In GIMP every time you paste something into the image it becomes a "floating
layer" by default. In order to switch to another layer you need to:
1 - Anchor the selection down (it becomes part of whatever layer was selected
before you used the Paste command). (Layer > Anchor Selection or something)
2 - Convert it into a new layer. (Layer > New Layer / To New Layer)
As GIMP concepts go, floating selections have always existed in GIMP and they
really are something that needs to be killed off with fire because of how big a
stumbling block they are to new users.
Now, if you know in advance you are going to be making a new layer out of what
you're pasting, you can save yourself time and headaches by selecting "Paste As
> New Layer" from the Edit menu, instead of the normal Paste.
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
> Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:17:01 -0700
> From: damill...@gmail.com
> To: schum...@gmx.de; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] layers, new problem with old methods
> I started with new file, created a new layer and pasted one half image,
> repeated with other half image. Still can't get from one layer to another.
> Layer> Stack > Reverse Layer Order
> puts white over the subimages; repeat restores the color.
> I un-/re-installed gimp, no difference.
> Last week, I actually was able to move among layers, selectively hide and
> reveal. I am mystified. Gimp is presently worthless to me.
> Don Miller damill...@gmail.com
> Sunday, January 20, 2013, 1:21:41 PM, you wrote:
> > Hello
> > Seems that manual setup is same HTML as on web.
> > Is there a searchable doc in a Windows format?
> > Regards,
> > Don Miller damill...@gmail.com
> > ======================================
> > Sunday, January 20, 2013, 1:18:07 PM, you wrote:
> >> Hello
> >> Update, I found and ran gimp-help-2-2.8.0-en-setup.exe
> >> but gimp HELP still only connects to web version.
> >> Regards,
> >> Don Miller damill...@gmail.com
> >> ======================================
> >> Sunday, January 20, 2013, 1:08:16 PM, you wrote:
> >>> Hello Michael
> >>> I meant new problem with method I previously used.
> >>> So how do I regain control of my image layers?
> >>> Copy & paste is something I did a lot before
> >>> abandoning photoshop CS2 for misbehavior.
> >>> On-line manual in HTML is not as friendly to searching
> >>> as would a PDF or ebook version (which I have not found).
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Don Miller damill...@gmail.com
> >>> ======================================
> >>> Sunday, January 20, 2013, 12:44:26 PM, you wrote:
> >>>>> Von: Donald Miller <damill...@gmail.com>
> >>>>> I resized two images, made a new page canvas, copied and pasted both,
> >>>>> opened grid. I can only move one image, can't toggle to other. Layer
> >>>>> stack commands are all grayed out, except "reverse layer order" which
> >>>>> does nothing. Pg-up/dn keys do nothing. "Align" does nothing.
> >>>> If you haven't created new layers from the floating selections you got
> >>>> after pasting, then you now have a still floating selection around. But
> >>>> this has always been that way, so it is not a new problem with an old
> >>>> method...
> >>>> If this doesn't help and you think somethings else must be the cause,
> >>>> then describe what you're seeing in the layers dialog.
> >>>> HTH,
> >>>> Michael
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