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billdotson
November 8th, 2009, 02:21 AM
I pasted an image into Gimp and wanted to make a selection of it but all it wanted to let me do was move it around. I could erase and do some other stuff but not make selections.

In fact, when I open the program and haven't pasted anything the dotted line is around the whole workspace as if it is selected. However, if I go to the menu deselect is greyed out. When I paste the image the dotted line remains and if I do something like the eraser there is a dotted line around it too.

This is very annoying, why can't I just edit an image?

Ringi
November 8th, 2009, 03:39 PM
You have to open a new window (in Advance Option you can choose background type)
copy the selection and paste it in to the new window,
then Image> Autocrop Image