Support copy/paste images from Finder.

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In any app on the mac (including your own XD or Sketch) if I copy an image file (so CMD + C on image.jpg) I can then paste it in my artboard. If I do that in Photoshop however, all I am getting is a large resolution preview of the icon.

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Cristen Gillespie

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I use drag and drop almost everywhere — old habit from a time when we had a few MB of RAM and didn't want the Clipboard using any of it. But you're right. PS not only doesn't copy the image, it doesn't even recognize the pixel dimensions in the New dialog. On my MPB, it changes the clipboard contents to 1024x1024 at 144 ppi.  That must be what it's getting from the Finder. If I paste the icon in, of course, those aren't the pixel dimensions of the icon. It pastes into the document as 768x992.

It feels like a bug to me. Mac running El Capitan.
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The problem is that on macbooks it is far harder to drag and drop something with a touchpad, especially if you are getting it from your desktop or a window in the back and triggered mission control to get that file, than it is on computers with mice.

So copying and pasting is far easier and I can use it in all other apps.
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> The problem is that on macbooks it is far harder to drag and drop something with a touchpad,>

You're right there. I absolutely hate moving anything around with the touchpad on my laptop. Since I rarely work in PS on the laptop unless I'm where I can use a Wacom with it —I'm almost always on the desktop for image editing— I wasn't thinking about that.

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