This FREE Plugin Allows for Feathered Crop

by Creative Impatience

This plugin allows for cropping your image, both inside or outside, and to add feather to the cropped borders. It can also fill in the outside of the cropped area with color and add border to your cropped image. Graphic UI available. Supports 8, 16 and 32 bit depth. In Premiere Pro it works in RGB and YUV color spaces.

Feathered Crop interface

Supported software
  • Adobe Premiere Pro, versions CS5, CS5.5 and CS6.
  • Adobe After Effects, versions CS5, CS5.5 and CS6.
Supported OS
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Mac OS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.x

The plugin comes without an installer. Please unpack the downloaded file and copy it to Adobe’s Media Core folder, so that both applications will see them.

The folder can be found on Windows here:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS6\MediaCore

and on OS X here:

MacHD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-ins/CS6/MediaCore

Substitute CS6 for your current version. If you have multiple versions installed, simply copy the plugin to each of the folders.

The plugin will show up as “CI Feathered Crop” under “Creative Impatience” group of effects.

If you keep getting error messages on Windows platform, or the plugin fails to show up, you might need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable package, available from the Microsoft website:

Download the plugin here.

How to use it?

The plugin should be pretty self-explanatory for all of you impatient types, just apply it and start experimenting.

In case you need detailed instructions and tutorials, look here.

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