I have been using Photoshop for over a decade now, and I am also ACE certified. I strongly feel that the resolution box should be reinstated to its former position as well. I would much rather have the resolution box instead of the "straighten" option. For those of us in the printing business, in which this is a crucial part of workflow, having it readily available is essential. Just hitting one extra key for literally thousands of photos can really add up timewise. Furthermore, I imagine that most people running Photoshop are using a larger screen (if not multiple screens) in order to get work done. I am not sure what is meant by "minimum screen requirements," but using too small a screen is inefficient. That being said, I do like some of the other changes done to the crop tool. If we could just enable a different view that would bring it back, I imagine it would be appreciated by many more than just those who have just posted on this forum.
PLEASE bring back the resolution box! I believe that setting resolution is an integral part of the cropping process in PhotoShop. You HAVE to decide what your resolution is going to be, even if it is going to remain the same as pre-crop. The resolution is as important to a crop as the dimensions/ratio. I know for my workflow, there isn't a single time that I use the crop tool without setting the resolution as well. Removing this box is a step BACKWARDS.
Many people work differently when working with their images, workflows, and tools.
I don't know offhand the exact reasoning as to why the resolution fields were moved, but there are ways to work with it, and if you're planning on typing a value into the fields for resolution, that means you're near your keyboard at least. Right?
Does the R key while using the crop tool not work for those that are disagreeing with the change?
As it is now, if you know what you're doing with Crop and want to include resolution adjustments with your crop, you can know how to get to the window easily ...
With the Crop tool selected, click on your image once, and press the R key on your keyboard. The Size and Resolution dialog pops up.
Most professionals are eager to find out the keyboard shortcuts for their frequently used settings, as they tend to speed up their workflows.
I encourage you to utilize this keyboard shortcut.
I know I'm in the minority, but I don't miss the PPI crop input one bit.
For the most part, people place way too much importance on PPI without understanding what it really means. Or what it does.
This one I just can't see what all the fuss is about. Sure, it's a little different than the way it was before but like Pete says, there's the R keyboard shortcut. It took me about 3 minutes to locate and realize all the differences in the new crop tool and it took another 2 minutes for me to memorize it and be able to access it with one keystroke.
Things have to change folks. If they didn't, we'd still be looking at the OS 9 UI.
The users that actually need a specific PPI, can easily change their workflow.
For most users... the concept that PPI actually has anything to do with Image Resolution are mistaken...
it is just half of an equation.
The ONLY thing PPI describes is how big a pixel will print, if or when the file is ever sent to a printing device.
(here I go on my soapbox)
I would like to see the term “resolution” be distinct from PPI. Call PPI something more appropriate, like Pixel Size or Pixel Density. This would help eliminate some of the confusion.
People hang their hat on a RESOLUTION PPI NUMBER, thinking that a “high res” image has something to do with PPI. Or that a web bound image must be a certain PPI. Nonsense!
I would wager over half of PS users have no idea that when they input a PPI into a crop dialog, they are making a real and permanent alteration of their original image through resampling. Most of the time needlessly.
(Certainly there are exceptions.)
I am finding the new crop interface infuriating! I'm sure it's as easy as reading some explanations of the new setup, but I just don't want to.
CS5 made resizing with the crop tool so easy: drag the tool and hit enter. Now I hit enter and although it appears by the rulers that it's been cropped, but alas, it has not. And then I try to save the smaller image and CS6 wants me to make it a PSD! No, please just save the .jpeg! And why in the world did the file size get bigger when I cropped smaller?
Sorry, I guess I just wanted to vent.
Please put the resolution box back in the tool bar. I hate the whole new implementation of the crop tool. No rez box is a deal breaker and l will NOT upgrade to v 6 if the resolution box is hidden away. Yep, it's that important to my workflow. I frequently resize images for print, web and low rez images for editors to look at many times all in the same session. You can't change a tool that has worked fundamentally the same way for 15 years without a way of reverting back to "classic" mode.