Crop a picture

You can crop (crop: To trim vertical or horizontal edges of an object. Pictures are often cropped to focus attention on a particular area.) any picture except an animated GIF (animated GIF: A file that contains a series of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images that are displayed in rapid sequence by some Web browsers to produce an animated effect.) picture by using the Crop command. To crop an animated GIF, trim the picture in an animated GIF editing program, and then insert the picture again.

  1. Select the picture you want to crop.
  2. On the Picture toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Crop Button image.

 Note   If the Picture toolbar is not visible, click Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Picture.

  1. Position the cropping tool over a cropping handle and then do one of the following:
    • To crop one side, drag the center handle on that side inward.
    • To crop equally on two sides at once, hold down CTRL as you drag the center handle on either side inward.
    • To crop equally on all four sides at once, hold down CTRL as you drag a corner handle inward.
  2. On the Picture toolbar, click Crop Button image to turn off the Crop command.

 Note   You can undo a crop at anytime before saving the picture.

Applies to:
Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Word 2003