On Sunday 03 May 2009, Alec Burgess wrote:
>Owen (rc...@pcug.org.au) wrote (in part) (on 2009-05-03 at 23:13):
>> 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
>> > > 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
>> > > which should be indicated by the checkerboard pattern replacing
>To get "checkerboard pattern replacing " make sure the background layer
>"has alpha channel" (right-click on layers menu and select [Add alpha
>channel]. If a layer has NO alpha channel its name will appear in bold
>in the layer menu and cutting or cropping will show the background color.
>To "just plain crop it just as if I'd taken the paper cutters to the
>print" ... maybe you want Image-[Fit image to canvas]?
ISTR I tried that in some previous incarnation of gimp, but because it was
just erased, the 'canvas' was still wasted. I did try to fiddle with canvas
size this time, but that adjusted the whole image without changing the ratio
of image vs canvas, so that was just another edit->undo to me. :)
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