Crop Tool Not Working in Photoshop (not dragging over to image)

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Xtx99, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. Xtx99

    Xtx99 Guest

    I made an earlier post and it was suggested I use the Crop tool to designate
    specific photo sizes so that I could completely fill my photopaper (and thus
    requiring that part of the nonproportional original image be cropped away).
    Until now, I've only used the manual features of the Crop tool. Unfortunately,
    the Crop tool doesn't seem to work for making specific photo sizes (4 X 6, 5 X
    7). When I click on the Crop tool icon and drag it over to the photo I'm
    working on a dotted line "should" appear on my image showing the area that I
    selected. Instead, nothing happens when I drag the crop tool icon to the
    photo. Therefore, I cannot define the cropping frame. Also, I can't seem to
    get to the "Options bar" of the Crop tool even by hitting shift alt and
    control. I've clicked "Clear" on my Crop toolbar but that hasn't helped.
    Perhaps something is wrong in the way I have Photoshop setup in my Windows XP?
    Maybe I inadvertently turned off part of the cropping tool which would allow me
    to make specific crop sizes? Or perhaps I'm just an idiot and am not using a
    simple dragging feature correctly or I'm ignoring the obvious. I haven't found
    any solutions in my manual or in previous posts. Any suggestions are
    Xtx99, Feb 17, 2004
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  2. try clicking on the crop tool icon then, After releasing the mouse
    button, go to the pix and click and drag. see the tool bar "Height" and
    "Width" and "Resolution" boxes for the sizes.
    James Connell, Feb 17, 2004
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    Doug Chaplin Guest

    Put the settings you want in the option bar (or use a drop down preset. Drag
    out a crop area, which will snap to the dimesnions you input. Move the
    pointer inside the crop area, and move it until it covers the right part of
    the image. Double click.
    That works on my images and setup (Photoshop CS on Windows XP Pro).
    Doug Chaplin, Feb 17, 2004
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    Glenn Guest

    Look at this tutorial

    Now notice that when he clicks the Crop Tool the tools bar is shown, now put
    in the values do not drag until the values have been placed into the tool
    bar. If you start to drag you can not put the values in. Also make sure
    your whole image is visible for cropping.

    1. Load image -> View ->Fit on Screen
    2. Setup printer and Paper (Saves adjustments later)
    3. Click Crop tool
    4. Set paper size on the Crop toolbar
    5. Crop
    6. Print with Preview

    Glenn, Feb 18, 2004
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