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Cropping Photos

Cropping means to cut out parts of a photo you don’t want or to refocus the image more on the part that is of the most interest to you. For example, if you want those who look at a photo to focus mostly on the people in the photo, you should crop it down so that the people fill most of the image. If the background is important, crop out less.

  • circle-1.jpg Click the Crop button.
  • circle-2.jpg To constrain the cropped photo to specific dimensions, check the Constrain check box and choose the proportion you want to maintain on the pop-up menu.
  • circle-3.jpg Drag the crop box by its Resize handle until it is about the size (and shape if you didn’t constrain it) you want the cropped photo to be.
  • circle-4.jpg Drag the crop box around until the part of the photo you want to keep is within the box. (Everything outside of the box is cropped out.)
  • circle-5.jpg Continue adjusting the crop box’s size and location until the image is just right.
  • circle-6.jpg Click Apply. The image is cropped. end.jpg
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