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crop making photos more pixelated

New Here ,
Jan 15, 2017 Jan 15, 2017

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Hello

I have a bunch of pictures that I have taken, I just need to crop them. But when i try, the quality gets really bad.
Goes anyone know why? and how to fix it?

Kindly

Emma

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 15, 2017 Jan 15, 2017

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What is the image size before you start and after you crop (check Image - Image Size)

What are the crop settings (if you are using the crop tool please show the settings from the options bar

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 15, 2017 Jan 15, 2017

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What resolution are the files you are cropping? How are you using the images? Print or screen? If print, your files should be 300dpi. For screen (web or other) they should be 72 dpi.

If they are 72dpi any increase in size due to cropping or transform will cause the images to pixelate. You can make them smaller but not larger. Start at the highest resolution you can when cropping or resizing to maintain the integrity of the data in the image.

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Jan 15, 2017 Jan 15, 2017

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Are these JPEG files which you edit and save again as JPEG?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 15, 2017 Jan 15, 2017

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Everything said above will have an effect. We need these screen shots to answer your question.

1. Image > Image Size

2.Crop tool > Options bar

3. And one more thing to check — what is your zoom level after cropping? Is it still pixelated when you choose Print Size? If so, you may simply be zoomed in too much.

Zoom level (View menu or Status bar)

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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I had a similar problem. I discovered I had by default "17 px" in my crop settings. That made the crop ignore whatever crop adjustment I made in the viewport. I just erased that and it was solved.

 

Still, as the others said, there could be many potential problems in your case.

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