You can remove unwanted outer areas from an image by cropping the image. There are two ways with Pinta that you can crop an image:

  • Crop to Selection: Use to remove part of the image surrounding the selection. The selected part of the image will expand to the size of the canvas. For irregular-shaped selection, such as those made by the Lasso Select tool, the image is cropped to a rectangular bounding box that contains the selection.
  • Auto Crop: Use this feature to remove small border areas from an image. For example, sometimes you may have a photo with a white border that you would like to remove and this feature enables you to remove it.

Crop to Selection

  1. Select the image you want to crop from the Images window.
    Image Window select image
  2. Select part of an image you want to crop using one of the selection tools. The following example uses the rectangle selection to select part of the image:
    Crop Example
  3. Go to Image and select Crop to Selection.
    Select crop

Here's what the example image looks like after selecting Crop to Selection:
Crop Example Final

Auto Crop

  1. Select the image you want to auto crop from the Images window, or go to File > Open Image File to open up a new image from a file.
    Image Window select image
  2. Go to Image and select Auto Crop.
    Select crop
  3. Select Auto Crop from the menu a number of times to reduce the amount of border on your selected image.

    Here's an example of an image of how Auto Crop, selected a number of times, has reduced the amount of white space on the right side of the image.
    Crop Example Before
    Crop Example After