Photoshop CS5: Drag and drop on screen?

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I double clicked screen in CS2 to upload a second file, in CS5 it does not seem to work?
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upload?

Do you mean you tried to open a file by dragging it into Photoshop?

If you drag it onto an existing document, it'll be added as a layer in that document. If you drag it anywhere else, it'll be opened as a new document.
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Where are you trying to double-click? If I double-click on the app background, I get the open dialog. Just as easy is to hit ctrl + o to invoke the Open dialog.
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I know I would try the same thing and expect ps to open the file if it had no files. same with bridge. bridge doesn't work with drag and drop or cut and paste files from windows explorer, and I suspect ps doesn't either. both need shell explorer integration options.

I think once you have that functionality, then you can also do critical last-second drag and drop or cut and paste into file open dialogs if you can't already (should be able to).
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Photoshop works quite well with drag and drop, as well as cut and paste (as long as the OS code doesn't fail).
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0.in another monitor or window, [windows-logo-flag-key]-E and browse to folder
1.drag a folder of images onto blank ps. actual: "Adobe Photoshop Extended: Could not complete your request because it is not the right kind of document." (note: I did not try a tree of images, I could just as well have). expected: should open the files (preferable) or insert files into layers, whether folder tree of images or folder of images or single image of selection of images from windows explorer. needs shell integration - sorry - DDE I think it is. shell integration would be a nice *option* too, providing context menus for working with images in PS. (even GIMP has something minimal there). provide right click functionality like open, import as new layer, print, convert to, rotate CCW 90, rotate CW 90, rotate 180, flip horizontal, flip vertical. basic stuff you want to do outside of a photo editor. in fact, It would be nice to have this in bridge as well. if you have several images selected, right click and do HDR. these menu items I think you need to put into the registry under HKCR for the various classes of images. when bridge or PS is uninstalled, it should remove those associations (actually they should be custom commands I think you can do through a DLL, I have seen things done through rundll.exe, see HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\printto\command for an example so theoretically you don't have the start the whole PS to print the image, then look up its root class which is the file extension association HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg).
2.click OK.
3.ctrl-o
4.ctrl-drag folder to open dialog. actual: folder with images copied into viewed folder in open dialog. expected: same as actual. works as intended.
5.click on windows explorer again
6. copy a folder tree of pictures
7.paste into open dialog. actual: folder with images copied into viewed folder in open dialog. expected: same as actual. works as intended.
8.cancel the open dialog.
9.you should have an empty PS. ctrl-v. actual: nothing happens. expected: should paste as new images when ps is empty.
10.select some window and alt-printscreen (capture window screenshot and put into clipboard - it's not a file but clipboard image data)
11.click back to ps and you should have an empty PS.
12.ctrl-v. actual: nothing happens. expected: should paste as new images when ps is empty. this is standard GUI application expected behavior on all platforms. but ps doesn't do it. it should. it would save us all a lot of headache and grief and make PS much easier to use.