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To Crop or Not to Crop? That is the question...
by Brenda Tharp
author of Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography
Why is cropping frowned upon by some, and used heavily by others?

Crop good if you want extra zoom from chosen lens,
Crop bad if you want to keep wide angle from chosen lens,
Crop good if you want a bit extra zoom while retaining the arpeture setting of the lens as it would be set to wide.

To get this same crop effect, one would have to use an equivalently longer lens on a 35mm film camera.
Nothing changes about the lens; it's simply the amount of the image we use from the back of the lens.

Crop for Impact
Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area near Salt Lake City has ideal winter conditions, which often attract hundreds of bald eagles.

Crop - it's not seedy
Ask a farmer and a photographer what a good crop is, and you'll get two different answers.
One will say "wheat" and the other will ask "how long have you got?"! ...

The crop factor is something which is common with most digital SLR cameras these days as they use smaller sensors than much more expensive cameras.

The basics of the Crop Tool in Photoshop are fairly straightforward. After dragging a rectangle over your image, you press enter and the image is cropped as you specified.

Just remember the crop factor in your lens buying adventure. A wide-angle lens will behave like a normal lens when used on a camera with crop factor.

What if you don't crop? Well, you have different views, but you can still compare DOF I guess. The focal length of the lens is the same in each case, so the ratio of the DOFs is just the ratio of the circle of confusion values, 18.

Quick Fix: A New Crop Brings New Life To a Photo
Crop and tweak color to emphasize a subject
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Techniques Glossary CROP FACTOR
Describes how much an imaging sensor has been cropped in relation to its full-frame equivalent. It always describes how many times larger the full-frame is in relation to the cropped sensor.

Crop in Camera
We all know that your images can be cropped in software after capture but try and crop in camera if you can. In other words, use longer lenses or take a more considered approach when framing.

The crop factor is the sensor's diagonal size compared to a full-frame 35 mm sensor.

We're going to start by cropping the photo so that it has a horizontal orientation.

Crop or retouch
As visual communicators, we're responsible for everything that's in the frame; we're also responsible for everything that's not in the frame. Read More...

Crop the image to the desired aspect ratio. Programs such as Photoshop let you crop or select areas of an image using any aspect ratio that you specify. To do it manually you:
1. Determine the aspect ratio you want to use.

Crop. To use only a part of a photographic image by cutting out the portion not wanted.
Daylight. Sunlight that is either direct, as on a clear day, or diffused through clouds on an overcast day.

CROP FACTOR - A number used to multiply a lens's actual focal length to express how much of an apparent increase you can expect in the effective focal length of any traditional 35mm SLR lens you use on a dSLR camera.

In computer graphics, to cut off the sides of an image to make it the proper size or to remove unwanted parts. Most graphics applications allow you to crop images with a clip feature.

Crop Factor ( or Lens Crop Factor): Digital cameras typically have sensors of size less than “full-frame' (24 X 36 mm).

Crop. To trim an image or page by adjusting its boundaries.
Cropping. Cutting out unwanted (edge) parts of a picture, typically at the printing or mounting stage.printer or monitor when compared with the original image.

Crop-sensors advantages
- Generally considered better for macro, especially for super-macro
- Approximately 60% more depth of field than a full-frame sensor, given an equivalent field of view ...

Crop (cropping)
To trim the edges of an image, often to improve the composition. Cropping can be done by moving the camera position while viewing a scene, by adjusting the enlarger or easel during printing or by trimming the finished print.

Crop your photograph. You probably have a lot of unnecessary empty areas in your photo (and probably some of the background behind the white paper, too).

3 Crop And Rotate. I'm a strong believer in cropping out problems early on. Junk often shows up along the image edges, for example, and it's worth removing that junk and fixing crooked horizons before moving on.

5. Crop in the right places. When taking pictures of people, the bottom of the frame should be across the shoulders, hips, middle thigh or middle calf. Making people look like a head only or an amputee is not flattering.

50% crop
In 3D mode you get the same limited exposure controls as before, but the camera will only allow you to pan left-right (or vice versa).

Cropping into an image gives the same effect as using a longer lens. To check whether this is a practical option we did a test using a Canon EOS 5D, with a 100-400mm lens set to 300mm and the 1.

Auto-crop output
Use this option for automatically trimming the output image to avoid artifacts on the edges.
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Viewing the pictures ...

Don't crop just yet!
If you recall from earlier on, chromatic aberration is more prevalent on corners.

Rotate, crop and matte photos. Photo editing software makes it simple to rotate a photo (90 degrees if you took the picture with the camera turned to the side, or smaller amounts if the horizon is just slightly out of line).

Step 1: Crop Out Distractions
Have you ever looked around you and been disappointed about your subject's location? Maybe it's a messy home interior or an unremarkable backyard.

Step 3: Crop an image that has already been resized and placed
Over in the Layers window, click right on the layer corresponding to the photo that you wish to crop. Select "Edit Content" from the menu of choices.

