[LAU] [OT] gimp frustrations

Chuckk Hubbard badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 13:01:51 EST 2007

On Dec 5, 2007 6:24 PM, David Olofson <david at olofson.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 December 2007, Chuckk Hubbard wrote:
> > My GIMP frustration is when pasting into an existing picture; I get
> > a new layer, and I can't do anything until I anchor it.
> You can move it around, and most tools (color, transforms, filters
> etc) will operate on the Floating Selection as if it was a normal
> layer.

The main thing I notice is that I can't select any other layers until
I anchor the new one...

> > When I anchor it, the layer and any selection involved with it
> > disappear.
> Right; you could think of anchoring as *actually* pasting it - and
> it's pasted into the layer that was previously selected.
> If you want to keep it as a separate layer, right click on it in the
> Layers pane and select "New Layer..." Note that the new layer will
> only be as large as the pasted selection! You can use "Layer Boundary
> Size..." or "Layer to Image Size" to change that at any time.

...but now I get it, thanks!



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