>I find it interesting that when everything works in Tiger and people introduce a new operating system Leopard, they get upset with Adobe, and not Apple who made the faulty OS.
Because when I buy software form a developer I expect them to have tested it with the current OS and made sure that it woks before they release it. I had problems with Adobe products under Tiger both PS and Bridge and now I have even more problems under leopard. So I am led to believe that it is mainly an Adobe problem. But hey I have complained to Apple too. I just wish the two would work jointly together for the best interests of their mutual clients.
>Enter the first value if you can, then tab over to the second field. Enter the second value, and wait a couple seconds. Then click the swap button two times.
Sometimes you can not enter even the first value then if it allows you doing the swap thing does not work all the time either.
A couple work arounds for this that are a little faster than restarting PS. If your crop tool is set to whole numbers move your cursor over the size box until you get the two-way arrows then you will have an active slider and you can change sizes this way, same goes for the resolution.
Another way that will work if you want something other than whole numbers. With an image open in PS Go to Image->Image Size and when the dialog box opens uncheck the box near the bottom that says Constrain Proportions then enter the size that you want your image to be, say 10.75 x 6.35 and hit ok. This of course is going to make your photo look really strange but this is ok for now. Then with your image at this size go to the crop tool and make it active in the tool palate. On the tool bar hit the button that says Front Image and this will enter in the deminisons of your open file into the crop tool size setting. Now step back one sate in your history and use your crop tool with your new setting. Also, don't for get the next time that you use your Image Size dialog to recheck the Constrain Proportions box. This sounds like a lot of stpes but it is pretty fast.
>The bad boys here are Adobe AND Apple. They have to hash out the issues together. We can only watch.
I supposedly, I really don't know except that Bridge suck big time in both Tiger and Leopard PS CS3 really sucks under Leopard.
Here is the way I look at, a commercial client comes to me back in the film days to shot their campaign I land the job, shoot it and take my film to the lab, the lab ruins film. I call my client and tell them sorry but your film was ruined by the lab and there is nothing I can do but I am going to keep the retainer that you have paid me anyway. From the client's point of view whose responsibility is it to fix the problem? Me or the lab?
I didn't buy CS3 from Apple I bought it from Adobe, from my point of view they need to do whatever it takes to make things right. Should they have waited until Leopard was released before they released CS3, I don't know. If they need to release an update so be it, if they need to negotiate with Apple to get it fixed so be it. Just get it done, whatever it takes.
PS3 started to behave after I disabled spaces. I just upgraded to 10.5.4, re-enabled spaces, and so far everything is fine. PS tools are behaving fine, and Bridge hasn't gone down since the upgrade.
Just an aside, but I also noticed that Bridge would hang every time it encountered a .gif file on a remote server drive. I tried copying all .gif files to my desktop, opened in PS, and re-saved back to the network as RGB .jpg, and Bridge cached the same folder without any problems.
I've always thought it would be great if there was a brush tool that you could set on desaturate. You would select the brush and then brush areas of the image and it would desaturate the colors that you ran the brush over.
that is not really the subject of this thread, but here are some ideas:
-set the mode of your brush to Saturation, color to any shade of grey and opacity to 10-30% and paint: it does exactly what you are looking for.
-create a Hue/Saturation layer set to desaturate -100 and paint in the mask in black with opacity 10-30%. This method is non-destructive.
Hope that helps