Crop 12×12 Pages in Windows 11

In my quest to scan my scrapbook albums, I found a quicker way to crop my scanned 12×12 layouts. This is taking significantly less time as I scan pages and then crop them. See how!

Having recently upgraded from Windows 10 to 11, I wasn’t happy with the changes with MS Paint. So I went on the hunt to find an easier way to crop the screenshots of my 12×12 scanned layouts. See what you think!

My 3-Part Series

If you recall (see my previous 3-Part Series), we are using our Brother Scan N Cut to scan our 12×12 scrapbook pages. After using the machine to send it to the cloud, then retrieving it on the computer to capture a screenshot, we need to trim the screen capture. Here’s a quick way to trim all your screenshots!

Steps for Cropping

Step 1. In screenshots folder, right-mouse on the image, click on “Open With”, then “Photos”
Step 2. On the top of image, click “Edit” icon
Step 3. Drag handles from top-right-corner and bottom-left-corners to include just the 12×12 layout
Step 4. Click on the blue drop-down and select “Save”
Step 5. Press the “Next” icon to go to next screenshot to trim

This method feels quicker than editing using MS Paint, especially since the Windows upgrade from 10 to 11. I’ve really got the process down to scan, retrieve, printscreen, then trim using MS Photos.

Steps for Joining Two Photos

  1. Open the second page in MS Paint, press CTRL-A then CTRL-C.
    This will select the page and copy it to the clipboard.
  2. Open the first page in MS Paint, and widen the page by dragging the right side to about 1700 pixels.
    If you forget to do this, you will notice you can move the page all the way to the right!
  3. Now press CTRL-V.
    This will paste your second page on top of the first page.
  4. Finally, using your keyboard arrow keys, slide the second page over to the right.
    This will place your two scanned 12×12 pages next to each other.
  5. Press CTRL-S to save your page.
  6. You can then delete the second page and rename your two-page layout.

The Entire Process

If you have not watched my 3-Part Series, I invite you to watch my 3 videos where I take you step by step to save your scrapbook albums digitally. I’m so glad I have found a way to save these precious memory books for future generations!

Amazon Affiliate Links

If you do not currently have a Brother Scan N Cut, you can search for a local Brother Dealer in your hometown. If not, here are a few handy links to products that you need to scan your 12×12 pages. When you use my links, I make a few pennies at no additional cost to you! Thank you!!