When using the rectangular marquee tool to crop my image,the image slides out almost intirely off the working area. This happens when I put the + too near the border or if I slide the mouse a little too fast. If anyone could help me with this small but annoying problem, I would appreciate it. Working with PC and Windows XP. Jacques
Yes, it is annoying, but it's the nature of the beast. One solution is to draw the cropping rectangle well inside the image and then move the sides out to where you want to crop. Get too close to the edge and you find yourself moving the image window boundary instead of the crop rectangle. The only way you can tell is by the cursor - small double-headed arrow for the crop rectangle and larger double-headed arrow for the image window boundary. Maybe they'll fix this in CS3?
I know what you mean. That is a very annoying feature on Elements! What I have started doing is to view the image slightly smaller on the editing screen (I.e., zoom out). When I crop at the smaller size, it seems to cut down on this problem. Try it.
Ever consider the probem is not an Adobe fault, but Windows. No problem working on an Apple Mac.
Well, David, PC-freak that I am, I could never admit to a fault in Windows, especially in comparison to......that other computer make.
Believe it or not I got into computers reluctantly. I was an editor at Petersens and the company had a Rand mainframe with several terminals in each office. Pure command line stuff with a key-code reference book about 3 inches thick. Then Petersen's bought each editor an IBM clone, MS-DOS was not much of an improvement although a bit simpler. Finally in '89 I got interested in digital imaging getting into a dedicated Targa PC first, while Windows 1.0 was getting going but not off the ground yet. Beginning with Windows 2.0 I got more involved as each upgrade and more applications like Aldus PhotoStyler made it a little bit real. Apple Macs were then running Aldus and Adobe and establishing hegemony in publishing, but the top end machines were horrendously expensive, so I stuck with Microsoft. Windows NT, hoping the Redmond investment in graphics would make it both real and affordable. But then MS released Windows 2000 Pro without the ICM 3.0 upgrade and disbanded most of their graphics R&D development.
I bought my first Mac after an almost 10 year commitment to Windows. And BTW I was working and living in Seattle at the time and knew quite a few Microsoft people.
Now I have a fairly current IBM graphics PC with XP Pro and three Macs. I keep the PC because I must to cover some software stuff that is Windows only. Otherwise I would donate it to someone in need (as long as it was a stranger).
I was thinking of upgrading from 2 to 3.0 elements so I am glad it like everything else works good on a Mac. I used windows for a time, but always had problems. Three years ago I went with a Mac and all has been great. I feel that if photo imaging is what you like buy a Mac and not a PC. Mine has lasted through a teenage boy where the PC would not. Monte Johnson.