The Quickest Way to Crop Pictures on the iPhone

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Want to know how to crop a photo quickly to capture the perfect picture? Sometimes you get an amazing shot on your iPhone, only to find that your pet is off-center in the final product. If you're wondering how to crop photos on the iPhone, there's a quick and easy way to accomplish this without adjusting the crop box manually.

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How to Crop Photos on the iPhone Quickly

  1. Open Photos and find the picture you want to edit.
  2. Tap the photo, then tap Edit in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Tap the crop and rotate icon.

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  4. Tap the preset crop icon.
  5. Now choose the preset size you want to use to crop your picture.

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  6. When you find the size you like, tap Done in the bottom-right corner of your display.
  7. If you decide you liked your original picture better, simply tap Edit again, then tap Revert to undo the cropping and return to the original photo.

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Like applying filters and making other small tweaks, cropping your photos brings you closer to the image you imagined. Now you know the fastest, most precise way to crop your iPhone photos with preset sizes in your native Photos app. 

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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

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