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***Image duplication***

Sep 23, 2013, 23:52
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***Image duplication***
    Hello,
I just started to use Gimp a few days ago. I am trying to duplicate an image side by side, then rotate the one image....just for learning purposes. However the new box (that should have my duplicate image) Is just a blank outline of the rectangle box. I watched a video over and over trying to get this, and I just do not see any steps I am missing, yet on the video it turns out perfect. I am normally pretty good with computers, but evidently not with Gimp. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Here is the Path:
file> open>select and open photo>rectangle tool>outline photo>copy>paste>open new layer>select new pasted layer.
Instead of the photo duplicating itself I get a "blank outlined box".
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Sep 24, 2013, 05:51
Post: #2
RE: ***Image duplication***
Looking at your screenshot the pasted layer is blank, with the fuzzy or rectangle select tool, did you select the image?

If you want to select. copy & paste, before you paste go to:

Edit > Paste As... > New layer..

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A shoter way if you just want a duplicate the image is to right click on the layer and click "duplicate layer. (Layer > Duplicate layer...)

http://docs.gimp.org/nl/gimp-layer-duplicate.html

Then drag it down or to the side some and go to
Image > Fit canvas to layers...

Have fun!! Smile

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Sep 25, 2013, 00:57
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RE: ***Image duplication***
IForStyle and ofnuts,

I will try what you two suggested. I guess there is just a learning curve, but it seems like a big one.
I will let you know if I still have problems. Thanks so much, very appreciated.
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