I do have the same problem when working with large files. I have no idea why you would wait for the preview to finish though.
You can simply hit the 'X' on the preview window to end it. The problem is that it tries to generate a preview after every number you input into the width and height boxes and you have to hit the 'X' again and again.
It's completely unnecessary and there appears to be no way to turn it off.
i hit the x again and again and again and again.....
Would also love this old problem fixed.
I cannot believe there still isn't a fix for this... slows down my work so much :/
I don't believe there is a preference to turn off the preview however, there may be a workaround for your workflow since you know the exact dimensions you want.
Convert the document into a smart object then transform. You can enter the values as percentage or inches or centimeters or pixels. Then Select Image > Reveal All.
There may be a disadvantage to the Smart Object in your workflow.
I was having this problem too with large files, it would try to load a preview with the first number I typed over and over.
It would be nice if you were able to turn the preview off, but I have an easy workaround for this:
Type out the number you would like to resize the image to (ex: 2000) anywhere you can input text (ex: google), copy and paste it into the resize box. then press the x on the preview.
Hope this helps!
very ugly feature
very slow feature
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I just crashed retouching 30x20k image because of this ****! COME ON ADOBE REMOVE THIS **** !
This sh1t should be auto disabled on any image above 4k!
There should be an option to turn this feature off for those who don't want it. I also work with large files and am annoyed having to wait for a preview which I don't use anyway.
DISABLE. THIS. USELESS. FEATURE. PLEASE.
Who in the world needs to see a 2 in. x 2 in. preview of the image they are resizing! No one. Who in the world decided that the preview should update after every keyboard input!? That guy should be reprimanded.
The Image Resize preview is 100% useless and only serves to bring my work flow to a grinding halt. For the love of god, remove it.
Always flatten and down-res your image before using the Export As feature. I wrote a script to create a low-res flattened copy of the file, that way I won't accidentally save over my layered full res file.
What we have to keep in mind is that 99.999% of Photoshop users are working on small files for web or mobile apps, so new features are built with that in mind.
I work with gigapixel images most of the time, and I sure do appreciate how efficiently Photoshop handles them, but some new features were clearly not designed with that in mind!