Auto Crop 3

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Quick Overview

Instantly crop compositions to fit their contents. Now a native After Effects plugin!

Auto Crop 3


Auto Crop allows you to instantly crop a composition down to the size of its contents. Crop a composition at the current frame or analyze an entire composition's content and crop without cutting off any animation. Auto Crop 3 now even allows you to crop the current comp without it needing to be a pre-comp. In the newest version, Auto Crop has been rebuilt from the ground up as a native plug-in to provide new features and better results.

Faster Than Ever

Auto Crop has been rebuilt from the ground up as a native plugin for After Effects. This means that you get faster speeds than before, even when cropping several layers at once.

Screen capture showing Auto Crop cropping 50 layers

Screen capture showing the pixel-perfect accuracy of a crop

Pixel Perfect Accuracy

Auto Crop produces pixel-perfect crops based on the alpha channel of every layer within a composition. If even a single pixel is partially visible, Auto Crop will see it and include it in the crop dimensions.

Fully Automated

Even if you have a composition that is being used across multiple compositions, you can use Auto Crop without a problem. After cropping, every instance will be adjusted so that the new size doesn't affect any visuals.

Screen capture showing how auto crop automatically adjusts every use of the layer after cropping

Crop with Confidence

Have animation within your composition? Auto Crop can examine the entire duration to find the smallest possible size without cutting off any details.

Screen capture showing the the use of auto crop duration on a crop with an animated layer

Work You Way

Auto Crop gives you many different options for customizing your experience. Save space on the UI by using the layer menu with keyboard shortcuts, keep Auto Crop on screen with the optional script UI panel and customize your crops with the new preferences screen.

Screen capture showing that on windows, you can quickly toggle between menu items The optional Script UI panel for Auto Crop

Customize for your workflow

Don't want to open the preferences each time you need to make a change? You can also customize the Auto Crop panel to keep frequently accessed options on screen.

Screen capture how the Script UI panel can be customized

Expand and Crop

If you move layers outside of the composition bounds, you can now expand the composition and crop it at the same time!

Screen capture showing that you can crop while including layers outside the composition bounds

Trial Version

Please download and install the trial version before purchasing to verify it meets your individual requirements.

The trial version of Auto Crop works exactly the same as the full version, but you are limited to 10 crops per day for 7 days. Additionally, you will be prompted to enter a serial number each time Auto Crop is run, which must be manually skipped.


Auto Crop does as much as possible to maintain the position of every layer within a composition, however, there are a couple of exceptions.

First, the size of a composition affects how 3D layers are viewed. This means that if your composition contains 3D positioned layers, your composition will need to be pre-composed in order to maintain proper positioning. Auto Crop provides an option to do this for you automatically.

The other exception is when expressions applied to your layers are affected by the dimensions of the composition. Since Auto Crop changes these dimensions, your layers may end up in different places after the crop completes, resulting in results that appear inaccurate. In order to avoid this, you would need to convert your expressions to keyframes before cropping.

Upgrade Notice

If you purchased the "Name Your Own Price" version of Auto Crop you can apply 50% of what you paid for that version as a credit towards buying this version. For example, if you paid $10 for the NYOP version you get a $5 discount towards this version. All you need to do is login to the same account and the discount will be automatically displayed. If you need any assistance please open a support request.

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