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Chapter 1. iPhoto > Crop an image

Crop an image

The Crop tool lets you select the most important part of a picture and delete the rest of it. Thoughtful cropping makes your photos visually stronger and more interesting.

1.
Select a photo.

2.
Click the “Edit” button.

3.
Select an option from the “Constrain” menu, shown on the left.

Choose “None” if you don't want restraints on your cropping so you can drag-select any shape and proportion you want. Choose one of the other options to limit the cropping area to a specific ratio. For instance, if you plan to use the photo in an iPhoto Book, select the “4 x 3 (Book)” option.

As you make the editing changes described on the following pages, you can use the Undo command to undo changes, one at a time. Press Command Z, or choose “Undo” from the Edit menu.The Constrain pop-up menu contains common size and proportion options, plus a custom option for creating a photo any size.

4.
Position the crosshair pointer at one corner of the desired cropping area, then press-and-drag diagonally to create a cropping area, as shown below. When you like the selection, let go of the mouse.

To move the crop selection, press inside the cropping area and drag.

To resize the crop selection, position the tip of the pointer on any edge of the cropping selection, then press-and-drag the edge to a new position. Or click outside the crop selection and start over.

5.
Click the “Crop” button to apply the cropping.


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