Crop Photos and Manipulate Photos for your Product Images

You may need to crop and manipulate your product photos before uploading them to your online store administration:

  1. Start Microsoft Paint (Start Menu > Accessories > Paint).

  2. From the File menu, select Open.

  3. Find the image file you would like to edit in .jpg, .gif, .bmp, or other file format and select Open.

  4. Now that the image file has been loaded, click the first icon that looks like a dotted rectangle. The selection tool button is at the top of the second column of buttons in the menu on the left.

  5. Drag on the image to select the area of the image you would like to crop.
  6. From the Edit menu, select Copy in order to copy the selected cropped area to your computers clip board.
  7. From the File menu, select New in open a new blank image editing window.
  8. From the Edit menu, select Paste in order to paste the cropped area to the blank white image window.

  9. The cropped image should appear in the top left corner of the blank window.

  10. You can now crop the image further from the bottom right corner of the blank window.

  11. Drag on the blue dot in the bottom right corner of the white image window to crop the image further if needed.

  12. When the cropped image is ready to be saved, From the File menu, select Save As in order to save the cropped image into a new file on your computer.

  13. Find the folder you would like to save the new image file to and then enter the filename for the new file and select Save. That's It!

  14. You may now select File > New in order to work on the next product photo

  15. When you are ready to close the Paint program, select the X in the top right corner of the Paint program window. Choose No if a message pops up to save your work.