How to crop your photo with no effort

As a photographer, after shooting a photo, you may need to further manipulate your photograph. Cropping should be one of the most basic processes of photo manipulating. Your photo has some objects you don't want, which distract viewers' attention and you want to cut out these objects. There is some digital noise in some areas of the photo and you want to remove these areas from your photo. To crop a photo, it is sure that you need to lean in favor of a photo editor. There are a large number of photo editing programs that come packed with cropping tools on the market. But many of them have steep learning curves and are not suitable for beginners. If you are a beginner and searching for an easy-to-use photo editor to handle the task, please continue reading this article. In this article, I will introduce a beginner-friendly app to you and show you how to crop your photo with it.

Photo Stitcher by Vertexshare

Crop your photo with Photo Stitcher

As a photo processing app released by Vertexshare, Photo Stitcher is designed to merge multiple photos to make a collage or panorama. It also provides you with extensive utilities to touch up your photo.

Launch Photo Stitcher and you will see a sleek and clean window. This window mainly comprises two panels. One panel is the preview panel. In this panel you can zoom and pan the photo, change its height or width, and edit it. The other panel is on the right side of the window. In this panel, there are a series of tools for you to edit your photo. You can add outer frames to the photo and frames between photos to be collaged together. In addition, you can crop your photo to remove the unnecessary parts from the photo. Besides, you can add notes to your photo by drawing free-hand lines, arrows and squares on the photo. What's more, you can protect your photo from digital theft by watermarking it. You are given the possibility to add a text watermark to the bottom of the photo or full-page text watermarks to the whole photo. Moreover, you can mosaic a particular part of your photo to hide the sensitive information by using different kinds of mosaics. Furthermore, you can pick colors on palettes to adjust the colors of the watermark, shape, and frame.

Photo Stitcher is a fantastic photo merger to help you create a seamless collage or make a neat panorama. It comes with several basic editing tools you can use to retouch your photo. Its robust engine ensures the merging can be finished within a few seconds. The minimalist design and intuitive settings makes sure that it can be quickly mastered by both rookies and professionals.

Now, let's dive into the part of how to use Photo Stitcher to crop a photo.

How to crop a photo with Photo Stitcher

Step1.

  • Throw your photo into the drop box. Or click on the "Add" button to add the photo into the program. If the imported photo has large dimensions, you can't see its whole area. To make the photo fit the preview panel, drag the zooming slider at the bottom left corner of the window to zoom it out.

Step 2.

  • Go to the "STITCHING" section in the right-side panel. There are three cropping options. If you want to crop the photo from the bottom, top, and side, choose the middle one. Then, you will see four arrow buttons. Click on one arrow button. Click somewhere on the image and hold down the mouse button. Drag upwards, downwards or leftwards to remove the areas you don't need. If you click on the upward arrow button, you can delete unwanted areas from bottom to top. If you click on the downward arrow button, you can delete unwanted areas from top to bottom. If you click on the leftward button, you can delete unwanted areas from right to left. If you click on the rightward button, you can delete unwanted areas from left to right.
  • Sometimes, even dragging the zooming slider can't make the large-sized photo fit the preview panel. To solve this problem, switch the default horizontal direction in which you place the photo to the vertical direction and click on "Edit"->"Fit Screen". After doing this, there is one thing to note. After you click on the leftward arrow button, you should drag leftwards rather than rightwards to delete unwanted areas from right to left since dragging rightwards makes nothing changed. This bug will be fixed in the later versions.

Choose the middle cropping option

The cropped photo in Photo Stitcher

Step 3.

  • Photo Stitcher enables you to resize the photo. If you want to do this, go to the bottom of the window and enter a proper value to change the height or the width of the photo.
  • When you are ready, press "Save as" to export the changed image to a desired location. You can also click on "File"->"Save As" to save the changed image into a destination folder.

As we all know, Photoshop is a very powerful photo manipulation tool that covers all needs for editing photos and tuning their effects. It offers different methods to crop your photo. Today, I would like to introduce one of these methods. Without further ad, let's see how to use Photoshop to crop your photo in the following part.

How to crop a photo in Photoshop

  • Fire up Photoshop. Drag and drop your photo into the program.
  • Go to the left-hand toolbar and choose the "Crop" tool.
  • As soon as you choose the crop tool, a cropping border will be placed around the entire photo. As you can see, there are some crop handles. They are at the top, bottom, left, right and corners.
  • Click on the handle and hold down the mouse button. Drag the handle to resize the cropping border. Click anywhere inside the border, hold down the mouse button and drag to reposition the cropping shape.

Resize the cropping border and reposition the cropping marquee

  • Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard to get the section you want.

The cropped photo in Photoshop

Summary

Do you want to remove unnecessary elements from your photo to highlight the best parts of your photo? If so, make full use of Photo Stitcher. It can help you get the job done with almost no effort. Though it is not a piece of freeware, shell out 29 bucks and you can use it in your lifetime. If you find other great photo croppers in the future, please leave a comment to let me know.

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