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using the select color tool on pixels w/transparency

Mar 28, 2012, 14:07
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using the select color tool on pixels w/transparency
Ok, I'm obviously new to GIMP. I was using Paint.net but I've found it too limited. The GIMP has much more power and I can do a lot more with it, but I've found a few things I can't figure out how to do.

For example, when I use the Eyedropper tool (Colorpicker) to choose a color, GIMP doesn't seem to include any transparency in the selection:
   

The Colorpicker just chooses the color at 100% opacity. Is there any way to change this so that my new foreground color includes the transparency level?
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Mar 28, 2012, 17:52 (This post was last modified: Mar 28, 2012 17:53 by Capt Sam.)
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Thanks! Now I know what the Alpha lock does! I don't remember Paint.net having that feature. I can think of how useful it will be.
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Mar 28, 2012, 21:49
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RE: using the select color tool on pixels w/transparency
Wow thanks! I always wondered what that little chain symbol meant.

It is a trade off, I suppose. Paint.net could select the Alpha, but it could not lock the layer's Alpha.

In any event, I'm pretty well convinced GIMP is my new editor of choice. The simple airbrush tool has totally converted me.
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