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Mon, May 21, 2012 9:47 AM

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Photoshop CS6: Move tool targeting imprecise

Move Tool annoyance in Photoshop CS6.
I use the move tool alot in my work, with high fidelity mockups for interface design. I rely on precision and predictability in my workflow. In Photoshop CS6 with the move tool set to auto-select layer, i would suspect the move tool to select the excact element im targeting at which it doesn't. it automatically selects nearby elements, which is a HUGE annoyance and disturbance. It ruins the workflow, and it's unpredicable.

Is there at least an option to remove this behaviour and just make it precise as in previous versions of photoshop?

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82 Points

8 years ago

I'm actually want to downgrade to CS5 because of this!

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62 Points

8 years ago

+1

It's extremely annoying

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vote your plus one up at the top.

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62 Points

8 years ago

the same thing is happening to me and right at this moment i am spending my time looking for a solution instead of working.

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60 Points

8 years ago

I have face a strange problem that is in tiff photoshop file no one option will be selected by move tool. instead of selecting it drag just deem red color automatically as i drag it. What will be the solutions for this problems. could you help me? plz!

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That is completely unrelated to this topic, please create a new topic, and provide more information so someone can help you.

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134 Points

8 years ago

Using the Auto-Select function the select area extents past the layers own canvas. Example: if a layer is 100x100px the select area goes further, to 104104px (It pics the layer on top). This is a huge problem when you're working with interface design! – And was working perfectly fine in CS5,5.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop CS6? Auto-Select "padding" around layers makes precise selections difficult.

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136 Points

8 years ago

This issue appears to reach across several tools and has been mentioned in other posts that have now been retitled, merged or deleted.

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62 Points

8 years ago

Can not seriously believe the PS development team did this, knowing the type of customer who uses their product – high end, UI and Web designers with 100+ layers who need absolute accuracy. Did they not think that developing software for people who cannot accurately select things with their mouse, while forgetting people who need precision was a bad idea.
Please fix this immediately or I'm going back to CS4 where the user's mouse accuracy seemed to matter.

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96 Points

8 years ago

Its a very huge problem to web and interface designers. I'm actually going to use CS5 because of this issue, I need precise selection tool. Before I could select an object which is behind the other even if it hass 1 px visible border

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182 Points

8 years ago

Seeing as though my original message was deleted by Chris Cox I'll once again express my frustration at this annoying feature.

This feature is highly annoying.

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136 Points

I don't know what it gains, but Chris Cox is very good at deleting our comments, merging unlike topics and minimizing the problem.

I suspect that we will not see a solution to this problem because Chris is in between us and the folks that could fix it.

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Off topic posts, misleading posts, trolling, and posts that violate the rules of use for the site are regularly deleted.

We're still working on this issue, we just don't have anything to communicate at this time.

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Hey Chris. Does that mean this issue can be considered as acknowledged or how does that work?

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106 Points

8 years ago

Is there any progress on this issue? Have Adobe acknowledged this problem?

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96 Points

I guess it will not be fixed unless here would be at last hundreds of complaints about this issue

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106 Points

:) Hopefully not. This issue - http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh... -
is resolved with 42 people in, and it was also a huuge issue then.

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136 Points

Iskender,
If Chris Cox were not deleting our posts, there probably would be hundreds of complaints.

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106 Points

8 years ago

:) Hopefully not. This issue - http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh... -
is resolved with 42 people in, and it was also a huuge issue then.

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320 Points

8 years ago

I myself noted this problem in July: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4695525. Then another noted the problem: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh.... In fact I've seen more including this back in April: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4302292 which includes a video clearly showing the problem.

I still have not seen any response saying this will be fixed. Most seem to suggest video card problems. I'm using a MacBook Pro... We can not be the only ones frustrated.

On another note anyone agree with this post from 2005? http://hanfordlemoore.com/v/photoshop...

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I have experienced this on PC, both laptop and desktop, it doesn't seem to be video card issues.

Thanks for bringing these to our attention. It's difficult to find these discussions since its hard to describe a "feature" that has no name :)

Hopefully we can rally people here.

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72 Points

8 years ago

Going Crazy here. We should form a support group.

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320 Points

It's funny how you can work around other bugs so easily and yet for those that use shapes this particular bug just continues to niggle until you break in frustration. With other bugs users aren't as annoyed but reading through the various reports of the same problem I sense designers are on the brink of throwing their computers across the studio in anger!

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Yeah, that's also my impression. I think it's because that the nature of the issue is so basic, and the amount of times you encounter it during a day of work makes it so agonizing

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136 Points

Honestly, this program has WAY to many bugs to justify it's astronomical price.
I can't believe the community is so overly tolerant.

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110 Points

8 years ago

Regardless of whether you are on a PC or Mac, or whether you have Auto-select on or off, this problem occurs. It only occurs with smart objects in the mix. If those objects are rasterized, there's no selection issue - everything is then accurate.

This issue is not something that is easily overlooked. It's painfully obvious with your first run of CS6, which makes me think it was an intentional inclusion.

I'm unfortunately back in 5.5 until this issue is fixed. Trying to work on files that require pixel accurate selection is impossible.

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164 Points

8 years ago

I have upgraded today and noticed this epic issue in less than 10 mins.

Hey - adobe - I have just spent out on 4 web premiums and 1 master collection... I am seriously going to get a refund and going back to cs5 for this error, more because there is no sign of this being fixed!

It would help out the whole community if you could give an indication A) you are aware of this error and B) that when it will be fixed - you may even save me from refunding...

This occurs too many times to bare!

"community help" - ha 5 months to not get a reply... where is the help?

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320 Points

I would love to see this problem 'acknowledged' or marked as 'in progress'... It kills me, I've been making all my vectors smart objects but this becomes annoying when resizing vectors. Come on Adobe!

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164 Points

@matt shaw - I don't think I want adobe "dethroning" - the creative suite is worth every penny. The only thing I take issue with - is the lack of support having got your money. It makes for a poor experience and then - like yourself - you end up resenting them, wanting to shop elsewhere except we all know you have no choice.

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[off-topic] hehe right

For the record, I'd hate to see Photoshop "dethroned". It's by a long shot my favorite software - always has been. Been using it since v5. But . . . we all know what a little competition does. Though, for any organization/company to compete with Photoshop, they'd first have to catch up to Photoshop, development-wise. PS is a very evolved program. What . . . GIMP? Haha yeah right!

Nah, it's all good. As with anything else in the digital world, you just take the good with the bad. Computers/software will never be perfect. They're only tools. There will always be headaches. [/off-topic]