By design everything happens on the selection... if you want to keep the selection and delete the rest, invert the selection (Select>Invert) before hitting the [delete] key.

On 08/11/14 23:59, wrote:
Hi Fellow users

I have a problem using the 2.8 system.

When I select a photo to edit i.e remove the background I use the free select 
tool I pick out the parts of the photo that are required, then I hit the delete 
key on the computer what happens next is that it removes the photo and leaves 
the background.

I am a new user am I doing something wrong , is there a correct sequence that I 
have to follow to remove the background.

I forgot to say that the photo has the alpha added before  I tried to remove 
the background.

Anyone help me on this I would be most grateful.



p.s incase anyone can help this is my e mail address

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