Flat Lay Magic Automation

Content-aware scaling, resizing and alignment for flat lay photography

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What is Flat Lay Magic?

Flat Lay Magic is a specialized feature designed to center or align flat lay photographs while replacing the backgrounds with a uniform one. Utilizing AI-powered content-aware scaling and intelligent alignment, this tool streamlines the process of positioning objects - such as eCommerce products - in multiple flat lay images to fit various aspect ratios all at once.

When to Use Headshot Fix?

Example 1: Gift box goodie photos

Example 2: Bulk beverage bottle photos for retail website

Example 3: Toys for eCommerce website.

Suitable for:

  • Scaling e-commerce product photos

  • Aspect ratio conversions, such as portrait to square

  • Shopify stores with standard dimensions

  • Social media campaigns requiring consistent image alignment

  • Catalogs and brochures with varied image dimensions

  • Print advertisements that need high-resolution, centered images

How does it work?

How to Configure it?

Step-by-Step Guide for Flat Lay Magic Crops

Before diving into the nitty-gritty of Flat Lay Magic Crop, do yourself a favor and check out our Getting Started Guide. Trust us, it'll make the journey ahead a smooth ride!

Step 1: Create Flat Lay Magic Crop Automation

Click on the "Flat Lay Magic" automation option, designed precisely to crop flat lay images, like shirts, pants, toys, furniture, glasses, wine bottles, cars, auto parts etc.

Step 2: Background Replace

Ensure the "Remove Background" checkbox is selected; this automation won't function without it.

Learn more about remove background settings.

Click "Next."

Step 3: Choose the Content-Aware Resize Margin Settings

Make sure to check the Content-Aware Resize flag to enable this feature.

Select the margins surrounding the object. Crop.photo will intelligently position the object based on these maximum margins, provided it doesn't result in cutting off the object.

Learn more about the content-aware margin settings.

Once you're satisfied, click the "Next" button.

Step 3: Output Size

Choose Output Size: Select your preferred custom output sizes. You can add multiple output sizes for convenience.

Learn more about outputs.

Step 4: Upload & Start Crop

Click "Next" to proceed and start uploading your images.

  1. Review and Start Cropping: Review the configuration on the left and once the files are uploaded, click "Start Crop" to kick off the automation

  2. Wait for Cropping to Complete: Allow the system to complete the crops. This may take a minute or two depending on the number of files.
    ​Note: The initial startup time for our AI models is typically 30s-1min independent of number of images. So 1 or 10 images may take similar time.

Learn more about how to upload your images.

Step 6: Download Your Crops

Once cropping is done, click "Download all" to obtain all your headshot extracts.

Learn more about downloads.

Tips and Tricks 🌟

  1. Output image has more margin around the object

    If your output image has more margin than desired, create a new project and adjust the "Margin Settings" to suit your need. Experiment with the automation on a few images to find the ideal settings.

  2. Reuse Configurations: You can easily duplicate the settings for a future project. This feature saves you time by avoiding the need to redo your configurations.

    Often you want to uncheck duplicate media and just duplicate the configuration:

    This allows you to add new files and do a quick batch crop with already tuned settings.


Still Facing Issues?

If you're not achieving the desired results, don't worry. Reach out to us through the in-app chat icon. Our AI experts are available to assist you in real-time and will guide you through the process. They will guide you through the process to ensure a successful outcome, helping you complete your tasks without any obstacles.

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