Photoshop CS6: Restore the Resolution Box in Crop Tool

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Restore the Resolution box for the standard crop tool. Taking this away was not a good idea and adds to the workflow. Also would give consistency with the perspective crop tool which indeed does have the Resolution Box
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MICHAEL KIRWAN

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MICHAEL KIRWAN

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Just to be clear I am referring to Photoshop CS6
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It's ridiculous that Adobe took this feature out of the basic crop toolbar. Yeah, I could open a menu item to get this feature but why should I have to? Adobe supposedly removed the feature to prevent mistakes on the part of beginners, but people don't spend $600+ on a program not to learn to use it efficiently and effectively. Adobe took pains in its many JDI features to make Photoshop easier to use by incorporating features many users felt should have been in the program all along, so why remove one of the fundamental, useful features in the Crop toolbar.

Adobe: Please release a patch that restores the Resolution field to the Crop toolbar.
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good idea
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I don't understand why you all got rid of the resolution box with the crop tool in PhotoShop CS6. With previous versions, I could click the crop tool, type in the dimensions and resolution, and crop. Now, after cropping an image, I have to go through the additional step of going to Image Size just to set the resolution. I use the crop tool a lot, so this is a big problem for me. Please add the resolution box back to the crop tool.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Bring back crop tool's resolution input box.
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just press the R button when the crop tool is active and it'll do the trick (almost) its not as convenient but it certainly helps ;)
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Thanks! You're right, it does help a little bit, but it's still very annoying that Adobe removed the resolution box. Makes no sense. I wish someone from Adobe would comment and explain the logic behind their decision to remove one of the most important features for people who need to crop tons of photos. All they've done is add to my workload.
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yeah i don't understand it either and that R overmenu is kinda very well hidden for something that i think... A LOT of persons were using :/
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thanks, but it would be more convenient if it was on the control panel. this really slows my workflow
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Agreed Ashill
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I have been living with this limitation since it was released. No logical explanation from Adobe, and it smacks as if their GUI designers know better than the folks that use this tool to make a living.

And as I mentioned in my first post, why is there an inconsistency between the Cop Tool and the Perspective Crop which does have the resolution box.

Making some presets has helped but it really adds to the workflow and for bulk work where I am making multiple size prints the overhead adds up quickly and time is money.

So Adobe, you have the real estate on the tool bar, do the honorable thing and bring back the resolution box.
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I'm being driven nuts by this dreadful crop tool in CS6 the biggest mistake I made was to upgrade to a poorer functioning product
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Being able to type in the x,y and resolution is major important for me. I can not stand having to go "find" it in another location instead of the easy to use main location. At least give us the option to turn it back to the way it was (x,y,resolution).
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Official Response
The resolution field in the options bar was added back in Photoshop 13.1.
(set the mode to W x H x Resolution)
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Is this update available for perpetual license users? If not still has not been fixed
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I should say chris, this feature should have never been removed in the first place.
AND you have to pay more for 13.1 so i consider it not fixed.
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Where is it Chris? Ive reloaded CS5 for the crop and resolution tool only. It is a huge pain to use two programs. .......... AAaaaahhhhrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!

How exactly does removing this feature improve PS?
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No one can explain this decision to break the work flow of thousands of professionals that use PS everyday.

Bought my first copy (2.5) in 1993 - have welcomed new features and tools. But this shows that we need to bring back a company like Macromedia to give Adobe some competition which requires them to ask "Will our customers be happy with this change?"
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I upgraded to CS6 because it will probably be the last non-cloud suite they will produce. I live on an island in SE Alaska. Internet access is not always as reliable as in the Lower 48.

I experienced frustration to the point of anger when I could not get to the Resolution box in the crop tool. This blog pointed me to the R key while in crop mode. I am pleased that I can set the two most common resolutions that I use (600 & 1200) as a preset. Even though I need to pull down a menu, it seems a bit faster to select the preset than it does to type it in as in CS5.

Thank you for the help Korinsama!
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Is there a fix to this yet? ......... If it ain't broke don't fix it. Now the crop tool in CS 6 is broke.
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Trevor Phillips

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Great .... pages and pages of info ... But where is the download button?
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OK ...... So CC stands for creative cloud. ..... I do not have creative cloud. What are my alternatives to get resolution in the crop tool for PS as it has been for the past 15 plus years?
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Your alternative is to upgrade to a current version of Photoshop that has the feature you want.
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Unfortunately Chris, the solution you propose here is one of the reasons I am staying with CS6 and not migrating to your cloud product. The functionality existed in CS5 broke in CS6 and the solution - upgrade to CC - feels like bait and switch to me. No rather than upgrade I will simply use CS5 :)
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Just like you Michael, I am very angry that Adobe chose to omit such a basic function, that has one, been available for at least 15 years and two is available on the CC version made after CS6. ....... If there is one small consolation, I have now figured out an easy way to remember the short cut for resolution, ......... "R" for "R sole"
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At one time Adobe committed to fix bugs in CS6, well to a point they did. But this really bad decision to cripple the crop tool did not make it. If it was so easy to fix in CC why not CS6? Trying nudge us to the CC model? - Sure feels like it.

This is one of the worst moves Adobe has made with Photoshop - and guess what, it was realized it was a big mistake as it was fixed in CC - but ignored the CS6 users who who complained. Sad state of affairs......
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Agreed Michael .......