ACDSee Photo Editor: Object Cropping

ACDSee Photo Editor is a useful tool used for photo editing. This makes it very easy to create all sorts of different effects with your photographs. One of the most useful things to do with a photo is to crop it. By cropping a photo, you remove objects which are not important for the picture. By cropping the image, you will be able to center your viewers attention on a certain object or collection of objects.

ACDSee is very powerful, but it's also surprisingly easy to use. This means that it shouldn't take you long to work out exactly how to do it. Cropping and rotating in particular is very simple. If you are familiar with video editing software, then you should be aware of how to do this already.

One reason for cropping photos is if you are creating a digital scrapbook. ACDSee makes it simple to put digital frames on your screen, which can then be filled with photos. The rest of this tutorial will look at exactly how to do this and how to use crop.

Step 1: Adding Frames

The first thing to do is load up ACDSee Photo Editor and drag some frames to the background. There are many different frame designs available. Some of these have multiple frames in the same display.

Step 2: Adding Photos

Now, it's time to add the photos. To do this, either select them from the media library or alternatively browse for them on yoru computer. Drag them and drop them roughly where you want them inside the frame. This will hide the frame, but don't worry at this stage.

Step 3: Ordering Layers

On the right of the screen, you should see the object palette which can be used to order the layers. To do this, click on the layer containing the frames and drag them to the top. This will make it possible to see the frames above the photo, and you should be able to get a sense of how it will fit together.

Step 4: Selecting a Photo

Now, select the first photo that you want to work on and zoom in so that you can get a better view. There are two different ways of selecting the photos. Either click on it in the main display or alternatively find it in the object palette and click on it there. This will then make it possible to crop that specific photo.

Step 5: Cropping Photos

Now, you need to select the crop tool from the top of the screen. Once this is selected, make sure that the tool is set to "crop selected image". Then, you can click and drag a box around the image. You only need to roughly get the correct size at this stage.

Step 6: Rotating

Now that you have cropped the photo roughly, you can click on the circle at the top of the box. This allows you to rotate the image so that it fits into the frames better. When you are happy, it's then possible to resize the image some more by dragging the handles.

Step 7: Applying the Crop

Apply the crop by clicking the "Apply Crop" button at the top of the screen. Then, you just need to repeat the same process with all the photos that you have added.