Photoshop: Content Aware randomly deselects when Cropping

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I often load images into photoshop and process them in batches.
I often use the 'Content Aware' option in the cropping tool but have noticed that the 'Content Aware' option seems to randomly deselects itself between images. I can edit several images and the content aware crop works perfectly, then I'll edit another, crop it and notice that the 'Content Aware' option is no longer selected.

Any one else ? Any Solution/Suggestion   - it's not catastrophic - put it is annoying 

PS 21.0.2 20191122.r.57 2019/11/22: e3e4068e635  x64
Windows 10.0.18362.329
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Brian Pierce

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I could not reproduce. I tried a few things. My theory is that there's something about one of the documents being edited that turns off the Content Aware checkbox (e.g. color mode, state of the layer stack, etc). If you figure out reproducible steps let us know.
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Here you go:
 - Opened 2 psd files in "Adobe Photoshop Version: 21.1.2 20200410.r.136 2020/04/10: efaf3fa4e40  x642020"  
 - double-click the hand tool on each to full-size them
 - 1st image:  Crop tool; check C/A
 - Pulled up to expose blank area; Accepted crop
 - checked on 2nd image: C/A is checked (I didn't check it)
 - without cropping 2nd image, returned to 1st image
 - "x" to close the 1st tab without saving it 
 - returned to 2nd tab and the C/A check is now GONE!  

I did a similar routine except after "x" tab on 1st image, selected YES to save.  Same result.

I did a similar routine except instead of "x" the 1st tab, I used "File - Save" and then closed the 1st tab.  Same result.  

As soon as I close the 1st tab (which has the C/A checked) the 2nd tab loses the C/A check.  
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I try to find a pattern - just seems totally random

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Here you go:
 - Opened 2 psd files in "Adobe Photoshop Version: 21.1.2 20200410.r.136 2020/04/10: efaf3fa4e40  x642020"  
 - double-click the hand tool on each to full-size them
 - 1st image:  Crop tool; check C/A
 - Pulled up to expose blank area; Accepted crop
 - checked on 2nd image: C/A is checked (I didn't check it)
 - without cropping 2nd image, returned to 1st image
 - "x" to close the 1st tab without saving it 
 - returned to 2nd tab and the C/A check is now GONE!  

I did a similar routine except after "x" tab on 1st image, selected YES to save.  Same result.

I did a similar routine except instead of "x" the 1st tab, I used "File - Save" and then closed the 1st tab.  Same result.  

As soon as I close the 1st tab (which has the C/A checked) the 2nd tab loses the C/A check. 
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Brian,

I wish you could see me jumping up and down and screaming YES!!!!!!   

I even made a movie of my desktop while this happened!   It seems very random.  I've discussed it on Scott Kelby's site and there is at least ONE other photographer there to whom this happens.  

Any progress since your last post?

My email:   BillWayToday@gmail.com   

Link to my movie:   https://www.flickr.com/gp/gowaydotbiz/86a43w

It's a little thing, I guess, but it's annoying as heck.  



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Well I'm glad I'm not the only one - but I've no answers, solution or work-around (other than having to redo the crop again with the box ticked).

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Well I'm not a fan of "workarounds" because I think it ought to work right... but I think I do have a workaround which isn't too onerous.  Have not tried it, to be honest.  

What if you open a "dummy" image and hit CROP and then check C/A.   Then go on to open and work on the ones you need to do for real.   I think  that by leaving that "first tab" open until you're all done, the C/A will stick for all the subsequent ones.  

Hey,. maybe!!!  
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William Way:  Sometimes, Duct Tape and Bondo is the best way!
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WILLIAM WAY

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Bondo - oh my goodness I remember that!  Yeah, I agree.