Copy & Paste Operations

In Image Editor, by default, copy & paste operations are done with bitmap and vector objects together. You can also copy bitmap or objects separately. It's flexible and easy to copy from and to other applications.

E.g. sending a capture directly in email:


A ScreenHunter image document has 3 layers.

Copy & Paste Summary


By default, the Select area tool    will select both bitmap and vector objects. Hold down Ctrl for selecting bitmap only.

Copy & Paste Cases

In Image Editor Other Apps
Select and Copy Paste e.g. Paste in Outlook email

 Copy Both Bitmap & Objects

Use the Select area tool to select an area, then copy
 or (Ctrl + C).
This is default. It copies both bitmap and the overlapping objects.

 Pasted  (or Ctrl + V) beside the original

Paseted (Ctrl + V) only what you selected

 Copy Objects Only

Use the Select object tool to select objects, then copy
 or (Ctrl + C).

 Pasted ( or Ctrl + V) objects (no bitmap)
Within Image Editors, only selected objects are pasted.

Pasted (Ctrl + V)
To other apps, the entire image and the objects are pasted.

 Copy Bitmap Only

Use Select area to select an area, and use dropdown on toolbar
Copy Bitmap Only
or Ctrl + B
or the Edit menu

If you hold down Ctrl to select an area, only bitmap will be selected.

 Pasted ( or Ctrl + V) bitmap only (no objects)

Pasted (Ctrl + V)

 Cut Bitmap Only

Use Select area to select an area, and use dropdown on toolbar
Cut Bitmap Only
or Ctrl + T
or the Edit menu

If you hold down Ctrl to select an area, only bitmap will be selected.

 Pasted ( or Ctrl + V) bitmap only (no objects)

Pasted (Ctrl + V)



Copy From Other Apps

Copy From Paste in Image Editor

Picture (e.g. from Microsoft Paint)

Pasted as a bitmap image, can be moved

Text ( e.g. from Microsoft Word)

Pasted as a Rectangle Text object, can be moved



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