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Cropping images

You can crop an image to remove unwanted areas and improve its composition. You can select a rectangular area that you want to keep, and then you can discard the rest. As a result, you reduce the file size of an image without affecting its resolution.

Cropping lets you remove unwanted image areas.

You can also easily crop a single-color border surrounding an image, such as a white edge surrounding an old photograph.

Corel PHOTO-PAINT also lets you crop around the editable area of a mask; however, the resulting image is always rectangular. For information about masks, see Working with masks.

You can also change the size of an image without removing or adding image areas by changing the image dimensions and resolution. For more information, see Changing image dimensions, resolution, and paper size.

To crop an image Back to Top
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Click the Crop tool .
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Drag to select an area on the image.
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Double-click inside the cropping area.

You can also
 
Enlarge or reduce the cropping area
Drag the cropping handles.
Move the cropping area
Click and drag inside the cropping area to reposition it.
Rotate the cropping area to straighten it
Click inside the cropping area to display the rotation handles . Drag the rotation handles to align the cropping area with the image area you want to crop.
Expand the cropping area outside the original image
Click Image Crop Expand, and drag a cropping handle outside the image.
Change the resolution of the cropping area
Click the Crop Resolution list box, and choose a value.
This setting lets you set a new resolution for the cropped image. For example, you can crop a high-quality photo to the size you want and change the resolution to 96 dpi so that the cropped photo is ready for Web use.

You can hide the crop overlay to view the image you are cropping more clearly. Click Image Crop Crop overlay.
You can also crop an image area by clicking the Crop tool and typing values in the Size and Position boxes on the property bar.
To crop a border color from an image Back to Top
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Click Image Crop Crop border color.
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Enable one of the following options:
Background — crops the color specified in the Background color swatch in the color control area of the toolbox
Foreground — crops the color specified in the Foreground color swatch in the color control area of the toolbox
Other — crops the color you choose using the color picker or the Eyedropper tool
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In the Tolerance area, enable one of the following options:
Normal — determines the color tolerance based on the similarity of hue values between adjacent pixels
HSB mode — determines the color tolerance based on the similarity of hue, saturation, and brightness levels between adjacent pixels
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Move the Tolerance slider to set the tolerance for the color that you want to crop.
You may need to experiment with different Tolerance slider positions to successfully remove the border color.
To crop to an editable area of a mask Back to Top
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Define an editable area on an image.
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Click Image Crop Crop to mask.
For more information about defining editable areas, see Working with masks.

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