I scanned in a bunch of photographs of Belle -- the old-fashioned kind, made with film, back in the day. I used Picasa to crop them (because the file made by the scanner includes all of the white space surrounding the photograph), but that only seems to work within Picasa. When I try to upload the cropped images to this weblog, for example, the white space that I tried to crop away is back.
If it's not obvious, I'm a complete ignoramus about photos. My goal is to end up with the digital equivalent of these 3 x 5" photographs. My tools are a Brother scanner with an 8 x 10" scanning surface, MS Paint, and Picasa. And perhaps some other tools and software that I am not aware I own.
Can anyone help?
[UPDATE: I discovered that I have Microsoft Photo Editor, which let me do some rudimentary cropping.]