Portrait Crop Photoshop Plugin
CC 2017 Update: Latest release is 100% compatible. Download update below.
- Photoshop: CC 2015.5 or Higher
- Operating System: Windows or Mac
- Current Version 1.0.3
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What Portrait Crop Does
Portrait Crop is a face recognition cropping plugin for photoshop. It can automatically make image crops based on face positioning and face size. It allows the user to set up there own cropping presets to easily apply to other images.
The face recognition is very reliable. It has multiple detection methods built into it so if it can’t find the face with 1st attempt it will then look at the image a different way and try again. With the multiple attempt methods, the face recognition has a 99.9% success rate!
There are multiple ways to batch process. First, there is a dedicated batch processor designed specifically for the plugin. This allows the user to batch process as many presets as they want to an entire folder of images.
The plugin can be recorded into an action. The action remembers the face position and composition settings. There are a several ways to then batch process the action such as Hot Folder, Batch script, Image Processor script, or Photoshop Droplets.
Unlimited User Presets
You can create your own cropping presets to easily apply the same crop style to multiple images. The built in batch processor allows you to batch process multiple crop presets at once. You can easily process hundreds or even thousands of images without even being at the computer.
Non Destructive Cropping Option
The non destructive cropping option allows you to re-position the image after the crop has been made and the image is already saved. This is available in batch mode when using PSD or TIF output mode.
You can choose to specify an exact PPI and pixel dimensions or to simply crop without resampling. You can also choose what resampling interpolation algorithm Photoshop will use for downsizing and upsizing.
Works With Transparency
Portrait crop will work with transparent background images such as green screen extractions. This allows you to size and position the person based on face recognition for easy placement into the background. See the demo video below show this in use with Photoshop droplet automation.
Auto Cropping Examples - Same Preset Used
User Defined Preset Examples
Workflow Setup For Transparent images
There are several ways to batch process with Portrait crop. This video shows a really good method for automatically creating compositions using Portrait Crop combined with a Photoshop Action and Droplet. This is very easy to set up. The action itself is only 4 steps. You can set up this automated process in just a couple of minutes.
This is perfect for using with extracted green screen images. You can automatically create the composition by just dragging them and dropping them onto the droplet! The face recognition and image placement happens automatically.
You can also set this same workflow up to do the extractions during the action too. If you have EZ Green Screen then it will also record into an action and the entire workflow from green screen to composite can be drag and drop!
Dedicated Batch Processor
Portrait Crop comes with it’s own dedicated batch processing system. This does not require any actions to be set up. There are some advantages for using the dedicated processor.
Dedicated Batch Processor Advantages
- Automate multiple presets at once
- Batch resume feature in case the batch gets aborted
- Statistics tracking
- Error tracking for any faces not detected