Here's my situation:
- I've scanned several documents into JPG format.
- The scanner scans 14x8.5 inches, but my documents are 11x8.5 so I need to crop them.
- Every scanned doc is about 1.2 MB in size.
- I open one in Photoshop, proceed to crop, then Save. A dialog appears asking for JPEG Options, including Quality. The default value is 10, however I can also choose 12. If I choose 10, I get an image size about the same as the original. If I choose 12, I get an image size larger than the original.
It seems incorrect to choose 12 and get a larger file size, since the final image would be smaller than the original. However, I don't want to lose quality compared to the original just because I've cropped it.
What is the best way to crop in Photoshop without losing image quality and saving in JPG?