How to Crop or Rotate a Photo on Your Android

Tired of having to transfer your photos to a computer just to crop or rotate them? Well guess what? You can easily do this right on your Android device.

Let’s move on to this little tip that will make your photo editing life much easier on your Android.

If you own an iPhone, learn how to crop, rotate, or make your bad photos perfect by by clicking here.

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Step 1: open your gallery

SSettings may vary and icons may be in different positions depending on your Android phone manufacturer.

  • First, open your Photo gallery. Do you know that place where all your precious memories are stored? Yeah, that’s the one. Go ahead and throw it.
The Gallery app

Gallery app (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Step 2: Choose the photo you want to edit

  • Scroll through your gallery and find the photo you want to beautify yourself. Maybe it’s a beautiful sunset, a goofy selfie, or a mouth-watering plate of food. Anyway, press this is to open it.
photo of photos

Choose the photo you want to edit (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Step 3: Go to Editing Options

  • Look for the little one pencil icon. It’s like your magic wand for photo editing. Press it.
PENCIL tool on phone

Pencil icon (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Step 4: Crop like a pro

  • Now select the crop icon. It is usually represented by a square or rectangle.
  • Once you have done this, a border will appear around your image and you will see the crop tool in action.
  • Drag these corners and edges to crop the image exactly as you want.
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Crop icon and ways to drag borders (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Now to crop the photo in a different aspect ratio, tap the button border icon.
  • Then select what you want aspect ratio you would like, like 1:1, 3:4, 9:16 a.m. Or complete.
aspect ratio of photos

Aspect ratio (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Step 5: Play with Perspective

  • Sometimes a small change in perspective can make a big difference. Press the perspective icon.
  • Decide now if you want to change your perspective horizontally Or vertically.
  • SO hold and drag these lines below the picture LEFT Or RIGHT to achieve the desired effect.
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Steps to play with perspective in a photo (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Once you have made all your changes, tap Do. Your changes are now saved.
  • If you don’t feel it, press Cancel to cancel all changes.

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Completed and canceled options (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Step 6: Rotate, Rotate, Rotate

  • Feeling a little inclined? Press the rotation icon (usually a circular arrow) to rotate your image 90 degrees.
  • For precise adjustments, see these lines below the image and drag them left or right to shift the rotation.
ROTATE the photo

Steps to Rotate a Photo (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Step 7: Save or return

  • If you accidentally fell overboard, press To come back to undo everything.
  • Finally, when you are absolutely delighted with your creation, tap To safeguard.

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Ways to restore a photo or save changes (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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And There you go. No more struggling with cumbersome software or waiting for your computer to do the heavy lifting. With these simple steps, you can crop and rotate your photos right on your Android device. Whether it’s straightening that horizon or giving your selfie a new perspective, you’re now armed with the editing prowess of a pro.

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