Quoting Simon Roberts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
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
It sounds as though you are creating a New Layer *then* pasting your
photograph into it. If so, this is counter-productive. If the
photographs are files on your harddrive, just create a New Image from
the Toolbox File menu and from the Image's File menu do an "Open As
Layer" to open the rest of the photographs 'all-at-once' (hold down
the CTRL key as you click on each of the files in the Open Dialog).
The photographs will be added to the image, each on a separate layer.
You will most likely wish to perform an "Image->Fit canvas to layers"
afterwards so that no layers extend beyond the image boundaries.
If I understand you correctly what you desire to do is not much
different from what I did when I created the following iTunes spoof.
Each of the images was on a separate layer (as well as the text; I had
over 80 layers) and had to be resized and cropped to fitted the page
in the proper location. The GIMP made this process very easy (it only
took me about an hour). Since most of the images came from the
Internet, I just used drag-n-drop to put them on new layers in the
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