JPEGCrops is a handy free tool that helps you quickly rotate and crop a batch of digital photos to standard print sizes without any loss of quality.
- Free – no ads, nags or spyware
- Add custom sizes and aspect ratios to the menu
- Rename trimmed files; preserves EXIF, IPTC and other metadata
- No option to resample images
- Only supports JPEG files
- Automatic renaming of duplicates and “Rule of Thirds” guidelines would be nice additions
- Hasn’t been updated since 2007
- Quickly rotate and crop multiple photos to standard photo sizes without loss of quality
- Simple 3-step process: Open multiple images, specify output folder, and define cropping area
- Customize the image preview size, window layout, crop protector appearance, and preset size menu
- Preview PPI as you adjust crop size. The color changes when the resolution is less than 150 or 300 PPI.
- Quickly switch between portrait and landscape orientation; rotate images 90 degrees left or right
- Specify new file names for trimmed files or let the program automatically add a prefix or suffix
- The program prompts the user to overwrite an existing file but does not automatically rename the new file
- Windows Freeware. Does not require installation; it only generates files in the installation folder.
- The program is localized in Danish, Dutch, German, Hungarian and Polish.
Most digital cameras save photos in JPEG format, which uses a lossy compression scheme. The upside is that JPEG images can be made quite small, but the downside is that some quality is lost every time a JPEG is saved if certain aspects of the image have been changed. With most photo editing programs, cropping and saving a JPEG recompresses the image, resulting in more loss.
JPEGCrops is a free program that allows cropping of JPEGs without quality loss. Also, it makes it very quick and easy to crop a batch of multiple images. It comes with the most common photo sizes already predefined, and you can easily add your own custom sizes. You can specify an output folder for processed images or change the file names of cropped photos – cropping will never overwrite the originals without warning. You can also customize other aspects of the program, such as the appearance, layout, and the way metadata and timestamps are handled.
In addition to being free, JPEGCrops is a small download, and the program does not modify your registry or install any files outside of its own directory.
Note that JPEGCrops hasn’t been updated since 2007. It’s still available for download and will probably work, but it may not be compatible with newer operating systems or have security flaws that haven’t been fixed. There are other newer software packages available that do the same job from more reliable sources. Please use your favorite search engine to find them.