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332 Points

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 7:56 PM

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Photoshop: Free Transform - ability to set Maintain Aspect Ratio as default

In Photoshop, it would be nice when "free transforming" a layer that the "maintain aspect ratio" lock button would maintain the previous setting, or some other way to set the default mode. I'm frustrated that I have to click it each time I'm resizing a bunch of items individually. Thanks.

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220 Messages

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4.5K Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Free Transform / Scale: The maintain aspect ratio saga continues....

If for no other reason to to make me shut up about this after a decade, can someone please explain why you refuse to add the ability for us to lock the maintain aspect ratio when using Free Transform or Scale?

Every other tool remembers their individual settings AND in fact, the Clone Sources panel even remembers your maintain aspect ratio settings!!! So why not the most important one?

Please just explain why you absolutely refuse to incorporate this?

10 Messages

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400 Points

5 years ago

Simply making this STICKY would make EVERYONE happy! PLEASE, I thought this latest update might fix this CONSTANT problem for us design professionals! I am sick to death of having to click this button!

Is anyone listening to those of us using Photoshop since version 1.0?!?!?

44 Messages

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1.2K Points

5 years ago

Good idea... 99% of all transformations use maintain aspect ratio. if you have a working day with 100 internet pictures, this would save time and concentration.
All recurring workflow processes could use shortened workflows by option (save JPG/TIFF as.... quality...comprimation). The image size window creates a time-robbing preview of the picture (must be made for beginners and is absolutely ennoying if you are under time pressure).

22 Messages

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656 Points

99% of my transformation do NOT maintain the aspect ratio.

44 Messages

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1.2K Points

Besides it doesn't matter for this topic, I'm sure you are normally scaling things to fit the size of other things. Imagine composing people or trees in a background... and they need to maintain aspect ratio. But this diskussion is not about which default is better, it is about to make it easy on-the-fly customizable for whatever workflow the user needs for his indiviual tasks.

631 Messages

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9.6K Points

At least you are not completely on dark side ;)

220 Messages

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4.5K Points

5 years ago

Chris, John, anyone?

Will you take a second to respond in some manner?

15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

It's on the request list - there's nothing more to say for now.

220 Messages

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4.5K Points

That's all that needed to be said! Great news, thanks!

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134 Points

5 years ago

I click on this annoying chain, 142 times a day.
I waste exactly 11 mins a day clicking this on.

Adobe, why do you change the interface for usability. But not for saving designers time?

220 Messages

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4.5K Points

5 years ago

Please just add the ability to "stick" to what it was last set to, just like every other option in the program. I can't imagine why this is such an obstacle for you guys to implement.

We don't have to chose "Point Sample" and "All Layers" for example, every time we click the Eyedropper Tool. We don't have to click the "Current & Below" evey single time we use the Clone Stamp Tool. We don't have to select "Path" every single time we use the Pen Tool, and so on and so on. No, they stay what they were last set to as does every other tool option in the program. It just doesn't make any sense, who could it possibly offend to have it stay where it last was?

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194 Points

5 years ago

Speaking of annoying problems, I have four emails that say there's a response to this thread. FOUR. Now I have Unfollow every thread that I post something in. THAT is painful. I don't need 4 emails that advise me that someone replied to this thread. I ONLY NEED email notificationss when someone replies to my question or answer. Nor do you!

Talk about a waste of time! Adobe certainly doesn't have a grip on this aspect ratio 'problem', nor a grip on mulitple replies that don't even concern me!  Why don't you bitch about that?

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60 Points

5 years ago

When it comes to the logo design you have to perform well research. I work in a custom logo design service in Australia and that's what I learned from them.

220 Messages

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4.5K Points

5 years ago

Why not just allow the Scale command to lock aspect ratio then. Scale should probably be seperated from all of the other Transform sub-menu commands since they are all used for altering proportions.

As far as my grasp of English and general terminology, "scaling" something up or down is understood to be proportional. If anyone were to ask for a 1/80 scale model of a building complex for example, they would expect it to not be skewed or distorted. They would expect it to be identicle in every aspect except for it's size.

Just think about it at least.

9 Messages

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314 Points

5 years ago

MY god, how has this not been fixed yet??? SO OBVIOUS, YET SO DIFFICULT! Nothing a client loves more than an accidentally bastardized logo!

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60 Points

4 years ago

Ditto to all of these requests. I've been using Photoshop for around 18 years now. In the position I've held for the last three years, we make vehicle advertisements for the internet; so lots of logos, photos, and text that needs to be scaled quickly and proportionally.

