Photoshop: Ability to choose a Smart Object's interpolation method

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In Photoshop CC, I think there should be a way to choose the interpolation method (Bicubic/Bilinear/etc) for Smart Objects.

When transforming a Smart Object, the Interpolation dropdown that's there for other raster transforms should be in that Options bar.

Smart Objects are far less useful when I don't have control of this interpolation, and I find myself avoiding Smart Objects because of this issue. I find that my smart objects look overly sharpened when I downscale them.
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Mario

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I miss this since Adobe introduced Smart Clips. Please!
BTW: Are those JDI days still a thing at Adobe? This would be a great feature to think about. ;-)
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What I can't get it is: why this option appears at Options Bar for "Dumb Objects", but it does not appear for Smart Objects as well?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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While you can't control interpolation from the options bar, it does follow the interpolation set in the Preferences>General panel.
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Sol Pageau

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Doesn't address needing multiple interpolations.
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Thanks Jeffrey!

I did some tests and I have a satisfying setup, now ... finally. :-)
Settings / General / Image Interpolation: "Bilinear"

Bilinear has the least glow (from sharpening) and fits best to my SmartClip workflow.

Testimage:
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FWIW - Bicubic was the default interpolation method CS5 and earlier. CS6 introduced "Bicubic Automatic" which selects Bicubic Sharper if the image/transform is reduced, and selects Bicubic Smoother if the image/transform is enlarged.
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Fantastic help, thank u.
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Christopher Mischler

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I agree it would be extremely helpful to have this on a per-smart-object level, rather than needing to switch my app-wide preferences depending on what kind of object I'm resizing. For now, I an resizing a copy of the layer as a dumb-object; but retaining the original smart object in case I need to resize/change it later. It's clearly not ideal, and specifying the interpolation method on each smart object seems like a necessary fix.
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This feature is still very needed.Smart objects are so useful, but not being able to easily integrate scaled animated pixel art is killing me.
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you can change interpolation methods for smart objects by changing the preference...
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That sets the interpolation for all objects at once. I need some objects to be Nearest Neighbour so the pixels look chunky and others Bicubic to smooth others out. I tried scaling the Smart Object I wanted Nearest Neighbour seperately and then saving that, no dice.
 Nearest Neighbour: Note how the train is crisp but the text frames are jagged. Each of the text frames is about 20% original size.
 Bicubic Automatic: Note how blurred the train is now and the text is noticeably smoother.
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