Crop drawing tool

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Crop drawing tool

rsrc/crop-tool.png image CROP is a drawing tool capable of cutting a rectangular area out of an image. As a side effect, it is also able to add borders to an image if the area to be cut out is larger than the image itself.

Note: CROP tool can be used only on images that can be resized. This condition excludes its use on icons, because they have predetermined image sizes. Instead of using the crop tool, a new image can be inserted to an icon and part of another image can be copied to it using clipboard.

To crop an image, select the crop tool, select a region to crop using press-drag-release mouse button on the image. At this point, a dashed rectangle appears. You can further adjust this rectangle by dragging the control handles or dragging the rectangle. When you are happy, you must explicitly confirm the crop (press ENTER, perform the Down->Right mouse gesture, or click the Apply command in menu or toolbar).

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The CROP tool has 3 modes:

  • Normal crop - the basic crop functionality as described above.
  • Tile crop - this mode only allows you to crop on 16-pixels boundaries and helps you when you want to do a lossless-JPEG crop. It is also helpful when cropping an area for a 16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 icon.
  • Perspective removal - in this mode, you can select a non-rectangular area. The selected area is assumed to be a rectangle distorted by a perspective transformation (introduced by your camera for example). Keep the rectangle convex. The crop operation will try to compensate the perspective deformation. This function can be used to for example crop a painting from a photograph.

The Normal crop and Tile crop modes allow you to a restrict the aspect ratio of the cropped region to typical ratios. Vertical or horizontal orientation is auto-detected.

Crop with perspective removal example

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Perspective deformation was removed from the the painting using the crop tool.

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user icon Vlasta site administrator on November 25th 2010

In the toolbar of RealWorld Photos.

There is an alternative way to crop using Transform tool. After selecting a region with it, right-click and select Crop from context menu.

user icon Anonymous on June 14th 2011

PLEASE!!! I HAVE NO IDEA WAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!!!!!! :-o

user icon Anonymous on October 12th 2011

Where is the Apply command?

user icon Anonymous on November 27th 2011

The crop tools is the scissors shaped button on the left side of the toolbar.
To apply it just press enter on keyboard.

user icon Anonymous on February 15th 2012

click on the picture first it will go gray then click the scissor button, left click mouse and hold and drag on the picture the box will start to form.
for mistakes just click picture again it will go gray, then left click mouse and drag box will appear again.

user icon Anonymous on March 23rd 2013

SE PUEDE RECORTAR EL CONTORNO DE LA IMAGEN O SOLO RECTANGULOS?

user icon Anonymous on August 29th 2013

Is there a way to do a free-form selection to cut or crop, like you can in Microsoft Paint, or does it only allow you to crop a rectangular shape?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on August 30th 2013

You'll probably want to use the "Lasso selection" or "Shape selection" tools. Though, they are not for cropping. You must copy the selected region to clipboard and then paste it as a new image or alternatively invert the selection and press Delete key to delete the (previously unselected) region and finally use the "Remove empty border" command.

user icon Anonymous on August 30th 2013

Thanks so much!! :-)

user icon Anonymous on February 10th

Would be nice to give some info, where the tool can actually be found!

user icon Anonymous
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What about ICL files?