Photo cropping for prints and more
Cropping your images to a standard size is useful for printing them or sharing them on social media. Learn how to downsize an image to different formats and how to create your own crop presets.
Find the Crop tool
Click the Crop tab in the right-hand panel to open the crop tool. You will see grid-lines appear on your image.
Use the handles to resize your image. Then click crop to confirm.
By default, the option Original is selected in the right-hand panel. This means that your image will keep its original proportions (aspect ratio) when you resize.
Alternatively, you can select Custom. This lets you adjust both the size and proportions of your image freely.
You can also choose from a selection of crop presets in common ratios.
Some standard crop formats
- 1:1 gives you a square image
- 3:2 is good for ordering photo prints
- 9:16 is commonly used for Instagram and Facebook stories
Tip: to switch from horizontal to vertical formats click the orientation button.
Create a crop preset
Click New to enter your own width/height proportions and save these as a preset.
The new ratio is added to your photo. Now you can resize your image in the new proportions.
Tip: image size is in pixels, find out how to convert this into inches.
The new preset is now available in the list in the crop tool.
What else can you do with the crop tool?
- Rotate your photo 360 degrees.
- Create a vertical or horizontal mirror image.
- Change the angle of your photo, using the slider, to create a different perspective.
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