Rotate and Crop Scanned Images in GIMP


The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free graphics editing program that can be used to rotate and crop photos and images, including scans from a multifunction device or scanner.



  1. Make a copy of the image file and open the copy with GIMP.

  2. Transform the image by rotating it, in the “Layers” menu (top of screen).

  3. Adjust the canvas size for the image, in the “Image” menu.

  4. Rotate the image (if necessary), using the Rotate Tool.

  5. Remove unwanted areas of the image by clicking and dragging a rectangular area with the Crop Tool.

  6. Save the edited image, in the “File” menu.


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