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Fri, Aug 7, 2020 5:19 PM

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New ACR Crop Issues

Upon selecting the Crop tool, the image automatically reduces in size.  This is annoying - if I want it to be smaller, I'll make it smaller.

Even more annoying is while in the Crop panel, when I select the Straighten tool, the image  automatically reduces in size - again.  I frequently need to straighten the horizon that is only visible in part of the image.  So every time I straighten, I have to increase the image size back to fit-in-view (or larger).  And I can't hit Z to zoom to where I need - that kicks me out of the Crop panel.  So my only choice is to hit CTRL + several times.

These two behaviors remind me of Microsoft in the early 2000's - adding "features" to "help" you, that get in the way, slow workflow, and generally annoy the user.  (Remember the paper clip?)  Please, Adobe - stop helping me.

And by the way, where does the straighten tool select it's starting point?  It's not in the center of the plus.  It appears to be closest to the top of the handle on the suitcase to the right of the plus (small dots in arc).

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4 months ago

This is probably another "problem" rather than "idea" but I agree with you totally.  This release seems really hurried, but that is pure speculation, it could be other reasons too of course.

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4 months ago

Thanks, Ash.  I would also call this a problem, but it works as Adobe designed it.  In their world, a recommendation to change the design is an Idea.  I was schooled on this by Rikk.

Having been VP of Engineering in several software companies, I would call this a design flaw and still report it in the bug tracking tool.  But I want to stick with Adobe's convention to maximize the chances of it getting noticed.

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4 months ago

It's not in the center of the plus.  It appears to be closest to the top of the handle on the suitcase to the right of the plus (small dots in arc).

On my Windows 10 system I don't see a suitcase.  The Straighten Tool point appears to be at the bottom of the plus sign.  Hit the Caps Lock key and you'll see just a cursor that works dead-on-center.

EDIT: LOL, that's a spirit level not a suitcase!



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4 months ago

There are two issues being discussed here: 1-Crop Tool behavior and 2-Straighten Tool behavior
The first may be by design so perhaps an Idea to change it, but the second is clearly a Problem. It should use the "center" of the crosshair (+) like all other Adobe app tools. IMHO they are both Problems whether by design or not!

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I will wait for Andrew to tell me if it is a problem or if I’m just doing it wrong.

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4 months ago

Todd, thanks for the tip.  Using the crosshairs with the caps lock key on, the selection point for the start of the straighten is dead center.

No, it's not really a suitcase... it's the level icon with dots in an arc above it to indicate it can be rotated.  But it looks like a suitcase to me.  ;-)

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4 months ago

Hi Scott, 

In general, I do like how the Crop tool works in ACR 12.3.

However, I do see what you mean and how this can be annoying. 

I understand the change in image size when you are Zoomed in so the image is larger than the window. But when the image fits the Window it makes little sense to change the image size other than it might just be easier to see what you are doing. 

But at the very minimum, the image should return back to the original Zoom/image size, once the crop is complete.... or an option atleast. 

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4 months ago

In 2020 adding a preference option for different behaviours should not be too tricky surely, especially when an app/plugin has been used in different ways for years. ACR is a power-users tool box, no need to remove that old favourite spanner to add a electric wrench.

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