Crop a picture

If you're not satisfied with the way a picture was composed with the camera, you can use Windows Photo Gallery to crop the picture to improve its composition or to zoom in on certain elements in the scene.

  1. Open Windows Photo Gallery by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Photo Gallery.

  2. Click the picture you want to correct, and then, on the toolbar, click Fix.

  3. Click Crop Picture.

  4. Do any of the following:

    • To change the picture's proportions, click a specific print proportion in the list. If you aren't interested in printing the picture to fit in a standard frame size, you can click Custom, which allows you to set any picture proportion, or Original, which retains the proportion of the original picture.

    • To make the picture bigger or smaller, click a corner of the crop frame, and then drag it. If you've chosen a print size, the crop frame will keep the proper proportions of that print size as it's resized. If you clicked Custom, you can set any width and height. If you clicked Custom but you still want to maintain the proportions, press the SHIFT key while you drag a corner of the crop frame.

    • To change the picture's composition, drag the crop frame around within the picture.

    • To rotate the crop frame so the picture is cropped vertically or horizontally, click Rotate Frame.

  5. Click Apply.