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Fri, Jun 17, 2011 7:19 PM

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Photoshop: Make the crop tool and the marquee tool have a baby.

Share functionality between the crop tool and the marquee tool. For instance why can't we edit a selection made with the Marquee tool by it's corners, like we can with crop? And why can't we choose to crop to a ratio with the crop tool instead of having to marquee, hoping we get the right positioning on the first try, then select "crop"? From what I can see, they're basically the same tool -- the crop tool essentially makes a marquee selection for a crop.

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11 y ago

You can choose Select>Transform Selection... to edit/transform a selection.

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11 y ago

Yes, but why are the extra clicks necessary? Can't a selection just have corner anchors automatically?

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It gets complicated. Crop is a modal operation, as is transform, as is Transform Selection. We'd have to make the handles non-modal. That could/would collide with "Show Transform Handles" for the layer move tool.

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And the marquee/selection tools are designed to work with odd shaped selections (because they can add to, subtract from, intersect with, etc.).

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And if the marquee tool would always have transform handles, in some cases you might drag a handle instead of just making a new selection