On Friday 09 January 2004 00:56, John McCain wrote:
> When I try to copy an image fragment including a jagged diagonal line into
> another image, Gimp seems to tend to wash the edges a little, creating a
> gradient between the colors of the two bordering sections about 3-4 pixels
> wide.

Frequently, at least when working with photographic type images, a fuzzy 
selection works better than a precise one. Don't forget that you can use 
transparency (alpha channel), and fade the edges of a selection not only by 
blurring with another image but also from opaque to transparent over a 
defined number of pixels.

Recommended reading: http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/

Carl Brown
Whitefield, NH USA
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