How to crop a picture in Microsoft OneNote

Many Microsoft applications allow you to crop images directly. You can do this with OneNote on the web too, but for the Mac or Windows versions you have to use a workaround.

Crop a picture in Microsoft OneNote for the web

To crop a picture in Microsoft OneNote for the web, Sign in to the OneNote website from your browser of choice. On the notebook selection screen, select the notebook that contains the picture you want to crop (or you can insert one with Insert> Insert Picture).

Next, select the image you want to crop by clicking on it. A perforated border will appear around the image.

A selected image with a perforated border

Once selected, the Image tab appears. Click on it and then select “Crop”.

The file tab and cropping option in OneNote for the web

The Cropping window is displayed. Click and drag the corners or sides of the cropping frame to position the image where you want to crop it. The gray areas are removed.

Next, click the Crop button.


Your picture is now cropped.

Cropped image in OneNote

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Crop a picture in Microsoft OneNote for desktop

Unfortunately, the desktop version of Microsoft OneNote doesn’t offer the ability to crop images. When you insert and select an image, the Image tab does not appear – and this tab contains all of the image editing tools.

Fortunately, both Mac and Windows 10 have a built-in tool that you can use to capture part of your screen – and use it to crop your picture.

If you’re using Windows 10, you can quickly launch the Snipping Tool by using the Windows key + Shift + S keyboard shortcut. Alternatively, enter “Snipping Tool” in the Windows search bar and select the Snipping Tool app from the search results.

Snipping Tool app in search results in Windows 10

On a Mac, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + 4 or press Command + Spacebar to open Finder. Enter “screenshot” in the search bar, then select “screenshot”.

You can then use these tools to crop the image by clicking and dragging the area of ​​the image that you want to keep. You can then paste the picture into OneNote (Insert> Picture).

While it’s convenient to use Windows 10 and Mac’s built-in screen snipping tools to crop an image, you can also use Microsoft PowerPoint or. use Word to get the job done if you prefer to work with one Office App.

How to crop a picture in Microsoft PowerPoint

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