To create web-ready images which have feathered edges, I would simply use the rectangular selection tool, with feathered edges checked (on), a radius of, say 20, auto shrink selection checked (on) and select from the source image and paste to a new image with a black background.

The result would be an image with edges fading to black and rounded corners. For some reason, this does not work any more -- when I paste to the new black image, the whole source image gets pasted, not just the selected area and there are no rounded corners.

I was using Gimp 2.2.10 on MacOS-10.4.7. I Even tried upgrading to Gimp 2.2.11, with no

I did this a million times before successfully and can't understand why it's not working now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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