On 7/27/07, Stephen Kiel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> David,
> Thanks for the reply.  I am using the Windows version of 2.2.17.  In this 
> version the issue that I am having an issue with can be reproduced in any 
> image by selecting the freehand select tool, draw a circle in the image 
> creating a selection, press the subtract from current selection mode button, 
> move the cursor inside the selected region, depress the mouse button to start 
> defining the region you want to subtract, and when you move the mouse you 
> move the selection as a floating section instead of defining what you want to 
> subtract.  If there is a fairly stable version of the tool that has a fix for 
> the issue I am having, that would be great.  Which version should I be using?

You could just wait for the next release, which IIRC should be 2.4,
and thus a 'stable' release; you might even consider using 2.3.19,
since it is right at the end of the 2.4 development cycle and so
almost as stable.

This problem you describe has been fixed for quite a while, although
not as long as I thought (since version 2.3.12) -- this problem isn't
quite what I thought it was. Anyway, it has been fixed in a way such
that subtraction/adding/intersection is always predictable, but if you
want to cut out/copy out the selected area, you need to either use
'float' in the menus to do that, or (CTRL+ALT+drag to cut the area
out, ALT+SHIFT+drag to copy the area out.)

> Your comment "See the Channels dialog -- that's exactly what it is for." for 
> a providing a selection stack capability sounds interesting.  Do you have a 
> link or reference that elaborates on this?

Hitting F1 in the channels dialog provides a pretty good description,
including how to compose a selection from several channels.
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