Clipping Paths are a new concept to me too.

First let me explain a tad...

For page layout work, at work we use (don't laugh) PageMaker.  Me and the
other guy recently learned that we could import raster images
w/transparency and actually have it display properly in PageMaker.  We
also learned that the tif must have a clipping path.  Basically, it's a
path with a special designation as a 'clipping path' and everything inside
the path will show, and everything outside the clipping path is
transparent.  There's a little rivalry at work because my colleage uses
Photoshop while I use The Gimp.  As it would be, PS could do a clipping
path, but I couldn't see that Gimp could.  In PS, you bring up the context
menu with the paths menu up and designate which path will be the 'clipping
path'.  That's it.  I don't know about the internals of the tif file, or
if it's even a recognized spec in tif.  I can throw up an image somewhere
if anyone is curious to check it out.

At work I'd like us both to drop Windows all together and go with
Scribus/Gimp, but that might not happen anytime soon.

Eric Pierce
> On Monday 29 December 2003 15:25, Eric Pierce wrote:
>> I saw some mention (mailing list early 2001) of Gimp & the ability
>> to set a clipping path.
>> What is the current status on this?
>> Has it been implemented or is it on the drawing board?
> What would such a  clipping path do?
> I mean...there are "clipping paths" in postscript, and GIMP selections
> have the functionalities that those have (and a  couple more)
>> Just curious.
>> Eric Pierce

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