Images and the screens on which they are to be displayed can vary widely in size and aspect ratio. A common challenge is the optimal use of a display screen without cropping out important features in the image. This disclosure describes techniques for intelligent image cropping and introduces the concept of maximum crop bounds that represent the maximum percentage by which an image can be cropped from an edge without cropping out important content. Prior to display, an image is cropped such that the aspect ratio of the cropped image is close to that of the screen, with a constraint that the crop amount does not exceed that of the provided maximum crop bound. The techniques allow an image to be displayed on screens of various sizes such that important features of the image are included in the displayed portion while limiting cropping to less important features.
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Brooks, Tomothy, "Intelligent responsive image cropping", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 01, 2017)