Copy Paste artboard as PNG instead of svg code
Previously, when copying an artboard and pasting in slack or Jira, it would paste the image as a png file. This was incredibly handy as it kept me from having to export the artboard. I could just copy and paste the image in another program. NOW, when I copy an artboard and paste in another program, it pastes the SVG code instead of the image. This is so so frustrating and has really slowed down my workflow
Radu Stavila (Adobe) commented
This issue has been fixed and will be available in Xd 29.0.
Syed Sami commented
I am also very frustrated due to this change.
This bug came along when "Copy elements to illustrator" feature was introduced. It allowed us to copy vector elements and instead of that being pasted as a raster image it pasted it in SVG format.
Now, both of these are great feature depending on your needs. Sometimes, I like to copy and paste them as svg (for example: in illustrator) to improve the illustration. Other times I need to copy and paste them as PNG (for example: when I need to quickly share a page with my manager for quick feedback).
Considering both scenarios, I would suggest:
1. If grouped ELEMENTS copied to the clipboard -> paste it as svg, so it can be easily transferred to another vector editing tool.
2. If entire artboard was copied to the clip-board -> paste it as png, so it can be easily shared via other app (Slack, Jira, Email etc)
The 2nd feature is very effective to share design variations, as it allows me to share small changes quickly with my team rather than exporting and sharing all of them.
Raksha Shetty(Adobe XD) commented
Thanks for posting the issue.
A bug has already been filed on this issue and our team is working on it.
You'll find a fix in the upcoming releases.
Raksha Shetty Ashok