Photoshop: "Save Selection As" using the "Selection Tool" / Workflow enhancement

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I thought a handy idea might be "Save Selection As". An example would be like using the "Selection Tool" or the "Lasso Tool" to make a selection and then use "Save Selection As" to save all the contents in that selection as a new image, file, etc... It would seriously change the workflow in a better way and people would fall in love with the idea... I know there are countless times I wish I could use it, because sometimes I design all my elements in one document and then drag them into another and save them, but it would be awesome if we could just select them with the tool and create a file that way whether it be jpg, png, or even a layered PSD would be pretty cool...
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Chris Cox

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Save Selection already has a meaning: to save the selection itself.
Saving the contents of the selection would be something else, like Crop, Copy/Paste, etc.
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Yeah except with crop and copy and paste you physically have to create a new file and paste it in there... then save it as a new file... instead of highlighting a particular part of a project with a "Selection" tool and going into a menu and saving that selected portion of the graphic into a new file... like I'm suggesting.
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of course you can also select the portion, crop it, and then save as a new file, then undo everything and go back to what you were doing... but again it's going out of your way to do something that can be an easy menu option...

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Joshua Dwight, if you don’t want to wait for a possible future implementation you should look into Scripting, as much of what you ask for seems to be able to be achieved with Scripts; these could then be assigned Keyboard Shortcuts or be used from a Configurator Panel.

If you wanted the layered psd to only contain those Layers and Groups that have content within the Selection matters would get difficult, though.
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agree, this is an essential feature and I don't know the work around.