Photoshop Requests

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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.

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> 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'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. . .