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Idea/Request: "Paste Special" function (or plugin)


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Hi,

If you have used MS Office programs then you know there is additional "paste special" function where you can specify which property of clipboard object will be pasted over destination (for example there is options text only, format, formulas, etc).

I think it would be cool to have similar thing is PdN: you could choose between RGB, Alpha, Hue, Saturation, Value...

For example if I chose Paste Special > Alpha then resulting image would keep it's original color values but apply Alpha from copied image.

What do you think? Could someone make such plugin?

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This is exactly the key question as I imagine... And I don't know the answer. (I have only few skills to make some rgb hacks)

If clipboard is accessible then plugin should be doable.

It would still be an effect by design - taking src values, mixing it with clipboard and putting the result to dst. :idea: :?:

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It would be an abuse of the effect system. Effects are only supposed to read/write from the surfaces given to them. Relying on other state or producing other side effects completely ruins things.

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The 'breaks bloody potato/really helpful' ratio tips to far to the 'breaks bloody potato' side and I'd be the one getting the brunt of the useless 'bug report' emails. I know how to do it, but I'm not tellin'.*
I see your point...:lol:

*I paraphrased a little...

 

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The 'breaks bloody potato/really helpful' ratio tips to far to the 'breaks bloody potato' side and I'd be he one getting the blunt of the useless 'bug report' emails. I know how to do it, but I'm not tellin'.*
I see your point...:lol:

*I paraphrased a little...

That is hilarious and probably exactly what Rick is thinking. :-)

 

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