Crop a picture

After you insert a picture into your notes, you might decide that it shows more than you want or need. For example, a photo you’ve taken with your cell phone might show too much background, and resizing the whole picture would make the part you care about look too small. Rather than trimming the picture, which you can’t do in OneNote, you can take a screen clipping of the image to capture just the part that you want to keep.

  1. After inserting the picture you want to crop, click in a blank area of the page to make sure that the picture isn’t selected.

  2. Hold down the Windows key+Shift+S to start a screen clipping.

  3. When the screen dims, drag a selection over just the part of the image that you want to keep.

  4. When you release the mouse button, click the Copy to Clipboard button in the Select Location in OneNote dialog box that opens.

  5. On any page in your notes, click where you want the screen clipping to appear, and then press Ctrl+V to paste it.

  6. If the result looks good to you, you can delete the original picture from your notes.

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