The Face Cropper is a custom Actionscript 3 component that enables a user to upload their own photo, and then mask out their face or another portion to be used.
Masking is made simple with user controlled image rotation and scale, auto-sizing and easy-to-use curve and control points. Even the most complex shapes can be quickly outlined.
Once the shape is defined, a copy with full transparency is provided to the calling application for use.
You can see this in use in the Party City Costume Dressing Room application