It is often useful to crop images within templates. Cropping can perform two major functions:
1. Remove excess portions of the image that may distract from the image's main focus.
2. Trim the image to match the dimensions of the Photo Socket into which it is being inserted.
Cropping is different from resizing. Cropping will trim an image, whereas resizing will retain all parts of the image.
To open the Crop window from within Image Editor itself (e.g. if you are editing a pre-supplied image within a template), select an individual image (or image element), and from the Image menu, click Crop. The selected image is opened in the Crop tool.
Crop / Resize window
Use the crop box to crop the image as needed. The crop box is a red rectangle with a handle at the midpoint of each of the four edges.
Crop box adjusted
To adjust the crop box, click and drag the handles. You can also adjust what is in the crop box by dragging the image itself, and by using the slider at the bottom to resize the image.
Click OK to apply the crop and return to the standard Image Editor window.
Positioning some or all of the crop box outside the boundary of the image will result in transparent space being added to the image in that area.