Post Reply 

moving a selection from one image to another

Jan 29, 2014, 15:59
Post: #1
moving a selection from one image to another
Hi all,

For creating scientific figures, I need to assemble multiple images in an illustration program (inkscape or illustrator for example). So I want to cut and paste several regions from different images, but I want them to all be exactly the same size. What I had been doing in photoshop was just dragging the selection from one open image to the other and that would preserve the size so I could copy again, but that doesn't seem to work in GIMP, or rather, nothing I tried seems to work.

So my question is, how can I get a selection to be identically sized between different images without actually moving any part of the image itself?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Jan 29, 2014, 16:18
Post: #2
RE: moving a selection from one image to another
Thank you! That will work.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Jan 29, 2014, 16:29
Post: #3
RE: moving a selection from one image to another
This is just a tweak on on of the previous methods,

Sometimes it is beneficial to go back to the old Gimp multi-window mode (untick Wimdows -> multi-window)

Make a selection
A right click in the canvas brings up the full gimp menu. Copy the selection
Next image, right click and paste gives a floating selection
screenshots: http://i.imgur.com/VyH1hew.jpg

Looks like this, move the floating selection to position before anchoring it.
http://i.imgur.com/9MhQ7Vf.jpg

When finished back to single window mode

** https://www.gimp-forum.net/ now answering questions**
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
Question How to automate "Autocrop Image"? javierdl 2 148 Mar 28, 2018 18:49
Last Post: javierdl
  Insert image on a screen under fingers AmandineViaud 1 123 Mar 28, 2018 06:03
Last Post: paynekj
  How To Make an Image Black and White? abrogard 4 348 Mar 4, 2018 20:00
Last Post: abrogard
  image rotation dav1988 1 166 Mar 4, 2018 00:14
Last Post: paynekj
  Make an image darker bolder. ConductorX 1 177 Feb 21, 2018 09:04
Last Post: paynekj

Forum Jump:


GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS