How can I use Photoshop to select and crop away the white pixels surronding a statistical table
Posted on 2011-09-09
I have the following problem that is probably simple for a Photoshop expert.
I have a set of JPG files that consist of a statistical table with some random amount of Whitespace around the edges. I am using Photoshop CS2.
Previously when I wanted to cut away the white space for a publication I did this:
1. I used the Magic Wand tool and clicked the whitespace at the edge. This gave me a marquee all the way around the part of the file I wanted to delete.
2. I then did SELECT --> INVERSE
3. I now had a marquee just around the part that I wanted to keep
4. I did a SELECT --> COPY
5. I created a New File which was automatically created with the pixel dimensions of my selected area.
6. I did a Paste and the clipboard inserted just the image I wanted to keep into the new file ready for the book layout.
Now for some reason Photoshop rescales the selection and so it creates a smaller version of the original file but with the unwanted white border. How do I solve this? The TRIM command does not seem to work.