PHOTOSHOP: place the crop option in CS6 on top of the CONTEXT menu

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Being a birder almost 90% of the time my workflow starts with making a crop. In CS6 that's rather time consuming and needs much movements with the mouse. Of course you have to draw the crop rectangle but to accomplish the crop you open a pulldown with the right mouse button and a long pulldown menu appears. The mouse is positioned at top of the pull down but to do the crop it has to travel downwards to the end of the list where the crop function is positioned.
That is no problem for an occasional cropper but when you have to process hundreds of photos it's becoming quite annoying and painful in the wrist.

So I would like to suggest you to place the crop option on top of the pulldown list because the mouse is there already and most users don't need the other options because they already filled in the cropping resolution in the taskbar of CS6.
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Jan Hendriks

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Chris Cox

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That doesn't make sense.

You just select the crop tool, position the crop you want, and press enter or click the commit button on the toolbar.

The only time you'd need to use a menu is when you're making a selection and cropping from the selection.

It sounds like you're missing all the ways to complete the crop.
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Jan Hendriks

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Thank you so much Chris for explaining this to me! I've never thought that it could be so simple. It will make my work so much more comfortable!

I wonder how many other options/tricks I'm missing.