Actual cropping dimensions are “wrong” in PS

I use Photoshop CC.

I’m interested in cropping a specific area inside an image.

To to so, I set the requested cropping dimensions in pixels, set the same PPI as the original image image, and crop.

The problem: the actual cropping area has the correct width-height ratio, but the SIZE of it is “wrong”.

Please take a look at the screenshots attached.

I can’t understand what exactly I’m missing here.

I would greatly appreciate your help with this matter.

Thanks a lot 🙂

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Answer

Crop works slightly differently: the dimensions you set in the WxHxRes is the expected result, not the cropping dimensions of the crop plane. So if you use crop in your second screenshot with an area of 3000×3000 px your result will be scaled to 2500×2500 px — the number you set in the Crop tool settings.

What you can do is you can use a Rectangular selection tool with a Fixed Size style and set to your 2500×2500 px value:

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Then the selection you make will be this exact size. Position the selection inside the area you want to crop, switch to Crop Tool and it will automatically use the selection as a crop plane.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Eran , Answer Author : PieBie

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