qCrop:
Naturally intelligent Image Cropping as a Microservice

SAVES TIME AND MONEY

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PERFECT RESULTS

EASY INTEGRATION

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Details on qCrop

The revolutionary solution for fullservice- and digital agencies, publishing companies, print shops and stock photo agencies:
Eliminate “image cropping” as a job stopper from your multichannel/content first/template driven workflows!
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Image markup

In about 15 seconds you provide each image with universal clues for cropping – assisted by a live cropping simulation preview. This one-time effort prepares the images for future automatic cropping in a way, that they do not have to be touched again. Markup is executed with proprietary qCrop clients for Windows, MacOS and Linux or a web-based online client.

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Microservice

The actual image cropping is executed on demand in real-time by the configurable qCrop algorithm – either as URL-parameterised cloud service or as sandboxed, embedded functionality for system integration purposes.

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Integration

The qCrop markup clients as well as the cropping service can easily and seemlessly be integrated into existing workflows, systems, applications and cloud infrastructures (like AWS and Azure). Implement completely novel applications with qCrop!

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Convince yourself

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Highlights

At a glance: the most important qualities of the automatic qCrop image cropping.
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Smart

Optimal preservation of the images’ composition by virtue of qCrops intelligent algorithm.

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Intuitive

Authoritative markup control due to live cropping simulation.

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Scalable

Real time image cropping as a microservice on all common cloud platforms.

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Modular

Easy integration into existing digital asset management systems and workflows.

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Benefits

Why qCrop makes the perfect solution for you.
Reliable
quality

The combination of human eye and intelligent technology guarantees optimal cropping results, even if a highly automated workflow does not allow for intermediated checking of cropping results.

Maximum
flexibility

Immediate readiness for duty out-of-the-box or maximum adaptability – qCrop proves itself equally as base technology for system integration or as ready-to-use solution for productive deployment.

Hassle-free
scaling

No matter for what purposes qCrop gets utilized: our support for all common cloud and container environments ensures sufficient scalability for every demand.

Savings
on all levels

Be it the speed-up at manual image cropping, distinct reduction in data storage or the avoidance of job stoppers – qCrop saves time, money and ressources.

Novel
utilisations

Images that crop themselves on-the-fly to the specs of a mobile device? qCrop makes it possible! Discover novel approaches in Responsive Design!

We are your
competent partner

With more than 20 years of experience in sytem integration and template driven multichannel publishing we know exactly the demands of the industry.

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Blog

News relating to qCrop image cropping.
Image-Scaling Angriffe
Die Beschäftigung mit dem Thema „automatischer Bildbeschnitt“ verschlägt einen bisweilen in recht obskure Gefilde. Vor kurzem stieß ich bei der Lektüre einschlägiger Fachartikel auf das Phänomen sogenannter „Image-Scaling Attacks“. Der Begriff beschreibt den Versuch,…
Twitter beendet Bildbeschnitt mit künstlicher Intelligenz
Twitter teilte am 1. Oktober 2020 mit, den vor zwei Jahren eingeführten automatischen Bildbeschnitt auf der Basis künstlicher Intelligenz einzustellen, weil der Algorithmus in Bezug auf die Hautfarbe der dargestellten Personen diskriminierende Ergebnisse liefert.…
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Save the date: PICTAday, 23.4.2020, München
Der Bundesverband professioneller Bildanbieter (BVPA) hat heute Veranstaltungsort und -termin für den PICTAday 2020 bekannt gegeben. Demnach findet die Veranstaltung am 23. April 2020 in der Alten Kongresshalle an der Theresienwiese in München statt.…
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7500 Gründe, warum qCrop auf Natürliche Intelligenz setzt
Eine der häufigsten Fragen, die wir zu unserem Bildbeschnitt-System qCrop bekommen, lautet: „Setzen Sie Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) beim Cropping ein?”.Der Hintergrund dieser Frage bezieht sich nicht nur ganz allgemein auf den aktuellen Hype um…
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About us.

Our company “append[x] GmbH” – located in Upper Bavaria, Germany – offers custom-made consultancy and software solutions in the fields of edutainment, content first, publishing, data visualisation and digital reading since 2010.

After more than two years of research and development we are proud to present a revolution for digital image workflows: “qCrop” – fully automated image cropping into arbitrary aspect ratios by optimal preservation of the images’ composition.

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Contact us!

We are pleased to be at your service!
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append[x] GmbH

CEO: Andreas Klostermaier

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Amtsgericht München, HRB 163172

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Contact

append[x] GmbH

Geilertshauser Straße 8
82544 Egling-Endlhausen
Germany

t + 49.8176.999 160
f + 49.8176.999 161
info@appendx.de

Legal notice

You can find our
Data protection compliance here:

Imprint and privacy statement



Imprint

append[x] GmbH

CEO: Andreas Klostermaier

Commercial register:
Amtsgericht München, HRB 163172

VAT ID: DE250001774

Contact

append[x] GmbH
Geilertshauser Straße 8
82544 Egling-Endlhausen
Germany

t + 49.8176.999 160
f + 49.8176.999 161
info@appendx.de