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[Resolved] Paste into selection, PSP-style??

Jul 5, 2013, 17:22 (This post was last modified: Jul 5, 2013 21:57 by WmMitchell1234.)
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[Resolved] Paste into selection, PSP-style??
There's something I haven't figured out in GIMP, and it's a deal-breaker. If I could figure this out, GIMP would be a strong contender.

In image editing, about the single, most frequent thing I do is to do what in video is called Picture-in-Picture. I have a main image that I then have a place where I'm going to place another image. I cut out the image from the source, taking noting of the A/R (aspect ratio), which is in GIMP as well a figure usually like 1.14 to 1.96, etc., etc. I then go to the target picture and select an area with that same A/R. The sizes never match. Often I'm going from a much larger source image to place in a much smaller area within the target image. But with PSP, when you choose paste into selection, it automatically re-size and as long as you maintain A/R there is no distortion in the paste. i.e., no long or oblong pieces that shouldn't be; all A/R maintained.

With GIMP and so many other alternative image editors I've tried, paste into selection does not re-size. The image gets pasted in and its usually a little tiny piece that is visible.

Since I'm now in a not-for-profit, I'm trying to avoid requesting that they purchase PSP for me and trying to make GIMP a go. But if somebody could help me out with the paste-into-selection and getting GIMP to at the same time, resize, that would be grand.

How can we do this in GIMP, however?

Thx.
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Jul 5, 2013, 21:56
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(Jul 5, 2013 19:38)ofnuts Wrote:  With a script Smile http://registry.gimp.org/node/25595
Thanks! I got the script from that site, learned how to "install" it and gave it a test run. Nice!

Thanks. That's a feature that was sorely missing. Glad to be able to do this now in GIMP.

Cheers!
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