Rule of Thirds Cropping

The rule of thirds is a composition rule that helps you compose an image to make it more pleasing to the eye.


Use Gimp to crop an image using the rule of thirds.


Original Image

The original image was cropped so that the head of the fox is in the lower right third of the image.

Cropped example


  1. Read:
  2. Locate an image that could be cropped to demonstrate the rule of thirds
  3. Crop the image using the rule of thirds.
    • Change the option from no guides to rule of thirds.
    • Use the crop tool like you did in the last assignment and use the one-third lines to help you frame your crop selection.