Photoshop: Turn "Maintain Aspect Ratio" Into A Toggle On/Off Button

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Turn "Maintain Aspect Ratio" into a toggle On/Off button because most of the work done with transforming is keeping the same aspect ratio.

Having to press the button for each individual image resize or having to use the shift hold hotkey is inefficient. It would probably take less than an hour to code, and I am sure plenty of people will enjoy the quality of life upgrade.

It would seem like with the amount of resizing people do, this would be a "no-brainer", but apparently I am mistaken.
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eartho

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yes, there's so many things wrong with the way transform works when scaling with the handles. It's been that way forever and i don't think they're ever going to fix.

InDesign works the way you'd hope PS would...
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In the contrary, I'm sorry, but I don't see anything wrong with this. Holding down shift keeps the aspect ratio. It's like that in almost every software I know. Be it text processor, image manipulation or 3D software.

Changing this would fool my muscle memory.
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> It would seem like with the amount of resizing people do, this would be a "no-brainer", but apparently I am mistaken. >

I don't think anyone knows why the default setting for transforming is "lose the aspect ratio 'cause we like to distort everything." <G> Maybe Adobe thinks if we stop using our other hand for the modifier keys, we'll get too lazy to edit anything.   '-}

Or maybe they're worried that muscle memory has set in like granite and we'll still be pressing the Shift key even if the button is locked in the On position. They could just not allow that key to become the "toggle off" key, don't you think? So pressing it wouldn't do any harm?
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My pinky would welcome the relief if it wasn't constantly mashing the shift key. And maybe then we'd finally be able to scale proportionally from the sides as well as corners, like you can in ID.

Unfortunately, i have a feeling that if they did implement this, it'd be half-assed like was done with the Clone alignment double-click issue...

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