Paste As New Image

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Oct 3, 2005
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Hello,

I am using Photoshop 7 under Wiundows XP and had previously been using Paint Shop Pro. So far I am finding the applications very comparable and not having much issue moving from PSP to Photoshop. One feature I am looking for and have not been able to find is the ability to have something in the clipboard and then paste it as a new image.

A simple example would be to take a snapshot of the active Window (ALT-PRINT SCREEN). With the active window in memory, I open Photoshop to paste the image currently in the clipboard as a new image in Photoshop. Unfortunately, there is no paste option unless I open a new image and then I have to mess around with cropping and such instead of having a perfectly sized image.

I struggle similarly if I want to take ‘pieces’ of an existing image, without cropping the original. For example, I have an image of an application, but want to copy the toolbar out and paste it as a separate image. Then I might want to copy the status bar as a new image, etc. It is very easy to use the Marquee tool to mark and copy segments, but not to paste them as a new image.

Since PSP and Photoshop are so similar, I am sure there is a way to do this, but I have not been able to find it. I have found several work arounds, but they are definitely more work then just hitting CTRL-C and then CTRL-V. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would be most grateful.

Thanks,

Chris

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John
Oct 3, 2005
"Chris" wrote in message
Hello,

I am using Photoshop 7 under Wiundows XP and had previously been using Paint Shop Pro. So far I am finding the applications very comparable and not having much issue moving from PSP to Photoshop. One feature I am looking for and have not been able to find is the ability to have something in the clipboard and then paste it as a new image.
A simple example would be to take a snapshot of the active Window (ALT-PRINT SCREEN). With the active window in memory, I open Photoshop to paste the image currently in the clipboard as a new image in Photoshop. Unfortunately, there is no paste option unless I open a new image and then I have to mess around with cropping and such instead of having a perfectly sized image.

I struggle similarly if I want to take ‘pieces’ of an existing image, without cropping the original. For example, I have an image of an application, but want to copy the toolbar out and paste it as a separate image. Then I might want to copy the status bar as a new image, etc. It is very easy to use the Marquee tool to mark and copy segments, but not to paste them as a new image.

Since PSP and Photoshop are so similar, I am sure there is a way to do this, but I have not been able to find it. I have found several work arounds, but they are definitely more work then just hitting CTRL-C and then CTRL-V. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would be most grateful.

Thanks,

Chris
You need to do one extra stage. Copy your image data onto the clipboard as usual (CTRL-C). Then go into Photoshop and type CTRL-N (i.e. File|New). Accept the default image size which comes up – this corresponds to what is on the clipboard. Then paste the clipboard as usual.


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edjh
Oct 3, 2005
Chris wrote:
Hello,

I am using Photoshop 7 under Wiundows XP and had previously been using Paint Shop Pro. So far I am finding the applications very comparable and not having much issue moving from PSP to Photoshop. One feature I am looking for and have not been able to find is the ability to have something in the clipboard and then paste it as a new image.
A simple example would be to take a snapshot of the active Window (ALT-PRINT SCREEN). With the active window in memory, I open Photoshop to paste the image currently in the clipboard as a new image in Photoshop. Unfortunately, there is no paste option unless I open a new image and then I have to mess around with cropping and such instead of having a perfectly sized image.

Not so. Your new document should always be exactly the correct size.
I struggle similarly if I want to take ‘pieces’ of an existing image, without cropping the original. For example, I have an image of an application, but want to copy the toolbar out and paste it as a separate image. Then I might want to copy the status bar as a new image, etc. It is very easy to use the Marquee tool to mark and copy segments, but not to paste them as a new image.

Since PSP and Photoshop are so similar, I am sure there is a way to do this, but I have not been able to find it. I have found several work arounds, but they are definitely more work then just hitting CTRL-C and then CTRL-V. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would be most grateful.

Thanks,

Chris
Ctrl-C, Ctrl-N, Ctrl-V.


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Ana Pereira
Oct 3, 2005
Hi Chris…I am doing the same trip. I’ve found the way to do it yesterday, it’s more complicated in PS.
I am a little lost, having to find all the commands in menus and learning some new keyboard combinations.


