Photoshop: Want Variations tool/adjustment returned

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I've been using the Variations tool for as long as I can remember. I know it only worked with 32-bit but I used it all the the time for color corrections and would like a new version for 64-bit. Sometimes it's just the only thing that will tweak that color just right.
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June Seefeldt

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Jason Dailey

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 64 bit VARIATIONS.

We need Variations put back into photoshop CC. I'm not paying twice as much for CC in order to get less options.

And - having to sign into YET ANOTHER site for this is extremely annoying.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled variations.8bf ?.

Hello, the problem is with the variations plugin that was excluded from the vercion "cc" but we could use the "variations.8bf" from previous versions but vercion cc 2015.1 you can not, my suggestion is that the reintegration well as also some compatibility mode for 32bit plugins discontinued
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Edie Steinhoff

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Has Adobe replied--ever--anywhere--to these complaints from their customers?
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Daniel Presedo, Employee

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Yes Chris Cox replied on this thread.
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Jaroslav Bereza

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Removing variation is ok by me. There's plenty of other better ways to achieve the same things. Including those non-destructive.
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Jason Burnett

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Troll, much? You have already made it clear that you are far better than the rest of the people in this thread, why keep posting to it? We are all very impressed that you don't use the Variations tool because of the myriad of better non-destructive ways to do the same thing--but that's not what this thread is about. Start your own thread about how great you are and how much you love using the 3D rendering engine that Adobe developers thought was more important than the default, simple-to-use Variations tool.  
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Lyndzy Gordon Lucchesi

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I also want variations back please
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Rhett Henderson

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Why is Adobe removing features from their software?!!  Bring variations back... and fix Dreamweaver while you're at it!
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ronnie

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Would be good to have this option back, it's a quick and very useful (good) tool. was. now it's gone. : | 
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ronnie

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I should have never updated : |
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John H Baselmans

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Why has Adobe always change things who are perfect working. So also with Variations.
Even a complete  alternative tool is not there in CC
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benandstefani

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OMG, I finally updated to the Cloud after using an old version of Photoshop, and lost the one tool I use more than ANYTHING to color correct images. Incredibly disappointed. Bring it back.
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Joel Harris

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Man, I guess after four years of begging, it's not going to come back, but add me to the chorus who really miss the variations adjustment. :(
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Jason Burnett

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How can Adobe developers justify spending all of the time they must have spent and continue to spend working on the completely useless 3D rendering engine when they can't even generate a simple filter that provides a visual means of adjusting color variations like the Variations tool. 3D is plugin material for crying out loud. Color Manipulation should be part of the core. Where are Adobe's priorities...probably right near their wallet, which they keep in their rear...pocket if you catch my drift.
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There are other ways to achieve similar results however those ways are not  as easy  to work with like  variations. With variations you  can compare different color spaces at the same time. I never understood why Adobe did not offer some kind of plug-in option.   I would pay a happy to pay  A reasonable amount of money if  a third-party  was to offer such a plug-in. I've never found anything exactly like it or even similar.
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Edie Steinhoff

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This thread has been going on for years from the people who felt strongly enough to write, I'm sure there are others who posted somewhere else, or hated losing Variations, but didn't (for whatever reason) bother to make a comment.
Bottom line: Adobe knows, but has no intention of responding to their customers.
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suezart

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Edie I was just thinking the same thing!  Perhaps someone from Adobe can weigh in  and explain why they have not tried to accommodate us.  I imagine many of us would be happy to just use  an optional plug-in.
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I too greatly miss the variations tool. I'm more visual than technical, I loved the ability to see the changes offered from so many separate options. If I really want to tweek something I'll use curves, but I REALLY miss the ease of use of Variations! 
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Keeping my old laptop just so I can have my Adobe 4 with color variations.  I tried installing 4 in my new computer, but it won't install. 
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Also, miss Variations but am or have been a sucker or suckered into an upgrade - so thought I would join the petition ;) - Always good (I Imagine to keep an old machine offline for CS3 -CS4 for variations & many other favourite tools that sure we all loved) Keep the Faith, Respect to All x
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled REQUEST: Put "Variations" back into Photoshop CC..

REQUEST: Put "Variations" back into Photoshop CC. I need to add more red, or green, or blue into a raster image with with ONE CLICK, and not have to go to Curves or Levels. I am not a retoucher, I just need that simple Variations feature back again. It's insane that it was taken out in the first place. Thank you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Variations as Adjustment Layer.

Why did adobe ever drop the "Variations" option... :-(
I know it's been gone a long time now but I still miss it... I thought for sure by now it would be reincorporated new and improved as an adjustment layer...

One can hope...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please make the "Variations" function available again!.

Please make the "Variations" function available again!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CS5: where is the Variations command?.

In Photoshop CS5 Extended, when I go to Image>Adjustments, the option for "Variations" is not there. Why?