cropping photos - image editor?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rdoyle720, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. rdoyle720 macrumors newbie

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    I have a bunch of screenshots that I need to crop. I need to crop them all in the same way to show the same portion of the screen.

    Currently the way I do this is boot into Windows and fire up Photoshop. I load all the files into layers, crop the document, and then export all the layers as files. Photoshop has tools built-in to make this pretty easy, but I'd be just as happy to stay in OS X and do my cropping there.

    Is there a cheap (or free) piece of software that can do this? The key thing is that it's got to be easy. I don't want to manually load and place each image, and I don't want to manually save each layer and name it. I'd also like to stay under $50 if possible.
     
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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  3. maflynn Moderator

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    iPhoto (part of iLife) which comes with new Macs can do this.

    Gimp is an open source alternative to PS

    Preview can handle this to some degree.

    If you own Aperture or LightRoom they also can handle it as well.
     
  4. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    If all you want to do is crop, then Preview is the easiest way.
     
  5. rdoyle720 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    don't think i explained myself well...

    I'm aware Preview and iPhoto can crop, but I want to crop hundreds of photos in the exact same way (say 2 inches from the top, 2 inches from the left, and 3 inches x 5 inches). I can do this one photo at a time in iPhoto or Preview, but I don't think I can do a batch in a single pass (which I can in Photoshop).
     

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