Photoshop: create document when pasting image from clipboard

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Photoshop is open but no documents are opened
when you paste an image it will create a new document with the correct dimensions and paste the image inside.

this is a very small adjustment but will increase development speed a lot for me, cause i would use this a lot.
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Dan Smith

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An action can handle that:

File-New
Edit-Paste

Action based on how File-New-Image From Clipboard in photoshop elements works

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Bert Verhelst

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would be quicker if they handle the ctrl+v key combo

you can also just make a new document and it will auto fill in the dimensions of the image in clipboard and then paste it in. that's about equally fast as executing an action.

i'm just suggesting handling the ctrl+v command so it goes a little faster
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It's a good suggestion except for using ctr+v, but you can always assign a keyboard shortcut to the action. Maybe someday photoshop will get that feature built in.
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When you create a new doc for an image in your clipboard, you get by default the dimensions of the image clipped, but you get just a white so you still have to paste the image in it.

That's nice but if you accept this dimensions we can assume with 99% probability that your next step will be to paste your clipboard in the image and then with 80% probability flatten the image, so, why don't do this automatically?

I think the best way to perform this would be to add "Clipboard" to the "Background content" options of a New Document and make this the default one for documents created from clipboard dimensions. (current options are "White", "Background Color" and "Transparent" with "White" by default so I suggest change it to "Clipboard", "White", "Background Color" and "Transparent" with "Clipboard" by default)

This way, you just have to click CTRL+N, Enter and there you have it! It is almost as fast as the suggested handling of CTRL+V but will work also when you already have documents opened.
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Because it's more like 60% paste, and 30% flatten.
Many people copy images as a shortcut to create a new file of the same size without having to write down the sizes and type them back in.
And many people work with layers instead of flattening immediately.

Now, adding clipboard as a content source: that's an interesting idea.
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"Now, adding clipboard as a content source: that's an interesting idea."

That's the spirit of my proposition. Well, I suppose if I mainly copy images to begin working on them in a flattened image, I could select the "Clipboard" content source the first time and then set it as default to suit my preferences.