Photoshop CS6 - Recording the clone tool in an action gives incorrect results on replay.

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Using the new "Allow Tool Recording" feature in CS6 allows you to record brushstrokes. However, this functionality is broken with the clone and healing brush tools.

When recording use of the clone tool in an action with "Allow Tool Recording" enabled, replay of the clone tool gives "offset" results.

Changing the zoom level, or moving the document on the canvas will give similar but different incorrect results on consecutive replays of the same action.

Or, put another way - the action clones from the wrong place when replayed.

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Bob Youruncle

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Posted 5 years ago

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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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Interesting observation.

In case you are trying to touch up sensor dust on multiple photographs you may want to try using Adobe Camera Raw’s Synchronize-feature.
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Paul Callender

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Confirming this bug exists in subscription CS6.

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.1 (13.1 20121126.r.220 2012/11/26:23:00:00) x64
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit

Would be nice to see this fixed.
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I'm seeing the same behavior. I'll log the bug to get it fixed.
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Paul Callender

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This looks like it's resolved in Photoshop CC 14.0. Happy to have this issue fixed!