Pictures taken with a camera are rarely perfect for what you need. There are often extraneous elements in the image that were not intended to be part of the picture, which requires you to use a crop tool in an image editing program to remove them.
Other programs that work with pictures, such as Microsoft Excel 2013, also include tools that allow you to crop a picture. So if you have inserted a picture in your worksheet in Excel 2013, then you can read our guide below and learn how to crop that picture directly within Excel.
Cropping a Picture in an Excel 2013 Worksheet
The steps in this article will assume that you have already added a picture to your worksheet, and that you would like to crop that picture to remove some of the unneeded elements in the image. Note that this will only crop the copy of the picture that is in your worksheet. It will not crop the original version of the picture that is saved somewhere on your computer.
- Open the Excel file containing the picture that you want to crop.
- Click the picture to select it.
- Click the Format tab at the top of the window under Picture Tools.
- Click the Crop button in the Size section of the ribbon. It is the section at the right end of the ribbon.
- Drag the borders on the image until they are surrounding the part of the picture that you want to keep.
- Click the Crop button in the Size section of the ribbon again to exit the cropping tool and apply your changes.
Do you only need to print part of your worksheet, or are you working with a worksheet where only some of the data is printing? Both of these issues can be resolved by working with the print area. Learn how to set a print area in Excel 2013 so that you are able to print the part of your spreadsheet that you need.