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I'm using the Crop (C) tool to crop 3 or 4 images out of a larger image. After I crop each image and save it, I have to hit undo a bunch of times to uncrop it and get back to the original image. I'd rather just crop the image to a new file/tab. Is that possible?

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Just discovered Revert (F12) but it doesn't work after I do a Save As! –  Mark Mar 3 '12 at 19:30
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Would it be better to select fragment of a image and copy it to a new file? You will get orginal untouched and than You can work (ex. precise crop)on new file. –  Adam RichardSon Mar 3 '12 at 19:35
    
@AdamRichardSon: Hrm? If I could duplicate the file 3 times before I do the cropping, that would work fine. Is there a hotkey for that? This needs to be efficient; I've got 1000s of photos to go through. –  Mark Mar 3 '12 at 19:42
    
In PS You can make a hotkey for almost everything by Yourself. GO to hotkey menu & make one. –  Adam RichardSon Mar 3 '12 at 19:47

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Instead of cropping just use the selector in Photoshop, select the area you want, EDIT >> COPY and then go paste into a new tab.

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Writen in the same time! :) –  Adam RichardSon Mar 3 '12 at 19:36
    
You mean the Selection Tool/Marquee? My photos are slightly rotated, so I want to use the Crop tool to rotate and crop them in one shot. –  Mark Mar 3 '12 at 19:40
    
Yes that tool. Once you paste it in a new doc you can rotate all you want. The use of Crop is overkill. –  xXPhenom22Xx Mar 3 '12 at 19:41
    
Rotate the original image as you need >> Select Area >> Copy >> Paste into new Doc. –  xXPhenom22Xx Mar 3 '12 at 19:42
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In either event there are multiple ways to skin a cat and get the result you want. You can crop and then revert or you can use copy/paste. The rotating of images that has to be done with either solution just one has less steps to return you back to your starting point –  xXPhenom22Xx Mar 3 '12 at 19:57

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