Main screen
  


Main Click 2 Crop screen.

Main menu
File  Edit  Aspect ratio  Presets  Guides  View  Window  Help

When you click your right mouse button over input image you will get Right Click image PopUp menu.

Speed buttons:

 
Open file list screen.
Opens file list screen. You may select drive folder and needed file type(s) here. When you start the program next time last opened folder will be opened.

Go to previous.Go to next.
Go to previous or next picture in the selected folder. As far as it is very essential function you may use few different ways to use for this:
1 - click on these buttons
2 - select from menu - View - Next/Previous picture
3 - select from popup menu by rightclick on input image
4 - Press keyboard keys. By default Page Up is for previous and Page Down for Next but you may assign other keys in a Preferences screen.

Save current cropped picture.
Saves current cropped picture with incremented name to the current "save folder". When saving first time in session program will prompt you for a folder. If you want to change this folder you can click + button with Right Mouse button (or click with Ctrl keyboard key pressed) to bring up the prompt "Save As" dialogue again. Also you can use Preferences screen to change "save folder". As far as a main goal of this utility is easy saving of manually cropped images you may save crops in a few different ways:
1 - click on this button
2 - double click on input image
3 - select from menu - Files - Save crop
4 - select from popup menu by rightclick on input image
6 - Press keyboard key. By default it is F7 key but you may assign other keys in a Preferences screen.

Full screen mode.
Show Input or Output picture in full screen mode.

Fit to window size.
Fit Input or Output picture to window size.

Show in actual size.
Show Input or Output picture in actual size.

Show Image info screen.
Show Image info screen.

Show JPEG Compression Expert.
Show JPEG Compression Expert.

Rotate Input picture 90 clockwise.
Rotate Input picture 90° clockwise. Click with left mouse button will rotate picture only. Click with right mouse button will rotate picture and cropped area together.

Rotate Input picture 90 counterclockwise.
Rotate Input picture 90° counterclockwise. Click with left mouse button will rotate picture only. Click with right mouse button will rotate picture and cropped area together.

Rotate Input picture 180.
Rotate Input picture 180°. Click with left mouse button will rotate picture only. Click with right mouse button will rotate picture and cropped area together.

Restore original layout. Rotate 0.
Rotate Input picture 0°, i.e. restore original layout. Click with left mouse button will rotate picture only. Click with right mouse button will rotate picture and cropped area together.

Rotate cropping area.
Rotate cropping area 90° i.e. toggle portrait and landscape cropping layout.

Call Border setup screen.
Press button to opens a Border setup screen. Check the checkbox to apply border.

Call Text setup screen.
Press these buttons to open a Text setup screen. Check the checkbox to apply text.

Sharpen.
Use these three checkboxes to sharpen output image. Check one left checkbox to sharpen output picture once. Two checked checkbox will sharpen picture twice and all three checked checkbox will sharp image three times. Usually you need apply sharpen option when you had to downsample larger images to display as a smaller images on web pages or in emails or thumbnails and want these small images looks sharp and clear.

Auto levels.Lock Auto levels.
This Auto levels option works like a similar option in PhotoShop. You may improve colors and contrast with it. Lock checkbox will lock autolevels settings and allow you to use same settings for a different cropped area.

Gamma control.
When checkbox right to Gamma control value is checked - output image will be gamma corrected. Please note that normal gamma setting for this program is 0.

Enter Color correction by variants mode.
When you press this button you will switch to Color correction by variants mode.
When checkbox is checked you will see current variant color correction in the output window. If you will uncheck it you will see not corrected image.

Instant White Balance Correction Indicator.
To use instant white balance correction press Ctrl + RightMouse button over neutral gray area of the output image. I.e. you need to press Ctrl keyboard key and click with Right Mouse button over some "would be" gray area of the picture. Also see instant white balance correction topic.

Output in color modes.
Output in color modes: color, grayscale (black and white) or sepia modes.

Input picture panel:

Fixed crop aspect checkbox:
When this checkbox is checked you can resize crop area proportionally. When unchecked - you can free resize crop area.

Rotate value:
You may rotate input image on any angle. There are also presets for rotation to 90 or 180 degrees and to repeat last used rotation in
Menu Edit and in the right click popup menu.

X aspect and Y aspect values:
You may input needed crop area aspect ratio here or may use presetted aspects from
Menu Edit - Aspect ratio or Presets.


Output picture panel:

Current file name edit box:
This is a file name that will be used for a current saved crop. After saving file name will be incremented. By default program adds four digits after character filename and increments these digits.

Fix X and  Fix Y checkboxes and edit boxes:
To save cropped areas with their original sizes uncheck both checkboxes. If you need fixed height with proportionally sized width check height checkbox and input needed value. Use same procedure for fixed width.

To stretch or shrink output image out of proportions fix both width and height. This feature can be used for example if you prepare some images as a backgrounds to anamorphic DVD menus.

  
 
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