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This issue happens when taking a window screenshot and copying it (instead of saving to file):
Shift-Ctrl-Cmd-4 > press space key > click to copy screenshot.
If you then paste the screenshot into Photoshop, the window shadow almost disappears. No such issue when pasting to Preview - shadow remains intact.
If I save screenshot to file (instead of copying), then open the file in Photoshop, the shadow is correct.
This behavior started a few years ago. Prior to this I could paste screenshots with no issues.
It's not the end of the world as I still can just open the file - but it would be nice to skip this step as back in the day.
I wonder if anyone knows why it happens and if there's a solution?
You might want to have a look at colour profiles. Compare your saved screenshot verses the screenshot you are pasting into Photoshop. Are their colour profiles different?
I just checked - and they have the same color profile: Display