Photoshop Elements 2018 Crop Issues

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When using Photoshop Elements 2018 I always load up about 10-20 photographs at a time. I select my crop which is 8 X 12 at 300 DPI. It's the size I used for marketing and selling my photographs to various publications. For whatever reason when I move to a new photograph the crop tool resets itself to use photo ratio. I previously used Elements 11 and never had this problem. In fact I've used numerous older versions of Elements and never had the issue. Only seems to have started when I got to the 2018 edition. All other versions I've used keep the crop tool the as you left it no matter what photo you are on. An 8 X 12 option would be great in the drop down as well.
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Dennis D Wetherhold Jr

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Steve Lehman

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Hi there Dennis,   

Not sure about your version but older versions had a reset to make the application behave normally.  To do this, go to the editor, load an image first, then there is a menu down-arrow that appears on the lower-right of the viewing area that has "reset all" in its menu, resets the app.   This is what you want.   

Otherwise, you probably already know that tools can be changed to the kind you want if you right-click them.  In the newer versions the crop tool has the dimensions built into the crop tool so you can know what size. 

Alternatively, you can use the rectangular marque tool for cropping.   It has adjustments too.   

Steve Lehman, mcse

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Not exactly the same issue here in my comment. However I would like to have an option where the user can decide on his own if he would like to have the cursor or brush remain the same size as he flips between tools. Currently the brush switches back to the original size used in that specific tool (maybe a week ago).
I would much prefer to have it remain the same size that I'm currently using. So for example have a box in preferences that allows us to check that would allow the brush to remain consistent size between tools and only change when we want it to change.