Is it possible to "zoom out" image before cropping?

At the moment, Uploadcare does not have a built-in zoom out option, but it is on our roadmap.

As a temporary workaround, we suggest using two crop options: free + crop preset.

The final result will look like this:

If you want the image to fit into your size limits, you can add force crop to fix size. For example,

<input type="hidden" role="uploadcare-uploader" name="my_file"
  data-crop="400x300 upscale"

See the crop docs for details.