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saving and pasting an image?

Sep 4, 2011, 21:00
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saving and pasting an image?
ill try my best to explain but im making an animation with gimp and then i saved it. but now i want to add more layers and paste these images on buuutt when i paste the colors are all faded and weird, does this have something to do with like indexed images or something? im still trying to figure all this out Tongue
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Sep 4, 2011, 22:22
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RE: saving and pasting an image?
Yes, if you image is color-indexed, pasted images are converted and this is usually not pretty. The preferred way is to remain RGB as much as possible and go indexed only when saving/exporting the final GIF.

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Sep 4, 2011, 22:31
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RE: saving and pasting an image?
so there is no way to undo the conversion?
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Sep 4, 2011, 23:48 (This post was last modified: Sep 4, 2011 23:48 by ofnuts.)
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RE: saving and pasting an image?
If you have not closed the image, Ctrl-Z/Undo. Otherwise, no. The conversion RGB-indexed is obviously lossy, you cannot go back.

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