Thanks for a very thorough answer. I hope your "kill off" happens.
Also that the manual is made to include your explanation.
In my frustration, I re-installed photoshop CS2, which now is easier.
And now gimp chooses to print in mono, whereas photoshop does color.
This probably means my issue has been resolved... back to photoshop.
But I will ask about the color issue.
Don Miller damill...@gmail.com
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 5:30:38 PM, you wrote:
|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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