Image editing software come in the hundreds nowadays but most of them have the flaw of being overly complex for most people. Photo Crop Editor, however, offers basic cropping capabilities while being simple in its use as well.
Installation & Requirements
The setup process completes very fast while presenting no issues. The supported operating systems are Windows NT and higher as well as Windows Server 2003 and up.
From the moment you will first start the application you will understand what the developers were aiming for. The simple and clean interface speaks volumes to the inner workings of the program. Cropping an image with this application is a very simple yet quite comprehensive process.
First of all, you need to insert an image into the application. You can do this by dragging and dropping the file or by browsing your computer and searching for the image. This can be done by clicking on the Image button on the toolbar of the main window. After you have inserted your image you can alter the background by placing another image, by making it transparent or by choosing a solid colour for it. The image backgrounds can either be samples from the application or an image of your choice.
Next is the cropping utility which is, after all, the main feature of the application. There are two modes for cropping the images, Quick and Shape cropping. In the shape crop mode you will have a choice amongst tens of shapes that you can choose to quickly crop parts of the images. This is especially useful when you want to create a shape out of a picture but you do not possess the patience or the artistic skills to create a shape yourself and you just want a quick utility to do it for you.
The Quick cropping mode is quite extensive, despite the name. The first thing you will do is create lines on the foreground and the background and the application will automatically get the rest of the foreground and the background for you. Don’t worry if you do not get it right the first time as the next step will let you nitpick all of the little details out of the cropping model so that you have the perfect cropping in your hands. Finally, the matting step will let you matt hair from the background easily. After everything is done you can save the image in a format of your choice or even print it immediately.
-Extremely easy to use
-Surprising depth within a simple design
-The program would be benefit from a few more options
Photo Crop Editor is pretty much what you would expect but better. The application’s extremely easy to use interface and concrete results all work out to ensure its place in the image editing market, especially within the inexperienced market of users.