Daily Tip: How to easily crop a photo on your iPhone

Ever wish you could easily crop a photo right on your iPhone? Well, if speed is more important than resolution you can. We'll show you how after the break!

Here's how to easily crop a picture on your iPhone (or iPod touch or iPad):

  1. Tap on the Photo app
  2. Tap on Camera Roll (or one of your Photo Albums)
  3. Tap on the picture you want to crop
  4. Use pinch to zoom to expand the photo until just the part you want to keep is filling the screen
  5. Take a screenshot

That's it! Your cropped photo is now saved to the Camera Roll! Sure it's lost some megapixels (down to 960x640 on an iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4, or 480x320 on older devices) but it's fast and perfect for on screen viewing or sharing via email or MMS.

If you have any questions or any other cool photo tips to share, leave them in comments!

[Thanks to Brian for sending this in, and his adorable son Dean for modeling! We'll be sending a reward -- and iPhone case! -- your way!]

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