Since updating to Photoshop 2017, if I touch up a smart object layer with the spot remover tool in Camera Raw, and then crop the image larger or smalle, the spot remover touchups are moved to a different location on the image. Or maybe what is happening is that the spot remover touchups are staying in the same place but after cropping the image is moving.
Spot touch up after cropping the image smaller (the artifact has reappeared):
I never noticed this before -- was it always this way? Is there a fix for this so that the spot remover touchups stay in the same place?
We have tested your workflow at our and it's working fine, the spot remover touchups should not move to different location if you crop the image after the spot remover touchups. We have tested it on Photoshop CC 2017.1.1 version on Windows 10.
You may try and reset the Photoshop preferences back to defaults and check if that helps.
Tested here also and could not replicate the problem
CC2017.1.1 Windows 10
Actually, you'd need to try resetting Camera Raw's preferences. To reset Camera Raw's preferences, drag a raw file into Photoshop while holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift