Photoshop: Bring back Extract

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Adding Magic Extractor to Photoshop CS6 would be a great addition. Having no Extractor Program is bad. Refine edge is not the answer. Good luck. Bob
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Robert L Thornburgh

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you using CS4 or CS5? Have you looked at any of the learning resources for Refine Edge?

It's extremely unlikely that we'd bring back extract. It'd be helpful to know how Refine Edge isn't working for you so we can improve that, if necessary.
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Keri Cribbs

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I've been using the Magic Extractor in Elements for a while, and we just upgraded to CS6. The selection tools do not do as good of a job selecting an object as the Magic Extractor did. I find that the Magic Extractor was great at discerning what I wanted to select and what I didn't. I've been using the Quick Selection Tool in CS6, and it's not nearly as good at differentiating between the things I'm trying to select and the background.

I've researched the Refine Edge tool quite a bit, and while it works for what I need it to do, it is MUCH more time consuming to select the object, before I ever get to the point of needing to refine the edge.
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Kris Fujiwara

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I just upgraded to PSE 12 and discovered that they removed the magic extractor tool. Are there any other Adobe programs that include this feature?
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Denise Clark

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I cannot believe that you took out the magic extractor is PSE 12. The magic extractor was what set photoshop apart from other photo editing programs. I think this was a huge mistake.