Cropping an image is a really simple operation. In her recent book 
"Beginning GIMP From Novice to Professional Second Edition", Akkana Peck 
discusses how to do it on pp 35-38. I highly recommend you get the book, 
it is worth every penny.

If you prefer to scale an image, look on pp 21.


On 05/03/2009 10:44 PM, Gene Heskett 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
> <>
> Just as soon as I reboot to a kernel with working networking that is.
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