Elements: Crop tool missing from tool bar

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Suddenly the crop tool is missing from the full edit tool bar. I only can see it when going to Quick edit of the photo. How do I get it back into the main tool bar??

I am using Photoshop Element 9. Help.... have 4000 photos to go.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Sounds like you have the recompose tool active, so the Crop tool is hidden under it. If you click and hold in that tool slot it will reveal the Crop tool so you can select again.

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What is a recompose tool? I am just working on regular photoshop CC 19.1.3.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It's a guided version of Content Aware Scale from Photoshop CC
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Uta

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Thanks, Jeffrey! New to it all. But this help section is just absolutely marvelous!! Yippee! And thank you.
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Great. Glad we could help.
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David Kelly

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I'm using an old PC version and can't find the crop tool.
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Suzanne Suor

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Just did a search on the disappearing crop tool and voila...here you are with the solution. Thanks!!
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Marilouise Ruane

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This didn't work for me....There's no vacant spot where the crop tool was....Please help.
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Marilouise Ruane

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It did work!!! OH My Gosh....Thanks so much.
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Wayne Zimmerman

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Thank you that worked for me also.
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Duane Stegall

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How about in Photoshop CC still no crop tool?


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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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In Photoshop CC, the crop tool might be under a slice tool or the perspective crop tool. Otherwise, restore the default toolbar: Missing tools
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It's working for me after reseting the preferences and restart the photoshop. https://www.screencast.com/t/wxFcP2W3vQ