Photoshop: Ability to precisely position Radial Blur / Zoom Filter

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I have started this in another forum and was suggested to better try it here, but I do not want to type all the stuff again, so please have here the Link:  How to exactly position center of Radial Blur Filter?

I hope, someone at Adobe can read the link above and forward it to the developers.
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Roland

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eartho, Champion

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yeah, i asked this a few years ago when they created the blur gallery panel...

"why wasn't radial/zoom blur included?"

the response had something to do with Marketing believing that not enough people used the tool to justify including it with the other blurs.

so instead, now we get to continue using a 20 year old interface which lacks any sort of precision.
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Hi eartho

Are they kidding? 

You need this for a million things each day. Not only the Radial mode, but also the Zoom mode of the Radial Blur filter. Important to the power of 10. Propellers, wheels, wings of flying insects etc. etc. etc. - infinite list.

Watch this: How to Zoom Blur in Affinity Photo, made it this afternoon.

Yeah, unfortunately Adobe is almost not listening to user base and direct contact to people who would be listening is somehow impossible.

CU, Roland
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Glad to see you found the Affinity solution. Using that program shows just how much Adobe has dropped the ball in the modern age. 

Another fine example of this is the new On1 Raw application. I picked this up last week and i'm absolutely blown away by the features and quality of the processor. 
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eartho, are you on Mac or Win? General link: http://affinity.serif.com. The Affinity Designer is already available also on Win, if you're in Designer stuff, try it: https://affinity.serif.com/de/windows/, ease of workflow and speed will blow your mind of if you are in 64 bit environment. Here is the Beta for Windows https://affinity.serif.com/forum/index.php?/topic/30360-affinity-photo-beta-150-rc4/page-2#entry1485..., the Mac 1.4.3 release is on App Store the 1.5 Mac beta you'll find here https://affinity.serif.com/forum/index.php?/forum/19-affinity-photo-on-mac-beta/. All of Serif's software is quite inexpensive (~ EUR 40) and: NON-subscription. Yeah.
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eartho, I have another video added, showing a workaround. But because auf usage of "Content Aware" functionality, at least Ps 2015.5 must be installed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ8R-mrNVio&list=PLG-NZi9dMwGy_YRYF-dAZfDY3G18c0Qvj&index=2
The language is the dialect we speak in the Principality of Liechtenstein. But you must not understand it, I hope I made the video in a way you can follow the steps by watching. ;)
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Yeah, I must check this On1 if I find the time. Nice to read it has interfaces to Lr and Ps.

Oh man, Ps is in fact a good piece of software and has cool things like the the Filter Gallery and e.g. it's "Plastic Wrap", what is really complex stuff:

But what I can not understand is trivial "all day functions" - much easier to fix and/or implement - are ignored since about 14 years (as far as I could quick and dirty Google it).

This is so nuts...

Very bad: no ears for user feedback. ZERO. Persons feeling responsible for that what they are in charge of: Uncontactable.
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Hi Roland, appreciate the request.

I see our community professionals have provided some solutions/workarounds to achieve some better results. 

I've converted your question into a feature request for the team) We do listen and implement a lot of suggestions: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family?topic-list[settings][status]=complete&topic-list...
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Roland

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Hi Jeffrey, many thanks for your reply and converting this into a feature request. I made a video showing a workaround. But because you need content aware functionality, Ps 2015.5 must be at least installed: https://youtu.be/KQ8R-mrNVio The language is in my Alemannic dialect spoken in the Principality of Liechtenstein. But I assume, you may also following the steps without understanding one word ;)
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PS: Jeffrey, I am new to this forum. Is it possible, to add you to my "Friends" resp. persons I follow and or send a PN or e-mail?
For your reply many thanks in advance! :)
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Sorta. You can see my activity here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/people/jeffreytranberry Or follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jtranber
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I agree this would be a good feature to add, I was using it just yesterday (adding motion to a train in a subway station), and it took repeated tries to "guess" my positioning of the zoom blur.
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Robert, Adobe is master in ignoring customers. If you Google a little bit, you'll find such requests already in years older than 2010... It is just embarrassing for Adobe, this not having been fixed since over a decade...