How to Crop A Photo on iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 Photo App

They say, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and that is why you need to crop certain images. Sometimes you might want to remove extra spaces from the image or highlight a specific feature of it. In any case, cropping comes in as a handy tool, as it allows you to measure the dimensions or enlarge the required selection.

There are many numerous third-party apps available to help you with editing. However, in iOS 7 and iOS 8, iPhone and iPad have a built-in cropping feature, which can prove to be very helpful.

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You can find this feature in the Photos app of your iOS device. For new users of the iOS device (or longtime users), you do surely need to check out your iOS 8 device’s new features.

How to Crop Photos in iOS 8 Photo App

Step #1. Launch the Photos app.

Step #2. Tap and select the image, you want to crop.

Step #3. From the top right of the screen, click on Edit.

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Step 4: An array of buttons will appear on your screen. Tap on the crop icon.

Step 5: As you click on it, you will see white selection controls around your image. You can drag the corners of the white selection for re-sizing or cropping your image.

You can also tap on the ‘aspect’ icon to get predefined aspect ratios to crop the image to.

Step 6: After you have finished cropping, tap on Crop option on top of the screen, to save your changes. Then, tap on Done.

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The process is pretty much the same as in iOS 7.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


  1. You missed the biggest feature found in CROP for iOS 8. It is the ability to ROTATE the photo! See the picture above when selecting crop tool there appears to be a ‘compass’ behind the photo? Just use that to rotate the picture.


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