Three long winded steps that could be reduced to ONE action...
1) When resizing i have to tick Accept (or is it called Apply). Why this extra step?
Cant we just have it apply automatically, after all there's an "undo" available...
2) Import as layers. Why is this so difficult and complicated?
sometimes i have a multi-layer document, and i need to import many photos as layers - not an uncommon action according to search-engine results. So why is 'import into stack' buried in submenus? Why is the only option to import into a New document? There are many workarounds, but can't we just have the option to import to current doc?
3) Moving Layers to other Docs. Can we simplify this? A simple drag layer to another tab would save soooo much time. All this Duplicate to Document dialog boxes seems so oldfashioned when just dragging could do the job easily.
ad 1) What exactly are you talking about? Image > Image Size, the Crop Tool, Edit > Transform > Free Transform ...?
ad 2) Which work-arounds have you checked out so far?
Have you tried creating a Script for the task and do you want to import the images as pixel Layers or Smart Objects?
Point 3 seems peculiar – have you actually tried simply dragging the Layers from the Layers Panel to the other image window?
2) Drag and drop from Bridge.
3) You've been able to move Layers to other tabs for a few years now.
Thank you for the serious replies.
As for 'use google' or 'which methods have you tried' replies it really would be better for everyone if you didn't say anything. I realise that 99% of the people here are on Day 1 of Whats a Computer Course, but many of us are not. In a few days you will understand just how irritating such pat relies are. Please don't cry, I'm just saying that I've googled my questions, and tried DOZENS of suggestions - way too many to list... AND ALL OF THEM were NOT beneficial.
@Eartho: well done about pointing out the degradation of the image - I still don't think we need the extra 'apply'. At least make it an option to turn off for those of us that want our changes to be one step not two (click a tick, or pressing enter)
I have the latest version of photoshop (Feb 2017), and dragging layers to other tabs does NOT work - in standard display mode / everything maximised. (if you change the display mode to something else then it does work). But next time you need your car fixed, im sure that if I say 'get a bike' you'll understand that an alternative is not a fix.
I rarely use bridge as im still with 'other' media managers, which are still better. But I will try again to make use of Bridge, if only for this ONE problem of importing files.
Again, NOT a good solution. A feature that should be readily available in Photoshop requires a separate program !! Oh and click the tick for each and every one... (again NOT necessary, especially as they are smart objects !!).
I'm not sure what your problem is. I have 2017. With Auto Select Layer/Group turned on, I can drag whatever is the top layer or group in my document onto another tab and deposit those layers into that document—in Standard Screen mode—without Tiling first. With Auto Select Layer/Group turned off, I can select multiple layers or an entire group in the Layers panel and drag them from the Layers panel onto another tab, and they'll be deposited. It was broken, but was fixed some time ago. I can do it in 2015.5.
Am I completely misunderstanding what you're trying to do with dragging layers to tabs?
An alternative is not a "fix," I agree. I always suggest alternatives if they're very cheap or free when people make requests because a) the amount of time you'll wait for Adobe to fulfill what you think of as a simple feature request can be years, and b) I don't spend all my free time trawling the internet looking for alternatives, so I'm always grateful if someone shares what they've found with me, and c) I have been using PS for many, many years, but I know I sometimes don't remember everything I ever learned about using it, and again, I'm grateful when people remind me that there is a way I can do something that isn't too burdensome.
I find the problem with tabs is they can be too numerous to show up. What you can't do is have 15 tabs open and drag onto a tab that is hidden in the drop down list. That's why I switched to DOCO as soon as someone very kindly suggested trying it as an alternative "fix" to me. It doesn't fix Photoshop, but it lets me get on with my life, and I have much bigger fixes I want Photoshop to make that I'm still waiting on—and complaining about. <g>
I understand an extra click can feel too burdensome, and I'm very sorry about that. It can annoy me too, just as scrolling through a list of unwanted image formats when using Save As annoys me, or always having to click OK in an extra dialog pop up when I always want the last used option annoys me. It's certainly fine to complain about these things. It's also fine to make feature requests asking them to change things. But if others don't understand that that's all you're doing, and think maybe you want workarounds or alternatives or information, unless you have specifically stated that you DON'T want anyone to reply, it seems a bit churlish to me to inform us that you don't need our help AFTER the fact.
> 1) When resizing i have to tick Accept (or is it called Apply). Why this extra step?
Cant we just have it apply automatically, after all there's an "undo" available...>
I'm not sure what you're referring to here. Resizing in the Image Size dialog, or with one of the many different Transformation tools? Either way, I personally would prefer to see the results first and hit the return key to apply the command than have them applied first and I have to then undo. I have my reasons, as I'm sure you have yours.
> There are many workarounds, but can't we just have the option to import to current doc?>
I agree. And if you had stated that as a separate FR, I'd have voted for it. Not that I haven't done so before and no doubt will do again. . .
Its amazing how bent-out-of-shape the fanbois get. Yet again I'm reminded that these forums are the playground of noob fans.
When I make software requests, to simplify a process, or illustrate a popular work method, or report a hindrance, etc. I am usually asked for more info, or told the company simply doesn't have the resources to develop any further. Only here in the Adobe forums do I hear the response "oh this person doesn't know what google is for or how to find a workaround..."
Now the best advice here is don't make a list - apparently we have to wait until others vote on an idea before any 'staff' even read the request.
Thank god my company doesn't have this attitude.
And as for DOCO. Well that sums it up doesn't it.
Lack of understanding of what you can do with photoshop without plugins, and a serious lack of understanding on how feature requests (product development) works, equals money for plugin makers.
Good for them I guess.
And quite frankly, I wouldn't touch this post with a nine inch pole as it seems waaay off topic and took a direction that is poisonous and not very constructive...
But I do reply because you mentioned "google it" twice and I feel that you are talking about my post.
I would like to apologize that I threw the term "google" into my reply, besides giving you a direct link to a tool I am using since before it was possible to drag images into a Photoshop document. I did mention google because there is more options out there than the one I directly linked for you. I actually googled those exact words as a test before I replied. And I also took the time to test that you can actually drag images directly form your desktop, and I imagine also from the finder, into Photoshop and depending on your settings, Photoshop will "import" those images into one single Photoshop document as smart objects. Also into the current document.
So yeah, I took my time, thought about your problem and I tried to help. I feel like I turned your feature request into a "look, it's already possible" to get you to what you need done faster. Sorry if that offended you...
To mention that plugins are bad things because Photoshop should be the eg-laing-wool-milk-schwein, would be like asking your family van to pull a 40 ton load, serve in the deep desert sand and consume close to zero fuel while making 200 miles an hour. I am grateful for plugins and extensions and thankful for the hard work those people put into extending the core application beyond what the team at Adobe can come up with.
I do agree with you on one thing. It's very hard these days to reach out to Adobe and get their attention. I think it's because they grew so big that there are millions of people using their software. And I do also understand that with so much popularity, each one of those users might think they know it better and Adobe needs to filter those requests and help the ones that have a real problem. And I do see the staff replying on those topics rapidly with a lot of passion and patience. And in some cases their recurring responses could have been googled...