Thanks Karin, > -----Original Message----- > From: Karin Purser [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Fri 13 January 2006 11:53 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Cc: gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU > Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Re: Cutout and paste (Newbie question) > > Hi Everyone, > > Pleased to be able to help with this one, it took me a while > messing around but I finally got it. > > >They cut out fine from GIMP, but always paste as a > rectangular shape, i.e. > >totally useless :-). It forced me to go back to MS Image Composer. > > > > > > > Once you have use your intelligent scissors and cut out what > you wish, copy the piece you want, open a new file, this will > automatically select the size you need, but you need to click > advanced options and select background colour and choose transparency. > > You can then Ctrl V onto the new file. This will give you > what you have selected in a checkered square which represents > transparent. you can then save it, then paste it into another > image and all you will see is the selected area that you cut out. > > I hope I have helped you with your problem. Please let me > know if it has.
It has, as it works as you said. If I save the new file (as a gif image) I can indeed insert that file in to an OOo Writer document with the transparent background. Wonderful :-) Two further questions if I may: 1 Is it possible to omit the "file save" step, iow copy the image from the paste into the new file and paste it into a document. When I tried it I still got the complete rectangle without the transparent background and 2 > You then need to select "anchor layer" from the pulldown > "layer" folder, once the layer is anchored save it, and away > you go. You can repeat this step as many times as you like on > the one image, just remeber to anchor your layers and save > after each step encase you need to go backwards. > Because after you have anchored a layer you can't seperate it out. After I did that I copied and pasted the image into a document and it worked, except that the transparent background was black. Is there any way around this? TIA Gert _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user