Crop a Photo in iOS 7 on the iPhone

Cropping a picture is one of the most basic types of photo editing that you can do, so it’s important that any device or program that allows you to manage your images gives you that option. The iPhone 5 includes a cropping tool that offers the ability to crop the picture to a specific size, or to use one of the pre-selected aspect ratios within the application. You can read below to learn how to crop a picture on your iPhone 5 in iOS 7.

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Cropping iPhone Pictures

You will have the option of undoing the crop before you save the image, but the image will be permanently cropped once you elect to save it. If you think that you might need a copy of the unaltered image at some point in the future, then it’s a good idea to send the original image to yourself in an email. So once you are ready top crop your image, follow the steps below.


Step 1: Open the Photos application on your iPhone.

open the photos app



Step 2: Select the Albums or Photos option at the bottom of the screen, depending upon how you want to navigate to the image that you want to crop.

select the photos or albums option



Step 3: Select the album containing the image that you want to crop, if you elected to browse by album.

select the album



Step 4: Select the thumbnail image of the picture that you want to crop.

touch the thumbnail of the image



Step 5: Touch the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.

touch the edit button



Step 6: Touch the Crop icon at the bottom of the screen.

touch the crop icon



Step 7: Drag the corners of the cropping tool so that they surround the part of the image that you want to crop to. If you want to use a pre-selected aspect ration, touch the Aspect option at the bottom of the screen.

crop the image



Step 7b: If you selected the Aspect option, select your preferred aspect ratio.

select the aspect ratio



Step 8: You can touch the Cancel button at the top-left of the screen if you don’t want to perform the crop, or you can touch the Crop button if you are happy with the crop and want to save the altered image.

how to crop a picture in ios 7 on the iphone 5



Step 9: Touch the Save button to confirm your decision to crop the image.

save the cropped picture



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You can also rotate images in iOS 7. Read this article about rotating on the iPad, which is nearly identical to the process on the iPhone. newsletter
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