Photo Re-sizing

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If I select to resize a picture why am I forced to select "custom" and then not allowed to edit to the precise size I want? I need to edit photos to 300 x 300 and my only options under "custom are 300 x 397 or 226 x 300.
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Andrea Camp

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Hi Andrea, lets you resize using several presets (Profile, Mobile, and so on). Or you can choose Custom, as you have. When you do the Custom resize, maintains the aspect ratio of the picture. That means, if your image wasn't square to begin with, the Custom resize won't make it square. Sounds like what you really want is to crop the image so that it's 300x300. For precise cropping like that, you can use one of the other Photoshop products, like Photoshop Elements or Photoshop itself.
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Renato Santana

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It should be possible to crop an image in a specific dimension. I should be able to choose the dimension in pixels when cropping. Is it possible?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Is it possible to crop an image to specific dimension in pixels?.
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I have also similar questions, which is also an idea for future Photoshop Online feature. I've got very small image: 139 width x 78 height px. That's not original image becasue original is much bigger, but i don't have the original, my pal has it on pendrive but lost the flash drive - nevermind. When i wanted to resize this image to 1280 x 1024 px the editor didn't allowed me to do that - the form for typing custom image size was blocking my tries to type bigger width or height than 139 x 78 px.

And now my suggestion: add for Online Editor feature for resizing even small images to much bigger resolutions with saving as best quality of image as it can be saved.
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The quality with upsizing an image from that small to that large won't ever be very good quality - there's very little technological magic to replace pixels that have been thrown away. Think of it this way: if you pour a cup of sand into a gallon bucket, you're not going to fill it up. You have to make each grain of sand the size of the rock to fill the bucket. In term of pixels in an image, you're not really adding pixels, you're just making the pixels bigger (and blurrier).

That said, being able to upsize an image may not be a bad idea. You may want to create a new topic for that idea.
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Ok, so i will create :)

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