Photoshop: Transform scale - fit to canvas

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Very often when I paste content in an image, it's too large for the canvas and I want to scale it down to fit. Sometimes it's huge and I have to shrink it by dragging upper left corner down and to right, then panning the placed image up, and repeating. It'd be great if there was a transform - fit to canvas option that made the dimensions of the layer fit in side the bounds of the canvas.
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Caleb Walsh

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Hi Mate,

I had the same issue. There is nothing online regarding this issue.

But I found the answer!

CMD + Shift + V (Paste in Place)

then

CMD + Shift + T (Transform to Canvas)

Done.
Hopefully this helps.
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Roei Tzoref

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paste in place will only paste your clipboard image in the exact center of the document. and Cmd+Shift+T will apply the last transform operation. both don't solve the issue. we need fit to canvas command. 3 commands really: fit to canvas, fit to height, fit to width. pretty please :)
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Hi, you can use this link http://www.mixingonbeat.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=103&t=8837

and make action for script "fit to canvas", so by use "F5" button for example in action shortcut

you can fit to canvas

Thanks
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Roei Tzoref

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Thank you Muhamad. very helpful. I have installed it and assigned a shortcut to it so I am all set for "fit to canvas", if I want fit to width, I would press Ctrl+T and hit the lock. if I want fit to height, I'd need to manually type the width number  :) this should of course be a built in feature. of course you can do this natively by dragging each edge one at a time to snap to the document bounds. this should be a built in feature, same as After Effects : 
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Fit to canvas, fit to height, fit to width. I really need that for fast TV graphic photo conversion. It's overdue for years now. I resort to After Effects to do this but that shouldn't be necessary. 
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Not exactly the same thing, but dragging (instead of pasting) an image into an open PS document places it as  a smart object, sized to the document boundaries. That may need a trip to preferences, as I'm not certain that it's the default option.

Maybe that's close enough for what you're doing?
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the issue is that if the it will only snap to height. I wan't the option to fit to width or height. think of an image that's not the same proportions.