App Review: Crop-Size
The iOS App Store is a wonderful thing. So many apps to choose from for virtually every conceivable use. However, as there are now just so many applications in there discoverability can sometimes be a challenge. Case in point, Mark has often lamented about the inability to crop photos in iOS to specific dimensions. He was not alone in this search as I have heard other users complain about this apparent lack of the seemingly most basic ability.
Fortunately my Google-fu must have been at superhuman levels yesterday as when Mark again mentioned this problem on the latest Rampant Mumberlings I thought I would do a quick search for such an application. Luckily I discovered an app called Crop-Size that appeared to do everything Mark was asking for.
What Mark had been asking for was an application that simply allowed him to specify and set the dimensions of a photo so he could crop to an exact size needed to populate his website postings.
Crop-Size appears to be the perfect tool for this task at a price that won't break the bank. With a very easy interface it only takes a few taps to import your image, set dimensions, position the image and crop, then save it out at a desired quality percentage. The added advantage of this is that once you have your newly resized image you can use the plethora of editing apps available for iOS before finally exporting.
The app has many other features including some basic editing tools and filters. If you have been looking for an app that will easily allow you to size an image to exact dimensions this could very well be the app for you.
Developers App Description:
Precise crop & resize tool with image filters support. Despite lightweight user interface app can process more than 25 photos in one go and apply more than 30 image filters simultaneously. It is well suited for both single and batch processing. It supports JPEG, PNG and TIFF output formats and allows to share results to many destinations. App gives a lot of control over photos: precise resize & crop, crop correction, editable presets, batch processing options, simultaneous effects, history, size units, group sharing, photo info and much more. App is designed to perform most operations with one finger.
Basic - flip & rotate - photo info, filesize estimation - units: px, cm, inch, %
Resize - manual input - relative size - preview - presets (fully editable) -ratio control
Crop - manual input - move, resize, scale - rotation 360°, angle input - ratio presets (fully editable) - ratio control - 1px correction - crop grid
Effects - multiple effects simultaneously - intensity slider - effect result preview - reset/edit previous values
Export (Share) - preview - formats: PNG, JPEG with quality slider and TIFF* - filesize estimation - batch processing options - batch processing screen (preview/result, orientation, photo size) - share iCloud, Mail, Facebook, Twitter, Photo Library, iMessage and more
*TIFF is available for iPhone 5/iPad retina/iPad mini 2 and newer
Load (import) - photo library with albums - photo preview (including metadata viewer) - multi selection - camera support - “goto" feature for fast navigation through long lists
History - undo/redo - list of changes, jump to any point in list
Settings & support - pixel per inch, pixel per cm control and more - tips & FAQ - support email
Suitable for de-squeeze anamorphic photos. Max photo size varies depending on device: iPhone 4s/iPad mini/iPod touch 5 and lower - 3264 px, iPhone 5(s)/iPad retina & air/iPad mini 2-3/iPod 6 - 5000 px, iPhone 6/iPad air 2 and newer - 7000 px
Optimised for new and old devices. Supports both portrait and landscape orientation.