On Sat, 8 Nov 2014 22:59:01 +0000 <alan_co...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> 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.

You need to select the parts that you want to remove, not the parts you want to 

You can select that parts you want to keep, if it's easier, and then use 
"Invert selection" from the Selection menu to switch it round.


Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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