Crop tool darkening images

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Jul 07, 2022 Jul 07, 2022

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This is a strange issue, that doesn't happen with every image I crop, but often enough to be extremely annoying.  Sometimes when I am finished editing an image, I crop it for Instagram and the image darkens, very noticably.   It seems to occur mostly when I extend the crop past the image, to create white bars on two sides of the image, but sometimes its just a crop inside the image, not extending beyond the actual image.  Even if I merge all the layers and then crop it, it will still darken the image.

 

I have no idea why it's doing that, having used PS for almost 20 years now, I've never seen this before, and it's only been happening the last 2-3 months now.  

 

Has anybody else seen this issue?  Is it something I am missing?  

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Jul 07, 2022 Jul 07, 2022

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Let me move this to the Photoshop forum for you, which is the appropriate forum for your question. Please remember to provide the FULL NAME and release number of the Adobe software you're asking about. Adobe makes a lot of software.

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Could you please set the Status Bar to »Document Profile« and post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible to illustrate the issue? 

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