On Sun, 03 May 2009 22:44:23 -0400
Gene Heskett <gene.hesk...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings;
> Latest gimp-2.6 from fedora installed, and once again I am attempting
> to crop an image and cannot.  Why is it so difficult to select a
> rectangular area of the image, like the whole top 1/3 or the whole
> bottom 1/3, and just plain crop it just as if I'd taken the paper
> cutters to the print.  But while I can make the 'canvas' white, I
> cannot actually cut that part of the canvas and toss it in /dev/null,
> which should be indicated by the checkerboard pattern replacing it.
> Really guys, I fail to see why such an operation requires I post to
> the list each and every time I want to do it.  So how DO it go about
> getting rid of, totally and forever if I haven't saved a backup copy,
> those parts of an image that should never ever see the light of day,
> or worse yet, waste bandwidth when it has to be uploaded at a hair
> over 50k/sec on my adsl circuit.  Just turning it white doesn't cut
> it, I want it gone.
> This, most simple of a photo manipulation has been hidden behind
> portable menu mumbo jumbo for a decade now, is it not possible to fix
> it for almost main menu access, just by drawing a box around what you
> want, invert the selection and anything outside the box is gone
> forever, or at least till its undone.
> Thanks guys, but please fix this most simple of photo editing
> function there is.
> You can see my problem at 
> <http://gene.homelinux.net:85/gene/emc/probe-asmbled-1.jpg>

I have trouble working out what your problem is.

a. Select crop tool
b. select area you want
c. press enter
d. save as

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