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How to crop photos on the iPod Touch without a special app

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by frightenedcow, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. frightenedcow

    frightenedcow New Member

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    If for some reason you would like to crop one of your photos to a 320x480 size then all you have to do is take a screen shot of the picture that you have zoomed in on it in the photos app.

    so, go into your photos app and select the picture that you want. then, zoom in on it so that it shows all of parts of the photo that you want. in other words, the edges of the screen are the new edges of the cropped photo. once its in position, make sure that the left and right arrows are not on the screen, and hold down the home button wile you press the sleep/wake button. this is how you take a screen shot. after that, hit the home button and then go back into the photos app and the cropped picture will be under saved photos.

    you actually dont have to do this if you want to crop a picture for your wallpaper cuz you can move and scale a pic for a wallpaper anyways. this is if you want to create a whole new picture with different dimensions as the original.

    hope you found this useful.
  2. joorowned

    joorowned New Member

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    You could also resize in photoshop on your computer, but I guess this alternative is reasonable as well.
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    MikeBoi New Member

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    Indeed.
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Yeah, all I would do is resize it in Photoshop. Very simple.
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    dsfindlay New Member

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    I think it's obvious there are other ways of cropping pics outside of the iPod, but this is a very cool tip. For me it's actually perfectly timed because I'm using the IfFound app, and I don't like that it uses the photos as-is to create its background. Cropping them for my iPod is a pain because I want to allow for the time/date and unlock bars.

    Thanks for this!
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    I use Preview in Mac OS X to crop images.
  7. frightenedcow

    frightenedcow New Member

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    forget photoshop!!
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    awal Well-Known Member

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    Why would you want to do that?
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    jlgm25 Well-Known Member

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    that's because you hate it right?

    i love photoshop. :D
  10. frightenedcow

    frightenedcow New Member

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    i said that cuz my method takes no skill.

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