How to crop a photo?

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How to crop a photo?

If there is extra information in the picture: unnecessary objects, empty space, etc., then this can be removed by carefully cutting it. There are various ways to frame images. Consider how to crop a photo using special programs and online editors.

You can crop a photo on a computer with the help of photo editors.


Using the program Photoshop, you can correctly crop the photo in several ways.

Method 1

  1. Open the photo in the program, choose in the menu "File» (File) - "Open" (Open).
  2. Select the tool “Crop” (Crop tool), select the desired area of ​​the photograph and press Enter. Thus the program will change your photo.
  3. Save the result by selecting "Save" (Save) or "Save As" (Save as).

Method 2

  1. Open the photo in the same way as in the first method.
  2. Select the entire photo by pressing Ctrl + A or “Selection” - “All” (Select - All).
  3. In the same menu, select "Transform the selected area" (Transform) and, holding Shift, change the size of the photo.
  4. Crop the picture by selecting “Crop” (Crop) in the “Photo” menu (Image).
  5. Save the result in any way.

The Photoshop program allows you to change the photo with almost no loss of quality, only the size of the image can change.

For more information on changing a snapshot in Photoshop, see the article How to crop a photo in Photoshop.


With the help of the program Paint you can also crop photos on the computer. For this:Crop photo

  1. Run the program.
  2. Open a snapshot by clicking the "Open" button on the toolbar.
  3. In the "Home" menu, select "Selection" in the "Images" group.
  4. Select what you want to save, and click "Crop".
  5. After that, save the result: button "Paint" - "Save As".

It is worth noting that in this case, as the image changes, its quality will noticeably deteriorate.

Online editors

Photos can be cropped and with the help of online editors. As an example, you can use the sites and. Work in them is based on the following principle:

  1. The required photo is loaded.
  2. There is an area that should remain.
  3. The "Next" button is pressed.
  4. Download the saved cropped picture.

Remember that these resources do not preserve the quality of the image during processing. Therefore, if you need to get a photo of good resolution, then you should choose another way to trim the picture.