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coldReactive
September 16th, 2009, 12:18 AM
When copying images to clipboard, or using print screen, etc. The GIMP can't see the picture data (IE: It says that there is no image data.) This happens even in GIMP 2.7.1

stderr
September 16th, 2009, 12:27 AM
If you drag an image file onto the canvas, or if taking a screenshot, drag the screenshot image GNOME gives you onto the canvas, that should work. I think GIMP doesn't bother to read a file if you've just copied a file path onto the clipboard, as opposed to the actual binary image data.

coldReactive
September 16th, 2009, 12:44 AM
If you drag an image file onto the canvas, or if taking a screenshot, drag the screenshot image GNOME gives you onto the canvas, that should work. I think GIMP doesn't bother to read a file if you've just copied a file path onto the clipboard, as opposed to the actual binary image data.

That's not what I'm trying to do.

http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/image/s_garden-gnome.jpg

Right-click the above image when viewing it, and click Copy Image (assuming you use firefox.) Then hit CRTL+V in GIMP. I get the error stating there is no image data on the clipboard.

oldfred
September 16th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Worked fine for me.

In ubuntu I found anything I copy if I close the window I am copying from before I paste the copy has disappeared. If I do not close the window I am copying from it copies just fine.

coldReactive
September 16th, 2009, 12:53 AM
Worked fine for me.

In ubuntu I found anything I copy if I close the window I am copying from before I paste the copy has disappeared. If I do not close the window I am copying from it copies just fine.

Problem is, the error happens even though I leave Firefox open, or if I hit copy to clipboard when taking a screenshot of the desktop. I often get this a lot.

Ms_Angel_D
September 16th, 2009, 01:06 AM
try installing Parcellite and using it, it's a clipboard manager.

you can find it in add/remove programs or synaptic.

or you can run this command to install it:


sudo apt-get install parcellite

or you can simply click here-> Install Parcellite (apt://parcellite)

coldReactive
September 16th, 2009, 01:31 AM
try installing Parcellite and using it, it's a clipboard manager.

you can find it in add/remove programs or synaptic.

or you can run this command to install it:


sudo apt-get install parcellite

or you can simply click here-> Install Parcellite (apt://parcellite)

Had the problem even before with my decked out install of Ubuntu, with parcellite.

jan.ptacek
December 8th, 2009, 11:24 AM
actually, after quiting parcellite the paste feature has resumed working on my karmic ubuntu and with inkscape!