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Cropping a Digital Photo with Adobe Photoshop Elements

You can cut, or crop, an image file that you have on your computer by using Adobe Photoshop Elements (or another image-editing program), reducing the image to the cropped area. With an image open in Elements, crop that photo:

1

Click the Crop tool.

The Crop tool’s icon, shown in this figure, appears in Element’s left column of tool icons.

2

Place the Crop tool cursor at the point within the image where you want to place the new upper-left corner.

Starting with the upper left corner means you’ll be cropping down and to the right.

3

Click and drag the cursor down and to the right until the dashed-line box encloses the part of the image that you want to keep.

This figure shows the selection box around a portion of the image.

4

Release the mouse button.

The selected area remains visible, as shown in this figure.

5

Choose Image→Crop.

The image is cropped to the selected area, as you can see in this figure.

6

Choose File→Save.

Your image file now contains only the cropped portion of the picture.

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