Hooray for Austin! The Intelligent Scissors are now actually doing something useful again! I recently had a look at Pr0n-o-shop's "magnetic lasso" which is basically the same thing. The edge-finder in the Intelligent Scissors seems to compare quite favourably. Adoobie's version does the following other nifty things: - adds path vertices as appropriate rather than when you ask it to - makes curved segments - creates a manipulable path or selection (magnetic path/magnetic lasso) I don't like this - I prefer the GIMP behaviour of making a path which can be instantly converted into a selection by clicking inside it. Tom -- -- Tom Rathborne [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- http://www.aceldama.com/~tomr/ -- "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my life-style."