View Full Version : profile pic how to?

February 22nd, 2009, 05:06 AM
I'm trying to figure out how to cut my face out of a picture to make a good profile pic, like the people's faces on this official ubuntu blog:


is there a guide on how to do this? im a total beginner at gimp or any other graphic program.

February 22nd, 2009, 05:31 AM
well, get gimp out and you picture. select everything that you don't wont with the different lasso tools and such. then press the delete key to delete all of that and you should have your own face there. Go to file save as. and choose the file type as PNG.

good luck.

February 22nd, 2009, 08:59 AM
Just use the crop tool. Select the tool and use it to drag a rectangle over the area you wish to keep. You can do some fine adjustments by dragging from the corners of the crop rectangle. When done, press Enter and everything outside of the selected area will be removed and the image is cropped. Then save the image.


edit, Just checked the link, and it seems you don't want to crop the image but cut your head from the background. Depending on the picture the way SonnHalter described should work. (although doing it that way gets really hard if you have long or curly hair..