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Is there no way to copy a selection? I know I can save a selection as a spare channel but I just want to quicly copy the selection, make a few changes and reapply the selection. It doesn't seem to be possible. Is that right?

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Hi @Phil_rose,

You can go to Select > Save Selection and save it to file or as a spare channel. Alternatively, you can create a mask and disable it and use it for later. When you Copy with a selection active, it copies the content of that selection, and not the selection itself. 

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Gabe. 

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32 minutes ago, Phil_rose said:

Is there no way to copy a selection? I know I can save a selection as a spare channel but I just want to quicly copy the selection, make a few changes and reapply the selection. It doesn't seem to be possible. Is that right?

Thanks!

Er, well you do have to do something with the selection you copy. Otherwise it is just in the ether.

I find the best option is to press Ctrl + J which puts the selection onto a new layer.

You can then edit just that layer and merge it down, or not.

Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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Sometimes I make a selection and would like to copy it, deselect, make a global change and then reuse the selection. Copy selection is the quickest and easiest way to do that but Photo doesn't allow it. Yes, it's in the ether while it is cut from the image. That's just where I want it to be!

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Windows 10

Pentax K1ii and K3-ii

Sony RX10 Mkiii

Canon G5x

Mavic Mini drone

A partridge

A pear tree (occupied)

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13 minutes ago, Phil_rose said:

Sometimes I make a selection and would like to copy it, deselect, make a global change and then reuse the selection. Copy selection is the quickest and easiest way to do that but Photo doesn't allow it. Yes, it's in the ether while it is cut from the image. That's just where I want it to be!

What do you mean by a Global change? Apply a global adjustment?

If you don't alter the selection area, or make a new one you can deselect then Select > Reselect will Reselect the last area you had selected.

 

Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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