A good crop in Photoshop can go a long way to improve the composition of a photo. Selectively discarding pixels can really help focus the viewer’s attention and tell a story. But what if you change your mind?
If you crop correctly, you can bring those pixels back.
- Select the Crop tool (C).
- Choose a Crop preset.
- Drag in the canvas to crop the image to a desired shape or resolution.
- Make sure the box next to Delete Cropped Pixels in the Options bar is unchecked.
- Press Return or Enter.
Because the cropped pixels were hidden (instead of deleted), details were preserved outside the cropped area. This allows for the image to be restored.
- You can choose Image > Reveal All to restore all hidden pixels after a crop.
- Simply select the crop tool and drag in the Canvas. The previous pixels are available to you.
Enjoy the flexibility!