Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Cropping Graphics


In this lab, you crop unwanted material out of images using any of the techniques discussed in Chapter 11 of Power Tools for Technical Communication:
  1. For each item, copy the image into your preferred image-editing software.
  2. Follow the directions for cropping.
  3. Paste the cropped image into a document you create in your preferred word-processing software.
  4. Put your name, Cropping: Print, and the date on this document, and print it out for your instructor.


  1. Copy the following image and extract just the green and yellow cube that is made up of 8 smaller ones:

  2. On this next one, crop away everything but the fractal:

  3. For this last one, extract just the picture of the crater without the figure title.


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