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Cropping an image

Cropping a picture allows you to cut the horizontal and/or vertical edges that you do not want to display.

Select the image to crop.

From the Format tab, go to Size and click the upper part of the Crop button.

Cropping handles appear around the image.

To crop one side, drag the centre cropping handle on that side inward.

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To crop two adjacent sides, click and drag the corner handle inwards. To crop the two sides in the same way, hold down the [Shift] key as you drag.

To crop equally on two sides at once, press and hold [Ctrl] while you drag the centre cropping handle on either side inward.

To crop equally on all four sides at once, press and hold [Ctrl] while you drag a corner cropping handle inward.

To crop the picture into a specific shape, click the lower portion of the Crop button, point the Crop to Shape option and then click the required shape.

The image is cropped to fill the shape and the image proportions are kept.

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To crop the image to standard photo formats, click the lower portion of the Crop button, point to the Aspect Ratio option and then click the ratio you want.

To deactivate this process, click the upper portion of the Crop button or press the [Esc] key.

If after cropping you realize that the picture’s proportions have not been kept, the Fill option from the Crop list will allow you to restore the picture’s proportions by resizing the picture in the image area.

If after cropping an image, you want it to be fully displayed in the image area with its original proportions, ...