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Crop Photo

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Crop Tool

The crop tool is one of the most used features in photo editing. It allows you to focus on a specific subject while concealing the rest of the image. Pixomatic's crop tool will help you trim or eliminate unwanted areas, straighten photos, and set your image to a specific size without losing quality.

Why is the aspect ratio important?

The aspect ratio has a significant influence on your composition as it deals with the image’s width-to-height-ratio. It has a direct impact on the main object and the space around it. Understanding how to use it properly will ensure outstanding image quality.

How does the crop tool work?

Use the crop tool to highlight a specific area in your photo. You can crop the photo manually to get the exact size you want, or you can choose one of the suggested ratios (1:1, 4:3, 3:4, 16:9, 2:1, 3:2). The best way to find the right aspect ratio is by trying each one.

Using different aspect ratios

16:9 makes a picture look longer, especially in relation to its width. This would be a good format for a panoramic look.

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3:4 ratio is also used for TV displays, computer monitors, and digital cameras.

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Most DSLR camera sensors have a 3:2 aspect ratio and it has become the industry standard.

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The 1:1 ratio gives a picture a square format and is used mainly for mobile screens. This aspect ratio is commonly used for print photographs and social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, etc. and would not be the best choice for most TV or digital formats.

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