On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Liam R E Quin <l...@holoweb.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-10-31 at 01:29 +0100, peter sikking wrote:
>> the obvious way is Select->None.
>> how many more ways are there?
> Save the image as png, quit gimp and restart. :D
> go to channels dialogue, make an empty channel, and do,
> channel to selection. (and then go to layers and select
> a layer in the image)
> use rectangle tool to marquee round the whole image in
> "subtract from selection" mode, and press Enter
> single-click with rectangle tool, outside the image (or ellipse tool
> probably, but not freehand tool)
It doesn't need to be outside the image, just outside the selected area.

> several others that other people suggested, I generally do
> shift-control-a.

I view that as performing the exact same action as Select->None, which
is why I omitted it.
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