Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cropping and Resizing Images in Preview

You don't need an image editor to crop and resize images it's simple to do in Preview. 

To crop an image, open it and then click the Select button in the toolbar. 

Click and drag to create a rectangle around the area you want to capture in your crop.  As you drag the mouse, you'll see the pixel dimensions for the current selection.

Once you've made your selection, choose Tools: Crop or press command-K.

You can then resize your image and even change the resolution.  Choose Tools: Adjust Size to enter a width or height in pixels, inches, or other units.  (choose the unit you want from the pop-up menu to the right of these fields).  To maintain the image's proportions, make sure to select that Scale Proportionally option.  To make an image smaller without losing quality, keep the Resample Image option selected.

From: Total Snow Leopard: Macworld Superguide. Ed. Kelly Turner. [San Francisco]: Mac, L.L.C., and International Data Group, 2008. 51-52. Print.


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