> -----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:
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
> 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
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