How do I crop multiple Photos in Preview?

Answered by Cody Janus

To crop multiple photos in Preview, you can use the following steps:

1. Open the Preview application on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or use Spotlight to search for it.

2. Once Preview is open, click on “File” in the menu bar and choose “Open” to select the folder where your photos are located. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the photos directly into the Preview window.

3. In the Preview window, you will see thumbnails of all the photos in the left sidebar. Click on the first thumbnail to select it.

4. Now, click on “View” in the menu bar and select “Show Edit Toolbar” if the toolbar is not already visible. The edit toolbar contains various editing tools, including the crop tool.

5. With the edit toolbar visible, click on the “Select” tool, which looks like a rectangle with dotted lines. Use this tool to select the area you want to crop on the first photo. You can click and drag the corners or edges of the selection to adjust it as needed.

6. Once you have made the selection, go to the left sidebar and press “Command + A” on your keyboard to select all the thumbnails. This will apply the same crop selection to all the photos.

7. After selecting all the thumbnails, go back to the edit toolbar and click on the “Crop” button. This will crop the selected area from all the photos simultaneously.

8. If you are satisfied with the cropped photos, you can save them by clicking on “File” in the menu bar and choosing “Save All”. Alternatively, you can use the “Export” option to save the cropped photos in a different format or location.

It is worth noting that cropping multiple photos in Preview applies the same crop selection to all the photos. If you need to crop each photo differently, you may need to use a more advanced image editing software like Photoshop.

I hope these steps help you crop multiple photos efficiently using Preview. If you have any further questions or need assistance with any other topic, feel free to ask.