P: Can't move Reference Point while transforming (22.0.1)

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Contributor ,
Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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New bug introduced in Version 22.0.1 on Mac. While transforming the (anchor) reference point can not be moved by holding Opt/Alt and clicking to a new position. The workaround is to move the cursor while clicking on the new position, then the new anchor point appears at the new position. Clicking once is doing nothing.

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New Here , Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021
Sweet mother of god. Looks like they finally fixed this in the latest update (22.4.2)

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Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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the reference point on transform is not clickable anymore.

now I have to click and drag to move it.

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Contributor ,
Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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Photoshop 22.0.1 on Mac OSX Catalina

New bug with recent update: normally during free transform, option-clicking would set a reference point at the cursor location. This was working with Photoshop 21.

I DO have the reference point visible and I can set it by dragging or any of the corners or centers with the tool bar.

But the option click was best for my work flow.

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Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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Note: I can option-click and drag it, but the click does nothing and that was difficult to discover. It worked with just a click before 22.

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Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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the same on windows afte update to 22.0.1

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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Thanks. Asked engineering to take a look.


Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Contributor ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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Thanks Jeffrey! Hope they can fix it.

Just posted another small bug that I found.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 20, 2020 Nov 20, 2020

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Same here (macOS 10.15.7). A really annoying bug. I hope this can be resolved quickly – together with the missing ruby overlay while changing brush size and hardness. 

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Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2020 Nov 21, 2020

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Hello, another problem here:

there was always a shortcut to place manually the reference point just with a click ("Shift+Alt+CMD-click").

Now it does not work anymore.

This is an important time saver, especially in huge documents.

Please fix that!

Thanks!

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LEGEND ,
Nov 23, 2020 Nov 23, 2020

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With 20.0.1 update, the define origin point for transform is not working. Only can move visible center point to define the start point.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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Same problem here on Windows 10, OS and CC up to date. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, driver up to date.

Your workaround doesn't work for me. I hope this will be fixed, as I use this all the time...

UPDATE: workaround works! In my search for a solution I had disabled reference point, but now I have enabled it, the workaround works. thnx

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Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Same issue here: asus laptop with i7 cpu, windows 10, nvidia geforce GTX 1050, PS 22.0.1

alt+click was waaay more smart than alt+click+drag, please fix it.

thanks

Lorenzo

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LEGEND ,
Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

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As of this most recent release, 22.0.1, the free transform tool (regardless of settings such as 'show reference point when using transform' and regardless of 3d acceleration settings and reproducible surviving a preferences reset), will not allow for a single click to set the transform reference point.  This is problematic for some users, whether it be input challenges or just the fact that you can't quickly and easily set the transform reference point, especially on large objects that require precise manipulation.  This is a cross post from community forums and I don't know if this is frowned upon, but a link to that exchange is here

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Contributor ,
Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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Still not resolved in 22.1.0 !?

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LEGEND ,
Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/known-issues.html they added it to the list!  Love them!

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New Here ,
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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@mladen_penev Clicking alone doesn't work, but if you click and drag, then let go where you want it, it seems to work. Apparently, that's the official work-around at the moment.

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New Here ,
Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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Hoping this gets fixed soon.

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New Here ,
Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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@danielle_keller  Me too, but if you don't already know... clicking, dragging it around a bit and then releasing seems to work 99% of the time. It's not as good as simply clicking the spot... but it's a workaround that's made it tolerable for me while waiting for a fix.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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https://p.ahkscript.org/?p=6f824b10

I wrote a basic autohotkey script to listen for transform hotkey, followed by a ctrl alt left click, at which point it moves the mouse a bit, and back.  Should work for this purpose to more or less restore former functionality without having to fiddle with it manually.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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Please fix this Adobe! It's super annoying to have to drag the anchor on large documents, especially knowing IT USED TO WORK.

Here's the current process:

Zoom out. Squint and try to find the anchor. Attempt to grab it without accidentally moving the layer. Drag to the approximate right spot. Zoom in. Drag it again to the exact spot you want.

vs. the old way:

Zoom to where you want the anchor. Click.

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Advisor ,
Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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Why is this still broken? I need to use this hundreds of times every day and the bug is seriously affecting my work.

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New Here ,
Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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So, 4 months and several updates later and this bug still exists. You might want to talk to engineering again, because it really seems they don't understand or know that there's a problem.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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I agree with you this is very annoying. But you don't have to zoom out and search for the anchor point. Just act the same as you would do before, and in stead of click where you want the anchor, drag a little bit. The dragging invokes the anchor point, and you can position it where you want.

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Advisor ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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still buggy here too.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Thank you so much for this workaround!! I will literally use this everyday going forward.

Adobe: Please don't give me cool new features if you're going to leave essentials like this broken!

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