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Basic image editing for the CMS comes under 2 headings:

Basic image editing tools are pre-installed on all Mac and Windows computers:

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There are some free, web-based image editors available which can do many of the most common image editing tasks (such as www.ipiccy.com)

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These external services are not supported by USM.

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Resizing (Back to top)

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In some cases, such as Slideshow Slides, images are both resized (to fit a minimum or maximum width or height) and cropped (to make sure the final dimensions are exact).

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The Basics: On a Mac (Back to top)

Apple's Preview program (on your computer at Macintosh HD -> Applications -> Preview) is a simple, but very capable program for not only viewing files, but for performing some basic graphic editing, too. A good help link from Apple is at:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2506

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You'll find instructions for resizing and cropping a graphic file entitled "Resize an image" and "Crop an image" under the "If you want to - Do this in Preview" table.

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The Basics: on Windows (Back to top)

If you have Microsoft Office 97-XP, the Microsoft Photo Editor provides a functional, if not user-friendly interface. The link below details each of the functions of the tool, including cropping and resizing:

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