Crop Tool adjust in finer adjustments? Turn snapping off?

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Feb 20, 2019 Feb 20, 2019

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I come across this regularly:

I am cropping an image, and the crop tool doesn't adjust smoothly, but it snaps to increments.

It's like teeth on a ratchet, but my ideal crop would be in-between two of those settings.

Is there a way to turn off snapping to increments and have purely smooth crop tool - like you can turn off snapping with guides and adjust them to any position you want?

The same problem is with rotation: it also snaps to increments. You don't always have straight lines to use the "straighten" tool or have an image composition that demands to do it by feeling.

PS: Pressing the option or the Control key on the Mac doesn't turn off snapping.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 20, 2019 Feb 20, 2019
https://forums.adobe.com/people/Ocean+11  wroteIs there a way to turn off snapping to increments and have purely smooth crop tool
HiI turn off Snap from the View menu with the keyboard shortcut to turn off everything currently checked in the Snap To menu, then make sure to turn it back on again when finished.Jane

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Just to make sure, I often hold down the ctrl/cmd key, which allows smoother cropping without snapping.

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Ocean+11  wrote

Is there a way to turn off snapping to increments and have purely smooth crop tool

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I turn off Snap from the View menu with the keyboard shortcut to turn off everything currently checked in the Snap To menu, then make sure to turn it back on again when finished.

Jane

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Just to make sure, I often hold down the ctrl/cmd key, which allows smoother cropping without snapping.

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Thanks!

What I find out that letting go of the pen (I work with a wacom) sometimes gives the image another drift - away from the ideal position.

Is there a trick to avoid creating a move in the image just by letting go at the desired position?

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You can also drag out guides and than it snaps to guides.

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Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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You can also use the marquee (M), select all, and move the selection by one pixel at a time. Once you have it set, Image->Crop.

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Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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How about rotation?

That's where it's most difficult to get the exact amount of what you want to do in Photoshop... that ratchet effect where you can only rotate in steps.

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Feb 22, 2019 Feb 22, 2019

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Use the Camera RAW or Lens Correction filter and make the rotation there.

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Thank you, Lumigraphics!

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