Working with Pictures

Formatting pictures in Word can enhance their appearance. Use and format pictures to better suit your Word documents.

To crop an image:

Crop Image

Corner handles will crop the image proportionally.

To compress a picture:

Compression Settings

You need to monitor the file size of your images and documents that include images, especially if you send them via email. Cropping and resizing an image doesn’t decrease the image file size, but compression does.

Other picture tools

There are many other things you can do to modify a picture. From the Format tab, some of the other useful commands include:

Image Options