Professional Print & Layout - Crop Window (macOS)

Article ID: ART172753 | Date published: 12/19/2018 | Date last updated: 01/18/2019


Crop window



Crop images to select only the areas you want to keep.

To display the Crop window, click the image you want to crop in the Preview area, and then click (Crop) from the displayed menu.

Solid white lines (cropping area)

Represent the cropping area.

To move the cropping area, place the cursor within the cropping area and drag it.

To crop according to the aspect ratio of the paper size, drag the white squares of the cropping area.


  • For bordered layouts, a white frame appears when you drag the area you want to crop.

Broken white lines (the rule of thirds)

Represent the rule of thirds.

To create a balanced image, place the main subject such as a person or building along the broken lines or at an intersection.

Solid red lines
Represent the print area of borderless layouts.

Display lines for the rule of thirds
Select this checkbox to show the rule of thirds. Serves as a guide for cutting out the image.

Fixed Aspect Ratio
Select this checkbox to lock the aspect ratio when setting the cropping area.


Cancels cropping.


  • This function is unavailable for borderless layouts.


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