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In previous Photoshop versions, we were able to move freely anchor points in the document but in Photoshop CC, by default, anchor points follow the pixel grid. I found how to disable it (visually) but the magnetism is always present.

So my question is: How to disable pixel grid magnetism?

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Edit: magnetism options are all disabled

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I updated my post with "magnetism" options screenshot – alex Oct 15 '13 at 15:44
My gif animation have been created on an empty document (not in center) with only one anchor point. It cannot be aligned to another element because there is no other elements. But I checked it, Smart Guides are disabled. It is really a pixel grid magnetism. Thank your for your help – alex Oct 15 '13 at 16:21
up vote 8 down vote accepted

I found the solution: see the screenshot bellow

I don't understand why this option is hidden in preferences panel and why it is enabled by default, his place should be in "snap to" menu and disabled

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Are you certain that changes things? That pref item has no effect on moving things for me, it only makes the vector tools snap to the pixel grid when you are dragging out a shape or using the Pen Tool. – Scott Oct 16 '13 at 15:28
It works for me: anchor point (creation ([P] key), moves ([A] key) ant transformation ([cmd] + [T] keys)) are no longer "snapped to" the pixel grid. It is the only one option I changed – alex Oct 16 '13 at 15:41
hmm... moving [v] still snaps to the pixel grid here. – Scott Oct 16 '13 at 15:54
"Anchor point" is not an implicite vector reference ? – alex Oct 16 '13 at 16:15
This only seems to work for me if I have a single anchor point selected. As soon as I select multiple anchor points, it goes back to pixel-snapping. – peterflynn Sep 29 '14 at 1:27

It appears there is no way to disable the snap (magnetism) to the pixel grid in Photoshop CC. Looks like perhaps a bug.

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Arf, big regression. Thank you for your help, I don't know if I have to validate your answer, I will do it in few days if there is no solution. – alex Oct 15 '13 at 16:34

Yeah - frustrating!!

One ugly workaround - if you're merely trying to position 50% of a pixel, resize your document 150%, snap-position to an odd pixel, resize back, and it will be midway between snap-points then.

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This won't work as the vectors are snapped to the pixel grid by default. Pixel grids are useful in some respects, but not in others. – Paul Oct 2 '15 at 8:51

I know in CS6 you goto View > Snap and click it to disable the snap. This worked for me.

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This answer works to disable snapping to the actual grid if you have it enabled. – Little Big Bot Apr 8 '14 at 1:43
This simply isn't true. You can enable/disable the pixel grid snap in CS6 by using the option at the bottom of the Preferences > General tab: Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid. – Paul Oct 2 '15 at 8:53

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