The crop tool can be used to cut off or remove a part of your icon or shape (note: this action is reversible).

Tip: use crop to emphasize a particular object, such as a macro-to-micro scale change, or simply to remove part of an object you don’t need.

In BioRender, you can crop an object to either a square, circle or a custom shape, and both individual and grouped icons can be cropped.

Square Crop:

  1. Click on the object you’d like to crop.

  2. Click crop from the top menu. A square bounding box will appear around the object.

  3. Use the square green guides around the edges of the crop window to adjust the crop size.

  4. Press Enter or click outside the icon once you are satisfied with your crop. If you change your mind, you can also click Reset crop to start over.

  5. If you wish to edit an icon that has been cropped you can double click on the icon to edit or select the icon and select Edit Crop

Circle crop

By default, your crop will be set to a square. To change the shape of your crop:

  1. Click on the object you’d like to crop.

  2. Click the dropdown arrow beside Crop, then click the circle.

  3. Adjust the crop size by dragging the green bounding box.

  4. Press Enter or click outside the icon once you are satisfied with your crop. If you change your mind, you can also click Reset crop to start over.

  5. If you wish to edit an icon that has been cropped you can double click on the icon to edit or select the icon and select Edit Crop

Custom Crop

  1. Click on the object you’d like to crop.

  2. Click the dropdown arrow beside Crop, then click the Custom crop.

  3. Adjust the crop size by dragging the bounding box or by selecting the different points on the line

    1. You can double click on the solid blue points to delete them

  4. Press Enter or click outside the icon once you are satisfied with your crop. If you change your mind, you can also click Reset crop to start over.

  5. If you wish to edit an icon that has been cropped you can double click on the icon to edit or select the icon and select Edit Crop

You can also edit the crop path as you would any line. Using the toolbar you can change the crop path color, stroke, and dash to emphasize the cropped icon.

Resetting a cropped object to its original size

If you decide you’d like to undo a crop:

  1. Select the cropped object.

  2. Click Reset Crop.

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