How do I control the way the cropping tool works in Photoshop CS3?

I’d like to set the behavior of the cropping tool.

I want it to define cropping areas based on…

  • A fixed, numerical set of pixel dimensions.

  • A given proportion, e.g., a 9 by 12 area of arbitrary size.

  • Free size and proportion — wherever I release the mouse button.

Where can I set that for the cropping tool?


The marquee tool provides this menu, circled below…

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But the cropping tool doesn’t offer a menu like that…

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Does the cropping tool does have these three modes like the marquee tool? If so, where do I set that? How do I tell the cropping tool which mode to use?


according to what i understood,you can follow these steps crop your document in defined px or inch.
there are two methods of doing this i prefer using marquee tool with fixed size,please check SS,i tried to explain a bit 😐 sorry for these rude images i was running out of time.

this one is from crop tool it self you can set values according to your need.
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this second one is based on marquee tool which i prefer.

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i know these images look so bad 😐 just want to clear your confusion,hope you got some clue 😐

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