cropping a flat file makes it a layer

Community Beginner ,
Mar 10, 2022 Mar 10, 2022

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how can I go back to the way it used to be? When I crop a flat file I want it to stay flat. Currently, it converts to a layer - actually, it doesn't even crop the file, it just adjusts the canvas size - the file is its original size, just hidden - that's not what I need. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 10, 2022 Mar 10, 2022
Checkmark "Delete Cropped Pixels" in the Crop Tool Options Bar. This option keeps your file flat, but you cannot come back later and revise it. Also if you have enabled the Narrow Options Bar under Preferences > Workspace, you'll see this button  instead of the checkmarked "Delete Cropped Pixels". This button without the dark background is the same as unchecking . It is hard to tell unless you are used to the subtle button states in the Narrow Options Bar, which is  why I prefer the Normal ...

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Mar 10, 2022 Mar 10, 2022

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Checkmark "Delete Cropped Pixels" in the Crop Tool Options Bar. This option keeps your file flat, but you cannot come back later and revise it.

 

Also if you have enabled the Narrow Options Bar under Preferences > Workspace, you'll see this button  Screen Shot 2022-03-10 at 2.08.27 PM.png

instead of the checkmarked "Delete Cropped Pixels".

This button Screen Shot 2022-03-10 at 2.14.56 PM.pngwithout the dark background is the same as unchecking Screen Shot 2022-03-10 at 2.16.18 PM.png.

 

It is hard to tell unless you are used to the subtle button states in the Narrow Options Bar, which is  why I prefer the Normal Options Bar.

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Mar 10, 2022 Mar 10, 2022

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@gener7 Great answer

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thank you!

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