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I often grab some screenshots and start a new canvas based on the clipboard content.

But everytime I have to rasterize the image before I can work on.
Why do I have to rasterize it? Isn't it clear that the image has to be processed anyway?
This should be default.


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2 minutes ago, JeffreyWalther said:

Isn't it clear that the image has to be processed anyway?

Processed, yes, but not necessarily at the pixel level.

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1 hour ago, Lisbon said:

Make the assistant do that for you.

I don't think that works for all actions. It certainly doesn't work if you have an Image layer want to make a pixel selection from it to copy or cut or delete.

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I'm just moving over to Photo from Adobe Photoshop, and I am prepared for things to work a little differently. But if I do "New From Clipboard", it is an annoying (and unintuitive) extra step to have to "Rasterize" the already-raster data that just came in from the clipboard. There should be a "Paste as pixels" option in the Preferences - and it should be the default - to avoid alienating every user coming from any other package. This issue wasted me hours and almost had me uninstalling my trial version.

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There is the Help, F1 key, and an online help, where you'll find a lot of information in there like what the New from Clipboard does

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