How to paste PNGs keeping the original transparency
Is there a way to directly paste PNG images in Photoshop and keep their transparency? I don't mean dragging them, but directly pasting from, for example, a browser. Transparency is always replaced by black.
I don't think so.
I believe it's the operating system clipboard which kills the transparency so it's more of an operating system issue than an image or application issue.
There is a plugin for Firefox: Open with photoshop that does what you want, and actually does some of the work for you.
The way it works is: You right click an image and choose "Open in photoshop", and that is exactly what happens ( Not to mention pngs maintain their transparency ).
It does work pretty well, though it doesn't open up the images 100% of the time ( at least on mac/cs6 ).
It also has a feature to open background images.