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Photoshop Transparency Failure

I have the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. I have the latest version of Mac OS X. And yet I can't copy and paste an image with transparency into Photoshop.

I often come across this problem after I "copy image" from Safari or when I hold down the control key when taking a screenshot to put the image on the clipboard.

Pasting into Photoshop turns this image:

Transparency

Into this pile of garbage:

Transparency in PS

The only way around this is to take an actual screenshot and open the actual PNG file in Photoshop.

This bug has existed for quite some time - perhaps since 10.6 - and unfortunately I've yet to see anyone talking about fixing it. Is Adobe even aware of the issue? They should be. Searches reveal plenty of others complaining about it.

3 Responses to "Photoshop Transparency Failure"

  1. Easy way to an image from the clipboard into a PNG file: Open Preview and hit command-N. (File->New from Clipboard)

  2. Tim Buchheim said on February 8, 2010:

    Easy way to an image from the clipboard into a PNG file: Open Preview and hit command-N. (File->New from Clipboard)

    Which doesn't help you if you want to get the image into Photoshop. If you just want a PNG you just take a screenshot and save it to a file.

    Copying and pasting from the Preview document into Photoshop results in the same horrific failure.

  3. check your PS profile stuff, all the color configs...
    or reinstalling...


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