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I am working with Photoshop 7.0 for Windows, with plenty of RAM, virtual memory, etc. When I want to crop an image and pull the cropping tool over an image, the margins of my crop "jump" from one measurement to the next, which is to say, I can't crop exactly the where I want to. It seems to me that there are some predefined units to which the cropping tool is set, and if I want to crop right in the middle of those units, the crop will just spring to the next unit. I don't think it has anything ...

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    Default Problem with precision of cropping tool

    I am working with Photoshop 7.0 for Windows, with plenty of RAM, virtual memory, etc. When I want to crop an image and pull the cropping tool over an image, the margins of my crop "jump" from one measurement to the next, which is to say, I can't crop exactly the where I want to. It seems to me that there are some predefined units to which the cropping tool is set, and if I want to crop right in the middle of those units, the crop will just spring to the next unit.

    I don't think it has anything to do with retaining proportion, because I'm not holding the shift key down at the same time. All my earlier Photoshop versions did not have this problem.

    I've talked to other people with this problem but they also couldn't find a way to change anything. So far as I can see there is no place to change the options to make the cropping tool more precise.

    Any help would be MUCH appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Beth Coffey
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    Beth_Coffey@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Problem with precision of cropping tool

    Beth, have you tried using the Ctrl key when you drag. Sometimes this will
    allow you more flexibility when dragging.


    wnor Guest

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    Default Re: Problem with precision of cropping tool

    Under your View menu, do you have 'Snap' checked....?


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Problem with precision of cropping tool

    ....and if you do have "Snap" enabled, you can disable it...or, you can temporarily disable snapping while dragging handles by holding down the Ctrl key. (Works especially well when you're cropping close to the edge of the image and the crop marquee wants to snap to the edge.)
    John_Mensinger@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Problem with precision of cropping tool

    That was my problem. Thanks so much Len and John.
    Beth_Coffey@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Problem with precision of cropping tool

    You're welcome, Beth


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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