How do I delete part of a screenshot?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

To delete part of a screenshot, follow these step-by-step instructions:

1. Open the screenshot on your computer using an image editing software such as Paint, Adobe Photoshop, or GIMP.

2. Locate the mouse cursor on the lower right corner of the image. As you position the cursor correctly, you should see a double arrow indicating that you can resize the image.

3. Press and hold down the left mouse button while the cursor is on the lower right corner of the image.

4. Drag the cursor to the left and up, moving it towards the area you want to remove. As you do this, you will notice that a rectangular selection is being created.

5. Continue dragging the cursor until the rectangular selection encompasses the part of the image you wish to delete. You can adjust the size and position of the selection if needed.

6. Once you have selected the desired area, release the left mouse button. The selected portion should now be highlighted.

7. Press the “Delete” or “Backspace” key on your keyboard. This action will remove the selected area from the image.

8. Save the modified screenshot by clicking on “File” and then selecting “Save” or “Save As.” Choose a location on your computer to save the edited image and give it a new name if desired.

9. Close the image editing software once you have successfully saved the edited screenshot.

It is important to note that the specific steps may vary slightly depending on the image editing software you are using. However, the general concept of selecting the area you want to delete and then removing it remains the same.

Personally, I have used this method numerous times when I needed to crop or remove unwanted parts from screenshots. It is a straightforward and effective way to edit images without compromising the overall quality.