On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 11:20 -0400, Michael Williams wrote:

> I'm having a problem here.  I don't understand why editing an
> imported/pasted picture isn't more straightforward. Why is it not as
> simple as selecting the area to edit and choosing the scale tool? I keep
> finding myself in some strange editing mode where I can't switch layers
> and I can't scale anything.

You are most probably trying to work with a floating selection. That is
something you pasted but haven't positioned yet. After positioning you
have the choice of anchoring it or making it a new layer. See

And yes, we discussed to completely eliminate floating selections. But
they are needed for some tasks and we haven't yet found a good solution
for this. Perhaps something to address for GIMP 2.6 ...


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