--- Matthias Julius <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Simon Roberts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > I'm trying to put a bunch of photographs together as a collage. As
> I do
> > so, I want to be able to resize and reposition each one repeatedly
> > until I'm happy with the overall layout. So far what I'm doing is
> > pasting each image into a new layer, however, this isn't very
> > satisfactory because the layers are all the full size of the image,
> so
> > when I resize them, I can't really see what the effect will be on
> the
> > image itself. Similarly, repositioning the layer is a rather hit
> and
> > miss way of repositioning the image that it contains. 
> In the Layer menu is an item "Autocrop Layer" (at least in The Gimp
> 2.2) that will resize the layer to the size of the pasted image.
> On the other hand when I paste an image and then right click the
> Floating Selection in the Layers dialog and click New Layer the new
> layer has just the size of the pasted image.

GACH! How did I miss that!

Many thanks, this is exactly what I needed.


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