View Full Version : photoshop question: how do you disable snap to grid when cropping and image?

code beginner
05-13-2010, 11:08 PM

i'm trying to edit some images in photoshop by cropping them slightly.

the problem is this: when i get very close to the edge of the image with the cropping rectangle, photoshop "takes control" and snaps the rectangle to the very edge of the image.

i'm trying to shave off a pixel or two, but photoshop won't let me do it.

is there a way to disable this feature, so the user retains complete control of the cropping rectangle size, even at the very edge?

as an alternative solution, if there is some key command like "remove the lowest pixel's worth of edge from the image" that would be great. i would simply keep subtracting one pixel's worth of the lowest edge until i got enough subtracted.

code beginner
05-13-2010, 11:20 PM
ok, i answered my own question on this one. i got very lucky out on the internet search (i wasn't seeing anything in the online adobe help menu).

there's two things to do to get better precision:

first: turn on the caps lock key. this gives you a finer precision cropping tool in the first place

second: hold down the control key as you get near the edge. keep holding it down. do not release it. hit the enter key to crop, all the time never releasing the control key.

doing these two things allows *you* to stay in control rather than Photoshop.

i'd still like to know if there is a way to key in a command to "remove one pixel from the lowest border" rather than having to rely on physical mouse precision and visual zooms. but at least i got something that works.