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Using the Crop Tool

The Crop tool allows you to select part of a bitmap and delete the rest of it.

  1. Select the bitmap you want to edit.
  2. From the Bitmap Edit toolbar, select the Crop tool.
  3. Click and drag the cursor over the bitmap to create a rectangular marquee, or hold Shift and drag to create a square marquee.

    The marquee selection must be a simple rectangle or square. You cannot use Shift or Ctrl to create a more complex marquee with the Crop tool.

  4. Adjust the Crop Width and Crop Height values of the marquee in DesignCentral, or adjust the cropping size by dragging the marquee's borders and corners.
  5. Click and drag a point inside the marquee to reposition it.
  6. Click Apply , double-click inside the marquee, or press Enter to crop the bitmap to the selected size.

    Original image with a cropping marquee

    Cropped Image

    DesignCentral for Crop

    Use Undo to remove cropping errors.

See Also

Editing Bitmaps

Using the Move Tool

Using the Eraser Tool

Using the Paintbrush Tool

Using the Pencil Tool

Using the Fill Tool

Using the Stamp Tool

Changing the Brush