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. To be ready for this project, you need to have have studied Chapter 17 in Power Tools for Technical Communication and have done at least one other web-page formatting project:
  1. Using a simple text editor or web-page editor of your choice, create a simple web page like the one shown in Chapter 17 entitled My First Web Page. Between the <TITLE> and </TITLE> tags and between the <H1> and </H1> tags, substitute Cropping Practice.
  2. For each item, copy the image into your preferred image-editing software.
  3. Follow the directions for cropping.
  4. Save the cropped image as a GIF file.
  5. Add the correct HTML tags so that the image you just cropped will display in the web page you just started.
  6. Put your name, Cropping: Web page, 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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