Improving cropping for images shot by other apps

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The one thing that will keep me from making this my go-to social network sharing camera app is the fact that I am finding it virtually impossible to properly center my Hipstamatic captured images so that they fit properly within the cropping window (without any black bars on the top and bottom, and without the pre-existing border gof the hipstamatic print being chopped off unevenly. There should be an option to double-tap on an image in the crop window to have it evenly snap to the cropping window so that it fills the window and eliminates any remaining black bars that might remain after cropping, and so that it even crops off the images existing edges - so that I don't have to pinch and pull for ten minutes trying to get the most of my existing image in frame, and so that I don't crop unevenly as I've had no choice but to do...
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Micah Diamond

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Brittany Lundberg

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I agree, however I think a better solution would be to give more flexibility with dimensions .. It's difficult to both fill the frame and keep information on many shots. On the other hand I do enjoy the ubiquity of the square format just as far as aesthetic is concerned .. Dunno how to improve this without just trying to take pics with the IG framing in mind..
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I dont understand why our photos have to be cropped at all to fit the IG frame! I have so many pictures I wont post because the cropping loses the photo
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David Sanger (SU2)

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I agree. I use camera+ for preprocessing sometimes and crop square and sometimes end up with unsightly black lines on several sides as evidence of a bad crop.

1) please improve display on crop to show all four sides of original image (perhaps dotted line)

2) also auto alignment could be improved. The default on importing a square photo seems to be aligned left/right but not top/bottom

3) also consider an option for changing the default background fill color on an imported photo that does not fill the entire frame