The CropAI tool automatically adjusts the photo’s composition, crop, and perspective. If needed, you can manually fine-tune any aspect of the resulting composition. The crop tool is non-destructive and can be applied, edited, or reset anytime without affecting the image. The crop tool settings are not saved with presets.

Automatically Cropping with CropAI

Use these controls to crop an image or fix perspective problems automatically.

  • CropAI. Automatically crop your photo based on an analysis of its contents.
  • Perspective. Choose between automatically aligning the horizon (Auto Horizon Alignment) and straightening the verticals (Auto Verticals Straighten).
    • Horizon Alignment. Automatically levels the image horizontally. Suitable for images that aren’t level with the horizon but have a natural horizon or straight horizontal lines.
    • Auto Verticals Straighten. Aligns the image vertically. Works well with images that have clearly defined vertical lines.

Manually Cropping with CropAI

Depending on the intended use of the final image (print, web, social media), you may require a very specific aspect ratio for your final image. Straight out of a camera, your photos won’t be in that aspect ratio. To solve this problem, use manual tools to take complete, precise control over how an image is cropped.

Use these controls to crop an image or fix perspective problems manually.

  • Drag any corners or resize handles to modify the cropping rectangle.
  • To move the image inside the crop, just click inside the image crop area and drag to re-position the image behind the cropping rectangle.
  • To rotate an image, click and drag just outside a corner to rotate. A grid overlay appears to help you with accurate cropping.
  • When happy with the cropping, switch to another tool to apply the crop.
  • If you want to cancel the crop, click the Reset tool reverse arrow icon.
  • Ratio. an Aspect Ratio from the Ratio drop-down menu. The image is displayed with a grid that represents the ratio chosen in the Aspect drop-down menu.
    • Free. Create a custom shape by dragging it to taste.
    • Original. Preserves the original shape of the photo but allows you to crop more tightly to remove details from the edges
    • Transposed. The original dimensions are reversed for the crop.
    • 1: 1 (Square). A square-shaped image is created.
    • 4: 5. A near-square image that’s common for many photo sizes
    • 8.5: 11. A common size for documents.
    • 5: 7. A rectangular image that’s common for many photo sizes
    • 2: 3. A rectangular image that’s common for many photo sizes
    • 4 : 3. A rectangular image that’s common for many photo sizes
    • 21: 9. A ratio that presents an ultra-wide view.
    • 16: 9. A ratio used by televisions, many electronic devices, and presentations
    • 16: 10. A ratio that matches many computer displays.
    • Facebook Cover. A useful size for a page banner on Facebook.
    • Facebook Feed. A common size for an image posted to Facebook.
    • Enter Custom. Offers the ability to choose a specific aspect ratio.
  • Horizon Alignment. Analyzes the image and straighten the image horizontally.
  • Rotate & Flip. Uses one-click tools to adjust the crop of the image quickly.
    • Rotate Left (CCW). Rotates the image 90˚ counter-clockwise.
    • Flip Horizontal. Reverse the left and right sides of the image, creating a mirror image.
    • Flip Vertical. Reverse the top and bottom sides of the photo.

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