For All operating systems XP/VISTA/WINDOWS7
Before Cropping any picture ALWAYS take a copy of that picture first and USE THE COPY PICTURE TO CROP
As once cropped CANNOT be put back to original size
Go to you Pictures, locate the picture that you wish to crop and click once onto that picture to highlight it, and then right click on your mouse/touchpad, this will open up a side menu. Look for the Open With, put mouse onto this and another side menu will appear. Look for Microsoft Office Picture Manager and click onto that. This will open your Picture Manager programme and you should now see the picture you are wanting to crop.
Along the top of your screen look for Edit Pictures, click this and this should give you a menu of the right hand side of your screen with different options. Now look for Crop and click onto this.
You should now see 4 little black lines on each side of the picture; these are what you are going to use to crop your picture with.
Now if you put your mouse over one of them it should change to look like a side on T-bar, this is your Grab Handles. Now left click and hold down left side of mouse and drag/move mouse and you should notice that this drags that side of the picture in towards the centre. When you get to where you want to stop cropping that side, move around the remaining 3 and do the same. You will still see the whole picture, but where you have dragged the Grab Handles to, the picture outside of these will have faded. If you decide that you want a bit more of the picture, just drag the Grab Handles back out to where you want them. Once you are happy with what part of the picture is remaining, on the right side at the bottom, click onto OK.
If your picture already has a name and you want to leave it as it is, just click onto either the little Save Icon at the top left of you screen or go to File and then Save
If you want to change your Picture’s Name, go up to File, click, then Save As which will open up your picture library, give your picture a File Name and then Save Type As, click onto arrow and then choose JPEG’s, as your album here won’t accept bitmap files