Camera Raw 12.3: Crop Tool problems

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Since the update my ACR Crop Tool is unusable, why is this ?
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William Stewardson

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moshik brin

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Another BiIG issue with the new crop , by using ACR with multiple image editing, when cropping one image, synced to other exited images, I want to fine tune the crop of the “other synced” images. Before, I could use the keyboard arrows down to the next image and do the fine tuning to the synced crop. Now- the keyboard arrows are moving the crop in the source - that means you need to go out> click on the next image> and just the able to fine tune. That’s a hassle!!! The idea is to shorten the workflow, this new crop triple the workflow timing. (And unfortunately there are some other new issues that are slowing down the workflow tremendously )
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Another  significant cropping problem is that it appears that one can no longer zoom in on an image and crop it to what is seen on the screen.Til this update, my workflow would often be to zoom in on an image and position it using the hand tool to get the composition I desired, and then draw a cropping box right onto the image as visualized on the screen. Now I am forced to use a reduced size cropping screen image which only gets relatively smaller as I crop.  This makes it difficult to assess whether or not the image can sharpness wise tolerate the crop and more difficult to appreciate how the end crop will look. This should be corrected to restore the prior functionality. I would suggest that any menu that is available by right clicking on an image should provide  the choice of 'crop to screen.' This would be a very useful option.
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Dawid Jędrysek

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New crop tool is absolutely useless! It works like it takes 3000% CPU and GPU!
It's a CROP! it should be the easiest and fastest tool in the ACR!!! The MOST basic tool! Ti was sooooooo good, why did you breake it so hard???
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Jerry S'alur

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Adobe management are 'progressives'...
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Mike Leonard

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I am glad to hear i am not lone with the issues with the crop tool.  This was clearly a step backward in the latest release and I have to find a way to go back to the legacy or former version to make it work.  I shut off the GPU processing and it will now show me in the filmstrip what the drop is going to look like but that is so small that it is useless for making critical crops and having to go into the tool and out just to see if it is what you want is a waste of time.  Simply put the crop tool is now broken - please revert to when it was working perfectly.  Thank you.  
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Mike Leonard

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Hey Adobe Camera raw team - you have a crop tool issue in the new release that needs to be fixed - or at least reverted back to the way it was before when it was perfect.  Don't just take my word for it - read ALL of the messages at this thread and others that are posted in many other places all complaining about the same thing. I appreciate the work you do and love the program - but  sincerely hope you will get the message and act on it ASAP.    I speak for many.  Thank you.
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Mike Leonard

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It's extra steps but if you open it as a smart object you can then go into Photoshop and use the good cropping tool then bounce back into raw to finish your processing. The only downside of that is you no longer get to use the effects for darkening the edges and you'll have to do that separately. It's really a lot of extra steps and I sincerely hope somebody at Adobe will address this