When increasing canvas size with crop tool in older versions of Photoshop, background filling occurred automatically, but it doesn't seem to work anymore.

I've tried to switch to the classic mode, but it does not help.

Is it possible to do as before?

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To automatically fill the background when increasing canvas size with the crop tool, the image has to have a Background layer. If it doesn't, the added pixels will be transparent.

You can turn your lowest layer into a Background layer, by selecting it and choosing Layer > New > Background from Layer.

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