Photoshop CC: I dislike the Image Size dialog box- Is there a way to change it back?

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So, I just started using Photoshop CSS. In my daily routine, I am constantly receiving new images in high res. I have to open up each image, make sure it is at 300 dpi, check the inch size (for print purposes) then save it.
Then, I have to resize each image for web @72dpi and make sure it is a certain pixel size.

I hate hate hate that I have to keep switching back and forth from inches to pixels to inches to pixels because they no longer have both options editable at the same time. Any chance they will change this back to the previous functionality? I miss it!
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There is no such thing as Photoshop CSS. I think you mean Photoshop CC.

Also, why are you opening each image to check it, instead of just checking the size (mode, depth, dpi, etc.) information in Bridge or another file browser with metadata viewing?

No, there is no way to change the dialog back.
The functionality is all still there, but some of the old design caused confusion and the new design was intended to reduce confusion.
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I meant to say CC. The reason I have to open up each image in photoshop is because I have to change the sizes and resolution of each one and saved as a different name and they are all different so they cannot be batched.
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I have to second that.
The new image size dialog is unusable for many tasks that require you to precisely resize an image up or down with regards to keeping

- a certain pixel size and finding the best DPI
- a certain physical size and keeping an eye on both DPI and pixels

I wonder how the perfect old image size dialog could have caused confusion ?

If certain users do not understand the concept of DPI/pixels/physical sizes ..... no further comment.

The problem here is that Photoshop CC does not address the professional user with its new image size dialog.

The smart Photoshop developer would have given users a "choice" of which dialog they want in the preferences (adding the new scale up functions by default).

But as it appears - Adobe developers act in favor of the less educated user.

EDIT: BTW - we had to get around this issue and the now missing features with the image size dialog in Photoshop CC by writing a script.
Amazing that we found we had to write our own software-addon for a standard feature that's now missing in an Adobe product.
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Yeah I'll have to agree as well. Why is Adobe breaking things that ain't broke, and not fixing things that need fixing?

I really miss seeing both inches and pixels displayed together on the same screen, and as a photographer who does a lot of image resizing for both web and print, this is big deal.

At least give us the option Adobe, come on (said in the voice of Gob)!
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I agree this is not an "improvement." I would love to be able to get back the old image size dialog.
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Just purchased the Photoshop CC license and am so disappointed that the pixel functionality is not available. It is such a necessary tool for professionals who need to edit to specific pixel sizes.

I am especially surprised and shocked that the functionality used to be available and was discontinued! Why would Adobe do that?? It's such an obviously important tool for their customers.
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Please make the image sizing box as it was - its so frustrating now!
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> Please make the image sizing box as it was - its so frustrating now!>

Would you mind saying specifically what it is you don't like about it? Because I'm quite happy with it and don't understand what the objection is.
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This is a very old post but in Photoshop, older editions, you were able to change the pixels and inches at the same time, now you have to switch to do it. It's annoying when you are constantly working with images that need to be resized first for print and then web.
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I had to launch CS6 to see what the dialog was like, it's been so long.

In CS6, I can set Pixel Dimensions to pixels or percent. I can then set Document size to any print units or percent, but not pixels.

In CC, I can set Dimensions to anything—print units, percent, or pixels. I can then set Document size to anything—print units, percent, or pixels. I usually keep Dimensions at Pixels, and will switch if I have to between Percent and Inches in Document Size.

So as far as I can tell, I can set the CC dialog to work exactly as the CS6 dialog does, and have additional possible units in both Dimensions and Document size sections of the dialog.

In CS6, I can set Pixel Dimensions to Pixels, then choose Percent for Document size (a setting I often use). However, the next file I use the Image Size command on, Document Size is reset to Inches. That always used to annoy me. I'm glad I'd even forgotten how much that used to annoy me. <BG>

Just yesterday in CC, I was resizing a number of files using Pixels for Dimensions and Percent for Document Size. I never had to select Percent for Document size again during the entire session. It's now a sticky setting.

In addition, in CS6 there was no nice big preview window, nor was there a Fit To: list of presets. I have used the list often enough that I'm glad it's there, and I definitely drag out the preview window when I have a need to resample by a significant amount, but I don't think there's a good enough reason to go into On1 and use its Genuine Fractals algorithm.

So perhaps I'm misunderstanding the workflow where I can't set my dialog in CC to mirror how I worked in CS6, and have to keep swapping where I didn't have to swap before? Because I still can't see it.  The only little glitch in the interface that I'm able to find is you have to know that the gear icon has the Scale Styles command in it. Seems a bit odd to me that it's hidden. A lot of people probably don't know if it's on or off.
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Looking at this again, perhaps what you're saying is you want to be able to enter an amount into either the Dimensions or the Document Size section??? I think that might be convenient, if that's what is bothering you. If I'm doing a lot of files in a day, I tend to lump them together for one method, then switch and repeat for the other method, as my workflow, and use IP or IPP wherever it's possible to batch process. Since I'm not a web designer, so saving for web size is much less frequent, I don't feel any pain with that that I'm sure others might feel.

But for a different workflow, such as yours might be, perhaps better than just disliking the dialog and asking to bring back the old one, a feature request (idea) that the Dimensions feature get changed to allow for input the same as the Document Size, and a step by step workflow so Adobe completely understands, would be helpful. I have no idea how important they'll find it, but without the votes, I'm not sure they'll consider it at all.