Camera Raw: Please Add Scroll Bars to the Adobe Camera Raw Dialog

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I'd love to see scroll bars added to the image preview in Adobe Camera Raw. I've mentioned this in the Adobe Camera Raw forum, but it was suggested to come here as well.

They could be done in such a way as to not lose any significant amount of screen space nor disrupt the appearance of images, and it would make the use of ACR more consistent with other plug-ins.

And yes, I do know all about how to pan the image around.

The image is a mock up of what it could look like with scroll bars.

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I've often wondered why there is not a scroll bar.

In fact, I think it would be nice if the picture would just open in a normal Photoshop Window and the controls would just be a set floating controls just like other PS controls.
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Not a bad idea, though as it currently is a plug-in that is called-upon separately in different conditions (e.g., from Bridge), integrating it into Photoshop proper at that level might be a lot of extra work for the team. On the other hand, the guts HAVE been integrated into Lightroom successfully...

For a long time I worked around this issue, but lately working with different plug-ins - all of which implement scroll bars - I have gotten all the more used to them being there, and so ACR has begun to stand out as lacking.

-Noel
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Fun, I would want less chrome around my image (especially when I have to work on vista or 7 in a non classic theme) and the full screen toggle is useful in that regard , and be able to reduce the size of the controls, or even hide them temporarily, so I'm more than perfectly happy with the absence of scrollbars, but all tastes are in nature!
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Fair enough, though improving the image working space might be better accomplished through getting a better/bigger monitor than hobbling the software.

Note that in my example image the bottom scroll bar is where mostly empty space used to be (much as is done in other Adobe plug-ins), and the side scroll bar is imagined taking the extra space now left around the image when the image is displayed in its default "fit to window" size.

I also imagine we'd want to have the color of the scroll bars be neutral and low contrast, so as not to distract from the perception of the actual image.

-Noel
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I never thought of the lack of scroll bars as a feature meant to maximize screen size on small screens, but I definitely see how that can be helpful.
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This topic seems to have grown dormant.

Anyone else have thoughts they'd like to share on whether the Camera Raw plug-in should have scroll bars, much as other plug-ins with preview panes do?

-Noel
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I found it disappointing that no option for scroll bars was added for Camera Raw version 7.

-Noel
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Lightroom does not have scroll bars either.