Cropping an image

Cropping an image

Dreamweaver lets you crop (or trim) bitmap file images.

To crop an image file:

  1. Open the page containing the image you want to crop, select the image, and do either of the following:
    • Click the Crop Tool icon in the image Property inspector.This is a picture of the feature being described.
    • Select Modify > Image > Crop.

    Crop handles appear around the selected image.

  2. Adjust the crop handles until the bounding box surrounds the area of the image that you want to keep.
  3. Double-click inside the bounding box or press Enter to crop the selection.

    A dialog box informs you that the image file you are cropping will be changed on disk. Click OK.

    Every pixel in the selected bitmap outside the bounding box is removed, but other objects in the image remain.

  4. Preview the image and ensure that it meets your expectations.

To undo the effects of the crop command:

  • Select Edit > Undo Crop to revert to the original image.

    You can undo the effect of the Crop command (and revert to the original image file) up until the time that you quit Dreamweaver, or edit the file in an external image-editing application.

Related topics

  • Editing images in Dreamweaver
  • Adjusting the brightness and contrast of an image
  • Sharpening an image


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