Cropping is an essential tool for any photographer or image editor, allowing you to trim unwanted elements from a photograph and focus on the most important parts. If you’re using a Mac, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to download any additional software to crop your photos.
The Preview app that comes pre-installed on all Macs includes a simple and intuitive cropping tool that allows you to quickly and easily crop your photos. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to use the Preview app to crop photos on any Mac. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced user, this guide will help you get the most out of the cropping tool in Preview.
Simple steps to crop photos in the Preview app
Step 1: Open the Preview app
You can do this by double-clicking on the Preview icon in your Applications folder, or by double-clicking a photo to open. If another image viewer is set as default, you can right-click on a photo file and select “Open With” and then “Preview.”
Step 2: Resize the selection tool to desired area
Use the rectangular selection tool to draw a box around the area of the photo you want to keep. You can resize the box by dragging the corners or edges or move it by dragging the center.
To access the selection tool, hold right-click (or tap and hold on the trackpad) and drag to create a box. Once the box is created, resize it to the desired area.
Step 3: Finish crop
Once you have the selection box in the desired position, go to the “Tools” menu and select “Crop.” You should now see the cropped image.
Step 4: Save cropped image
If you want to save the cropped version of the photo, go to the top menu and click “File” and select “Export.” Choose a location and name for the file, and click “Save.”
If you don’t need a copy of the original image, the cropped image will replace the original if you select “Save” instead of “Export.”
That’s it! You should now have a cropped version of your photo saved on your Mac.