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Photoshop: Paste in place shifting error

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2020 Jan 07, 2020

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As mentioned here, Paste in place appears not to be working correctly in Photoshop 21.0.2 (nor in 21.0.1, or 21.0.0).

Here is the issue:
  • A path is created that comes off of the canvas
  • Right click and select Make selection... so that the marching ants run off the canvas
  • Using the shortcut (cmd+shift+v) or selecting Edit > Paste Special > Paste in place, the new copied element shifts up by around 30px and is not pasted in place.
If the path doesn't run off the canvas Paste in place appears to work correctly.

Photoshop 20.0.8 was the last version to work correctly, so I've rolled back.

Best,
Tom
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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Hi Tom,

I'm not quite following your steps. Could you make a screen cap/video of all your steps so I can try and replicate and get fixed?
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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Hi Tom,

As Jeff suggests, I think a screen recording would be most helpful. 
In my testing, Paste in Place seems to be pasting with relative pixel coordinates from where the content was copied from. In my case, this was in the lower left quadrant of a PSD. Paste in Place is pasting the pixel data in the same place it was copied from. 

The behavior for me, pasting in place with a path-turned-selection that goes outside of the canvas, is the same whether or not the selection goes outside of the canvas boundary. Also the same for both CC 2019 and CC 2020 in my testing.

Which raises the question, what is it you're pasting? Where did the copied pixel data to be pasted originate?

Regards,
PG

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Hello Jeffrey and Pete,

Thanks for getting back to me so fast. In trying to make a video I think I've worked out more specifically what the issue is.

I've popped a screen capture video up on WeTransfer here.

In case you need the written form, essentially when an image is moved off of the viewing canvas then a selection is made, it seems paste in place tries to keep all pixels on the canvas rather than keep them in place and where the image has been moved to.

This only happens with selections that go off of the canvas.

Let me know if I can provide more information.

Best,
Tom

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Great. That did it! Thanks for the video. I'll have engineering look into this.
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Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Hope it helps solve the issue and that my cat could be of service .

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Yes, you and your cat a rock stars. Thanks.
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Engaged ,
Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

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Copy from one PSD to another (same canvas dimensions), then paste with Edit > Paste Special > Paste in Place, the pasted object has incorrect offsets. The offsets should be identical to object in the source document. This problem first appeared in recent (2019) versions of Photoshop, previous versions would paste precisely to the same offsets.

Photoshop 21.0.2, MacOS 10.13.6

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Engaged ,
Jan 16, 2020 Jan 16, 2020

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I've rolled back to 20.0.8 and now Pasting in Place works as expected. Having encountered several other bugs with 21.0.2 I’d advise sticking with the older version for now.

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Enthusiast ,
Jan 27, 2020 Jan 27, 2020

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Why this crucial issue was not addressed in the last patch release v 21.0.3 ?

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020

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This should be fixed in the 21.1 update that went out last night.
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Engaged ,
Feb 27, 2020 Feb 27, 2020

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I can confirm that this is no longer a problem in 21.1.0 (MacOS 10.13.6). Thanks to the engineers for fixing it.

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Engaged ,
Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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I've just discovered that the fix doesn't apply to Frames. Copy a framed image from one document and paste-in-place into another and the offset is wildly wrong.

That's with selecting the frame to copy. Selecting the image rather than the frame and then pasting into a new document does paste the image with correct offsets, but of course it's no longer framed.

Photoshop 21.1.1, MacOS 10.13.6

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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Please reference the new conversation here: Photoshop: Paste in Place doesn't work correctly when copy and pasting Frames
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