QUICKIE: If you’ve been trying out the Photoshop CS6 beta preview you may have noticed the new Cropping behavior. (I won’t get into details about the new behavior as you can find that in so many other places.) If you find this new cropping behavior unwieldy you can go back to the way things were. You might have poked around in Preferences to find this feature, but it’s not there.
To regain the old cropping behavior in Photoshop CS6: open a new image, select the Cropping Tool and then, in the Options Bar, find the Gear icon. This icon represents the settings for the Crop Tool. Open it and select “Use Classic Mode“. That’s it.