But first! Let’s see how to take a screenshot; in case you are new to Mac and don’t know how to do it.
Please, note! Once a screenshot is taken, its thumbnail will appear in the lower right corner of the screen for a few seconds. If you click on it, you will immediately go to the editing window, where you can crop your screenshot. If you weren’t quick enough and the thumbnail disappeared, don’t worry. All the screenshots are saved to your desktop and you can access the editing window from there.How to crop a photo on mac
Now it’s time to move on to cropping your screenshot. There are several ways to do this. They are all quite simple and similar to each other. The main differences are the number of steps that you need to take; how the cropping area is created; how the cropped version is saved.
To crop a screenshot using the cropping tool, follow these steps:
The cropped image will be saved to your desktop to the same place where your original is. In other words, you will have both the cropped version and the original.
To open the Preview, double-click on the necessary screenshot in the Finder. A cross will appear on the image, and you will have the ability to select the area you need.
With the Cropping tool, the borders of the cropping area appear right away. However, with the Preview, you need to create the cropping area yourself with the help of your cursor. This task might be easier if you use a touchpad instead of a mouse.
Select the necessary part of the screenshot. Then, in the menu at the top, go to Tools > Crop. Alternatively, you can use the Cmd + K shortcut.
Once you do this, the original image will be replaced with the cropped one. In other words, the original will not be saved.
This is different from the first method where the cropped screenshot is saved alongside its original.
First you need to open the Photos app. By default, it is located in the Pictures folder in Finder.
After launching the Photos app, follow these steps:
Please be aware that the cropped screenshot will replace the original in the Photos app.How to crop a photo on mac
Aside from built-in editing apps, you can also make use of free, online, image cropping services that are available on all operating systems. For example, you can crop your screenshots with Watermarkly photo cropper.
The interface is very uncomplicated and user-friendly. Cropping doesn’t take much time or effort. It is enough to upload your screenshot into the app, adjust the cropping area the way you need and click on “Crop Images”. Your image will be processed within mere seconds.
Does this app have any disadvantages?
Watermarkly allows you to crop your screenshots for free. However, the company’s logo will be added to the processed images at the bottom. You can remove it only by purchasing the paid version of the app.How to crop a photo on mac
All these methods are quite simple and easy to master. Try each of them and choose the one that is the best for you. Your choice will probably depend on how often you need crop screenshots on Mac and how high your requirements for cropping are.