It’s often handy to have your photo cropped to a wide format. 16:9 photos, for example, are very striking and very popular. But ordinary cropping has its downsides too. You simply will lose some of the photo; that’s a fact. But if you’re not ready for that, there’s fortunately one more option—you can simply stretch the photo in Zoner Photo Studio. Working this way, you can create a wide-angle picture using some simple steps. With no cropping or losses. Take a look at how to do it.
It’s important to think of composition during your shot, it’s true. But often you’ll only find out on your computer that a crop can make a picture even more interesting. After all, cropping a photo can give it a completely different look. You just have to work right with its composition.
Improving composition and removing distractions from a picture’s edges. Or taking your first step towards prints. Cropping can amount to all of this. Besides improving composition, you can also use cropping to give a photo a precise ratio of sides. And that can be essential when you’re printing.
“This photo could really use a circular crop. And this one here an elliptical or maybe triangular one.” You may have found yourself saying something like this before. But there isn’t a way to crop photos like that on a computer... or maybe there is? Actually, you can produce a circular or elliptical crop in just a few clicks.
In product photography, you’ll often have to use a different background for a shoot than you’ll use for the final picture. Either the “real” picture would be complicated to take, or you don’t even know what the background will be. The solution is to crop the product, erase the background, and add a new one in its place. Just these few steps can give you your dream product photos.
It's an irony of our digital age that we use the latest imaging technology to make our photos look as if they were taken with an ancient camera. But who are we to argue with progress? The truth is, Instagram is a photographic phenomenon and its boxy, filtered photos are deeply embedded in our culture. More than that, there are dozens of services popping up that can transform Instagram images into magnets, wall art, stickers and more -- all with the unique look that only Instagram photos provide.
Photography is just one in a long line of visual arts, and it’s inherited several established rules from its ancestors. It inherited them because they work, and because using them makes for more eye-pleasing photographs. Among those rules is the Golden Ratio.