Photoshop: Paste into layer

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For years, Photoshop has been incapable of pasting a bitmap into an existing layer; all paste behavior creates a new layer (unless working with masks).  This works well for an idealized workflow, but is a short-sighted limitation for the breadth of real-world use cases.  There are numerous reasons to paste into an existing layer, without creating a new layer:
  • Rapid workflows
  • Quick changes
  • Working with templates
  • Animations
  • Plugins and workflows that Adobe cannot forsee, such as when layer names must not be modified by flattening or merging
Please add a "Paste into layer" option that replicates the functionality of pre-CC Photoshop:  it places the clipboard's bitmap into the layer as a floating selection that is placed once it's deselected.
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Emilio Gonzalez

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