Crop both photos to the same size
Adjust white balance on both photos if needed
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Crop and adjust saturation on the image to the left and you get this new image here.

To delete part of an image or its border for a more pleasing effect through the elimination of distracting or unwanted details.

Crop Factor
Focal Length Multiplier
35mm Equivalent)
Not to be confused with "Crop" of a picture, these terms are exclusively used in the context of relating focal length to field of view (FOV), ...

Crop factor
Image sensor format
^ a b What is "35 mm equivalent focal length?" The Panorama Factory, 2004.
^ Atkins, Bob. "Digital Depth of Field". Retrieved 23 May 2012.
^ Vincent Bockaert, Sensor sizes.

Crop Frame
I had understood that you had to calculate this with the crop factor included so the 50mm lens would need a shutter speed of 1/80 or higher. Your article seems to contradict this. Which is correct?
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crop marks lines printed with an image to show the dimensions to which finished pages should be trimmed
fill the color or tint applied to the interior of a character form
disk a magnetic medium on which the computer stores information ...

A crop for effect (I wanted to emphasize the diagonals and get rid of some of the overblown sky). I also edited to bring more color out in the skintones.

Crop in tight on the animals to again reduce the chance of seeing anything man made in the background. Fill the frame with your subject, even to the point of cropping part of the animal out of the shot.

To crop the image, the Rectangular Marquee tool is chosen from the Tools palette (see Figure 14). Once the Rectangular Marquee tool is selected, the Rectangular Marquee Tool options will appear in the Options bar (see Figure 15).

to crop it
to trim the photo to the required size and composition (usually electronically)
to capture it ...

100% Crop of the above photo
Again, this is a really nice compact digital camera. It captured the images I asked of it with sharp accurate exposure and has modes that allow me to do most anything I would need.

Don't crop any of your first ten images tightly. Leave space around the main subject. Don't submit square or odd size images. Again this comes down to the markers preference so best not to do it initially.

How to Crop a Photo in iWeb
How to Blur Edges of a Photo
How to Make Frames on Photos in GIMP
How to Crop a Face in Picasa ...

FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization ...

Image 2: Crop from image 1
Image 3: Shot taken with 100 mm focal length ...

How to Crop a Digital Photo Using Adobe Photoshop
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The bottom crop is a shadow performance test suggested by Paul Schilliger. It examines how much detail the scanner is able to pull out of deep shadow, and how much noise is in there.

100-percent crop, Tokina 10mm
100-percent crop, Nikkor 10.5mm
200-percent crop
Q: I hear lots of good things about the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye zoom. However, I have a Nikon D200, and I'm afraid to buy anything other than Nikon lenses for my camera.

Zoom in and Crop. Just by zooming in and cropping the image in-camera you can change a photo from unimpressive to very attractive.

10. Creatively crop. Whether the camera is tilted funny or your cropped it that way, a unique cropping of an image draws the viewer in.
11. Don't be happy. You don't have to share a smile - show the anger or tears.

Do you need to crop, resize, edit or rotate your photographs before sharing them?
For example, the digital photograph(s) you submit must be no larger than 800x600 pixels.

Crop Factor: If you own a digital SLR camera, you may have heard of crop factor, or focal length multiplier. Basi
Digital Camera: A camera that captures the photo not on film, but in an electronic imaging sensor that takes the pla ...

Crop your photos - working with digital photos lets you zoom in and print a particular part of a photo.

Full Frame vs Crop Sensor
There is a lot of confusion about the nature of cameras with the APS-C sensor size vs. cameras with 35mm sensor size.

Rotate and Crop
The next thing you should do to clean up photos is to rotate and crop your image. Often, some of our pictures are in the wrong orientation. You should use a Rotate Tool in your photo editing program to get it right.

An 'actual pixels' crop from the image shows that it is extremely sharp. I thought that you would need a macro lens for this kind of quality. I was wrong. Score 1 for my philosophy of trying to get away with cheap kit before getting expensive stuff ...

Digital signals may crop up on digital radios or on other people's monitors, while analogue-signal baby monitors are the most open to accidental broadcast as this can easily be picked up on normal radios and other people's monitors.

: "" ,"HideInGlossary" : "" ,"Summary" : "For a D-SLR that uses an imaging sensor smaller than full frame (35mm film frame), the ratio of the diagonal of the camera's imaging sensor in comparison to the diagonal of a 35mm frame is the crop factor.

(NMA) CROP-To trim or cut off parts of the picture by printing methods to eliminate superfluous portions, and thus improve the composition.

crop - to reduce a picture to a smaller area, cutting off the edges - usually to leave a better composition.
cross processing - developing a film using a process intended for a different kind of film - i.e.

You can crop the image to fit the frame ...
Panoramic Formats: Panoramic formats have become very popular in the past few years. Many 35mm cameras now include a panoramic inserts as well as some range finder and medium format cameras.

Focal Length Multiplier and Crop Factor
Whether a camera lens is seen as wide-angle or tele is dependent on its Angle of View (AoV); for a particular image size AoV is dependent on focal length.

