How to Crop Photos on Mac

Here's how to crop video or pictures on a Mac, so you can delete parts of a photo.

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Have you been wondering how to delete part of a picture on Mac, how to crop a video, or how to crop a picture on Mac? In this article, we'll go over how to crop a video or picture on your Mac computer.

Related: How to Put a Filter on a Photo or Video on Mac

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Learn to crop photos and videos, so you can keep the focus on the important part of the picture.
  • Learn to use pre-set and custom aspect ratios and find the ones that work the best for your photos and videos. 

How to Crop Photos on Mac

We've recently created several tips about how to edit photos on a Mac. Now, let's learn how to crop photos and videos on a Mac in six easy steps. For more great photo editing tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day

  1. Open the Photos app on your Mac, and open the photo or video you want to crop.
  2. Click the Edit button.

    click edit
  3. Click the Crop button above the photo. 

    click crop
  4. Drag one or more of the four white corners inwards to remove parts of the photo or video that you don’t want. 

    drag the corners of the photo or video to crop
  5. Click the arrow next to Aspect to choose a new, pre-set photo ratio. 

    click arrow next to aspect
  6. Click Custom under Aspect to set a customized horizontal to vertical ratio. 

    click custom to make a custom vertical to horizontal ratio
  7. When finished, click Done to save cropping, or click Revert to Original to remove cropping from your picture. 

    click revert to original or done
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.