Steve Litt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I've created a .xcf file in which you cannot turn off the
> selection. If you want to see it, it's:
> http://www.stevelitt.com/images/page2.xcf

This file has a floating selection. Either anchor it or turn it into a
new layer. There's nothing broken about the file.

> What I'd like to do is go into the actual data with an editor, and
> manually remove the selection. I'm assuming here that a .xcf file is
> some sort of compressed markup language, but in fact I can't convert
> it to text with zless, unzip or gunzip.
> What is the format for a .xcf file, and how do I parse it?

Don't attempt to parse it. There is no documentation on the file
format. It's entirely GIMP's job to deal with this format. Don't try
to use it outside the GIMP.

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