> Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:32:32 +0200
> From: for...@gimpusers.com
> To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
> CC: notificati...@gimpusers.com
> Subject: [Gimp-user] ERASER TOOL
> Very new to this program with elementary uses for Gimp.  Main task is erasing
> extraneous graphics from pdf. maps and drawings.  Currently, the setting for 
> the
> eraser tool is not removing graphics, but painting on the checkerboard 
> pattern.
> I'm sure this is a simple fix (or understanding of the program) but I would
> appreciate your advice.
> Thanks
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The "checkerboard pattern" is not part of the actual image data, but instead 
GIMP's way of informing you that that region of the image is transparent and 
there's nothing below it (note that the size of the checkerboard doesn't change 
as you zoom in and out).

-- Stratadrake
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.

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