Graffi’s Hipster first release – .jsx script for cropping square and an action to run it


The square crop

is a hallmark of the latest style in digital pictures: retro, Instagram-ish, hipster looking images. However, cropping an image to a perfect square is actually pretty tricky to pull off, programming speaking. Automating the process is impossible to do without a program to do the math for you.

The javascript below (shown in the screenshot to the left) can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Photoshop users can just browse and load the script as needed (or save it to [SrcDrv]/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS#/Presets/Scripts and it will appear in the Scripts menu).

Photoshop Elements users aren’t so lucky. To run the script, you can drag and drop it directly into the Elements workspace, or it can be called from an action.

The download below also includes an action that will call the script, but it requires a specific installation path: Windows users should install the javascript to C:\Graffi Photoshop Scripts\CropSquare.jsx (it MUST be this folder, otherwise the action won’t find it). I’m also going to reference this folder as a repository for future scripts and action set installers, so if you like the Graffi stuff, this is a good place to start.  (As an additional note, Add-O-Matic will be updated to handle javascript (*.jsx) files, and AOM will put them in this folder by default, too.) Installation instructions are included in the .zip download (or grab an Add-O to install the actions, and manually place the javascript in the folder referenced above)

Finally, I’m also including the first Hipster action that utilizes this javascript – a sample image is above.

*MAC USERS: I’d love to find out where to place the javascript on your system so I can update the action.

A short tutorial on using the new actions is coming up next!

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