It is possible to have images and objects, which are larger than canvas size in photoshop:

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Then why is it asking for crop if canvas resized?

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Why should I loose information when I resizing just a canvas?

Is it possible to keep data?

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In order to change the size without loosing pixels you actually have to use the crop tool but deselect the "delete cropped pixels" box: enter image description here

  • This is a F$%& answer from 2015 how I didn't see this after 10 years of using Adobes products lol... Thank girl!!!.... I allways had everything cropped lol Commented Jul 12, 2023 at 21:15

You need the duplicate the layer before do the canvas crop. Because background doesn't preserve the image.

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    Why? How can one get it? Please explain better what to do, maybe with adding an screenshot? Suppose the reader does not know all what you know. A valid answer should be understandable by its own ... Welcome to GD.SE!
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