cant crop photo with windows 7

  laptopdunce 19:02 03 Jan 2013

Hi, I have got a new Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7 installed, I had a windows Vista laptop before and the default programme for viewing my photos was FANTASTIC as I could easily crop photos (great for ebay) but on this windows 7 laptop it has NO OPTIONS at all for cropping a photo that I have downloaded from my camera, it opens the photo in Windows Photo viewer, but the top tools are all blurred, so my question is: which programme can I use to be able to crop the photo of my choice? I am really P'd off that this new laptop hasnt got the FANTASTIC "fix" tools that Vista had, I thought this was going to be a "better" laptop but this photo viewer with no option to crop is a definite step backward, thanks for your help LAPTOPDUNCE

  lotvic 03:07 04 Jan 2013

Learning Windows 7: Manage Photos with Live Photo Gallery Howto

"If you’re moving from Vista to Windows 7, you might be wondering what happened to Windows Photo Gallery, or in XP you might have used another photo manager. Today we take a look at using Windows Live Photo Gallery from the Windows Live Essentials suite"

The program with the editing options is called Windows Live Photo Gallery. Download it from this page

  lotvic 16:00 04 Jan 2013

It doesn't get much simpler than this:

This is for the free program Irfanview 4

During Install - Remember to Untick also 'include Chrome web browser'

Edit | create custom crop selection | (Actual ratio from image) click on 'Save and apply to image' | use mouse cursor to drag the selection border lines (double headed arrow on lines) up or down, and left or right to cover the area you want to keep inside your 'box' | Edit menu, 'Crop Selection' (or hold down Crtl and press Y)

now go to: File | Save As, and Save the result as (name of file here)cropped.jpg ((or whatever file name you want).jpg - or whatever file extension you want). You can now close your original picture.

Now you can open your newly saved cropped picture in whatever program you want and do whatever you want with it :)

  MrDigital01 17:52 15 Jan 2013

You can use the PAINT to crop. Open paint and there will be an icon to crop, if its not happening, then you can try other tools.

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