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How to confirm an action? [Solved]

Aug 27, 2011, 02:17 (This post was last modified: Aug 27, 2011 11:42 by Vrsabha.)
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How to confirm an action? [Solved]
Dear friends,

How to accept (confirm) an action in GIMP? For example, I have pasted one image into another, but 'marching ants' are still going around pasted image. Btw, the flatten image option is grayed out. I am pulling my hairs out.
Thank you in anticipation.
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Aug 27, 2011, 08:34 (This post was last modified: Aug 27, 2011 08:37 by ofnuts.)
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RE: How to confirm an action?
This is Gimp's pitfall #1 Smile

Open the Layers dialog (Ctrl-L). At the top of the list, there is a new layer called "Floating selection (pasted layer)". This is your pasted stuff, as a temporary layer. You can apply Layer transforms to it (move, rotate, scale...) but as long as it sits there that's the only thing you can do with Gimp, as you have discovered. To get back to "full" mode you have to make this paste permanent. You have two choices: Layer/Anchor, that will merge the paste with an existing layer (the one that was selected when you did Edit/Paste), or Layer/New layer, that will create a new layer with the content of the floating selection (often a better idea than anchor)

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Aug 27, 2011, 11:41
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Dear Offnuts,
I am your debtor. You have saved my hair (as I was pulling it out). A big thanks from me. Wink
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Aug 27, 2011, 13:36
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RE: How to confirm an action?
(Aug 27, 2011 11:41)Vrsabha Wrote:  Dear Offnuts,
I am your debtor. You have saved my hair (as I was pulling it out). A big thanks from me. Wink
We all go though this one at least once. Welcome to the club.

I have very little hair left (but I won't blame Gimp for most of it Smile )

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