Photoshop: The bottom bar of the window show all informations (size, color profile, measurements in pixel AND cm/inch)

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When I open documents I want to know:
- size (MB)
- pixel dimension (for web)
- measurements in cm or mm or inch for print
(yes: at the same time when I need to know pixels!)
- color profile
- dpi

The bottom bar of the document shows only one information at once. There is enough space to provide all informations. It is important in work processes with many documents (internet/catalogue etc).

Even in the Info Panel it should be possible to show pixel AND measurements
at the same time.

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Chris Cox

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No, there is not enough space there to show everything - which is why the same information was made available in the info palette.

More specifically, that space is needed for horizontal scroll bars, and we already have a bit too much crammed in to the bottom left corner.
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Why not let it with an option marker menue to the choice of the user?
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Honestly:
I have in 15 years never seen someone using scroll bars, neither at work or at school (I am digital art teacher in Berlin). We work on professional monitors with mouse or wacom pen.
To "scroll" we use the space bar, to zoom in & out we use the space-cmd/space-alt-key.
It is such an easy thing to programm... everything, that gives the user a choice is good improvement.

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And the second thing is: Even in the Info Panel is missing the option of showing both: pixel & cm. For technical (getting all informations about a selection size for example) and practical reasons (web/print) there is a need.
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While you may not use the horizontal scroll bars, we work with a much larger pool of customers -- and they do use horizontal scroll bars.
Improvements to the info palette should go in a separate request topic.
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For the bottom bar it could be a customizable dropdown menu and leave it up to the user.
For all my colleagues it would be reasonable to get the basic informations of each newly opened document, which led to my suggestion here.
Particularly those colleagues, who get each day loads of different files from clients for compositings.

p.s. I will create a different topic for the info palette.