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Hi am moving to Affinity products especially photo after using photoshop for 17 years (Lifetime) and would like to be able to drag an image or selection from one open tab to another without copy and past.  Are there any option out there at the moment to do this or will it be long until it is included in the software.   So far great programme with a relatively short learning curve coming from Photoshop.

 

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Willie

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No, that's not possible. IF/WHEN that's unknown, Serif does not disclose when features are being added.

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1 hour ago, Inspector Gadget said:

would like to be able to drag an image or selection from one open tab to another without copy and past.

Yes, you can do that if you're running on Windows. You need to Float at least the target document using Window > Float (or by dragging its tab free from the document tab bar), then make the source document active, and drag from its Layers panel onto the target document. That will copy the object from the source to the target.

If you can do that on Mac, you would need to use Separated Mode, but I'm not sure that the Mac versions support it.

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Greetings.

 

18 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Yes, you can do that if you're running on Windows. You need to Float at least the target document using Window > Float (or by dragging its tab free from the document tab bar), then make the source document active, and drag from its Layers panel onto the target document. That will copy the object from the source to the target.

If you can do that on Mac, you would need to use Separated Mode, but I'm not sure that the Mac versions support it.

This worked for me with Windows PC. Very helpful, thanks Walt.

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You're welcome, @jaedee.

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Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
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    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
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I finally managed to do this. I did try before my previous post. Dragging from tabs, dragging from the Layout panel, and from the canvas, and with floating them. For some reason it worked now, however I find this way, for me anyway, a big PITA. I had to resize the copied image in the destination window. Much easier to just copy/paste.

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  • 1 year later...

Hi Willie,

I too understand the painpoints as a lifelong Photoshop user moving slowly into affinity full time.  
So to accomplish this I do the following:

-ensure that your selection is on it's own layer.
-I have two monitors so I can have both the selection image document open with it's layers dialogue open next to the new receiving document.  with this arrangement I simply pull the layer onto the new document which is open right next to the original image selection layer.

I pull the layer onto my new document.  works good.

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