Photoshop: Why change the crop tool in CS6? How can I get the old behavior back?

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Why did the crop method change? For so many years, cropping worked by moving the crop frame in the image. Now, you have to move the image around the crop frame. For those of us who actually came out of the darkroom, the new way is awkward. Why did it have to change?
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Many of the new crop tool features are the result of feedback from customers.

If you prefer the old behavior better, simply click the gear icon in the Crop tool options bar and check "Use Classic Mode":

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The team has been looking at some changes/refinements to the crop tool based on feedback from this thread.

I'd like to invite handful of folks who are interested in giving us ongoing feedback about crop, and Photoshop as whole, to join our prerelease program.

It does require a bit of a commitment, so please only volunteer if participating is something you're really interested in.

Let me know your interest by responding to this thread. (You don't need to post your email or personal contact info - I can send you a direct message with more details)

Thanks!