Photoshop CC: Extract Assets Feature Is a Disaster (2014.2 update)

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The new Extract Assets feature in Photoshop CC 2014 is a disaster. Take a look at Sketch for the proper way to do this that designers will actually want to use.

Problems & Suggestions:
1) Come up with a solution that doesn't mess with my layer or layer group names - let me name the asset in the Extract Assets window and then remember it.

2) Allow me to add padding around an asset when I export - with the flexibility to provide different padding on each side of the asset.

3) Provide a 100% export option - I work at Retina resolution and so the base asset is actually my @2x asset, so I want to be able to select an 100% option and give it the @2x suffix.

4) Remember where I last extract assets to and don't force me to rename a destination folder each and every time.

5) Let me decide what the default resolution options should be, so I don't have to keep opening a dialog to set the ones I want.
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Jim Muirhead

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Hi Jim, I am the Product Manager for this feature.

> 1) Come up with a solution that doesn't mess with my layer or layer group names - let me name the asset in the Extract Assets window and then remember it.

Hah. I cannot tell you how much we wanted this! We had 2 months to build this feature and there were lots of internal conflicts on how to do this. But thanks for bringing this up, this gives us a lot more ammo to push to change this for the next release!

> 2) Allow me to add padding around an asset when I export - with the flexibility to provide different padding on each side of the asset.

We actually almost had it for this release! sadly, we had lots of performance issues and bugs to fix that we couldn't get this done for this release. We will do it for the next release (within the next six months for sure)!

> 3) Provide a 100% export option - I work at Retina resolution and so the base asset is actually my @2x asset, so I want to be able to select an 100% option and give it the @2x suffix.

This already exists. Did you not see the settings here: https://cloudup.com/cBvyPdHP4xj ? Clicking on the cog will allow you to give it the @2x suffix https://cloudup.com/cHzdFP_sNyp

> 4) Remember where I last extract assets to and don't force me to rename a destination folder each and every time.

Ugh. Good point. We should do that. I have filed a bug report.

> 5) Let me decide what the default resolution options should be, so I don't have to keep opening a dialog to set the ones I want.

Do you mean for different PSDs? Currently when you save default resolutions per document, it is saved forever.