How to Crop and Edit Photos in Google Photos

Checkout easy steps in Google Photos

In the Android ecosystem, Google Photos is a very popular application that comes pre-installed on many Android smartphones and tablets. You can also use Google’s cloud backup in order to use the app as a basic photo gallery, although many choose to do so. It also has some of the easiest and best photo-editing tools. You can use the same in iOS Platform too.

Steps in Google Photos

Open the Google Photos app, or install it from the Google Play Store on your Android device.

google photos

If you’re opening the app for the first time, you’ll be asked whether you want to use the cloud “Back Up & Sync” feature. This is not required to use Google Photos, so you can skip it if you’d like.


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You can also “Skip” through the tutorial.

skip tutorial

To get started, select a photo. Device folders can be found on the “Library” tab.

select a photo

With the photo open, tap the “Edit” button.

edit button

The first thing you’ll see is a number of suggested edits that you can make. These are typically things like a catch-all “Enhance” option, or color temperature adjustments. Just tap one to apply it.

suggested edits

Along the bottom is a row of tabs with different tools. The next one is “Crop,” with a various number of crop options (as shown below). Simply drag the handles to crop the photo to how you’d like it.

crop tools

The next tab is “Adjust.” This is where you’ll find a bunch of professional editing tools—things like brightness, contrast, white point, saturation, skin tone, and more. Select a tool to adjust it.

adjust tools

Next up is “Filters,” which should be familiar to you if you’ve used Instagram. These are presets that change up the look of the photo pretty drastically with one tap.

photo filters

Lastly, the “More” tab has additional apps that may be available on your device. “Markup” can be used to draw on the photo.

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more editing apps

When you’re done editing and cropping your photo, tap the “Save” or “Save Copy” button in the bottom-right corner.

save the image

Google Photos is a very powerful photo-editing app, but it can be simple, too. It’s convenient to use if you need to do some quick cropping in Android ecosystem or in iOS Platform.

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