How to Crop an Image on Your Amazon Fire Phone - dummies

How to Crop an Image on Your Amazon Fire Phone

By Dan Gookin

When your Fire phone camera has captured more of an image than you desire to keep, you crop out the unwanted portions. This is the same thing teenagers did ages ago to remove unwanted former boyfriends and girlfriends from their pictures. Rather than use a pair of scissors, you use the Crop command in the Photos app. It works like this:

  1. Summon the image you want to crop.

    You must view the image on the screen by itself.

  2. Tap the Edit icon.

    If you don’t see that icon, tap the screen and it shows up.

  3. Choose Crop.

  4. Work the crop rectangle.

    You can drag the rectangle around to choose which part of the image to crop. Drag an edge of the rectangle to resize the left and right or top and bottom sides. Or drag a corner of the rectangle to change the rectangle’s size proportionally.

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  5. Touch the Apply button when you’ve finished cropping.

    The portion of the image within the rectangle is saved as a new image; the rest is discarded.

  6. Tap the Done button to exit the image editor.

The original image is retained after you crop, so don’t be afraid of botching up something.