Images get randomly cropped from unwanted sides with Crop Image, or white lines get added
Currently when you wish to crop an embedded or linked image, clicking the crop button makes the cropping interface appear over the image.
When this happens, illustrator has already applied some (seemingly random) degree of cropping to the image.
This is super annoying if you only want to crop one edge of the image as you have to return the other three edges to the uncropped position.
Also if you are zoomed in so far as to not be able to see all the edges of the image, you crop the edge you are looking at without realising illustrator automatically cropped the edge which is out of view. It is not uncommon to perform many other edits, before zooming out to realise half your image is missing and having to undo all the way back to the crop.
The automatic crop has never cropped an image in a way that makes sense for me, and i dont understand why they’ve gone to the extra effort of incorporating an auto crop that wastes more time than it saves.
Please fix this or enlighten me as to the value i am unable to see.
The random crop is caused by the Preferences setting "Enable Content Aware Defaults" Turn it off and it stops suggesting weird crops (but it stops more in the app).
The white lines are caused by anti-aliasing and seem to be caused by resolutions other than multiples of 72 ppi like 144, 288ppi. 150 and 300 will most of the time generate white lines.
Jake Allen commented
I am running into an error when I go to crop an image. The original image does not contain any white lines or grid lines running through it, however when the image is cropped these evenly spaced white thin lines appear across the image. These lines will even show up after the image is exported. Any fixes or resolutions? Illustrator is up-to-date, I'm running macOS Ventura 13.0. (This does not happen with other images that are cropped in this file). To crop the image I am just simply going to Object>Crop Image
I just checked, Align to pixel grid on transformation is NOT turned on.
The screenshot was taken with Full Capture Chrome app saved as a PDF. Example attached
Correction. Crop tool "moves" after I press return to complete cropping a screenshot.
sometimes cropping adds a white line.
This link is what I found when first searching. I don't believe it is solved as marked on the forum: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/appearing-white-line-when-using-crop-image/td-p/9016209
Attached a screenshot of one of many crop attempts zoomed in to assure a clean crop, hit return (mac)... it moved.
Same here when cropping screenshots. White lines no matter how close I zoom in. I'm cropping to get rid unwanted content, not add unwanted content. Makes it difficult to present/pitch my designs with white lines.
This has been on the Adobe forum since 2017. This bug should've been fixed by now.
Linnéa, it does not behave like this for me with the Crop Image mode for embedded images. This can be file-specific. Can you share the file that behaves like that for you and maybe record a short clip of you cropping the image, just to make sure the same way is used?
Linnéa Hallberg commented
Every time I crop an image it leaves a small white line. If I try and crop again, the line just appear on the other side. I always have to re-crop the image in another program after exporting it from illustrator.
Ken Reeser commented
I'm experiencing the same issue. Each time I crop a photo with specific pixel dimensions and apply, Illustrator makes the image larger by 1 - 2 pixels in each dimension. THIS HAS TO BE FIXED ASAP!!! THIS WAS FIRST REPORTED OVER A YEAR AGO!!!
VINCE FLOTTA commented
When cropping images after I type in the dimensions of the crop and hit apply ai disregards my dimensions and inserts its own dimensions. This is very frustrating and needs fixed asap please. I am running windows 10