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Cut/Copy section of layer.

Sep 13, 2013, 19:07
Post: #1
Cut/Copy section of layer.
This is driving me crazy why I can't copy a section of a layer.

I open a .jpg file and then using the Rectangle select tool highlight a section of the image. I then click CTRL+X and it actually cuts the whole layer showing me just the empty background.

All I want to do, is open the .jpg, copy or cut a section from it to a new image.

Any advise what I am doing wrong?

Thanks
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Sep 13, 2013, 19:25
Post: #2
RE: Cut/Copy section of layer.
(Sep 13, 2013 19:07)wyattbiker Wrote:  This is driving me crazy why I can't copy a section of a layer.

I open a .jpg file and then using the Rectangle select tool highlight a section of the image. I then click CTRL+X and it actually cuts the whole layer showing me just the empty background.

All I want to do, is open the .jpg, copy or cut a section from it to a new image.

Any advise what I am doing wrong?

Thanks

edit menu -> copy (or crtl-c)
edit menu -> paste as new image

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Sep 14, 2013, 00:22
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RE: Cut/Copy section of layer.
I see the problem now, but I don't know why it's happening (I am using the Mac version of GIMP).

Selecting a Rectangular shape to copy does not highlight it properly (looks like it does) and ctrl-c does nothing. But if I select Elliptical it selects properly and ctrl-c works fine. The work around for Rectangular select is to hold down Shift key and select the area. Any ideas why this would be different? Attached are screen samples.

Maybe the Mac version has some difference? I know this used to work fine without having to hold down Shift for Rectangular selection.

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Sep 14, 2013, 00:39
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RE: Cut/Copy section of layer.
found the problem. The Tool Options selection mode option must be on the first box.


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Jun 22, 2014, 17:36
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RE: Cut/Copy section of layer.
Thank you!!!

(Sep 14, 2013 00:39)wyattbiker Wrote:  found the problem. The Tool Options selection mode option must be on the first box.
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