Crop a picture using Paint

If you're not satisfied with the way a picture was composed with the camera, you can use Paint to crop the photo to improve its composition or to focus on certain elements in it.

Watch this video to learn how to crop a picture using Paint (1:15)

To crop a picture using Paint

  1. Open Paint by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Paint.

  2. Click the Paint button Picture of the Paint button , click Open, click the picture you want to crop, and then click Open.
  3. On the Home tab, in the Image group, click Select.

  4. Click and drag to select the element you want to keep in the picture, and then click Crop.

  5. Click the Paint button Picture of the Paint button, point to Save as, and then click the picture file type for the cropped picture.
  6. Type a new file name in the File name box, and then click Save.

Note

  • If you are unable to view the entire picture on your screen while trying to select the part of the picture you want to keep, click the Zoom out‌ button Picture of the Zoom out button on the Zoom slider, until you can view the whole picture.