I've been used to resize Smart Objects in Photoshop CS2 without loose information on the original size of the object.

In CS2 If I resize the object from 100% to 98% in width + height resize fields and I want to adjust it back to 100% it's simple because the fields keeps the resized percent.

Is it possible to set this option back again? Now in CS5 the width and height loose this information and go to 100%, why this has been removed? does exists some way to keep this option back?

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What version of CS5 are you using? I am running 12.0.4 x64 and it still gives me the option to scale it back to the original. Maybe it's a bug in an earlier build.

  • I've been not very clear in my question, sorry, I'm using CS5.0 I can scale back the smart object, but when I want to scale it again it starts from 100% instead of 98% as I set it before, in the older versions, photoshop kept the resize, now it seems this has been removed, but why? It was useful, I'm sure it isn't a bug because I've noticed the same problem in CS4 too.
    – vitto
    Jan 10, 2012 at 16:44

Seems this might be a known issue, and a bug has been logged. Update Photoshop and see if it gets fixed. Or try the solution recommended on the last post of this thread: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3340696


I'm not seeing the issue here.

Are you fully updated to either Photoshop 15.0.4 or 15.1? "CS5.0" could mean you have either 15.0.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.2 or 15.0.4. It may be a bug in early 15 releases as Julian points out.

  • that's what i was thinking as well. Jan 12, 2012 at 18:41

I am working on a file that has a pre-scaled smart object in it. I figured out that if you select the smart object and keystroke "cmd + T" (Mac) or "crt + T" (windows), it will give you the pre scale size in the top bar. From there you can enter any size you wish and even go back to 100% with out losing any resolution quality. Hope this helps.


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