Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features

     

by Alan Winslow – March 5th, 2018

Cropping can take an ordinary image and transform it into a portfolio piece. The Affinity Photo editing software offers excellent tools for both practical and artistic cropping. Let’s take a quick look!

Working in the Photo Persona Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features, the crop tool Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features is found on the left-hand toolbar.

Crop Modes:

When cropping your images, you have some options regarding the type of crop you can make.

Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features

Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features

Unconstrained –

The crop selection can be sized and shaped freely.

Original Ratio –

The crop outline retains the image’s original aspect ratio.

Custom Ratio – Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features

This setting allows you to determine the ratio by inputting values in the boxes: width in the left box, height in the right box. And you can save these adjustments as a presets for future use.

Absolute Dimensions –

Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features

Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features

Using the same input boxes the user can set specific dimensions for the crop area. For instance you can also adjust the units from pixels to inches. Save these adjustments as a presets for future use.

Straighten Mode-

When selected, click and drag a line across a straight reference point (Example: the horizon) to rotate the image to that line. This will cause the image crop to level the reference line by setting the crop selection to crop the image accordingly

Aesthetic cropping:

Thirds Grid –

Place intersecting lines over your area of interest.

Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features

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Golden Spiral –

Resize and place the center of the spiral over the center of the point of interest as a result the image will flow better.

Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features

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Diagonals-

This crop helps position objects within the frame for proper balance.

Exploring Affinity Photo Editing Software Cropping Features

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Note: cropping is non-destructive, you can always uncrop by selecting the document drop-down and select “unclip canvas.”

Remember to pick up your FREE Affinity Photo editing software during this limited time offer with the purchase of qualifying products!

Between January 8 and March 31, 2018, X-Rite Color Perfectionists will receive free Affinity Photo editing software, worth 49.99, with the purchase of the following qualifying products:

i1Display Proi1 Photographer KitColorMunki DisplayColorMunki Photographer KitColorChecker Passport Photo

For a more in-depth look at cropping, you can watch this video produced by the Affinity team.

Finally, be sure to always calibrate your monitor before editing any image for the best results. Visit xritephoto.com to see the full line of calibration products.

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