The process of cutting out a section of a larger image, generally either to make a thumbnail or remove unwanted parts of the image.
(1) Removal of parts of an image in order to improve the image's composition. Cropping occurs when an area that is smaller than the entire image frame is printed or reproduced. (2) Cropping is sometimes also used in reference to a photographer moving closer to a subject, thereby eliminating (cropping) unnecessary surrounding elements from the composition. CROPPING removes portions of an image to improve its composition. Photo submitted by Pattabi Raman.
The act of discarding unwanted detail around the edge of a picture. Cropping in this way permanently discards the detail from the file and reduces file size.