There are millions of photos shared across various social networks all over the world every day. It is a known fact that iPhone’s camera is the source of a majority of these shared photos. As iOS devices are being used so extensively for photo sharing, a proportionate amount of photo editors exist in the App Store. You can find hundreds of apps which can crop an image for you; even the stock Photos app in iOS 5 can do the trick. However, what if you want to do just the opposite thing on a photo, that is, extend its background? AntiCrop is a new app, which will let you un-crop images, giving you a photo with an extended background behind the main object in it.
Note: AntiCrop is a paid app, coming in at $0.99. We’re giving away 5 codes from the app to 5 lucky readers, details for which can be found at the end of this post.
The app has a pretty simplistic interface, and it comes with a thorough video tutorial as well, guiding users through all the steps of using AntiCrop. As expected, there are two ways you can add a photo to the app for editing; AntiCrop has a menu for browsing your device’s gallery to find photos, or you can shoot a pic and start making changes to it straight away.
If a photo has a rather uniform background, the app will work better, but even if it hasn’t, the results aren’t too bad. You can choose an un-cropping grid before applying any changes to the photo. The list of grid is available in the frames menu on the left of the bottom bar. The app also asks you about the resolution in which you want to save the un-cropped photo. In the photo editor menu of AntiCrop, there is the option to adjust the photo’s orientation using the rotation buttons on top. Before you start extending the background, adjust the grid over the original image in a way that the edges don’t touch the main object’s sides. Once that has been done, drag the frame’s side to the direction in which you want to make the extension. AntiCrop will process the changes, and you will have the awesome end result within seconds.
Once you have un-cropped a photo to your satisfaction, you can just save it to your library, or use any of the sharing options offered by AntiCrop, which include email, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. For $0.99, the app is definitely worth the price.
Giveaway: We are giving away 5 promo codes for AntiCrop to our readers. The giveaway will only last for 24 hours. Participation in the giveaway is simple. You need to either follow us at @addtips and tweet the giveway (leave the link of the tweet in comments below), or leave a comment on our Facebook page. We will pick out 5 winners randomly!
Update: The giveaway is closed. Winners shall be contacted with their license keys soon.