How to Crop a Picture on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Are you looking to crop a picture on your Android device? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step. By the end, you’ll be a pro at cropping pictures on your Android phone or tablet.

Step 1: Open the Gallery App

If you haven’t already, locate and open the Gallery app on your Android device. This app allows you to view and manage all the photos and images stored on your device.

Step 2: Select the Picture You Want to Crop

Browse through your photo gallery and select the picture you want to crop. Tap on it to open it in full-screen mode.

Step 3: Tap on the Edit Button

Once you have opened the picture, look for an edit button usually represented by a pencil icon. It is typically located at the bottom of the screen or in the options menu.

Step 4: Access the Crop Tool

After tapping on the edit button, a variety of editing options will appear. Look for an option labeled “Crop” or an icon that resembles two overlapping right angles. Tap on it to access the crop tool.


  • Orientation: You can change between landscape and portrait orientations by tapping on an icon that looks like two arrows rotating clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Aspect Ratio: Some devices allow you to choose different aspect ratios such as square, 4:3, or 16:9. Select an aspect ratio that best suits your needs.
  • Crop Handles: To adjust the size of your cropped area, simply drag the handles located on the sides or corners of the selection box.

Step 5: Finalize and Apply the Crop

When you are satisfied with your cropped image, tap on the “Apply” or “Done” button to save your changes. Some devices may have a checkmark icon for this purpose.


  • Cancel Option: If you change your mind and don’t want to apply the crop, look for a “Cancel” or “Undo” button to discard the changes.
  • Save a Copy: In some cases, cropping an image may overwrite the original file. To avoid this, check if there is an option to save a copy of the cropped image instead.

Congratulations! You have successfully cropped a picture on your Android device. Now you can share or use your newly edited image as desired.

Cropping pictures on Android is a simple yet powerful feature that allows you to enhance your photos and focus on specific subjects or details. Experiment with different crops and explore the creative possibilities!

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