This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Photoshop: Allow extraction of smart object layers
• Reset Transformations of Smart Layers
• Unpack Smart Layer
Correct me if I'm wrong, but once you transform a smart object, the object itself cannot be reset. Instead, the user has to go into the smart object itself and copy it over to the main file again and try to recreate that layer.
My guess for why it's that way is that the smart layer is saved as an individual psb file within the main PSD with a combined preview sector, which is the sector being transformed. When that preview sector/layer is being transformed, could you guys make it so it keeps a copy of the original? The potential few-mb loss is worth it to save the time. Why make the users go through the runaround? Isn't the whole point of Smart Layers that they are truly non-destructive instead of partially?
Also, why not save the users time and allow unpacking of the smart layer in-place on the layer hierarchy, essentially undoing the smart layer?