Getting To Know Photoshop: The Count Tool

Count Tool? What’s That…

The count tool can be a very useful tool for people who want to keep count of multiple objects in a confusing image. Let’s take a look at an example and how to keep a count. For my example, I want to count how many bricks are used in the image below.

Getting To Know Photoshop: The Count Tool

The Count Tool

Select the “Count Tool” (I or Analysis > Count Tool). Once the count tool is selected the following options will become available.

Getting To Know Photoshop: The Count Tool

Change the count color to a nice bright color like red, then change the marker size to anything between 1-10 (1 being the smallest and 10 being the largest). Then change the label size to anything between 8 and 72 (8 being the smallest and 72 being the largest).

Getting To Know Photoshop: The Count Tool

Now on an image click the parts you wish to count, every left click of the mouse will represent 1 count.

Getting To Know Photoshop: The Count Tool

As you can see on the image i counted a total of 20 bricks.

Count Groups

If you had multiple types of something which you wanted to count, you don’t want the counter to continue counting. Select “Create New Count Group”, change the color and size then start counting again.

Getting To Know Photoshop: The Count Tool

You can easily select different count groups that you’ve made from the drop down box from within the menu.

Conclusion

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11 thoughts on “Getting To Know Photoshop: The Count Tool”

  1. This is pretty awesome, I’ve never used the count tool in years of using Photoshop. Are there any other benefits to using this besides keeping a tally of how many objects you’ve counted? May be a silly question, but like I said, I’ve never used it so I’m curious. Thanks!

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  2. Thought this was a great insight into photoshop. I can safely say I have never used this tool before in photoshop and did not know it existed. This will be a great little tool for me in the future. I love little tutorials like this because it shows me new things that can help me as a designer in the future. I will be looking into this tool and seeing what else it can do for me, if there is anything. Great tutorial and I look forward to you introducing other new things I did not know about photoshop in the future.

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  3. I hate being a dolt and I appreciate your tutorial you BUT you fail to mention how to access the count tool?
    I photograph large groups of people and would like to see how well it counts them…

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  4. I have used the count tool quite a lot, but with the last update of Phortoshop (CS5.5) it disappeared. It is not under the eyedropper any more, and I can’t find anything named “Analysis”.

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