Cropping photos without losing quality

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

  1. c0venant macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    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

    Dec 6, 2012
    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

    Jun 26, 2012
    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

    Dec 6, 2012
    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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