Crop in UWP Image Editor (SfImageEditor)

The image editor control gives you an option to crop the image as desired. Cropping the image can be done in following two ways:

  • From Toolbar
  • Cropping programmatically

From Toolbar

To enable cropping, in the Transforms submenu, click the Crop icon. When the Crop icon is tapped, a sub toolbar will appear on top of that toolbar. While the cropping is enabled, the crop sub toolbar, Cancel and OK buttons will be available. From that sub toolbar, you can able to crop the image with the following aspect ratios.

  • Free- crop the image to any desired size.
  • Original-crop the image based on image width and height.
  • Square-crop the image based on equal width and height.
  • Crop the image to specific aspect ratio such as 3:1, 1:3, 3:2, 2:3, 4:3, 3:4, 5:4, 4:5, 16:9, 9:16. On double tapping the aspect ratio icon reversed ratio will shown.

To disable cropping,click the Cancel button. To save the cropped area, after selected the desired area, Click the OK button, the toolbars will reappear after the cropping operation is completed.

Cropping programmatically

Cropping operation can be done programmatically in following two ways:

  • Enable Cropping and Select the Crop region visually.
  • Manually set the cropping area.

Handling the cropping tool

The ToggleCropping method in the SfImageEditor control is used to enable and disable a cropping region placed over the image to visually choose the area for cropping.

  • To crop the image to any desired size.
//  for free hand cropping

  • To crop an image based on original width and height of the image.
// for cropping the image with original width and height of the image.

  • To crop an image based on specific ratio.
// for cropping the image with ratio x value as 9 and y value as 17

  • To position the cropping window with custom location, pass the desired rectangle in ToggleCropping method. Each value in the rectangle should be in offset value(0 to 100).
Rect rect = new Rect(20,20,50,50);


After the cropping area has been selected, the Crop method is called which in turn crops the selected region and displays the cropped image on the ImageEditor.

// After selecting the crop area visually

imageEditor.Crop(new Rect(0, 0, 0, 0));

Manually set the cropping area

To manually set the cropping rectangle without even enabling the cropping functionality, use overloaded Crop(Rectangle rect) method. This can be done by defining a rectangle and pass it to Crop(rect) method.

  • c#
  • imageEditor.Crop(new Rect(200, 150, 150, 150));