How to edit photos and images in Dropbox

You can make edits to photos and images while previewing them on dropbox.com or the Dropbox mobile apps. To edit a photo or image in Dropbox, you must have edit access and the file extension must be .png, .jpeg, or .jpg.

How to edit a photo or image in Dropbox

On dropbox.com

To start editing a photo or image, sign in to dropbox.com and click the image you’d like to edit.

To rotate the image: 

  1. Click the rotate icon (arrow pointing clockwise). 

The image will rotate clockwise at a 90-degree angle on each click, and your changes will automatically save.

To crop the image:

  1. Click the crop icon (square with overlapping corners).
  2. Drag the white edges of the image to your preferred locations.
  3. Click Save on the bottom toolbar to save your changes.
    • Select Make a copy to preserve the original image and save the changes in a new image file. You’ll need to choose where you’d like to save the new image and click Save to confirm.
    • Select Replace original to save the changes in the original file.

On the Dropbox mobile apps

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Sign in with your credentials.
  3. Tap the photo or image you’d like to edit.
  4. Tap the edit icon (pencil) to begin editing.
    • To rotate the image, tap the rotate icon (arrow pointing clockwise). The image will rotate clockwise at a 90-degree angle on each tap.
    • To crop the image, tap the crop icon (square with overlapping corners), then drag the white edges to your preferred locations and tap the checkmark in the lower right (Android) or upper right (iOS).
  5. Tap Save (Android) or Done (iOS) to save your changes.
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