How to Trim or Crop Images in Windows 10 Using Photos App

The Windows 10 Photos app has some interesting features that makes it a useful image previewer & editor (although only basic editing features supported). All these days, you may have been using Microsoft Paint or some third-party editors to crop or trim images, such as IrfanView, GIMP, etc. The good news is that you can not only resize images but also can crop images, rotate, add filters and effects using the Photos app.

It’s always very convenient to have a single app to preview as well as to accomplish the basic image/video editing tasks. This post tells you how to trim or crop images using the Photos app in Windows 10.

Trim or Crop Images Using Photos app

To trim or crop images using the Photos app in Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Open the image/photo (that you want to crop) using the Photos app.
  2. Click on the Edit icon in the toolbar area (Ctrl + E), and click Edit. Clicking on the Edit option lets you to a screen where you can crop the image, add filters, effects, etc.crop images in windows 10 photos app
  3. Click the Crop and rotate button.
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  4. Drag the double-arrow selection handle(s) available on four sides appropriately. Once you select the required part of the image, click the Done button.crop images in windows 10 photos app
  5. On the next screen, you have two options to save the image. Clicking on Save overwrites the image. Clicking on Save a copy creates a copy. Click one of those save options as required.crop images in windows 10 photos app
  6. That’s it! You’ve now trimmed/cropped the picture using the Photos app.
    crop images in windows 10 photos app

Next, see how to resize images, extract images from a video, split or trim videos, and merge videos in Windows 10 using the built-in Photos app.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

2 thoughts on “How to Trim or Crop Images in Windows 10 Using Photos App”

  1. This does not crop the picture. It merely makes the frame smaller cutting off all four sides. If I want to crop one side it also pulls in the top. How can I actually crop the picture.

    • I’m having the same problem. Printing also cuts off areas that don’t fit in a standard rectangle. Never an issue with previous Windows. Have you been able to sort it? Any advice appreciated.

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