Cropping photos without losing quality

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by c0venant, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. c0venant macrumors regular

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    I've tried quite a few apps that have the crop function, including the one that comes with iOS 6, but my screen captures always end up with a crappier quality after being cropped. Does anyone know of a good app that saves the cropped photo with its original quality? thanks
     
  2. dcr8832 macrumors newbie

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    Some of it depends on the output method you're using (via Camera Roll email, via copy-n-paste email, via USB xfer to ImageCapture/iPhoto, via Bump/wifi, etc). Many image editing apps also have customizable settings for resolution, size, etc.

    If you can describe the workflow/process that you've been using I may have some suggestions.
     
  3. c0venant thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the replies. I did find the perfect app, it's called Snapseed. There is no quality loss at all.
     
  4. dcr8832 macrumors newbie

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    Yep - that's a good one. A couple other apps that offer a decent amount of control over image size, quality, resolution, file type, etc when exporting are:

    • Fotor
    • Camera Awesome
    • Aviary
    • PerfectPhoto
    • PhotoPad
    • LightPhoto
    Not all of them are great standalone apps or have the best image editing tools (though the first three are pretty good on their own), but I keep them on hand because each one has a particular export function that can be useful in certain situations.

    So a typical workflow might be:

    1. take photo using FastCamera (or iPhone's built-in camera)
    2. edit photo using Aviary
    3. apply filters using SnapSeed, PhotoToaster, Pixlr-o-matic, etc
    4. configure desired export settings using one of the apps listed above
     

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