Cropping Images in the Android Photos App

By Dan Gookin

To crop an image (in the Photos app on your Android phone) is to snip away parts you don’t want or need, such as that guy on the far left who photobombed your family picture. To crop an image, obey these steps:

  1. View the image in the Photos app.
  2. Tap the Edit icon.
  3. Tap the Crop / Rotate icon.
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    The icon is shown here. The screen changes as illustrated in the following figure. The tools that are presented crop and rotate the image.

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    Rotating and cropping an image.
  4. Drag any of the four corners to crop the image.
    As you drag, portions of the image are removed. You can also drag the image within the cropping rectangle to modify the crop action.
  5. Tap the Done button.
    The image is cropped. You can continue to edit, or tap the SAVE button to make the changes permanent.

If you’re unhappy with the changes after tapping the Done button, tap the Action Overflow and choose Undo Edits.