIN SIMPLE.
Cropping. The most important step in photo processing. It has to be simple.
We took our in-house croping tool, and created a sharply focused, simple to use app out of it. We named it 'Photo Crop' and brought it to the App Store. Since then it has become the high water mark in photo cropping software.
This is the high-volume version: Work through an entire shoot in minutes:
Load up a couple of dozen images into the pipeline, and start cropping. Use 'Crop & Next' to simultaneously crop the current image and load the next image into the crop editor. Of course photo crop PRO is smart enough to preserve the crop area, and even scales it if you image is of a different size.
Use photo crop PRO's automatic file naming scheme to eliminate yet another menial, distracting task from your creative workflow.
Sporting its non-automated sibling's easy-to-use, versatile pro-level capabilities, cropping a bunch of photos finally becomes a fun task.
- Automated workflow
- Supports strong naming schemes for automated file naming
- preserves your original - unless you really, really want otherwise
- convenient crop presets for most paper sizes and devices
- refined aspect ratio control
- convenient rotate & align tool
- fully integrated Margin/passe partout manager
- provides optional fixed output sizes for iPad, iPod, iPhone
- has three color schemes for work on bright or dark images
- finely tuned user interface for this one task.
- many different advanced composition controls, including Rules-Of-Thirds, Fibonacci-Spiral (Golden Rule), Diagonals
- real-time read-out of dimensions and aspect ratio
- direct export to many file formats, iPhoto, Aperture, email, Preview App, social web, desktop picture
- full EXIF support
- quickly apply your current settings to multiple images
Please note that most likely you already have a tool that can crop images (for example iPhoto). Whatever you are using, this app is merely much, much better. At cropping images. Nothing else.
Please also note that we also offer a non-automated version of this app that has all the cropping features - minus the automation.
- New Feature: fully automated crop - apply the same crop to all images in the bottom tray
Ratings and Reviews
As a previous review says, the use of the word “automate” in the description is misleading. It doesn’t automate the cropping of images as a batch, it simply automates the renaming of them. Cropping still requires manual completion.
Not the prettiest app, but it gets the job done nicely
I’ve been using this app extensively for about a month now, and have for the most part, been quite pleased.
I like to list my negatives first, so I will do so here:
* There’s no 16x10 ratio preset. Considering it’s the standard ratio for mac laptops (at least retina macbook pros), this should be a preset. My primary use case for this app is creating wallpapers for my laptop. I generally select HD then change the 9 to a 10.
* When you set to 16x10 manually and save the project, it does not start back up with 16x10 upon reopening the project. It still says Custom, but there float/double representations of the numbers
* The rotate slider is (quite severely) limited in how far you can rotate. If you’re going to limit it, it should be to 90deg. (Yes, you can manually enter numbers to move it further than the slider, but it’s irritating for no reason I can imagine).
* When you load the program or you load more images after emptying the queue, the initial selection area does not conform to the aspect ratio you set. It corrects as soon as you adjust the size.
* It crashes when opening large data sets. (e.g. a couple hundred images have caused it to crash in my use cases which isn’t really a large dataset IMO)
Nice to haves I’d like:
* Merge a subset of windows
* A requeue option (instead of dragging the current image to the right, add it to the end of the processing queue
* An option to reimport the previous item in the queue (i.e. an “undo” to “next”)
* View zooming. This would be helpful during rotations.
So, with that out of the way, this is still the nicest app I’ve tried thus far for mass cropping images. I like that you can (when it works) save configurations. It’s pretty easy to use and has plenty of options for file naming. And of course it does exactly what I want it to do for cropping which is restrict myself to a selected aspect ratio when making a crop selection. I’ve used this for hundreds of images thus far, and it’ll be one of the first apps that gets reinstalled when I get my new laptop.
I see some people complain about the use of the word “automation” which I suppose I can agree that that’s a poor word to use in this case. That being said, I have no idea why you’d want to completely automate cropping, as how would the app decide what area to crop? I guess I don’t get the use case.
I was looking for an application like this for a long time - and I have tried many cropping tools. To me, none of them combine functionality, ease of use and a simple visual user interface like this one. Works great for me.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.