EasyCrop for Mac lets you make basic image edits like cropping and rotating, and then use the resulting image without the need to save it. This premium application comes with a free trial and accepts graphics stored in a file as well as embedded in a Web site. A great feature is the destination drawer, which allows you to export your newly created image to up to five other apps.
The main interface for EasyCrop for Mac feels somewhat uninspired, but it's not hard to get around it; there are two main sections for the source and final image, accompanied by some commonly used features and a toolbar. The app aims to be accessible even to the novice user, and thanks to its extensive drag-and-drop support, it succeeds. In addition to loading images from files, the software allows you to drag graphics out of Web sites and drop them in the app to begin editing. During the editing process you can flip the image, freely rotate it, constrain it, and then crop it. The end result can be saved as a JPG, PNG, TIFF, or GIF with various quality options like sharpening and compression.
If you're looking for an elegant way of cropping images as well as a few image editing features, you should give EasyCrop for Mac a try. While it's nothing extraordinary, this app performs its function well and even offers some more advanced features like the preservation of metadata and automatically hiding, itself, when dragging images out of it.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of EasyCrop for Mac 2.5.8.
Have you ever needed to resize and compress a photo for emailing or uploading to a website? Or crop a photo for adding to your OS X Address Book? Or capture a portion of the screen and send it off in an email?
EasyCrop takes the fuss out of performing these tasks. Simply drag images from the Finder, iPhoto or even a web browser and drop them into EasyCrop. Next, draw a crop box around the area you want to crop and make other adjustments with the intuitive controls if you'd like. And when you're happy with the result, simply drag it off to your email or other application. Voila!
With EasyCrop's unique and intuitive user interface, you no longer have:
- confusing file dialog boxes to navigate
- temporary files to delete
- the need to first make a copy of the original file
- prepare photos for emails
- add faces to contacts in your OS X Address Book
- set up pictures for your Mac OS X logon screen
- reduce image file size for posting to web sites
What's new in this version:
Fixed a bug introduced in the last version which prevented the output size from being set precisely.