Photoshop CS6: problems with rectangular marquee

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Sorry for bad English
One thing I would actually call a bug is when you use the marquee tool it displays the marking wrong according to the cursor. There is a reason for that some people say, if you zoom into the picture you can see that it follows the pixels. And in what way does that help me? None at all. It is just freaking annoying.

Also then you zoom in and use the marquee tool you can see that the marking aligns to the pixels, thats I guess is OK, but the problem is, and this is a bug too. The marquee aligns to the bottom right corner instantly when you get near the white line, at the upper left corner, that separated the pixels in high zoom.
It does that all the time, align to the bottom, but you can easier see it when zooming in. A "none bug" would be that the marquee did not align to the bottom corner until the pointer has passed the center or the picture.

As you can see on the picture the marking and the marker is faulty, this is nothing else but a bug in my opinion, which also displays the marquee faulty on 100% mode.

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Beef

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Chris Cox

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Which version of Photoshop are you using?
Which OS version?
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Beef

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Any response to this since its obvious a bug!
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Beef

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I use Photoshop cs6, think its called version 13?
And I use Windows 7.

/Ted
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Beef

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* Enterprise edition and 64 bit
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It looks to me that the rich cursor data is showing is a selection that you have made that is 2 pixels wide and 2 pixels high. Seems pretty accurate to me according to the screenshot posted.

The marquee starts the selection at the pixel you're starting the marquee in. You can't make a square selection smaller than 1 pixel so it'll snap and select the first pixel as the selection.

I'm not sure I see the bug here to begin reproduction, did I miss something?
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What I have noticed is that the marquee tool "starts" in a different place relative to the cursor in CS6 than it did in CS3. It's as if Adobe has moved the starting point a pixel to the right. Irritating, but I suppose I'll get used to it.
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Pete, I'm not sure I understood you. What I mean is that I have just made a 1x1 pxl selection (in the screen shot above) but photoshop has made a 2x2 pxl selection. To me that is a bug behavior and pretty annoying as well. I think the selection should follow the cursor not the pixels until you let go of the mouse button. Compare the ruler guides(?) they follow the mouse and not the pixels.
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Beef

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Read this post again, especially you Pete. Would love to see your comment/response on this
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Beef

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Still waiting...
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mathias

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Waiting for what???

Your problem post has officially been labelled "Not a problem".

I'm afraid you're the odd-man-out here. Rectangular Marguee Tool works like a champ.
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Beef

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Matt, read the previous post and respond to that, not just the initial question?
Yes I know you will never do that, just like a politician will never give a strait answer because then you really need to take responsible for what you do, and not just say "Problem... Not a problem".

But as I said, I know you will never answer the big picture, you never have and you never will.
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*straight
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Beef

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Pete, any answer to this or is it just another /ignore from Adobe?
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Using CS6, my Rectangular Marquee works perfectly, IMO/

While dragging, as soon as your cursors "enters" a new pixel, the selection changes to include the drug over pixels.
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When I try this in Photoshop 13.0.1, everything works as expected.
clicking and dragging within a single pixel gets me a single pixel selection.
As soon as I cross the boundary to another pixel, that pixel is added to the selection.

I'm really not sure what you're seeing based on this description and what I see from using Photoshop CS6.
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Beef

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Just a short one, because its actually hilarious. Just as you know usability 1 0 1 the CUSTOMERS reaction to something is whats important, not you as a developer. Lol, you post just says it all.