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How To Crop An Image Using GIMP

Cropping an image involves selecting a certain portion of a larger image and creating a new image consisting only of that portion. It can be done to reduce background distraction, to show only the subject a photo, or just to edit out unwanted content from a picture. It is a very straightforward process to crop an image with GIMP:

  • Select the crop tool in the toolbox. (You can also access it by using a shortcut – press the “C” key (caps lock on) while inside the image.)
  • Now click and drag in the image to crop it.
  • A dialog box will pop up. This allows you to further adjust the dimensions of the cropped region.
  • Once you are ready to finalize the crop, click “Crop” in the dialog box.

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