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24 Messages


1.1K Points

Fri, Oct 26, 2018 1:34 AM


Photoshop 20.0 (CC 2019) = functional downgrade

In troubleshooting some buggy behavior in Photoshop CC 2018, inept Adobe customer support told me to install the new version of Photoshop.

This solved nothing, and made things even worse. Needless interface changes disrupt productivity, I can't tell what is a bug and what is a "revision" whose only purpose seems to be to throw stumbling blocks at users.

A recurring issue with Adobe is that they like to change interface and key commands and stuff with new versions, and another recurring issue is that the engineers and programmers are NOT users who rely on consistancy.

And yet another issue is this habit of releasing buggy, clunky betas as if they were ready-for-primetime.

I got as far as the Free Transform filter, only to discover that they reversed the controls. Selection is now constrained when you grab a side or corner, it won't transform freely. Unless you press the Shift key - which is what you used to do to constrain proportions. It;s like they switched the gas and brake pedals on a car!

TWF is wrong with these guys?

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Photoshop CC 2019: Transform/Resize is constrained by default - Want ability to go back to legacy behavior


704 Messages


9.4K Points

2 years ago

I don't think the ones that make these kind of changes have ever used photoshop before.
Really how could anyone having used photoshop for any kind of serious work all of a sudden think oh lets just reverse how transform has worked since 1990 or make things Auto-Commit when clicking anywhere out side the document area.

Anyway, at least one good thing is you can put the transform mess back to normal like this:

To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:
  1. Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).
  2. Type the text below in the text file:

    TransformProportionalScale 0

  3. Save the file as "PSUserConfig.txt" to your Photoshop settings folder:
    • Windows: [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings\
    • macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/

24 Messages


1.1K Points

The easier solution was to remove the buggy concurrent and redundant CC2019 version and let Adobe fix the defaults so I could open the recent files in CC2018. Had they focused on fixing the buggy prefs in 2018, instead of pushing for an upgrade to 2019 (and all the problems it brought with it) my project probably would have met its deadline.