Using The Crop Tool

Let's face it, not every image gets loaded to your project cropped exactly how you'd like. Use Pictavo's advanced cropping tool to select the perfect portion of an image and hide the rest.

By selecting any 'crop-able' item you've placed on your page, a photo-specific contextual menu will appear. Here, you'll see the CROP icon.

By selecting the crop icon, the Crop tool opens at the bottom of the contextual menu. Using the slider, increase or decrease the size of the image selected.

As you resize your IMAGE, the original FRAME will remain the same size. The shaded area of the image will no longer be visible and, in theory, be CROPPED (it will actually still exist, it’s only hiding and can be retrieved later by using the Crop tool).

To re-position the portion of the image that's visible, click anywhere in the SHADED area (the move tool will appear) and move as you like.

If you're happy with your repositioned and resized image, click the crop icon again or click anywhere else on the page to exit the Crop tool.

To resize the actual FRAME, click on the frame (see below) and the handles will appear to edit as needed.

Notice that when the FRAME is resized, the IMAGE stays the same size allowing for complete freedom in getting just the right crop for your layout without the learning curve of advanced photo editing software!