You can remove unnecessary pixels from an image directly in Microsoft PowerPoint with the built-in cropping tool. You can also crop a photo to fit a specific shape. To crop an image in Microsoft PowerPoint.
Cut an image in PowerPoint
To crop an image in PowerPoint, open the presentation, add the image (Insert> Image), and then select the photo.
When the selection is displayed, the “Image Format”; tab will be displayed. Select it and then click the “Crop” button located in the “Size” group.
A drop-down menu appears. Select “Crop” here.
Cropping handles are now displayed around the picture frame. To crop certain areas, click and drag the handles to capture only the content you want to keep.
Once you have set the areas in the frame, select the icon in the upper half of the “Crop” option in the “Size” group on the “Picture Format” tab.
Your image will now be cropped.
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Crop an image into a shape
To crop another image as a shape, open the PowerPoint presentation, insert an image (Insert> Image), and then select the shape.
Click the “Crop” button located in the “Size” group on the “Picture Format” tab. In the drop-down menu that appears, select “Crop To Shape.”
Another menu showing a large library of shapes will appear. Select the shape you want to crop the image to. We will use a basic oval in this example.
Once you have selected the oval shape is displayed above your image, as well as cropping handles to set the area to be cropped. Set them as desired.
When you are ready, select the icon above “Crop” in the “Size” group on the “Image Format” tab.
Your image is now cropped.