Photoshop: Tool to select visible document area/contents

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What I would like to suggest:

Provide a selection tool feature in a way
to select the current visible screen content.

I am using CS3 and you can’t select exactly the
current screen content if your doc is zoomed.
If you try to do this, the screen area will move away.
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Posted 7 years ago

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Neeraj, Employee

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hi,
In case of higher zoom screen shifted .At that case first use hand tool for content moving .This thing you can easily solved by using navigator panel
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Heinrich

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That's not a good way, even though mothing else in the moment is available.

It should be a menue command: Select currend visible document area.

The same is true for: Zoom selection to current window size.
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Chris Cox

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It might help if you told us WHY you are trying to select just the visible area. What problem are you trying to solve by selecting just the visible part of the image window?
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Hi Chris, yes,

The difficulties always originate when working with images in
a more precise ways. You have done all the detail work in an image.
then you like to determinate your image size for production. A very realistic view is the active document window completely filled with your work.
You easily adjust the border of the active document window to enlarge or shrink the visible part until you are satisfied.
That is the moment you would like a command: Select Current Visible Document Window. For to trim the document to this selected era.

The second one asked for is Zoom Selection To Current Window Size command. It very similar to first one and completes the idée. You select with marquee that era you think would be the right production results size. To see it just surrounded by the frame of the active window and by nothing more is what you want to see.

Like most of the other Photoshop commands these too has to do a lot with convenience of the workflow. It is more telling to see your picture result surrounded by frames of the active window and nothing more. Here it is in its final view, without the rest of the image parts of your work in progress.

The both commands are simple ones and easy to implement in Photoshop.
They nicely fit in to the View respectively Select menu.
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That sounds like you really want the crop tool. Using the window as a substitute for the crop tool sounds pretty bad.
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Done
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Heinrich, if you uncheck "Scrubby zoom" in the zoom tool option bar, you can drag a marquee with the zoom tool and zoom that area on screen, it does fit your request #2. As an alternative, you can use the Navigator panel, and CTRL(Pc)/Command(Mac)+drag a marquee in there to do the same.
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Heinrich

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Done
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Are you all set, then?