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 , the crop tool is found on the left-hand toolbar.
When cropping your images, you have some options regarding the type of crop you can make.
The crop selection can be sized and shaped freely.
Original Ratio –
The crop outline retains the image’s original aspect ratio.
Custom Ratio –
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 –
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.
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
Thirds Grid –
Place intersecting lines over your area of interest.
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.
This crop helps position objects within the frame for proper balance.
Note: cropping is non-destructive, you can always uncrop by selecting the document drop-down and select “unclip canvas.”
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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.