Copy and paste images between profiles?

I cannot copy and paste images between files in different profiles (work profile vs. personal profile in my case). Is there a way to do this, or is this is a security feature? I want to save a file from work to my personal profile(for my portfolio) but still work on it. Just to do some minor data adjustments. The only work around I can see is to export each image, and manually paste back in. Does anyone know of a work around?