Marquee tool moves selection after transform

Mentor ,
Jun 23, 2022 Jun 23, 2022

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I don't know if this is truly a bug per se, but it's non-intuitive behavior that I think should be changed.

 

When you select an object with one of the Marquee tools, you can move the selection around independent of the pixels that are selected. If you want to move the pixels, you have to switch to the Move tool.

 

But if you use Free Transform on the selection, then immediately after the transformation, Photoshop acts like the Move tool is selected when the Marquee tool is still selected. i.e., you can no longer move the selection independent of the pixels until you make a new selection. Photoshop should respect the function of the selected tool at all times.

 

Here is a video of the problem:

 

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Jun 23, 2022 Jun 23, 2022

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I disagree. 

The Free Transformation refers to the pixel content, not the Selection, after all. 

So the switch of reference would seem to be the user’s own doing. 

 

To »restore« the Selection without the pixel content you could switch to and exit Quick Mask Mode (hit Q two times). 

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Okay.

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I believe it's worked that way since way back when Ps had only one layer... would be strange to change it now after 30 years.

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