Cropping an ImageTake a bunch of photos, pick 4 that you can use to demonstrate the following reasons to crop an image (see below) and use the cropping tool or marquee tool (aka rectangular selection tool) in Photoshop to crop them. We need to see the original photo too, so save a "before" and "after" for each.
- Emphasize part of the image to give it more importance
- Change the composition and add dynamic movement by moving the subject out of dead center
- Change the orientation by making a horizontal aspect image vertical aspect
- Eliminate distracting parts of the photo
Ensure they're all 72 dpi, 800px wide (except for the vertical photo), RGB, saved as a 50 quality .jpg.
I changed the orientation to give the propeller a better look.
I chose to crop the image above to focus more on the flying kangaroo.
Below are the dinosaur and propeller images revised
Cropping in Adobe Photoshop