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How To: Crop It Like It’s Hot [TikTok]

Have you ever uploaded a photo or video to TikTok only to see the dimensions not quite line up, leading to a black border surrounding the content? It’s a good reminder that not all sharing platforms have the same dimensions and by working with video and photos in multiple mediums, you sometimes need to crop your content to fit seamlessly.

Thankfully, TikTok has an easy-to-use cropping tool that allows you to manually crop a video or photo or use one of their preconfigured settings. The latter ensures that you fill the vertical screen and avoid any unnecessary bordering. TikTok’s easy editing function is one of the reasons why I love it so much.

Of course, you can also use the crop tool to cut out any background or bystanders you want to be excluded. Here’s a simple tutorial that helps you make sure your videos and photos look native to TikTok no matter from where they originated.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Cropping works for both photos and videos

  • You can crop either using a preset option to make sure your photo or video scales vertically

  • Or you can crop manually to remove something from the background that you don’t want in your photo or video