Hi, On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 2:34 AM, Daniel Hornung <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Thursday 20 November 2008, David Gowers wrote: >> >> This is usually effectively the same as pasting (ctrl+V for most >> people, Insert for me). Is creating a floating selection that does not >> match the clipboard contents a common use case, or do we just need to >> document this behaviour better? > > Sorry, I think there's a misunderstanding here: > > I proposed a mouse-driven way to create a new layer from an existing floating > selection. (And not to paste the current (floating) selection into the Okay then, 'New layer' button does this (unless you also want to keep the floating layer around -- that can be done too with a bit of scripting). There is also a 'new layer' action available that you can bind a key to, that does the same thing.
Kind of hinted at here: http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-using-layers.html being more explicit is better though. (the above page may also be out of date -- GIMP now preserves the exact shape of the clipboard rather than autocropping to hold the content in a minimal rectangle) > respective layer.) > > > And yes, that Ctrl-V anchors a copy of the current floating selection was new > to me and probably should be better documented. Plus the "Edit" menu entry To be exact, it anchors any current floating selection before creating a new floating selection. > still says "Paste Ctrl+V" while "Paste Into" (which does the same) does not > have a shortcut listed. Paste Into is markedly different from Paste. Try this: 1. Open an image. 2. Edit->Copy 3. Make a circular selection 4. Edit->Paste Into Essentially, 'Paste into' uses the selection mask to mask out parts of the selection, whereas 'Paste' clears the selection beforehand. http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-edit-paste-into.html With 'Paste into' it's possible to quickly paste one or more things into a limited area. (I personally favor layer masking for this; however for speed of use, Paste Into is superior.) > > Btw, http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-selection-float.html still seems to be from > 2.4 times (or older), I'll crosspost this fact to the gimp-docs mailing list > as well. Older for sure :) Just plain confusing. I think a crossreference to http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-using-selections.html#gimp-using-selections-moving is also a good thing to include in the floating-selections page. (I'm pretty sure we are trying to get rid of floating selections, but I suspect we will only be free to find an adequate alternative when the projection system is completely GEGLized. David _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer