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When I create action to make a 125x125 thumbnail from an image this is how it looks like:

1. crop an image to 125x125 custom crop size

2. save


When I do it manually, it's all fine because my custom crop to 125x125 from let's say 800x600 is centered and all the way to the side borders of an image, so the final 125x125 thumbnail looks fine.

But when I do it by recorded action with the same process the 125x125 image is not centered at all after "action" did the cropping. So the thumbnail is useless.

How to fix it?
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by:Eirman
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Are you resizing or cropping? ... your manual description sounds like resizing, but you mention cropping.
To make a thumbnail of an image, you would normally resize (not crop)

What version of photoshop do you have?
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by:Fajer39
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PS 6...croping, custom one. Because I can't resize right away to 125x125 without distortion.

In custom cropping PS will show you what part of image can fit to 125x125. If you have image like 1600x1200 e.g. how do you automate resizing to 125x125 by photohop action? In custom cropping option you can do two steps in one- choose the part of image you want and than after confirmation it will resize the image to 125x125.

What I ask is how to create action which will automaticly resize(crop) it doesn't matter for me to 125x125 dimension, which will be centered and as big as possible - as you can see in image number 2
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by:Eirman
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I got it working fine in CS6 ... both manually end with recorded steps/actions

I set crop to this built-in crop 1 x 1 (Square)
Pressed enter twice

(Screenshot coming in a few minutes)
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Centered Crop
You can see the "1x1 Square" preset in the top left and the recorded action on the right.

The next action would be to reduce the square cropped image to 125x125

TYPO: the above post should read ...
both manually and with recorded steps/actions
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by:Fajer39
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Thanks a lot, pretty scary example image though :D
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by:Eirman
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Glad to help Fajer39
By the way, the image is an optical illusion, done with mirrors.

Have read of this for useful info about image processing in Photoshop
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Photos_Graphics/Images_and_Photos/Adobe_Photoshop/Q_28348742.html
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by:Fajer39
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Thank you very much Eirman, that post is really helpful :-) I am definitely trying this out.
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