Photoshop CC isn't cropping tight to edges of images in my canvas.

When using the marquee tool and selecting an area, then going to Image > Crop, there is still canvas remaining outside of the selected area

It only seems to be happening when pasting an image and trying to crop it with this method


This screen shot shows my image (the block of blue colour) which I pasted into a new canvas but has transparent edges. (The large black area is just my photoshop app background, left in to show the transparency)

Marked out area

This shows the marked out area which I have then cropped, but the transparent area remains after performing this action.

What setting do I need to change to make the crop work to my selected area, not with this unwanted white space/padding?

  • Have you checked your feather settings?
    – user45605
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 14:28

1 Answer 1


Somewhere near your selection options, you will have Feather and it should be set to 0px for a clean cut, if set higher, you will get the effect you mention. It's like the smoothness of a brush but for selections.

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