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Save selection as...

Nov 15, 2012 4:00 AM

Tags: #save #selection

I use Photoshop to design interfaces and then cut down the graphics, by using the rectangular marquee tool and selecting the area that I want to save, copy-merged and then paste into a new document, of the correct canvas size according to the selection area, and then save for web..


This is horrendous.


I end up with dozens of open windows all "Untitled" something, unsaved.


All I want is being able to select   an area in my document using the marquee tool and then select from File a save function like "Save selection for web and devices...".



Perhapse this option could be in the "Save for web and devices.." dialog, where you could select from a dropdown the following:

"Entire document" (default)

"The entire selected area"

"Trimmed down selected area"

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    Nov 15, 2012 4:39 AM   in reply to Arni Arent

    Slices may help. Have you read the documentation for Slices and tried that?

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    Nov 15, 2012 7:14 AM   in reply to Arni Arent

    Could you use this sequence - perhaps as an action - to create a duplicate image, crop duplicate to suit, save, then discard the duplicate: 


    Image > Duplicate

    Marquee tool (make desired selection rectangle)

    Image > Crop

    Save for Web

    Edit > Close  (click No to "Save changes to ... copy before closing")

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