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Crop presets

Pixelmator Pro comes with a number of pre-made presets you can use to quickly crop your image to a number of popular formats. You can also easily create your own presets to use in future projects.


Apply a crop preset

  1. Choose the Crop tool by doing one of the following:

    • Click in the Pixelmator Pro toolbar.
    • Choose Image > Crop (from the Image menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the C key on your keyboard.
  2. Click the Constrain pop-up menu.

  3. Select one of the crop Ratio or Size presets.

Save an aspect ratio as a crop preset
  1. Choose the Crop tool by doing one of the following:
    • Click in the Pixelmator Pro toolbar.
    • Choose Image > Crop (from the Image menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the C key on your keyboard.
  2. Constrain the crop box to your required aspect ratio manually or by entering width and height values into the designated fields.
  3. In the Tool Options pane, click the Constrain pop-up menu and click at the top.

Redefine a crop preset

If you’d like to overwrite or update an existing preset with new settings, you can redefine it.

  1. Choose the Crop tool by doing one of the following:
    • Click in the Pixelmator Pro toolbar.
    • Choose Image > Crop (from the Image menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the C key on your keyboard.
  2. Constrain the crop box to your required aspect ratio.
  3. In the Tool Options pane, click the Constrain pop-up menu.
  4. Click the disclosure triangle next to the preset you'd like to redefine and choose Redefine.
Delete a crop preset

If you’d like to remove a preset from your presets collection, you can delete it.

  1. Choose the Crop tool by doing one of the following:
    • Click in the Pixelmator Pro toolbar.
    • Choose Image > Crop (from the Image menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the C key on your keyboard.
  2. In the Tool Options pane, click the Constrain pop-up menu.
  3. Click the disclosure triangle next to the preset you'd like to delete and choose Delete.
Rename a crop preset
  1. Choose the Crop tool by doing one of the following:

    • Click in the Pixelmator Pro toolbar.
    • Choose Image > Crop (from the Image menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the C key on your keyboard.
  2. In the Tool Options pane, click the Constrain pop-up menu.

  3. Click the disclosure triangle next to the preset you'd like to rename and choose Rename.
  4. Enter a new name for your preset and press the Return ↵ key on your keyboard to confirm.

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