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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:


Click the Crop tool.

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


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.


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.


Release the mouse button.

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


Choose Image→Crop.

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


Choose File→Save.

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

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