16 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2010 7:23 PM by bieco RSS

    Crop Tool

    bieco

      My crop tool does not work

      How do I activate it?

        • 1. Re: Crop Tool
          Barbara B. CommunityMVP

          You haven't given us much to go by, here. What are you doing and what exactly does happen when you do it?

          • 2. Re: Crop Tool
            bieco Community Member

            This  is my first experience with the Forum and I am thrilled to receive your fast response, Barbara\

            I  click on the crop icon and drag the icon over the  photo and the crop box does not appear       .With my Dell scanner, the crop box appears immediately.   Using Elements,( Version 3  )   the only way I can crop is to Select the photo and then keep clicking on the crop icon  and sometimes a small crop box appears after what seems  to me to be 10 minutes and other times, nothing appears. Generally, nothing appears. I give up and print the photos without cropping.

             

            Thanks,  Bieco

             

            Can you help with this bit of information, Please?

             

             

             

             

             

             

            Sir Frederick

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            • 3. Re: Crop Tool
              quenton8 Community Member

              First, its not really "click & drag" -- its just "click the crop button".

               

              That said, in the editor it seems work ok if you try and drag it, but  that is not really what you want.  Just click it, let the button back up then

              move the cursor over-top of the photo.

               

              There should be no delay in the editor -- I notice a delay if you try and crop in the organizer -- and that one will NOT click+drag, so just click it and wait a couple of seconds.

               

              Personally I don't like the organizer's crop tool, but if I had no other editing to do I would probably use it.

              • 4. Re: Crop Tool
                Barbara B. CommunityMVP

                Select the crop tool in the toolbox, then click its icon at the left of the Options bar and choose Reset Tool.

                 

                See if that helps any.

                 

                Which version of Windows are you running?

                • 5. Re: Crop Tool
                  bieco Community Member

                  I use  windows XP Tried the reset option. it worked once but not again

                   

                  Bieco

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Sir Frederick

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                  • 6. Re: Crop Tool
                    bieco Community Member

                    Thanks very much BUT it did not work. I do get a small crop icon after many ,many, clicks and

                    fooling around with Select All  et al. And then ,most of the time, I get nothing.

                    Should I reinstall Elements 3 and try that?

                     

                     

                    Biecoo

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Sir Frederick

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                    • 7. Re: Crop Tool
                      99jon CommunityMVP

                      After selecting the crop tool how are you setting the parameters on the top tool bar?

                       

                      i.e maintain photo ratio, 1 x1, 4 x 6 or custom etc…..

                        

                      This will make a difference to behavior of the crop tool.

                       

                       

                      • 8. Re: Crop Tool
                        Barbara B. CommunityMVP

                        Then delete the prefs: quit the editor, then restart it while holding down ctrl+alt+shift. Keep holding the keys down until you see a window asking if you want to delete the settings file. You do.

                         

                        I might add that I prefer to crop with the marquee tool: drag a marquee, then go to Image>Crop.

                        • 9. Re: Crop Tool
                          bieco Community Member

                          will try  grazie

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          Sir Frederick

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                          • 10. Re: Crop Tool
                            ~V Adobe Employee

                            Just a workaround - Try Crop from Organizer.

                             

                            ~V

                            • 11. Re: Crop Tool
                              bieco Community Member

                              The crop tool is in Editor and it is often greyed out. Is there a Crop tool inOrgnizer?

                               

                              Thanks V

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                              Sir Frederick

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                              • 12. Re: Crop Tool
                                ~V Adobe Employee

                                It is there in PSE6,PSE7,PSE8. Not sure about

                                PSE3 though.

                                 

                                ~V

                                • 13. Re: Crop Tool
                                  dianewarren Community Member

                                  browse the image, right click, edit, click browse.

                                  • 14. Re: Crop Tool
                                    PointsBeyond Community Member

                                    I'm use PSE 9 for Mac, and the familiar Crop Tool on the left column isn't there any longer - it's just an option under the "Image" tab across the top.

                                     

                                    Is there something I'm missing - or is this an "enhancement" for 9?

                                    • 15. Re: Crop Tool
                                      Barbara B. CommunityMVP

                                      It's there. Click and hold on the Recompose tool and choose it from the popout menu. Many tools are tool groups with several tools in the same toolbox slot. You can also bring up a particular tool by clicking its keystroke repeatedly till you get the one you want. In the case of recompose/crop, just tap the C key until you see it in the toolbox.

                                      • 16. Re: Crop Tool
                                        bieco Community Member

                                        I have Version 3 and would like to know if Version 9 is vastly superior and if I buy it does Photoshop offer telephone  help? If yes do they limit you to a few events or do they help for a period of time, say a year?  When I called for help I was told that my Version is long gone and if  I    needed help they charge.   I do not remmber how much but I think it was in the neighborhood o f$40    .I have windows XP and my grandson showed me how to use the crop tool which in V.3   IS on the left side

                                         

                                         

                                         

                                         

                                         

                                         

                                        Thanks for the reply to my question 

                                         

                                        Bieco    

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