How to Crop a Photo for Instagram in iPiccy – Aspect Ratio – iPiccy Grid – Rule of Thirds

 Crop is the 3rd of the Basic Editing Tools that are Situated on the Lefthand

Click on Crop and you will see the following optons

Click the drop down menu arrow to the right of the word No Constraints and you will see iPiccy’s huge array of Aspect Ratio options

Instagram Uses a Square Aspect Ratio–it is called 1:1 by some photo editors

Click on Square and a light grid will fall across your photo.  Pull on one of the square corners to size the cropping area to your satisfaction.  Click in the middle of the cropping area and move it where you like.  

A light grid will fall across your photo.  Pull on one of the grid’s corners to size the cropping area to your satisfactio.  Click in the middle of the grid to place it where you want it to be.

The lines of the grid relate to the Rule of Thirds.  Good composition normally requires that you place one or more of the major lines of the photo on one or more of the lines of the grid–almost always off center.

When you are satisfied with your cropping area, click Apply.  You may also elect to cancel this operation completely.  The Canceling feature is very important and many of the free editors do not have this option.  

 This grid is a very handy tool and many of the free editors do not have this option.  

 

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About jackikellum

Jacki Kellum is a Fine Artist, a Designer, and also a writer. For one of her graduate programs, she wrote her thesis on William Blake. Like Blake, much of Kellum's work is about childhood and lost innocence. Also like Blake, Kellum strives to both write and illustrate her work. .

Posted on May 27, 2014, in Aspect Ratio, Basic Editing Tools, Crop, iPiccy Grid, Rule of Thirds and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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