Paste a Clipboard Image Into Finder

When I use the shortcut to screenshot a portion of my screen and send it to the clipboard, is it possible to create a macro that I can then paste that in Finder via CMD+V (or another shortcut)? Or do I always have to open that in an app such as Preview and then save it as an image?

I always struggled with the extra steps of saving it as an image first.

If I'm inside a sub-sub-sub-sub-sub-sub folder and I go online, take a screenshot and want to paste that image in that folder, I would love to just take the screenshot, go to Finder, hit CMD+V (or any other shortcut just for that purpose) and have it pasted as an image.

If this is not possible, how can I at least gather the Finder's current location so I can create a macro that opens Preview, does all the work and then goes to that folder I create the path from and paste it there?

You can use %FinderInsertionLocation% and write the clipboard to a file.

Paste Image as File.kmmacros (20 KB)

Macro screenshot


Sorry for the late reply. Busy work here.
That worked like a charm! Thank you so much, Neil! :slight_smile:

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