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How to Crop Images Using the Windows Photo App

Posted on 08/16/2019 at 10:00 AM

1. Open the Windows Photos app

Click the start button on the home screen of your computer, and type into the search bar ‘photos’. The Photos app should appear in the list of applications. Click on the app to open it up.

2. Choose a Photo to Edit

When you first open the application, you will see a collection of all the photos that you have in your pictures folder on your computer. Find the photo you would like to edit and click on the photo.

Image of the app picture collection.

3. Open Edit settings

Once the photo is opened, you will see some different buttons along the top of the screen. Click on the ‘Edit & Create’ button.

Edit & Create button

Edit button

This will open up a drop-down menu, you want to click on the first option that says ‘edit’

4. Crop Photo

Once the edit screen is up you can use the dots on the corners of the image to crop to your desired size.

cropping an image

Resizing the image.

Once you are done cropping the photo, you can save it as a copy, to keep the original photo, or you can save it as the same photo and replace the old one.

Saving the image

5. Using Different Aspect Ratios

If you click on the dropdown arrow of the aspect ratio button in the editor, you can see some different ratios to choose from.

Ratio Menu

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