- Category: Microsoft PowerPoint
- Created: Thursday, 29 January 2015 08:43
Cropping is the process of chopping off the edge of a picture. It can be used to focus on part of a picture, or to neaten the edges of a messy scanned image.
We will use Microsoft PowerPoint in this example, however the following can also be done within Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher.
- Within Microsoft PowerPoint, select the picture that you wish to crop:
- Click the Format tab on the Ribbon and then click the Crop icon:
- Edge markers will then appear around the image:
- Hover over one of the edge markers on the selected picture. Your cursor should change shape to match the edge marker.
- Drag in towards the centre of the picture and watch how part of the picture disappears.
- To crop one side, drag the centre cropping handle on that side inward.
- Corner markers crop two sides at once. Markers on the sides, crop just that side.
- To crop equally on two sides at the same time, press and hold CTRL while you drag the centre cropping handle on either side inward.
- To crop equally on all four sides at the same time, press and hold CTRL while you drag a corner cropping handle inward.
- If you have cropped too much, drag back in the opposite direction.
- When you have finished cropping, either press ESC or click back on the Crop icon to turn off.
Note: Cropping pictures does not reduce the file size of the image however, the Compress Picture option can be used for this.