Problem Cropping To a Specific Size

Enthusiast ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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I am using PSE 2020 on a Windows 10 Pro PC. I am attempting to crop a 6000x4000 pixel photo down to a 1920x900 pixel center part of the original. It seems as if Elements does a resize down to 1920 width and then crops that down to 900 high.

 

This is the original photo:

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This what the Elements crop gives me:

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This is what I'm trying to do: (I did this with ACDSee)

Annotation 2020-01-22 230104.jpg

Am I doing something wrong? How do I do this in PSE2020?

Walter in Davie, FL
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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 23, 2020 Jan 23, 2020
Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool set to Fixed Size 1920 px x 900 px, then click on your photo, drag inside the selection into place and then Image>Crop.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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Before clicking the green checkmark, drag the corner points so that the crop shield covers the area you need.

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Jan 23, 2020 Jan 23, 2020

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. . .  or click and drag a marquee around the area you want to crop.

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Jan 23, 2020 Jan 23, 2020

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Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool set to Fixed Size 1920 px x 900 px, then click on your photo, drag inside the selection into place and then Image>Crop.

 

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Jan 23, 2020 Jan 23, 2020

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Thank you 99jon, Greg, and Jeff,

 

That turned out to be much easier than I imagined it would be!

Walter in Davie, FL

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