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Resize And Crop Image With Microsoft Office Picture Manager

One tool that I use on daily basis is Microsoft Office Picture Manager. If you want to crop or resize the image immediately, then this is the best application to do it. I am not a big fan of Microsoft Office products, but this tool comes really handy when you want to edit a photo quickly. When you install Microsoft Office 2007, make sure that you install this tool too which comes pre-packed.

To start editing the image, right-click on any photo and select Open With, from the list  select Windows Office Picture Manager, if it is not given in the list, click on Choose Default Program. Now click on Other Programs(see screenshot) and you will find it there.

other programs

Once you have opened the image with Microsoft Office Picture Manager, click on Edit Pictures(see screenshot).

edit pictures

Now you will see Edit Pictures toolbox on the right side, now under Edit using these tools, click on Crop, and you will find multiple options to crop the photo(check screenshot).

crop image

After you have done cropping click OK and click Back to Edit Pictures, now under Change Picture Size click on Resize. Here you will find various options to resize the image, there are list of predefined sizes, you can custom set them too and lastly you can resize on the basis of percentage of original size.

resize image

After you are done click OK.  Now you can save this new edited photo by clicking CTRL+S or by going to File > Save. That’s it. Enjoy!


  1. I did resizing and saved and all of a sudden the picture became blank and lost an image, will you please help me and say what I can do in such cases? Thank you

  2. I scanned a scrapebook page with several photos on one page. Now, I need to crop out and separate each photo. How can I do this? Thanks!

  3. how come it does not work with my windows 7 computer??????? I have it installed as part of my office 2007 but it does not work with windows 7. Any suggestions?

  4. Picture Manager is not a part of Office 2010. I used it all the time and am not happy with either the installed picture viewer or Windows Live Photo Gallery.

  5. Nice post on this! I currently use Microsoft Office Picture Manager where I work to process and crop photo ID’s. I agree with your assessment of its usage…


    • hi dear, i have one question to ask you. Microsoft doesn't work and not allow me to crop or resize, so what should i do?


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