December 12th, 2003, 12:04 AM
Uncropping a cropped image?
Hi. I'm relatively new to photoshop and am using Photoshop Elements 2.0. I have a picture that I cropped in elements and saved it as a .jpg file and deleted the .psd file. I realized that I cropped too much and I was wondering if there is a way to "uncrop" a picture. This is a .jpg file too, so photoshop doesn't remember anything that I did the the picture (like shading, cropping, etc.), so I can't uncrop through the history. When I go to File, Browse and browse the picture, it will show the full, uncropped picture in the thumbnail, so I'm guessing there is a way to do this. Anybody know how? Thanks
Edit: I know this is stupid, but I deleted the backup picture as well
December 12th, 2003, 05:27 PM
You, my friend, are completely out of luck. Once you crop an image and save and close it, the part you cropped has been hauled off to the dump and incinerated. I suggest keeping better backups.
If the thumbnail shows the full image, that means it hasn't been updated.
December 12th, 2003, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the reply
January 1st, 2004, 03:45 PM
Actually, you can uncrop an image (not sure how) but the data you crop out is sometimes still saved, and there have been instances (such as the Katt Schwartz incident *) where things have been uncropped that weren't intended to be
*Katt Schwartz (a tech TV personality) posted a picture of herself from the neck up, and someone uncropped it and got a nude photo of her, and needless to say, the photo became very popular