Use to crop during printing. edge number Film has a clear unexposed strip running the length of both edges.

A high MegaPixel count comes in handy when you want to crop pictures, and when you want to make enlargements. For uncropped 4x6 prints, 2 megapixels are usually enough, but for 5x7s and 8x6s, you kinda need to go up to 3 if you want a sharp picture.

Smaller sensor also has a "crop factor multiplier" because it has a smaller surface than a 35mm camera film, it takes a small portion of the projected image (crops the image) and produces a normal frame, ...

3x 'crop factor' provided a good compromise between effective magnification and image quality. Its replacement, the 1D Mk III, was an improvement in most respects, but was plagued by autofocus problems.

In DSLR cameras it is important to know about the crop factor. Since the sensor in the cameras is smaller than a 35 mm film frame you need to consider the crop factor. In cameras using the APS-C sensor this factor is 1.5x or 1.6x.

A subject is framed if the photographer is able to include and crop surrounding objects so that the resulting lines and shapes lead to the subject.

In CS3 I enjoyed using the crop tool to slice although I'm sure Adobe intended the slice tool to be used. In CS5 the crop tool has become the Artboard tool which takes a bit to get used to.

Photo pro's will then use Photoshop or other image editing software to crop the image more tightly into the bolt. If the bolt is primarily vertical, cropping will follow this orientation.

Granted, it is easy enough to crop away unwanted areas after the fact and thereby make them look like they were well composed in the first place, but unless you have a high-megapixel camera and have remembered to shoot at high resolution, ...

The idea is to crop with the viewfinder, or in the camera, not in the darkroom. Think of it this way: a 35mm negative is roughly 1 1½ inches. To get an 8 10 inch print, you need to enlarge that negative by some 533%.

On first glance the image looks pretty sharp (this is a small crop of the original shown here), ...

We've already talked about the low noise & wide-angle capability of the D3, but it can also shoot in DX mode (with or without a DX lens) to provide that sometimes helpful "crop factor". But what is the image quality like?

With the quality of the current crop of new digital cameras, exploring infrared photography is finally a possibility for those of us who don't want to deal with the hassles of traditional infrared photography.

3 megapixel resolution I can easily crop the subject for printing purposes as seen on the right (which is actually 1:1 without having to zoom into the image, thus no additional pixilation).

The dynamic range of the current crop of DigiCams is similar to that of color transparency film.

If you are a novice with your computer, you may find it easier and more convenient to simply use your camera's digital zoom feature rather than to crop and resize the image on your PC.

Remember to use a tripod for keeping your photographs level, otherwise you will have to crop some off the top and some off the bottom of the pictures in you panorama and you will wind up with a narrow strip.

Unless you're likely to crop extensively or make prints larger than 8x12, you should find shooting at 3 MP more than satisfactory. That's the setting I use on my 5 MP and 8 MP cameras.

You should zoom-out and then crop your image to get the desired section of your photo.
Focus your photos
Most cameras will automatically try to focus the item you are photographing.

Typically, image editing programs are used to sharpen and crop images and fix over and underexposed shots by adjusting their tonal range levels.

different monitors can crop the image to less than full frame. There is a safe area in the frame inside which the image is unlikely to be cropped
Central Processing Unite, used to compute exposure ...

Automatic flash exposure systems make using flash easier than ever before, but there are some problems that crop-up on a regular basis.

Also know as crop factor. It affects the range of the lens by effectively "magnifying" the image making zoom lenses seem to have a greater range and reducing the angle of view on wide angle lenses. Most modern DSLR have a 1.6 crop factor.

Common mistakes made while taking family pictures is to crop in at the bottom of their legs. This eliminates the foreground completely.

Once captured, you may want to manipulate the image, to increase or decrease sharpness, contrast, brightness, colour saturation etc and perhaps to crop the image to improve its composition.

There are two possible issues here. First, labs tend to crop off a small amount on all sides when making enlargements. That's how the printing machines work. The amount trimmed off is fairly minimal, however.

Filling the frame is especially important when it comes to the square format. This format allows for a tight crop that looks well with most subjects.
Bee owner by Anton Novoselov ...

Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS) - An electronic method of minimising the effect of camera shake during video recording. The most common method of DIS is to capture a larger frame and electronically crop the edges depending on the direction of ...

6. When considering digital cameras with a zoom lens, what's important is the optical zoom distance and not the digital zoom distance. Digital zoom uses software to crop and magnify an image, resulting in a loss of image quality.

Editing is the art of adding the correct amount of lighting and sharpness to the photo. If your photo comes out too dark, you can edit it to make it lighter. Or if you'd like to crop something out of a photo, editing allows you to do that.

The name given by Nikon to its range of full frame format SLRs, the image sensor is virtually the same size as a 35mm film format. If a DX lens is mounted on a FX format digital SLR, the camera's 'DX-Crop Mode' automatically alters the image capture ...

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