Photoshop: Prevent accidental Image Size resize

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I wish there was a confirmation required when changing image size. I want 640 pixels and don't notice it's set to "inches" and it takes forever to resize to 640 inches. If it stopped me and asked "are you sure" it would be a great help!
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Steve Lehman

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It does.  The latest Elements have a measurement on the cursor when cropping or cutting.  It shows the inches or pixels whichever you want to set it.   
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thanks, i'm not sure i was clear.  i go to change image size and put 640 in the box, not realizing it's set to "inches" and then have to wait for it to preview...
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The box does have a display in the drop down menu which one you are choosing.  
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yes, thanks, but i go quickly and assume the drop down is pixels... I just think if you're changing a 1 inch wide picture to a 45 foot wide picture, Photoshop could stop you and ask if you're sure!  It reminds me of Apple's old iPod.  If you had auto back-up set up, and connected an empty iPod, it would erase all 4,200 songs in your library without flinching.  They fixed it in a later update.
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Photoshop is designed for smart people who read whether they are selecting pixels or inches.  Steve Lehman, mcse    
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Steve, I would have phrased that differently, as it might be interpreted as a mild insult, we all make errors in a rush...
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Jay, you can always hit Escape during the transform, it will abort the operation.
Also, remember about CTRL+Z if it is too late...
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Thanks!  That's great to know.