6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2012 11:44 AM by Krzysztof Wolowski RSS

    Magic Wand bug revisited

    Krzysztof Wolowski Community Member

      Hi there,

       

      I have a similar problem to one that was described here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2693653 on CS5/Windows 7.

       

      Namely, the behaviour of the Magic Wand tool is different from what I expect. It always selects all pixels of the same colour in a layer even if the area is not contiguous. This happens regardless of parameter values: tolerance, anti-alias, and contiguous. The effect is like that of some kind of a "select by colour" tool.

       

      Just to make sure:

       

      - I am on the correct layer

      - I am using the correct tool (Magic Wand, not Quick Selection Tool)

      - I have tried exiting CS5 and starting it again

      - I have tried resetting the Magic Wand Tool

      - I am trying to make a new selection (not adding to it, subtracting from it or intersecting with it)

       

      The conclusions from my little research are that this bug (?) goes as far as CS3. Back then there was a trick to change the Sample Size of the Eyedropper tool, which had been reported to work. Apparently it does not work in CS5 anymore.

       

      Any ideas?