I still remember the first time I saw the video for AntiCrop. It looked like it was capable of doing amazing things. The video showed the app doing the same thing as content aware fill in photoshop by extending the image. AntiCrop is from the makers of TouchRetouch and since I was so impressed with that app, that I received via promotional code, I bought this one.
I really wanted to buy AntiCrop the first time I saw the video, but there were some negative reviews complaining about consistency. I’m here to tell you that the complaints were accurate. This app does do some great things once in a while, but its way too inconsistent and seems to struggle much more often than succeed. Perhaps if you use TouchRetouch to fix the mistakes AntiCrop makes, this app could be useable.
Start out by loading a photo or taking one with the in app camera, which is the same as the default camera.If you load a photo, you can choose between 3 sizes.
Once the photo is loaded you simply drag the border that you wish to extend. Its that simple. After a moment the app will try to fill in the new area with similar data.
Thats really all there is to AntiCrop. Have a look at my test results below.
The images that worked.
I have to say it did a good job at continuing the slope of Shasta with just a little unnatural pattern in the hill on the left and the repetition of the cows.
The failed images. I recommend clicking on the extended versions to inspect them yourself. You’ll likely find unnatural patterns and objects in places they aren’t suppose to be.
There are some floating leaves and branches.
This is a trainwreck.
I had a 33% success rate, thats not anywhere near passing in school or the world of iphone apps. I have a feeling it would have been even lower had I tried to use this on other images.
I like the idea for the app, but how often do you find yourself needing to extend your image? In its current state, it’s not worth the price to see it work once in a while.
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1 or later