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Mar 2, 2012, 02:17
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Background Image
When I open a image the image opens in the large center Gimp window but does not open in the right side layers window as a background image. Why not.

I opened a picture of my car & I want to try to change the color. A YouTube Gimp video shows using layers but I don't have a picture of my car in the layers window.
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Mar 2, 2012, 07:56
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RE: Background Image
Hmmm. Can you post a screen shot with your main image window and the Layers window?

A quick way to change the color: Colors/Map/Rotate colors

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Mar 2, 2012, 09:08
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RE: Background Image
I have experienced something along those lines, and I find that if I "do something" to the image, the layers dialog updates with the correct image. So try doing a rectangular selection, then removing the selection of course.

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Mar 5, 2012, 00:35
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RE: Background Image
Hmmm. Can you post a screen shot with your main image window and the Layers window?

How do I post a screen shot?

try doing a rectangular selection, then removing the selection of course.

I tried rectangular selection, but how do I remove it? thanks bill
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Mar 5, 2012, 00:37
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RE: Background Image
(Mar 5, 2012 00:35)carnutbill Wrote:  Hmmm. Can you post a screen shot with your main image window and the Layers window?

How do I post a screen shot?
Hit the "Reply" button below, and you'll find all that is needed to add attachments to your post.

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Mar 5, 2012, 02:01
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RE: Background Image
I don't see how to post a picture of screen shot o a GIMP window, it doesn't have an address to link to. bill
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Mar 5, 2012, 03:54
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RE: Background Image
(Mar 5, 2012 02:01)carnutbill Wrote:  I don't see how to post a picture of screen shot o a GIMP window, it doesn't have an address to link to. bill
Go to http://gimpforums.com/newreply.php?tid=3419
And then under "Attachments"

(Mar 5, 2012 00:35)carnutbill Wrote:  ...
I tried rectangular selection, but how do I remove it? thanks bill
In image menubar, Select > None
Or keyboard shortcut Shift+Ctrl+A

Hope that helps.

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