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Hello,

I am using Photoshop 7 under Wiundows XP and had previously been using Paint Shop Pro. So far I am finding the applications very comparable and not having much issue moving from PSP to Photoshop. One feature I am looking for and have not been able to find is the ability to have something in the clipboard and then paste it as a new image.
A simple example would be to take a snapshot of the active Window (ALT-PRINT SCREEN). With the active window in memory, I open Photoshop to paste the image currently in the clipboard as a new image in Photoshop. Unfortunately, there is no paste option unless I open a new image and then I have to mess around with cropping and such instead of having a perfectly sized image.

I struggle similarly if I want to take ‘pieces’ of an existing image, without cropping the original. For example, I have an image of an application, but want to copy the toolbar out and paste it as a separate image. Then I might want to copy the status bar as a new image, etc. It is very easy to use the Marquee tool to mark and copy segments, but not to paste them as a new image.

Since PSP and Photoshop are so similar, I am sure there is a way to do this, but I have not been able to find it. I have found several work arounds, but they are definitely more work then just hitting CTRL-C and then CTRL-V. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would be most grateful.

Thanks,

Chris

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Tick
Oct 4, 2005
I’ve used Photoshop since version 5 was out.. so if you’ve got any other questions like this, just gimme a shout and I’ll do my best to helo out 🙂
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edjh
Oct 4, 2005
Ana Pereira wrote:
Hi Chris…I am doing the same trip. I’ve found the way to do it yesterday, it’s more complicated in PS.
I am a little lost, having to find all the commands in menus and learning some new keyboard combinations.
Ctrl-C, Ctrl-N, Ctrl-V is pretty standard stuff in most programs.


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Chris
Oct 4, 2005
Thanks for the help. While the different commands are common in the Windows world, it is an extra step over PSP (CTRL-C, then CTRL-V) which is why I was looking for what would hopefully be a little simpler solution. It is definitely not as painful as I originally thought and is very doable.

Thanks again for everyones help,

Chris
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KatWoman
Oct 4, 2005
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Thanks for the help. While the different commands are common in the Windows world, it is an extra step over PSP (CTRL-C, then CTRL-V) which is why I was looking for what would hopefully be a little simpler solution. It is definitely not as painful as I originally thought and is very doable.

Thanks again for everyones help,

Chris

the default paste in PS goes to a new layer not a new document as that is how most of us need to use it most of the time.
whatever you copy to the clipboard when you go to file >new it is already sized to the thing u copied. If you need it cropped do it before you copy it. If you are doing a lot of screen caps it makes sense to download a proggie that lets you marquee a selection not just the entire screen.
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edjh
Oct 5, 2005
Chris wrote:
Thanks for the help. While the different commands are common in the Windows world, it is an extra step over PSP (CTRL-C, then CTRL-V) which is why I was looking for what would hopefully be a little simpler solution. It is definitely not as painful as I originally thought and is very doable.

Thanks again for everyones help,

Chris
Never having used PSP I have to ask. What do you do if you want to paste into the current open document????


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Chris
Oct 5, 2005
Thanks again for everyone’s great comments. In PSP, you can do CTRL-V for a new layer in the existing document and CTRL-E or CTRL-SHIFT-E (forget which off the top of my head) for a new document. It is nice to skip a couple steps (CTRL-C, CTRL-E vs CTRL-C, CTRL-N, ENTER, CTRL-V), but not the end of the world for a keyboard junkie like myself.

I am doing both screen caps and editing/cropping of existing images. I have never really felt the need for a special program for screen caps since I typically need the active window and not segments of the active window. For the rare times I need a screen segment, I am fine with cropping or copying/pasting the segment I need. As an FYI for those interested, ALT-PRINT SCREEN captures the active window while PRINT SCREEN captures the entire screen.

Thanks again for all the input,

Chris
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Jason Warren
Oct 17, 2005
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If you are doing a lot of screen caps it makes sense to download a proggie that lets you marquee a selection not just the entire screen.

alt-PrintScreen will copy just (all of) the active window, not the whole screen.


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