How To Crop In Canva

One of the most common tasks you’ll perform in any graphic design tool is cropping images. If you’re new to Canva or just not sure how to crop images, you’ve come to the right place. This blog post will walk you through this process step by step.

Why Crop Images?

Cropping is a technique that allows you to remove unwanted areas from an image, focus on a particular part, or adjust the shape and size to fit your design better. It’s a simple yet powerful tool in your design toolkit.

Step by Step Guide to Crop an Image in Canva

Step 1: Open Canva

First, open Canva in your web browser by typing into the address bar. If you don’t have an account, you will need to sign up. It’s free and only requires an email address.

Step 2: Select a Design

From the Canva homepage, select ‘Create a design’ and choose your desired template. You can also choose custom dimensions if you prefer.

Step 3: Upload an Image

On the left side of the screen, click on the ‘Uploads’ tab. You can then drag and drop your image from your computer into the uploader, or click ‘Upload an image or video’ to select a file from your computer.

Step 4: Add Image to Your Design

Once your image has uploaded, click on it, and it will appear in your design area.

Step 5: Crop Your Image

With your image selected, click on the ‘Crop’ button in the toolbar at the top of the screen. This will bring up crop marks on the corners and sides of your image.

Click and drag these marks to crop your image as desired. When you’re happy with your crop, click ‘Done’ or simply click outside the image. And voila! You’ve successfully cropped an image in Canva.


Cropping an image in Canva is a simple and straightforward process, but it’s a powerful tool for improving your designs. With practice, it will become an intuitive part of your design workflow.

Happy designing!