Thanks to all,
I managed to get it done with your different advice.
Sorry for the noise, I'm a Gimp newbie for the moment.

Lars


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf 
> Of Michael J. Hammel
> Sent: jeudi 13 septembre 2007 18:15
> To: gimp-user@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] How to save a selection to file?
> 
> On Thu, 13 Sep 2007 15:38:56 +0200 "Lars Ruoff"
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > How can i save a selection (just the shape, not the content) to a 
> > file, so that i can use it in another image?
> 
> Save the selection to a channel (Select->Save to Channel).  
> Save the image as an XCF file (which will save the channel 
> information).  When you need the selection again, open that 
> file, go to the Channels dialog, choose that channel and 
> click on "Channel to Selection" at the bottom right of the 
> dialog (next to last button on the right in GIMP 2.2).  Or 
> you can drag that channel from the original image (from the Channels
> dialog) into the image you need it.  When you do that, it 
> gets created as a new layer in the new image with visibility 
> set to whatever the channel visibility was set to in the 
> original image.  You can then use normal selection tools to 
> convert that into a selection in the new image.
> 
> It's also recommended that you name the channel before saving 
> the image to an XCF file.  Just makes it easier to identify 
> the shape when you use it later.
> -- 
> Michael J. Hammel                                    Senior 
> Software Engineer
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