Photoshop CS2: Using the Trim Command to Quickly
Crop Your Images
This is a great way to automatically crop
With any object or image open, go up to
to open the Trim dialog window.
You can now specify how you want your
image trimmed. If you keep all options under "Trim
Away" selected, your image will be trimmed as close
to the edge as possible without cutting into your image. It even
reads drop shadows and other effects so you won't have to worry
about losing any of your effects.
You can alternatively specify which areas
of your document are trimmed away by deselecting one or more of
the Trim Away options.
The Trim command can be applied to both
solid as well as transparent background colors.
And the final image:
You can also assign a Function Key to
this command to quickly apply the Trim command. Either way it provides
a great alternative to using the Crop
Tool each time you need to cut the canvas away from your image.