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Your Camera Loves You: Learn to Love It Back by Khara Plicanic

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Chapter 9. Death by Cropping: (Don’t shoot the messenger!)

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Knock knock! Who’s there? The crop tool. The crop tool who? (Whack!)

Like turning the wrong way down a one-way street or crossing an intersection without looking, the dangers of the crop tool can catch you by surprise. The more you know about how cropping works and what your options are, the better off you’ll be.

Even with the grooviest, most super-schmanciest camera in all the world, there’s one thing that can seriously spoil an image no matter how brilliant your timing or how well you nailed the white balance. It’s known as—cropping.

(Ominous music here.)

It starts out innocently enough. ...

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