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No marching ants for selection window

Sep 9, 2013, 15:37
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No marching ants for selection window
Hi all,

Glad I found this forum. The newest version of Gimp no longer maintains the marching ants for the selection window when you select an image that is on a transparent layer (my observation). It seems to only select the (smaller) image(s) that are contained therein; the selection is restricted to the outline of the image only. I am trying to maintain proper spacing etc. and the marching ants selection window was wonderful for that.

Did I miss something or is there a work around? Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks.
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Sep 11, 2013, 02:12
Post: #2
RE: No marching ants for selection window
Thanks for the reply. I understand the difference, but to clarify further, the selection window (in previous versions) remained active when I pasted the image to duplicate and move it. This allowed me to maintain consistent spacing, but now only those items which would be selected (on the transparent background) are selected, so moving it around becomes guesswork. I actually end up counting the pixel distance from edges etc., which is incredibly time consuming versus having the selection window remain and just realigning it where it needs to be.

Hope this makes sense? Is it possible to download an older version? (Asking before checking, so ignore as needed.) Thanks again!!
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Sep 12, 2013, 01:19 (This post was last modified: Sep 12, 2013 01:50 by boardgamer.)
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RE: No marching ants for selection window
After reading the Align help file and seeing a video online on how to use this function, I am kicking myself for not using it before. Sooo much easier. Thanks again for the help!

Sorry, spoke too soon. I guess this information is only for images on separate layers, not on the same layer. I will keep looking.
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