How to Crop and Crop to Shape a Picture in Word – 2022

Cutting any aspect ratio from the unwanted outer part of an image is called a Crop. Similarly, Cropping an image in different ratios such as Square, Portrait, and Landscape is called Aspect Ratio.

Crop a Picture:​

Cropping means cutting any aspect ratio from the unwanted outer part of an image.

Go to the Insert tab

Click on the Picture in the Illustrations Group

Go to the Picture location where you saved

Click to select the picture you want and then, click on Insert to insert it. (you can also insert a picture by double-clicking on it)

Now Automatically Picture Tools Format tab appears (Make sure that the Picture is in selection)

Before and After Cropping a Picture

Cropping-an-Image in MS Word
Cropping an Image in MS Word

In the “Size” group, click on the “Crop” or click on the drop-down arrow of the “Crop” and select the “Crop” to crop a picture in any aspect ratio you want.

When you click on the “Crop”, automatically the corners of an image are selected with a dark line, after that move the mouse pointer onto any corner of an image, then hold down the left mouse button, and then drag the centre of an image as much as you want to cut the outer part of an image.

Crop a Picture to the Shape:​

Cropping to Shape is changing an image to the shape you want.

Steps to follow in Cropping a Picture to the Shape in MS Word:​

Go to the Insert tab

Click on the Picture in the Illustrations Group

Go to the Picture location where you saved

Click to select the picture you want and then, click on Insert to insert it.

Now Automatically Picture Tools Format tab appears (Make sure that the Picture is in selection)

Cropping to Shape
Cropping to Shape

In the “Size” group, click on the “Crop” or click on the drop-down arrow of the “Crop” and select the “Crop” to crop a picture in any aspect ratio you want.

Then click on the “Crop to Shape”

And then, select any shape you want to change an image as the shape.

What is a crop to the shape and aspect ratio of a picture in a word?

Cutting any aspect ratio from the unwanted outer part of an image is called a Crop. And Crop to the Shape means changing an image to the shape you want. Similarly, Cropping an image in different ratios such as Square, Portrait, and Landscape is called Aspect Ratio.

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