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    Posted: 27/May/2008 at 10:57am
Ok.... I'm using Illustrator cs3 - How do I crop!??!?  I just took a normal jpg and want to crop something out so I click on the little square box thingy or {shift o} and snap the area I want to crop.  In phoshop I'd just double click here and it would automatically crop - but that doesn't work.

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In Illustrator I don't think you can crop a photo. You have to first do it in Photoshop then place it. You can draw a box on top of a Photo or jpeg and then select both left click and select make clipping mask which does the same thing in a way. 
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In AI, you can actually make a clipping mask and then you can go from there.
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There is a Crop Tool in CS3. It's right above the had Tool on the toolbar. it doesn't work like PS's does. You would need to draw with the tool and make it the size you want, then you need to Save for Web. You new image will then be cropped, but AI doesn't instantly cut the crop away like PS.
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Thanks everyone! 

This seems a little odd to me - perhaps it's me being a newbie; but shouldn't the "best" graphics prg out there be able to easily crop!??!  I'm also having a similar problem with the magic wand tool - if I used it in PS it would follow the edge of the graphic - on AIcs3 the blue box comes up.  Is this another function AI can't do?
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Think of it this way  PS  is made for editing photos  (jpeg, tiff etc)  AI is for creating and editing vectors (eps,ai ) not photos   two different types of images
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also one could ask if illustrator should have multiple pages option just like corel draw? some say it's because it would interfere with InDesign and people would be able to create majority of books or simple text-rich content in AI. i think Adobe does not want to make these applications too similar (with too many same tools in both apps) because that would hurt earnings. If Illustrator had any better photo editing capabilities it would certainly interfere with Photoshop and Adobe wants you to buy both applications, not one universal application that can do everything.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skitzo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/May/2008 at 8:04am
But if photoshop could edit vector effectively then it would put illustrator out of business eh.... 
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It is stupid how most of Adobe's programs are almost like another. Most are just steps away from being the same program, then they'd have one huge program. It's all about $$$ though.
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yes, Adobe had the policy to make its applications look similar in terms of user interface like having almost the same toolbar setup and menu commands. But they recognized key tools in every application that would be excluded from the other application so that users have a taste of the other application but not the real thing. That's why AI in its 13 version does not have multpiple pages option which is ridicolous. They ask like "Why do you need multiple pages option?", and we say "well, to lay out some text for my 20 pages brochure" and they tell you "ok, here is a nice application that will do this for you". Every software company does this, nothing new, it's just annoying for the users...
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