Originally Posted by thepro
I'll try that, I fix in camera raw, convert to tff or jpg then crop to media size. Almost always loose 20% or more of the original imag that way.
I always get good answers from you guys on that Island! (:-)
I think the thing that is confusing about this question/post is terminology. You're saying "crop to a media size". CatCynic is saying "crop to a composition" which is also my understanding of cropping. Certainly, when you crop to a composition, you will lose that portion of the original image (and it's associated pixels) that you crop out. But, the remaining "compositional crop" will still be at the same pixel resolution of the original, just smaller in total pixels because the total image is now smaller. i.e. If you have an image at 300ppi resolution and you crop to a smaller image, the resolution doesn't change unless you specify a lower resolution.
Hope this is helpful. Cheers,