Photoshop CS6: Can't draw a circle with pixel aspect ratio correction on and snap vector tools enabled

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It would be nice if cs6 would be able to draw shapes, especially a square and circle while aspect ratio correction is turned on. I came from cs3 to cs6, so if there is some newfangled way to draw a circle, I'm not finding it anywhere. In cs3 I was able to use the shape tool, hold shift, drag and I had a circle, no matter what PAR I was using, it automatically adjusted for the aspect, I used it for all my video graphics. So far the only way I've found to make an actual circle in a 4:3 pixel image is to draw the shape, which looks like an oval, then use a calculator and multiply the height by 0.91 then manually change the width to equal the value my calculator gives me. If this is a new feature then I'm totally missing the point, you offer these new video options, but to make an actual circle while using it I have to leave photoshop and grab a calculator? When you need a circle, an oval just won't do. Please give us an option to turn auto adjusting for PAR on and off, or fix it if this is a bug.
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Deon

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Mike Shaw, Employee

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The current work around is to turn off the Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid Preference in General Preferences.
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Deon

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FANTASTIC!

Works like a charm. I couldn't find this tip anywhere, it should be in the manual when discussing Pixel Aspect Ratio.

Thanks Mike.
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Chris Cox

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It shouldn't be in the manual because it's a bug.
The code path for snap to pixel had some bad logic for handling aspect ratios.