> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harish Narayanan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Thu 05 January 2006 04:56 PM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Cutout and paste (Newbie question)
> Gert Blij wrote:
> >Basically what I said was that while the rectangular select
> works fine,
> >all the others don't. When I select with Oval, Hand draw or
> >scissors, the cut from the Gimp looks perfect, but when I paste into
> >OpenOffice Writer it is always a rectangular picture the width and
> >height being the outer most points of the cut.
> >It all makes it pretty useless for what I need it for. Would
> you know
> >of a way of getting this right?
> You could try this, though it's a bit of a kludgey workaround :).
> 1. Make sure the layer you are working with has an alpha
> channel (Right click the layer in the layers dialog->Add
> alpha channel).
> 2. After making the selection (oval, scissors, or whatever),
> invert the selection. (Cntrl-I or Menu->Select->Invert) 3.
> Cut everything else out (Cntrl-X). Now these regions will all
> be transparent, leaving only what you want.
> 4. Invert the selection again (Cntrl-I) returning to your
> original selection.
> 5. Copy that (Cntrl-C) and try pasting it. Even if it pastes
> a rectangular bounding box, everything other than what you
> want will not show.
I tried that, but it doesn't work. Although The Gimp clearly shows the cut
out as an oval, with the rest of the picture gone, when I copy and paste it
into OOo Writer it pastes as a rectangular picture (i.e. *not* a rectangular
bounding box with an oval picture), with borders the size of the outermost
points of the oval.
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