Photoshop Elements: Crop tool "Use Photo Ratio" option not persistent

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Reported in the PS Elements forum:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/909391...

1. Using tabbed documents.
2. Open more than one image.
3. Select the Crop Tool.
4. Set the tool options to "Use Photo Ratio" for the Aspect ratio.
5. Switch to another image.
6. The Aspect ratio option changes to "Custom".

This is the only Aspect ratio option that does not persist between images.

Ken
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Hmm. If the documents you have open have the same aspect ratio, then the setting persists between documents, but if you switch to a document with a different aspect ration, it becomes 'custom' because the measurements from the original document are retained. It's as if "Use Photo Ratio" means "Set measurements to current photo ratio" rather than "Always use active/current photo ratio." Looks like this is "as designed" because I'm seeing the same behavior in PSE 9.
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Yes, that behaviour with documents having different aspect ratios is the behaviour I described.

I disagree that it should be considered WAD, because when "Use Photo Ratio" is selected it means "Use the ratio of the current photo" and that option should be retained between photos (re-calculating as necessary), as are the other aspect ratio options.

Ken
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Yeah. It's not completely clear based on the pop-up title. I've asked someone on the PSE eng team to take a look.
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Thanks for your attention to this.

It seems to me that a user having multiple images opened in tabs would want these two distinct behaviours (among other options) for the Crop Tool:
1. Crop the first image using it's photo ratio and crop the other images to that same ratio.
2. Crop each image using it's own photo ratio.

#1 is the current behaviour, #2 is the implied behaviour if "Use Photo Ratio" is chosen. I'd like to see both behaviours implemented and persisted between images.

Ken