* Crop tool
erases the edge portion of an image or layers.
* It is applied to trim or clip the image/the layers inserted on the images.How to Launch:
- Open Gimp.
- Launch a new image file.
- Now pick Crop Tool
from the toolbox.
- To select, click the Toolbox and then press the button Shift + C
(shortcut).Tool options:Current layer only
- This option can be utilized only on the current layer.Allow Growing
- This option enables to enlarge beyond borders.Expand from centre
- This option makes the picked portion to become bigger. This tool employs the starting point as the centre, as a replacement for the corners.Fixed
- It allows you to alter the predefined shape of the rectangle.Position
- This acts as the placement of the selection.Size
- This is the length/size of the selection.Highlight
- This tool emphasizes the marked selection, by darkening everything that lies at the backdrop of the image.Guides
- It chooses the types of guides available within the marked portion.Auto Shrink
- This tool minimizes/reduces the size of the selection to the nearest rectangular shape located on the image layer.Shrink Merged
- Incase this option is made active, then the Auto Shrink tool will assume the pixel information from the visible display of the image, instead from the active layer.How to Use:
- To simply crop an image, just select the required portion in the image.
- Click the left mouse button on the image, the cursor turns into plus symbol and now select the portion.
- After selection, press or hit Enter
- The image gets cropped now.
- The Expand from center
tool option enables to make selections, just from the expansion of tool itself.
- First click on any portion of the image, then drag the cursor to make selection. The selection portion gets expanded from the centre part of the selection point.
- Then press enter to crop the image.
- The rest of the tool options like Current layer only, Allow growing, Fixed, Highlight, Auto shrink & Shrink merged
options help the user to crop an image by applying the available options under it.
- Apply the Current Layer Only
tool option to crop active layer.
- Use the Allow Growing
tool option to crop outside the image.