Photoshop CC 21.1.3: Better Flip Horizontal (View Menu)

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Good thing you took care about adding an option to flip the view horizontally. But there's an issue, and it's the fact that your implementation is obsolete for not behaving like mirroring.
The following pictures are explicit enough as to why. 

Current and bad horizontal flip :
https://community.adobe.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/106566iA971FB25C4695A59/image-size/large?v=1.0&px=999


Better horizontal flip(mirror flip) :
https://community.adobe.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/106567iA65376361D025796/image-size/large?v=...

I hope you understand the issue.
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From what I'm seeing, you are unhappy that a Layer flips on its own centre point. Instead you would like layers to flip on the document (canvas) centre point. On very large canvases or when zoomed in on small layers, flipping them would often move them completely out of the current view port. This would not be a good user experience imho.
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I agree with Anthony.  I think the difference is evident only when the image has been moved on the canvas before being flipped.  Probably, you'll make life easier for yourself if you flip the image first and then move it to where you want it. 
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I'm shocked that you don't like the flip mode I suggested. Seriously, you both absolutely don't understand.
The mirror flipping moves nothing from the current viewpoint because your focal point is visible , and it stays visible no matter what. It's not the same with what's been implemented right now. The current flip functionality would get rid of your object in focus when you flip the view. And this is actually what's bad.
See, flipping the view is necessary to see how an object looks if it was flipped. 
With what Adobe did right now, your focal point disappears from the screen when if you panned the view to the point that only part of an object is visible. In this situation, layer flipping around its center will hide the focal point, while viewport flipping simply mirrors everything and keep your focal point visible. 

Please, do you understand now ?

Now if you still prefer that the layer alone flips around its center, either you center your whole view, or we propose Adobe to include options in the settings to configure one behavior or the other(layer flips around its center vs viewport flipping horizontally).

I hope I said everything.
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Ah.  I think Anthony and I assumed two strategies: flip about image centreline, flip about canvas centreline, but I think you are discussion a third that we hadn't considered: flip about viewport or viewpoint or focal point.  I think I now understand why the current behaviour is annoying for you, and why you'd like it to behave differently, and maybe an extra command: flip canvas as well as flip image might keep everyone happy, but that will be suitable only if flip canvas is identical to flip viewport, and I suspect that it might not be.