How do you crop a picture on Mac preview?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To crop a picture on Mac Preview, follow these steps:

1. Open the image you want to crop in Preview by double-clicking on the file.
2. Once the image is open, you will see the toolbar at the top of the Preview window. If you don’t see it, click on “View” in the menu bar and select “Show Markup Toolbar” or simply click the toolbox icon located on the top right corner of the window.
3. After clicking on the toolbox icon, the Markup Toolbar will appear below the top toolbar. It contains various editing tools, including the crop tool.
4. To crop the image, click on the crop tool icon in the Markup Toolbar. It looks like a square with overlapping corners.
5. Click, hold, and drag on the image to select the portion you want to keep after cropping. A rectangular selection box will appear as you drag.
6. If needed, you can resize the crop selection by dragging any of the blue dots present on the corners or edges of the selection box. This allows you to adjust the size and proportions of the cropped area.
7. Once you are satisfied with your crop selection, press the “Command” key and the letter “K” on your keyboard simultaneously. Alternatively, you can go to the “Tools” menu in the menu bar, select “Crop,” or use the keyboard shortcut “Command + K.”
8. The image will now be cropped based on your selection, and any parts outside the crop area will be removed.
9. To save the cropped image, go to the “File” menu in the menu bar and select “Save” or “Save As.” Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut “Command + S.” Choose a location on your Mac to save the cropped image and click “Save.”

By following these steps, you can easily crop a picture using Mac Preview. It’s a simple and efficient way to edit your images without the need for any additional software.