Jump to content

Copy merged


Recommended Posts

HI there,

I use Paint.net for conceptional screenshot taking and faking those screenshots. Working with the layer system is quite nice for this. I do possition my layers to look perfect, flatten them do a copy to my clipboard and paste it to open office. After that I normaly undo the flattening. But sometimes I forget to undo this and just work on - recognizing to late that i did the changes to the flatened layers...

I don't know how complicated it is, but it would be nice if there would be a way to copy all (visible) layers merged.

Flod

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I could be wrong but I don't think that is possible.

The clipboard is a MS Windows thing and it only allows you to to hold one object in it at a time. Rather that be an image, a text, a file, folder, or whatever it is that you copied.

There may be some third party clipboards out there that can handle what you are looking to do.

*update* I just did a search and found these: http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwclipoard.html

Maybe one of those will be able to do what you are looking for.

BK_BloodSaw_sig.png

- DO NOT contact me asking for the .pdn of my avatar or the PDN logo. Thank you. Have a nice day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks BuzzKill,

but maybe you misunderstood, I do not want to have more than one object in the clipboard.

I wanted to have a possibility to copy all layers flattened to one image into my clipboard, without doing the manually flatten all layers and undo thing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ahh, ok... now I get ya.

Nope, that can't be done in Paint.NET.

You would need something similar to Edit > Select All to do what you are asking. Perhaps something like Edit > Select All, In All Layers could do the trick.

Select All selects the entire canvas area... in whichever layer you happen to have selected in the Layers window. All other layers are ignored. With the theoretical Select All, In All Layers, it wouldn't ignore those other layers. Instead, it would treat all layers as if they were only one layer. If that is at all possible, it would be just like selecting and copying a flattened image without having to flatten the image, which is exactly what you want.

However, since it only does away with one or two steps, flattening & unflattening, I doubt this (assuming it is possible) will be available in future versions of Paint.NET.

Do you know of any photo editing programs, commercial or not, that can do what you are asking about?

BK_BloodSaw_sig.png

- DO NOT contact me asking for the .pdn of my avatar or the PDN logo. Thank you. Have a nice day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...