How to Crop Your Photos Using Ribbet

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Last month, when I was reviewing some of my after pictures of the homes I had staged, I found one image that captured my eye. It wasn't what I would consider one of my "best." However, there was something about the picture that I liked.

Here's the photo that I'm referring to:

Atlanta home stager after picture

I had some time that day and decided to crop the photo. After playing around with it for a bit, I ended up with this:

FYI - I'm standing in the living room, looking into the dining room. You can also see the family room behind it. Without the orchid and candle sticks, it creates an entirely different look and feel to the image.

Atlanta stager after picture

Here's how to crop your image using Ribbet:

Step 1: Go to The service is free. Go to the home tab and upload the image you'd like to crop.

how to crop an image using Ribbet



Step 2: Position the box that appears over the area that you want included in the picture. 

step 2 in cropping an image using ribbet


Step 3: In this image, you'll see the area of the image that I wanted to keep. When you've positioned your crop, click on apply.

Cropping an image using Ribbet

Step 4: With the cropping done, you can add the watermark (text tab) as well as a frame. 

Cropped photo using Ribbet


It's really super easy. However, if anyone has any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment and I'll get it answered for you.


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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Ribbit is one of my favorite FREE on line photo editing programs, thanks for sharing.

Jan 17, 2013 12:32 AM #1
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Kathy ~ Your tutorial on cropping is easy for anyone to understand, good idea to share it!  In your example, once you cropped out the orchid it no longer distracts the viewer and instead, you're drawn into wondering what's "beyond" in the dining room and further into the family room.  Great staging as always, too!

Jan 17, 2013 02:09 AM #2
Janelle Ancillotti
Seneca Home Staging - Syracuse, NY
HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY

Super post-I'm "suggesting" it. :)

Jan 17, 2013 04:23 AM #3
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

It really does make a difference doesn't it? I'm going to give it a try with some of my older photos. Thanks for the heads up Kathy,


Jan 18, 2013 11:46 AM #4
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - I love  It reminds me so much of Picnik and has the same feel.  It's my photo editor of choice. 

Jan 19, 2013 02:11 AM #5
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Kathy....I also LOVE easy to use!  I've been using it since Picnik left the scene and it was SO easy to transition over to Ribbet!!

Jan 19, 2013 08:40 AM #6
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

For those that follow me on Active Rain, you know that I was a HUGE picnik fan. I literally fell out of my chair the day I learned that they were closing. Ribbet has been a wonderful replacement.

Glad this post was helpful.


Jan 19, 2013 10:54 PM #7
Shannon Gilmore, CRS
Long and Foster Real Estate - Warrenton, VA
Real Estate Sales Associate with Long and Foster

AWESOME! Very helpful thank you !

Jun 13, 2013 10:59 AM #8
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