Revise image placement to auto-size for target image workspace dimensions

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In Matt Koskowlski's presentation on 2/27/2020 at Adobe he added a texture image to the PS image workspace. It gets placed with handles to position and size the image before committing it to the workspace.

In Matt’s case he grabbed the handles and roughly stretched the texture to overlap the image space on all sides, before he used blending tools. 

I asked if there is an option to have the image sized to fit the target image dimensions automatically. It’s something I do often, especially when I have a second image with a size related to the first, maybe captured with the same camera, with the exact same dimensions, or when dropping in a texture to use as a background replacement. I was told this functionality does not exist at this time. 

I’m pretty sure that Matt would have been happy with this option, and I would too, probably there are lots of customers like us.

I would even prefer it to be the new default position and sizing behavior, though you may have customers who prefer the current sizing, and don’t mind the fuss of precisely dragging the handles to fit, so either a preference option to auto-size, or a secondary trigger, like shift + double click, would be needed.

I believe that small efficiencies like this make for more satisfied customers, and I hope you can implement this behavior without much effort and release it in your next update.

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I would love to have a button with size to fit—other programs have it. But I wouldn't want it to be the default. I composite, and the very last thing I would want would be to have every image I bring into the document to be sized to fit.  '-}

But I'll vote for the size to fit button on the Options bar (and in the c-s menu). I also add textures and other overlays very frequently. I would just want to be sure that size to fit meant proportionally. I think you meant that, but it wasn't specified. If I want to alter proportions, that definitely should be a manual operation.