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Macro: copy / paste current clipboard data


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Hello, 
I just wanted to re-launch this feature request:
It seems illogical to store the clipboard data of the original recording steps in a macro and then reuse it for future playbacks. 
The action to edit>CUT in a macro is not even CUT anymore… it's just the removal of the current selection, because when pasted, the original data (stored in the macro) is inserted. 
Also: being able to copy parts of an image and paste it into the same document is fundamental for many workflows. 

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Unfortunately this is the way that the current implementation of macros works. Each step is hard-coded into the macro, including dimensions and images copied via Control-C. Try using Edit > Copy and Edit > Paste.

John

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On 12/14/2020 at 12:43 PM, John Rostron said:

Each step is hard-coded into the macro, including dimensions and images copied via Control-C. Try using Edit > Copy and Edit > Paste.

Should exclude the images. Copy should be hard-coded into the macro. 

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Nice request! There is a workaround for SOME cases - spare channels actions are recorded properly. So you can record "Spare channel creation" on one layer and "Load spare channel into ..." on another. This gives kind of inplace copy-paste, properly recorded in macro. Mostly useful for masks

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