3 ways to crop an image using microsoft powerpoint

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It"s not easy to lớn think of Microsoft PowerPoint as an image editor, but as presentation software, it needs khổng lồ also be a thiết kế tool in order to lớn help you create said presentations. This is why you need to lớn learn how to lớn manipulate images và create interesting effects with your images in PowerPoint.

Let"s learn three easy ways lớn edit your photos & images in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Method 1: Crop an Image by Dragging

Go to lớn the Ribbon and click Insert > Picture to địa chỉ cửa hàng an image khổng lồ the slide. Right-click on the image and click on the Crop button that appears on top. Black crop handles on the edges and corners allow you lớn re-size the image.


Drag one of the handles inward or outwards khổng lồ crop the image. You can also crop equally on four sides (Press Ctrl + drag corner handle) or crop equally on two parallel sides (Press Ctrl + drag the crop handle on the sides). If you want you can drag the picture to re-focus the area you want lớn keep. khổng lồ crop to precise dimensions, use the Height and Width boxes next khổng lồ the Crop button.

Method 2: Crop an Image to lớn Aspect Ratio

Let"s say you have a photo và you want lớn crop it into a square or any of the common aspect ratios---perhaps if you have imported a PDF into PowerPoint. PowerPoint allows one-click cropping for several standard aspect ratios.

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Click and select the image in the slide. Go to Picture Tools > Format. In the form size group, click the dropdown arrow under the Crop button.


Select the Aspect Ratio you want from the dropdown & apply it to the image. Use the Crop rectangle lớn adjust the crop area. You can also use the crop handles to lớn adjust the final view.

Method 3: Crop an Image lớn Any Shape

A Shape Fill can be manipulated with the Crop tool and used for interesting effects. For instance, you can use a circular shape lớn crop a headshot.


Go lớn Insert > Shapes & select a shape from the options available. Select the drawn shape. Click Drawing Tools > Format. In the Shape Styles group, click Shape Fill > Picture. Browse khổng lồ the picture you want và insert it into the shape as a shape fill. Click khổng lồ select the new shape picture fill. Go to Picture Tools > Format. In the Size group, click the arrow under Crop to show the two cropping options. Choose from Fill or Fit.

Fill matches the picture with the shape’s height or width, whichever is greatest. Fit sets the picture kích thước so that the picture’s height và width both match the shape’s boundaries.

Like any other crop, you can use the cropping handles khổng lồ fine-tune the position of the shape fill within the cropped shape. You can even crop an image in Mac, before you put it in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint has many workarounds & it is the perfect platform even if you are a newbie khổng lồ designing presentations or need help creating professional PowerPoint presentations. And as you might have guessed, starting with a few cool PowerPoint templates is a good idea.

Saikat Basu is the Deputy Editor for Internet, Windows, and Productivity. After removing the grime of an MBA & a ten year long sale career, he is now passionate about helping others improve their storytelling skills. He looks out for the missing Oxford comma và hates bad screenshots. But Photography, Photoshop, & Productivity ideas soothe his soul.