Photoshop: Don't hide smart object icon when transforming

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I usually convert a layer into a smart object before transforming it. When in transform mode, the smart object icon is no longer shown on the layer in the layer palette, which causes me to think that I forgot to convert the layer to a smart object.

Please keep the icon on the layer when in transform mode.
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David Jensen

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Posted 7 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Yeah. I'm not sure why we do this. Maybe Chris knows if this was done intentionally.
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Chris Cox

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Not intentional, just that during the transform we replace the contents so you'll get a realtime preview. There's probably some way to keep the icon there, I'll have to look at the layer palette code.