Most frequently when I use the crop tool, I want to snip off just a bit of the image I have, often only on one dimension (e.g. I need to cut off an image at the bottom, or just the side). Unfortunately, when I hit the “Crop” tool, Balsamiq automatically provides a cropped area smaller on 2 dimensions meaning that I’m almost always having to move one border back to the natural edge of my image and then modifying the other.
I’d love to see the Crop default to staying to the full edge of the image and then allowing the user to move the borders in tighter to crop (instead of trying to guess where the user wants to crop.
I can see how the current implementation hits home to the user what will happen when they crop in closer, but this seems like a little win compared to the drawback of having the user always need to un-do part of the default “help” provided.