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Library Technology – Reviews, Tips, Giveaways, Freeware super easy and cool way to crop and resize your images online

Posted In Online services - By Techtiplib on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 With No Comments »

We take and interact with a lot of images daily – for fun, profit, or both, and it’s not uncommon that the original size and aspect ratio of the image doesn’t always do the job.

Here comes ( – a super easy to use tool that allows you to resize and cropp your images in order to fit the required size. You simply need to upload your images and select the required size. There are several predefined sizes that you can choose from, such as avatar image, gallery thumbnail, Facebook timeline cover image, and of course if you want you can select a custom size (width and height) for your particular purpose.

There are several really cool things about Obviously, the first is that is an online tool. You don’t need to download and run any desktop software. Don’t get me wrong – desktop software is sometimes great, but for cropping a few images it’s a bit of an overkill to launch Photoshop or dig in the plethora of options that most free software programs offer.

The second cool thing about is that it allows you to upload and cropp multiple (currently up to five) images simultaneously, i.e. crop a whole batch of images in one go. In addition, you can also specify more than one cropping size. This allows you for example to produce avatar and headline images from the same image in a single cropping session. In the end of the process all the croppings of all the images are downloaded as a single .zip file.

The third thing is actually the coolest one! automatically selects which part of the image to crop when the original and the target sizes do not have the same aspect ratio (that practically means almost all the time). Unlike the traditional cropping strategy to choose the central part of the image, utlizes several clever image anaylsis algorithms that find the most ‘visually interesting’ parts of the images and decides which area of the image to preserve in the final cropping. Nice! Of course, you can manually adjust the final cropping if needed.

Give a try here –, upload couple of images and see how it works.

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