How can I crop in the dotphoto online editing tool?
The dotPhoto Edit feature can 

  • Perfectly crop a photo to almost any ratio: 3x5, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, or for popular poster sizes.
  • Turn the cropping window from landscape to portrait or from portrait to landscape
  • Crop out an individual portrait from a group of people -- for instance, one player on a baseball field
  • Create a panorama from a standard image.  See below for special panorama cropping instructions.

This is a useful feature for a special photo. (You can only edit photos in your own account; you cannot edit photos that are owned by another photographer.)

To crop a photo

As of April 2020, dotphoto is working with PhotoPea, a powerful online photo editor. 

  1. Sign into your dotPhoto account.
  2. Click on an album and then a photo.
  3. You will see the editing icon -- a pencil -- in the upper left.  If you do not see the editing icon, you are signed in as a guest. (Guests cannot edit other people's photos.) If you are the owner of the photo and do not see the editing icon, you may have mistyped your password: sign in again.
  4. Click on the editing icon

  5. If you see the PhotoPea logo, click on it once to get to the edit.
  6. On the editing screen, choose a tool in the editing menu on the left. For instance, to crop a photo, choose the cropping tool framed in red here:
  7. To complete the cropping, (1) click on the photo and drag the lower corner until you have selected the area to crop (2) confirm the cropping area by clicking on the check box (or choose the X to try again) and (3) choose File and Save in the upper left.
  8. Both the original and cropped images are saved in your dotphoto account. The cropped image is saved as a new photo immediately after the original image.

  9. Made a mistake? You can always undo what you try with either CTRL-Z or choosing the Edit and Undo from the menu at the top.


To make a panorama

Use the custom cropping tool at the top left and drag the rectangle to a panoramic shape prior to applying and saving your new image. Since you will probably print a wide panorama, this requires substantial image resolution in your original photo.



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