9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2013 4:44 AM by JJMack RSS

    How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?

    tepor

      Title says it all. First post. Hope it works.

        • 1. Re: How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?
          tepor Community Member

          I found it. The 'Info' tab under the 'Windows' menu wasn't activated. Thanks.

          • 2. Re: How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?
            Trevor.Dennis MVP

            Interesting.  I hadn't realised that the Info panel held that information.  For anyone else who takes a look-see, you can just about see the tiny drop-down next to the cross to the left of the panel, where you can set units.

            • 3. Re: How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?
              JJMack MVP

              Trevor.Dennis wrote:

               

              Interesting.  I hadn't realised that the Info panel held that information.  For anyone else who takes a look-see, you can just about see the tiny drop-down next to the cross to the left of the panel, where you can set units.

              I do not see what either of you are writing. What I see is the bounds of the active select marching ants.  In this screen capture layer 2 has a 10PX by 10PX black square so 100PX.  I use the lasso to to select all the pixels in that layer black 10x10PX square. I was not careful just wanted to get the all. The info panel shows the bounds of my ruff selection to be 105 PX wide and 133 PX high. I see nothing to indicate the there are 100 px selected and nothing about any feathering.But then I don't have CC. For some reason insert image is not working for me???

              info.jpg

              Its working from IE now not Chrome??

              • 4. Re: How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?
                Trevor.Dennis MVP

                Are we at cross purposes JJ? This image file is 1500 x 1000 pixels, and has 50% guides.  If you expand it, you can see the top left quadrant is selected, and the Info panel shows 750 x 500.  I have activated the drop down for clarification sake, which is a wee bit ironic as it has obscured the fact that the area under the drop down shows the XY cursor coordinates.  'twas only the selection size information that I was not aware of.  It's exactly the same in CC and CS6

                 

                 

                Info Panel.jpg

                • 5. Re: How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?
                  Trevor.Dennis MVP

                  Ahhh...It never ocurred to me that it could work in anything but a rectangular selection, but it does.  Just gives max pixel dimension for an iregular selection

                  • 6. Re: How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?
                    JJMack MVP

                    And the selection can be feathered. This screen capture shows the bounds to be the same as the canvas size the selected area is a triangle and feathered.

                    bounds.jpg

                    • 7. Re: How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?
                      tepor Community Member

                      I was just working with an unfethered, rectangular selection and the Info window values gave me the WxH dimensions of the selection I needed. Just doing a little cropping and dragging a photo into a frame. Good to be aware of other scenarios though. Thanks.

                      • 8. Re: How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?
                        Trevor.Dennis MVP

                        The strange thing, is having just discovered this feature after 20 years using Photoshop, and the same day I find a use for it scaling objects between documents.  It was actually really usefull.

                        • 9. Re: How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?
                          JJMack MVP

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