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heal tool

Oct 4, 2012, 14:53
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heal tool
Hi, I am using Linux Mint 13 and gimp 2.8.2 and I keep getting an error message "set a source image first" when trying to heal a dust spot. I choose the tool, I select the area I want to use to replace the dust spot with ctrl click but when I release the ctrl button and click the area to fix I get the message "set a xource image first". Strangely after I release the ctrl a animated radar appears briefly on the screen. Do not ever recall seeing that in earlier versions of gimp. At any rate I can not do a simple heal. Any help, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Oct 4, 2012, 15:01
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RE: heal tool
Strangely - I found the answer in another post - if I do ctrl z first then it works properly. I don't think I should have to do ctrl z first as nowhere in the documentation does it say to do that. So seems to me like a bug in 2.8.2.
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Oct 6, 2012, 02:23
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RE: heal tool
Actually the problem lies somewhere in the cinnamon desktop. When I use Mate the heal tool works as advertised.
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Nov 25, 2012, 17:31
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RE: heal tool
(Oct 6, 2012 02:23)idorux Wrote:  Actually the problem lies somewhere in the cinnamon desktop. When I use Mate the heal tool works as advertised.

I am using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon and had that problem, too, until I turned off the "Show position of the pointer when the Control key is pressed" option in the Mouse and Touchpad settings.

From Cinnamon desktop:

Menu -> Preferences -> Mouse and Touchpad

That particular Mouse and Touchpad setting (show pointer when control key pressed) affected the heal tool and the clone tool in GIMP.
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