About the guide
Jcrop can be deceptively simple to use, but it is built from complex tightly-coupled layers that make complete documentation seem complicated. Reading through this section may improve comprehension of the terms used in the documentation, and aid the developer in understanding some operating concepts that will make Jcrop implementations easier to create.
Be sure to read and understand information you see in callouts like this, as they often contain key points that might otherwise be missed.
Jcrop is decidedly a bit heavy. It favors a clean object-oriented approach that we believe will result in much greater flexibility. There are many cropping solutions available that have limited functionality and documentation.
From its inception over a decade ago, Jcrop has always attempted to be a complete solution. That includes extensive documentation, being completely open source, and a liberal license.
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