Simple Cropping Trick Makes Great Portraits

A Club Member called who had a nice landscape picture of her child’s ball field, but she wanted a vertical portrait of her child in the field.

This cropping trick makes it easy to capture a perfect portrait from a wide image, or a group photo from a tall image.

Here’s how:

  1. Tap the photo, and then the pencilicon (the photo editor) in the upper left.
  2. Choose the Crop tool from the edit bar.
  3. Choose the ratio for the photo you want to print. If you’re printing a 5×7, choose 7:5.
  4. Tap the 7:5 box again, and, voile!, it becomes a 5:7 vertical slice of the image. You can grab the middle of the crop area and move the rectangle, or grab the corner to further shrink your image.
  5. Now choose Apply, Save and Save as a New Image.
You have both the original photo and the new vertical image that’s perfect for your portrait!

Author: dotphoto

Glenn Paul is President and Co-Founder of dotPhoto, which began life in 2000 as a photo printing service and now also distributes user-generated media in Flash, video and on cell phones.

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