Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Crop, rotate, and straighten, part of Flickr Mobile: Photo Sharing Anywhere.
- [Voiceover] We're gonna do a little editing. Actually, we're gonna do a fair amount of editing. (laughs) So, I'm gonna start out with cropping and rotating and straightening. You're going whoa, where's all that stuff? Well, let me show you. I have been dying to crop this image. I tell you it's been driving me nuts the whole time. Now I finally get to do it. I tapped on an image. Then I go down to the pencil icon in the lower left hand corner. Just like this.
It loads into the editing program. Then, you see, I have some more icons at the bottom. We're gonna start out with the cropping tool. I'm just gonna tap on that. Do you see that we have some options that show up at the bottom of the screen? First thing I'm gonna do is all I have to do is pinch. Look at that, just pinch like that, to crop and get rid of that nasty little thing that's over on the left hand side. Look at that, isn't that cool? Now if I want to flip, horizontally, I use the horizontal arrows.
If I want to flip vertically, use the vertical arrows. If I want to straighten or unstraighten, I can do it just like that. That cool? Sometimes, straightening's great for unstraightening just to add a little bit of oomph to the image. Just something a little bit like that. This makes it a little more dynamic. Now if you want to go back to zero, all you have to do is just double tap right there.
That'll take you right back to zero. We'll leave it at zero right now, or do I want to, no let's leave it at zero. (laughs) This is what happens with editing, you just start going, "Oh, but I can do this." "I can do that." I'm gonna tap the cropping icon in the lower right hand corner there, to bring back my toolbar. The last thing I want to show you is in the far left hand bottom corner there, where we have the different proportions. We have four by three crop, one by one, sixteen by nine, three by two.
If you need to apply any of these constraints, you can do it here. I'm just gonna do natural, and that's the way I do it most of the time. The one time I will apply a constraint is if I'm printing, let's say a five by seven paper or something like that, but I don't do a whole lot of printing from my iphone or from my android tablet. For the most part, I'm just doing natural, getting it the way that I like, and then when I'm all done, when everything looks good here, and I finished rotating and flipping and straightening and all that kind of stuff, then all I have to do is tap the save button in the upper right hand corner there.
My image is saved. Now go ahead and tap the "x". You'll notice now that there it is, just like that. If I tap on it, I got rid of that stuff on the side. Now, you may be wondering is this destructive or non destructive, it's nondestructive and I'll show you. I'm just gonna tap on the pencil again. It's gonna load it. Let's go to the cropping tool. Now let's pinch inward and look at that. There's that nasty thing in the left hand side there that I thought I got rid of, which I did and which I'm going to again, just by doing that.
You can go back and redo your crops or whatever else you're doing. Now I'm gonna tap save. Now I'll tap the "x". That's a look at cropping, straightening, and rotating. Very nice tools and available right here in Flicker.
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