Crop an Image in Paint (Windows)


Need to add an image to your website, but it's too big?  This tutorial will walk you through the steps of cropping an image using the program called Paint, which is automatically installed on Windows computers.  You can view the tutorial for the Macintosh program called Preview here.  A common use case would be uploading banners to the announcement content type, which require that images be 1180px x 346px.

Step 1: Navigate to the Paint Program

You can find the Paint program in the Start menu.  Click on the start menu - if the Paint program is not listed immediately, click on All Programs - Accessories - Paint.  This is what the Paint icon looks like:

Paint Icon


Step 2: Select Image to Resize

Once you've opened the Paint program, go to File - Open in the menu bar.

A browser window will pop up that allows you to locate the image that you wish to resize.

Select the image and click "Open".


Step 3: Resize Image

When your image is open in the Paint window, go to the menu bar and select resize.

A "Resize and Skew" box will pop up on your image, allowing you to adjust the size.  You can choose to change the size by percent or by pixels.

Once you've adjusted to image, click "OK".  You can now save the image with the adjusted size.


That is all there is to resizing an image!

If you have problems with creating an announcement or have more questions about how to do any of the above, please contact Brian Webster or Kristi Elmore for help.