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Help to keep crop size

Community Beginner ,
May 15, 2024 May 15, 2024

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I have been using photoshop & elements for many years now. I recently bought elements 2024 & after finding information on the internet, I had it woking good. Then I got a new pc, downloaded & installed elements 2024, & now I cannot make it keep my crop settings. If I want it 2000 px X 3000 px, I have to type that in with every pic.  I have always been able to save that in the past, or at least it always kept it after saving crop ratio. However, now there is no crop ratio, only photo ratio & I want to use a specific ratio without typing it in every time. Also I can not make crop stay on virticle every time, if the picture is landscap, the crop automatically goes to landscape, which I have always been able to keep that as well. Can anyone help please? Very frustrating!

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Community Expert , May 16, 2024 May 16, 2024

Did you reset the preferences as suggested by Greg_S.?

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Community Beginner ,
May 15, 2024 May 15, 2024

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Just wanted to add. I have looked at many vidoes & web pages that told me how to do it, but the vidoes I see do not look like my version. They tell me to use crop options under the file menu, but I do not have that. Every time I see someone showing me how, my version does not have what they tell me to do.

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May 16, 2024 May 16, 2024

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On my machine, the Elements 2024 crop tool behavior is the same as it has always been.  The crop ratio and orientation remain sticky.  I have just tried your 2000x3000 px ratio on both portrait and landscape photos and I have opened and closed the program several times.  The ratio always remains until I change it again.

 

The only thing I can suggest for you is to reset the preferences.  Go to the Edit>Preferences>General tab and click the Reset Preferences on next launch button.

 

As for videos and tutorials, you may be looking at those for the full Photoshop, not Photoshop Elements.

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Community Beginner ,
May 16, 2024 May 16, 2024

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I can keep settings in the prespective tool which is in the cropping options, but as far as cropping, it will not keep any custom sizes. Prespective tool can crop, but it does not keep an aspect ratio. I am trying to take some old photos & crop & resize to a bigger size. I just got a new 4k  monitor & what was an 8 x 10 picutre, looks tiny on this monitor & I wanted to make them larger while cropping without typing it in with every picture. If I use the preset provided, they will keep each time, but even the largest preset is too small for what I want.

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May 16, 2024 May 16, 2024

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Did you reset the preferences as suggested by Greg_S.?

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Community Beginner ,
May 17, 2024 May 17, 2024

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yes I did the reset, it did not help. I don't understand how no one else has this problem. Am read to give up on photoshop. They make what should be a simple easy task into an impossible task. 

 

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May 17, 2024 May 17, 2024

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@garyw19513968 said:  I am trying to take some old photos & crop & resize to a bigger size. I just got a new 4k monitor & what was an 8 x 10 picutre, looks tiny on this monitor & I wanted to make them larger while cropping without typing it in with every picture.

 

I am not sure that I fully understand what the real problem is here.  And perhaps neither do you.  How are you displaying the 8x10 picture that looks tiny on your new 4k monitor?   And why do you want to crop an 8x10 (4:5) photo to 3000x2000 (3:2)?  What are the pixel dimensions of your 8x10 photo?  The dimensions of a photo in inches only has relevance to printing it, and has almost nothing to do with screen resolution.  Pixels have no fixed dimension.

 

I have a regular HD monitor (1920x1080).  If I open a high resolution (8640x5760) photo with a 3:2 landscape aspect ratio and select Ctrl+0 (fit to screen) it will look like the following screenshot:

 

Ashampoo Snap 16_Friday, May 17, 2024_11h4m2s_2.png  

 

The magnification of the image will be 11.2% of the actual pixel size.

 

I can use the Editor's Image Resize command to change the pixel dimensions to 3000x2000.  At the same zoom level, the image will now be substantially reduced on screen:

 

Ashampoo Snap 16_Friday, May 17, 2024_11h6m46s_4.png

 

But, if I hit Ctrl+0 again, the image will appear on screen exactly like the original pixel size image, although now the zoom level will be 32.2%.  (I am ignoring the fact that there will be a minor lowering of quality in the image).

 

Ashampoo Snap 16_Friday, May 17, 2024_11h9m26s_5.png

 

If I now want to display the photo at 100% zoom, I hit Ctrl+1 and get the following display:

 

Ashampoo Snap 16_Friday, May 17, 2024_11h11m43s_6.png

 

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Community Beginner ,
May 18, 2024 May 18, 2024

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The 2000 px x 3000 px was just an example. My problem is that photoshop cropping tool will not keep a specific dimentions unless it is one of the dimentions in the list in the crop tool. I just want it to keep the size on the crop tool so I dont have to resize everything after I am done.

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