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moving a selection from one image to another

Jan 29, 2014, 15:59
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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?
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Jan 29, 2014, 16:18
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RE: moving a selection from one image to another
Thank you! That will work.
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Jan 29, 2014, 16:29
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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

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