Crop Tool Downsample?

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Crop Tool Downsample?
Dec 14, 2012

I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this thread but it seems appropriate so here goes...

I want to prepare a photo for my club's digital competition.  It needs to be 1280 pixels by 800 pixels (that's the resolution of the projector).  I know I can use the "resize" menu, however, the photos out of my camera have a different aspect ratio so I will need to crop.  Yes, I can resize first and then crop, however, I've been told that I can save a step by simply using the crop tool to do both... (crop and resample at the same time).  Enter the pixel numbers in the boxes up in the crop tool options and drag the tool across my image.  This obviously resamples down ( I start with a 3000px by 4000px  image --->  and end with a 1280px by 800px image) so I wanted to investigate what resample method is used when doing that.  But... the Adobe site states that the crop tool does not resample.  ?

Where does my thinking go wrong?

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