Camera Raw 12.3: Crop and Zoom

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In the new ACR 12.3, I have the following issues/concerns (well, I have more than this, but these are the new ones):
1. It appears that Ctrl-spacebar only zooms to one arbitrary zoom percentage and back. I had one smaller image where it zoomed from 44% to 100% and back, and a larger RAW image it zoomed from 23% to 400% and back. The ONLY way I can seem to do incremental zooms and get really close is to use the drop-down in lower left corner to select a magnification then pan over to the area I want to look at.
2. If you have a crop applied to an image, you used to be able to click "outside" of the image (in the gray area outside of full image) to clear the crop and start over. Now it appears you are forced to right-click and choose "reset crop."

These are kind of ridiculous changes/bugs.
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Lazlo Gyorsok

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I had the same problems as well. Win8.1 64 bit. The new cropping tool is "unruly" , difficult to work with.  I have changed back to the previous version of ACR.
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I have the same problem the crop is unmanageable. I have tried to go back to the old version but it doesn't seem to work - how do i do that please? I'm editing hundreds of images and the crop is slowing me down twofold.
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Examine the preferences for Zoom and Pan. You probably want the check box OFF. 
When in crop, you can toggle from seeing the entire image to a zoom ratio you desire other than 100%, at least I can on Mac. Zoom to something other than 100%. For example, I can use the dropdown menu in lower left to pick 1600%. Then with the key commands, I can toggle to seeing the entire image (which of course differs depending on the size of the UI) to 1600% and notice the check box for Global Zoom Level. Now I can toggle between those two every time with the key commands.