Photoshop: problem with snap on percent grid.

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I have found a bug with Photoshop's grid snapping. I have tested this in CS3 and the CS6 beta, and on two different computers.

- Create a document in portrait proportions like 600x800.
- In the grid preferences set it to percent and something something smallish like 10 percent with 2 subdivisions.
- Make sure Snap and Snap to Grid are on and display the grid.
- Try drawing a rectangular marquee.
- In the top grid cells everything works fine, but if you try drawing lower down it will snap horizontally (to the vertical lines) but not vertically.

It seems that the more extreme the proportions of the image the fewer horizontal grid lines you can snap to. There is no problem with square or landscape images. It seems like there is a bit of falloff where the lines become less sticky the further down you go until they don't work at all.

Pretty weird! I hope Photoshop can fix it for CS6 or even make a patch for older versions.
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