Photoshop: Share a screenshot of the document to the clipboard

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A common part of my workflow is to take a screenshot of my work, which saves the screenshot to the clipboard, and then I paste it in an email or chat window for others to comment on. It's faster than exporting the document. However, it still takes a second to click and drag the screenshot area.

I would like a feature (with a keyboard shortcut) to make a low-res PNG of the artboard or canvas (about as big as the view on my screen, i.e a screenshot) and save it to the clipboard for easy sharing.

It could also be in that little share button in the top right corner, which has basically the same functionality but doesn't have a clipboard option.
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Zach Wiggin

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eartho, Champion

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you're looking for Edit>Copy Merged or i don't understand what the issue is with doing what you're already doing? I imagine almost every screenshot is going to be a different size, so it's probably better to just use the system screen cap.
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Yeah that's pretty much what I wanted, thanks! The only issue I can think of is if I have a 10,000x10,000px document, that probably wouldn't paste very well into a text message or something. Which is why I think just taking the resolution of the viewport could be a good solution.
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On windows you can take a screenshot of the active window by pressing ALT+PRINT SCR.... then paste directly into email.

On Mac its a bit clumsy ... “Command+Shift+4” and hit the Spacebar.
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For Windows only!
Gadwin PrintScreen.  chttps://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/

I set my Hotkey to the keyboard [Prnt Scr] key-



The 'Source' can be set to 'Current Window'


And the image can be added to the Clipboard-


I find it works very well.

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Tnx for the prog, the rect area could be really useful.
ALT+PRINT SCR came with windows since 95, but not many people even knew or understood how to use it.