Photoshop: Ability to position images in the grey area outside the document

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Photoshop: Input a function that would let me paste a picture in the grey area as reference so that i do not have to keep switching window frames?
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esther zheng

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Chris Cox

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The "gray" area is outside of your document, and cannot be used for much more than showing control handles.
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The Grey/gray area would be used like illustrator. I would like something like that sometimes. ... to have the outer area Reveal what is bleeding. that way i know how much of the image i might be able to move Back into the image.

Esther, the problem here is that illustrator is a vector program. your work area can be as large as you want with out adding files size.

If you made a Photoshop file 100" x 100" for an 8.5"x11" you could crop your work when you are done... problem is you'll be working with a vey large file in the process.
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what i would be asking for is like an adobe flash function, where you can drag pictures out if you should feel like it, and what will be saved is the one within the white area. the picture that would be in the grey area should not count at all, nor would it be intended for any huge sized picture. as i said, at most to paste a temporary reference, so it does not interfere with any of the other layers and such can be seen clearly and easy to interact with, and i would not have to drag it all over the place, example, to color pick and compare.

chris cox, it is not a question i am asking, i am well aware it is not an interactive area. i am merely wondering whether it can be implemented.

chris page, cropping a large file is an issue and also laggy in photoshop, which is why i prefer to have an option where it is not necessary to pay too much attention to a simple image i want to merely sit beside my workspace.
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I'm pointing out why this is not possible, or even a good idea.
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perhaps i am missing it, but i do not see where it is you have explained why it is not. but its alright. thank you for your time taken to reply.
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I get you Esther, and if it could be implemented, i would use it, just as i do in illustrator.

it would require some unique programming i am sure to do what you are saying with out bogging down PS. I'm not very confident you'll see this. But if they do like the idea and can, it would be quite nice.