Photoshop: Crop Command Bug

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Select an area of a canvas, invert the selection, then click Image > Crop. Nothing happens. Crop tool only crops original selection (interestingly, cropping still works if one inverts the selection again, back to the original selection).

Occurred in Photoshop CC 2014 (Mac)
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Posted 4 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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AFAICT - this is 'as designed.' When you invert the selection, the outer bounds of the selection go out to the edge of the existing crop, so that is where the crop is applied, resulting in no change.
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I should have been more specific: This occurs even when the original selection extends to 3 of the 4 sides of the canvas.

Imagine vertically selecting 3/4 of the whole canvas (so only the lowest 1/4 is unselected). Then invert this selection, so the lowest 1/4 is now selected. Applying Image > Crop should crop the canvas to the lowest 1/4, since the original selection and the inversion never intersected (if it sounds confusing to read, it'll make sense if one tries it out).

I've tried it in Photoshop CS5 on the same machine, and it works as described.

Still seems like a bug.
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Hmm That is working to crop the image (the lowest 1/4 is selected and cropped to the selection bounds) with CC 2014 (Mac 10.9.x).
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Will test a bit more and update accordingly; this is on a Mac computer at work.
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Update: still occurring. Rebooted, but nothing changed.
Again, it is interesting that the cropping will work if one inverts again i.e. back to the initial selection.