Cropping photos is possible with the Google Photos app, the native image manager for Android phones. The app also has an iPhone version (iOS) and has unlimited free storage in the cloud. The crop function is useful for removing unwanted people and objects or adjusting the photo frame.
In the following tutorial, check out how to use the Google Photos editing tools to crop images from your smartphone. The procedure was performed on a Moto E5 Plus with Android 8.0 Oreo, but the tips also apply to Apple phone users.
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Step 1. Open Google Photos and find the image you want to crop. That done, tap on the edit button at the bottom of the screen;
Open the photo you want to crop – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Still at the bottom of the screen, tap on the third button. Now, use the four dots at the corners of the photo to adjust the area to be cropped;
Cropping image on Google Photos – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. If you want, you can use the first button on the bottom bar to choose a predefined proportion, rotate the photo or rotate 90º to the left;
Adjusting image – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. After making all the desired adjustments, tap «Done». Finally, click on «Save copy» at the top of the screen.
Saving a copy of the edited photo – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Ready! Take advantage of tips on how to use the Google Photos app to crop images on your phone.
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