Of course, I use the shortcut key (command-t, in my case) to quickly enter transform, and I've long been in the habit of holding "shift" while dragging a corner, but no, it's not precise.

It also doesn't help if the corners I need to drag are outside the screen area, at which point I need to:

- zoom out
- find a corner
- shift/drag the corner (or option-shift drag if you want it to shrink into the center)
- zoom back in to the previous view

Or:

- go up to the bar
- toggle the button
- enter a 30% or so value to get the image small on the screen
- grab a corner and scale it as needed

What I prefer to do is scrub the width or height number in the top bar. Much faster, but it also requires the click to get it to stay proportional.

Not a big deal, until you've done it 20-30 times in the last hour.

In the past month I worked on approximately 2881 images. At a safe guess, at least 2000 of them required proportional scaling of at least one layer, and as many as there are layers in the file. Lets go with a conservative average of 5 objects scaled per image.

If it takes one second to redirect my cursor and click the proportional button, that would be (1 click) x (5 layers) x (2000 images), for a total of 10,000 seconds = 166 minutes = 2 hours 46 minutes. Spent clicking a button. A button that could be set, by a preference, to a preferred state.

It's wasted time and I'm glad to hear that it's on the request list, as of 9 months ago. I just hope it actually shows up, and I wanted to add my voice and viewpoint to the debate.

220 Messages

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4.5K Points

4 years ago

If it really is on a request list shouldn't this topic be listed as "Under Consideration" rather than "Idea"?

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400 Points

4 years ago

ABSOLUTELY! There aren't many things that I don't scale when placed in Photoshop and 99% of them I need to scale proportionally. Why can't Adobe give us a pref or at the very least a 'sticky' option for this button!

They keep trying to give us features we really don't need instead of production enhancers that would help us time wise more than all their new features. Adobe should listen to us old timers who have been using Photoshop since version 1.0! PLEASE give us this simple little request!

186 Messages

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3.6K Points

4 years ago

When Adobe opened CC it was like Uber taking place of taxi cars pointing only on the larger markets with biggers profit margins.
So hte last 6 years I've been working on ways of using the crop tool the way my team needs.
Adobe doesn't even imagine its possible to do this but I have successfully create a bunche of scripts that are using the Transform tool in the way it receives the behavior I need for my team.

For example, nowadays I don't even use the native crop tool to my hiper-big image prodution.
For us, crop tool is made for beginners and for creatives that have few images to process in a day.

Our scripts are using free transform using our team ratio (that can be pre-set by the retoucher) as well the our crop permits integrate more info like metadata to builde dynamic over path grids according to the studio type and product type.
I could be naming more assets we are using in our production processes, but Adobe doesn't want to know. That is something not profitable and requires that they listen to big image production teams, wich they don't.

Instead, we have lots of companies editing ising tools for creatives and not for big image production processes.

Lucky are the guys from the video and press markets. They are somany that Adobe has already waken up years ago (profitable) and nowadays we have lots of assets to deliver faster and faster broadcasting, videos and PDFs and e-books.

The image mass production is not so. 

In my team I have my retouchers croping in photoshop using only 1 single click in some cases and 2 in others. And the crop script tool is using the Free Transform tool enabling automatic immediate re-cropping it if the retoucher miss or distorts an angle or skews.
The overlay grids over crops are design by us for our needs (we do not need Golden Ratio or Rule of Thirds,...).

Finally, what I mean is that companies like mine need to have developers specialized on photoshop scripts because Adobe doesn't deliver what they need.

Sorry I can't tell more about us, but that is possible to do in photoshop.
I do  not now if still will be in the next updates. And that's a big problem.

6 Messages

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194 Points

4 years ago

Don't listen Adobe.

We don't need productivity or workflow enhancements.

God forbid that we could work more efficiently or effectively.

What we want are more plugins like picture frames, fire and trees.

*sigh*

And you wonder why anyone who can is moving to Sketch?

220 Messages

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4.5K Points

What we want are more plugins like picture frames, fire and trees.

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That "maintain Free Transform blah, blah, blah", thing everyone wants, whatevs, who cares. Just focus on releasing new, not really finished, not really tested, not really likely to be used by anyone type features, please.

PRAISE:
Love when you rework standard Tool functions and operations after an update. We typically give everyone a full day off from projects to do some relearning, which we all love! A little "Adobe mandated brian exercise" we like to say!