I upgraded to Reader 9, and another person in our office is using 8 with the same problem. We can no longer copy images out of a PDF - when we try to paste an image that appeared to be copied we only get a gray box. We've tried many ways including pasting directly into Word or Excel, choosing 'New from Clipboard' in Photoshop Elements, creating a blank Photoshop file and pasting, etc. This has works perfectly in Acrobat 5.0 and in Reader 7.0.5 (which I have gone back to using - I'm sure glad I waited before removing it from my system!).