Developer: Digital Film Tools
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Though its name sounds a bit risqué, Cropulator is a straightforward app. With Cropulator you can do the obvious, crop photos, plus you can rotate pictures and straighten crooked photos. After editing, you can easily save your creation in your photo album. Cropulator works as described, though the user should be warned that when a photo is magnified by cropping you may get a grainy quality in the final product.
Unfortunately, Cropulator has no ninety degree rotation tool. Because you can only rotate a photo one degree at a time, it is awkward if not close to impossible to successfully rotate a landscape photo to portrait and vice versa using Cropulator.
The developer, Digital Film Tools, acknowledges a crashing problem with Cropulator based on a need for more system memory on your iPhone or iPod touch. They recommend restarting the iPhone to correct this issue.
If you have a Mac, you can easily edit your photos with iPhoto so you may not need this app. If you would like to edit photos directly on the iPhone, Cropulator does the trick if all you want to do is crop, rotate and straighten pictures.
In the end, though, Cropulator will leave you wanting. Most people who desire the ability to edit photos will look to a comprehensive app like Photogene. Photogene is more costly ($2.99), but it is a more well-rounded app. Not only does it perform the same tasks as Cropulator, it can also sharpen pictures, adjust color, add frames and provide a slew of other editing functions. If you want to edit pictures on your iPhone, it is worth increasing your spending allowance to purchase Photogene.